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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
How the Credit Crunch is Impacting Suppliers
How the Credit Crunch is Impacting Suppliers

The GOX Team conducted a survey across 15 Service providers to evaluate the state of the outsourcing market from the supply side. We've provided a summary of the respondants' answers below. I think...

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Date posted: 27-03-2009
March 2009 Quick Hits - News, Trends & Analysis
March 2009 Quick Hits - News, Trends & Analysis

Outsourcing Destination Focus: Romania In the past decade, India has dominated the offshoring market for IT and business process outsourcing. Today, strong emerging markets are rising through the ranks of...

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Date posted: 27-03-2009
Can Lean Principles Be Applied To IT Outsourcing?
Can Lean Principles Be Applied To IT Outsourcing?

Two common avenues for tackling rising costs are to implement lean initiatives and outsource to companies that can do the tasks more effectively. "Lean", as defined by Wikipedia, "is a production...

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Date posted: 20-03-2009
Risks and Trends of Cloud Computing
Risks and Trends of Cloud Computing

The IT industry has always been full of buzzwords and technical jargon that can seem more like an almanac of B-List movies than a working lexicon. Cloud computing is one such term that has been heavily used by...

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Date posted: 27-02-2009
February 2009 Quick Hits - News, Trends & Analysis
February 2009 Quick Hits - News, Trends & Analysis

Can India Offer Transformational Outsourcing? Over the last ten years the majority, of offshoring deals have focused on labour arbitrage. The Lift and Shift model meant companies would tackle low hanging fruit of...

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Date posted: 27-02-2009

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