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May 2009- For several years, organizations are facing issues in aligning business applications (in-house software applications or third-party software applications) with goals and business requirements. Companies face the challenge of developing customized APIs for third-party applications and developing applications from scratch instead of using third-party applications. However, sometimes the solutions are not permanent and provide only minor relief. Here are seven metrics to help assess your enterprise SOA strategy.
June 2009- Middle market organizations' business processes are complex, dynamic, and at times undefined, and as such require a business process outsourcing vendor that can provide a complex and dynamic solution. The cookie cutter "one to many" outsourcing model being marketed by several large outsourcing vendors is not the solution for most middle market organizations and requires close scrutiny by organizations.
March 2009- In this 15-page white paper, Riverace helps you decide if professional or free assistance is best for you. If you think professional assistance is more valuable, ask eight important questions before selecting a commercial ACE support service provider as a partner for your project's success.
April 2009- The recent global economic environment has driven businesses across every sector to examine each aspect of their organizations in a completely new way. The traditional IT enterprise, consisting of data centers, networks, applications and servers, is inefficient in its current form. The goal is to provide a more centralized data center capability based in strategic geographic locations that serves the needs of an expanding virtual workforce. Meeting these demands may require the relocation of projects ...
April 2009- The ongoing global financial crisis is a concern for everyone in almost all industries - fear of lost jobs, foreclosed homes, and bankrupt businesses. About 20% to 40% of revenues from offshore outsourcing companies are tied to the financial services industry. With its collapse, companies have been forced to look to other vertical markets. Who wins and who loses from the crisis? In addition, in what ways can a company use BPO services to consolidate its position ...
April 2009- Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) is a common practice these days: from front office to back office, HR to accounting, offshore to near shore. However, benefits of reduced cost aside, you need to provide outsourcers with access to some of your most sensitive corporate data assets. So, along with the benefits of BPO comes an increased risk to data. If you cannot protect your data, you put your business at risk. However, if you constrain the ...
April 2009- According to recent studies from major Big 4 auditor, 69% of all outsourcing deals fail, completely or partially. The main reason for this is lack of cultural compatibility between the vendor and the client and poor relationship management. Outsourcing is quickly making the transition from new business strategy, to business as usual. Most major companies have already tried outsourcing, and mid-sized companies are beginning to see the value of selective outsourcing as well. While this strategy is ...
April 2009- Perhaps no other industry could better depict the benefits of IT than health care. Most health care organizations have already invested in IT outsourcing, for anything from telecommunications and wireless, to application data development (i.e. LIMS, SOA), or even business process management. How much do you know about the new HIPAA regulations and keeping up with them? Gartner analysts predict that this year health care investments in IT will increase by more than 50 percent, ...
April 2009- The ongoing global financial crisis is a concern for everyone in almost all industries: fear of lost jobs, foreclosed homes, and bankrupt businesses. About 20% to 40% of revenues from offshore outsourcing companies are tied to the financial services industry. With its collapse, companies have been forced to look to other vertical markets. Who wins and who loses from the crisis? In addition, in what ways can a company use BPO services to consolidate its position in ...
January 2007- This whitepaper serves as a guide for physicians, medical administrators and their staff members who are charged with hiring an IT services company in the large specialty-practice setting. The guide aims to arm the consumer with relevant questions and information to make the selection process as efficient as possible.
October 2008- This paper describes the measurement process that is capable of predicting costs and schedules, used for maintenance projects. It also provides an overview of measurement of comparative productivity, which in turn helps in analyzing cost-benefits and calculating the ROI for an outsourced operation.
July 2008- The primary objective of this paper is to evaluate strength and weakness of leading Open Source Portals and provide comparative analysis and recommendation. If you find it difficult to decide and strategize your portal solution for your organization, a new class of open source portal technology products may be the solution you are looking for. This new breed of technology is emerging into the corporate IT world as a viable and cost effective solution to ...
October 2008- TEAM International shares expert opinions on how IT offshore outsourcing services providers should act within the current world's financial crisis to suffer as little as possible.
September 2008- According to the New York Times, American companies are cashing in on outsourcing their IT and non-IT needs to Eastern Europe along with the Western European organizations. Such multinational players as Dell, IBM and Morgan Stanley have recently outsourced their services to Eastern Europe and expect other US companies to do so. What advantage is hidden behind the Eastern Europe's IT scene? Find out with this informative white paper.
September 2008- Software testing is crucial, but it is certainly not the core activity of most organizations that need it. Outsourcing this process will allow a company to focus on its core activities while software testing experts can handle the work proficiently.
September 2008- In solving the problems that appear in staffing the IT department of your company, there are two main questions you should answer: What is the right IT staffing model for your business? and Should I outsource the IT department?
September 2008- The process of selecting an outsourcing vendor implies a complex multistage process to evaluate not only what the provider can do, but also the way itís done. If your project ends up in the wrong hands, it could endanger all your business plans.
September 2008- When it's time to find an outsourcing provider, many companies just call up the old RFP file on the computer, change a few details and email it to the standard list of providers. Use this extensive outsourcing checklist to ensure you get all the necessary questions answered.
September 2008- You would be surprised to find out that the final sum up can be almost 65% more than estimated. This is an estimated figure according to our calculations revealed in this white paper. Get more findings by downloading the full paper now.
September 2008- For every redundancy that a smart outsourcing project eliminates and every dollar that it saves, there are also risks in managing operations from distance. Read this article to learn the potential issues and risks you should be aware in the outsourcing process.
The U.S. market for medical devices is expected to reach $89 billion this year. But with this promising opportunity comes the added pressure for medical device companies to stay ahead of the competition through innovation at a reduced cost.
According to an online survey conducted by Knowledge@Wharton and HCL Technologies, industry respondents see outsourcing as a potential solution to this challenge, and yet they are aware that this new set of tools ...
August 2008- This white paper addresses common pain points in existing Offshore Outsourcing Processes and elaborates on how Notetech Software India could implement a customizable but productive methodology to provide its clients a hassle-free outsource experience.
June 2008- Financial institutions with less than $5 billion in assets are constantly facing pressure from larger institutions and peer competitors. Currently, payment channel changes are also adding to that pressure. Although small and mid-sized institutions were among the first to adopt image processing and check safekeeping, the lead in image product deployment now belongs to their larger competitors. To safeguard and cultivate deposit relationships, small and mid-sized financial institutions must formulate payment channel strategies that address image ...
May 2008- This paper outlines the common myths related to outsourcing as it related to project managers. Reviewing these myths will help in making informed decision for the next outsourced project.
July 2008- The fact remains that paper documents continue to be crucial to have, send, and file for the vast majority of organizations doing business today. Fax machines and faxed documents therefore have an important and entrenched place in organizations and their workflows, but are not usually a top-of-mind business focus for executives. Faxed documents are less vulnerable to tampering, have delivery notification options, and are considered legally binding for transactions - features that email, while convenient, ...
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