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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
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
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
A Brief Overview of IT Offshoring Destinations: Where and Why
A Brief Overview of IT Offshoring Destinations: Where and Why

Economic downturn puts pressure on companies to reduce costs - variable vs fixed, management vs technical. Organisations are looking for a good bargain, and there are plenty around. Companies that haven't...

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

When Outsourcing Fails Living and commuting in London, I feel the pain when outsourcing fails and my Oyster card no longer works. During July it actually impacted me twice as my Oystercard couldn't be read...

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Date posted: 26-09-2008
Do's and Don'ts of IT Outsourcing (Part 1)
Do's and Don'ts of IT Outsourcing (Part 1)

This is the first 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: 26-09-2008
Where Do Mid-market IT Directors Look For Outsourcing Partners?
Where Do Mid-market IT Directors Look For Outsourcing Partners?

Every CIO who is pursuing an IT strategy that includes outsourcing and offshoring is searching for the perfect outsourcing partner(s). Sometimes it takes two or three tries to find the right supplier, but if you...

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Date posted: 26-09-2008
Myths About Delivery Models
Myths About Delivery Models

There are a growing number of delivery models for sourcing IT services, from utility-based services, to fixed-price engagements to time and materials arrangements. Choosing viable, long-term models for your...

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Date posted: 26-09-2008

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