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January 2009 Quick Hits - News, Trends & Analysis
January 2009 Quick Hits - News, Trends & Analysis

  Will Patriotism Impact Offshoring? As Mark Hillary from the National Outsourcing Association mentioned in a interview with Silicon.Com, companies are increasingly focused on protecting their...

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Date posted: 30-01-2009
The Economic Impact of Offshoring
The Economic Impact of Offshoring

With the economy and labour markets contracting around the globe, attention is often turned to the role offshoring plays in the local economy. There is growing sentiment in many western countries against the...

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Date posted: 19-12-2008
How IT Directors Can Respond To The Economic Crisis
How IT Directors Can Respond To The Economic Crisis

Over the past few months the economy has changed more than in the past decade. The economic downturn means that many strategic plans written earlier in the year can be shelved. We are facing a new world economy,...

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Date posted: 19-12-2008
December 2008 Quick Hits - News, Trends & Analysis
December 2008 Quick Hits - News, Trends & Analysis

Oil at $40 - Egypt To Benefit? I spoke to a friend the other day who mentioned that even the palm trees of the golden sands of Dubai were starting to look a little dry. Sure enough Miss Credit Crunch has...

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Date posted: 19-12-2008
November 2008 Quick Hits - News, Trends & Analysis
November 2008 Quick Hits - News, Trends & Analysis

UK Trends in Outsourcing Exigen Services presented a report at an NOA event last week. They highlighted that the primary reasons for outsourcing fall into 4 categories: - 50% cutting costs - 33% improve...

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Date posted: 28-11-2008
Preparation is the Key to Becoming a Better Outsourcing Client
Preparation is the Key to Becoming a Better Outsourcing Client

We have all read stories where outsourcing deals go wrong, and generally, it is the supplier who gets the blame for not delivering on time and budget. Anyone who has worked in IT will know that projects rarely fail...

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Date posted: 28-11-2008
Do's and Don'ts of IT Outsourcing (Part 3)
Do's and Don'ts of IT Outsourcing (Part 3)

This is the third part of a three-part series of articles that discuss some general rules around how to outsource successfully, broken down into the following areas: Part 1 - Strategy - Deciding What, When...

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Date posted: 28-11-2008
How to Minimise the Risk of Offshoring Software Development
How to Minimise the Risk of Offshoring Software Development

As the credit crunch bites harder than ever before, and IT budgets are shrinking, IT directors need to be more creative with their spend and take on some additional risks if they are to deliver more with fewer...

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Date posted: 30-10-2008
Do's and Don'ts of IT Outsourcing (Part 2)
Do's and Don'ts of IT Outsourcing (Part 2)

This is the second part of a three-part series of articles that discuss some general rules around how to outsource successfully, broken down into the following areas: Part 1 - Strategy - Deciding What, When and...

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Date posted: 30-10-2008
October 2008 Quick Hits - News, Trends & Analysis
October 2008 Quick Hits - News, Trends & Analysis

  UK Vendor Slow to Embrace Offshore Delivery Model Considering that offshoring began in the 1990's and really took off in the past 5 years, I am surprised to see a large UK outsourcer with only 10% of...

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Date posted: 30-10-2008

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