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What Makes A Successful IT Project Manager
What Makes A Successful IT Project Manager

There is an old saying when delivering IT projects: "You are only as good as your team", and when it comes to managing larger IT portfolios CIOs are even more dependent upon successful project managers...

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Date posted: 19-06-2009
May 2009 Quick Hits - News, Trends & Analysis
May 2009 Quick Hits - News, Trends & Analysis

Customer Service in Software Now is the time to do everything possible to acquire and retain customers, yet as reported on Computerworlduk, many major software companies offer poor customer service. How many...

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Date posted: 29-05-2009
The Impact of Protectionism on Offshoring
The Impact of Protectionism on Offshoring

Two decades ago, we were bombarded with the "Buy American" and "Buy British" slogans. While anyone parking a Honda or Toyota in a public place was liable to find themselves with a flat tire or...

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Date posted: 22-05-2009
Developing Your IT Career During The Recession
Developing Your IT Career During The Recession

As the economic times go from bad to worse, and organisations in most industries face up to reality of declining revenues, they must respond with similar reductions in their overall cost structure. Many HR leaders...

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Date posted: 22-05-2009
How To Implement A Performance Related IT Outsourcing Contract
How To Implement A Performance Related IT Outsourcing Contract

An essential step in managing the performance of an IT Outsourcing relationship is that of establishing a sound and agreed contract between the buyer of IT services and the supplier. A contract in this context is...

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Date posted: 22-05-2009
April 2009 Quick Hits - News, Trends & Analysis
April 2009 Quick Hits - News, Trends & Analysis

Using E-Auctions For Outsourcing IT Services The UK Government has been wasting billions of tax payers money on various initiatives in the past decade, so it always warms the heart when you read a story about...

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Date posted: 24-04-2009
Where To Invest In IT During The Recession
Where To Invest In IT During The Recession

As the UK enters the worst economic downturn in many decades, all IT directors are rapidly evaluating how they can keep IT going with a tighter budget and lower operational risk. There are several areas of IT that...

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Date posted: 24-04-2009
Balancing Competition With Supplier Relationships
Balancing Competition With Supplier Relationships

One of the more polarizing topics within outsourcing is the impact of competition on your suppliers. While few argue against the benefits of a highly competitive outsourcing industry, there is great disagreement...

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Date posted: 24-04-2009
Contracts & Code Quality When Offshoring Development
Contracts & Code Quality When Offshoring Development

In today's competitive environment, companies have embraced offshoring to maintain service levels with tighter budgets. The offshoring of software development has become widely accepted as a part of the...

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Date posted: 17-04-2009
Managing Risk When Offshoring IT
Managing Risk When Offshoring IT

When planning to offshore part of an organisation's IT functions, it's important to identify and manage risk throughout the outsourcing lifecycle. As Stephen Reed of Alsbridge comments on sourcingmag.com,...

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Date posted: 27-03-2009

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