August 2009- Over the last year, the global financial crisis and recession have resulted in accelerated adoption of outsourcing and offshoring as essential business tools. Companies of all sizes are turning to outsourcing and offshoring to weather the severe economic downturn by reducing costs and overhead and gaining more flexibility in order to ride out the storm. Of course, this raises some key questions: Is outsourcing a good business decision during recessions and other times of crisis? ...
July 2009- The requirements for the advanced planning and design of a skilled retained organization are paramount to the success of any outsourcing relationship, and should be facilitated early on in the outsourcing process. Additionally, key success factors in the design and implementation of a retained organization include: the ability of the team to operate against new processes and methodologies, having a clear understanding of what transactions are being outsourced, properly selecting retained resources based on skills ...
July 2009- The economic downturn has forced many companies in the U.S. and Europe to reduce spending across the board. For the information technology organization in these companies, this financial hardship means falling behind in the fast-moving Web service-oriented economy. Outsourcing with the right offshore development partner can overcome this problem. It can enable companies to maintain an aggressive strategy of new Web application development in the face of budget reductions of up to 70 percent.
July 2009- This paper describes several approaches used for Test Automation and its advantages and disadvantages. It also explains how the qLabs Uniform Platform has changed the entire spectrum of automation testing and has reduced the dependency on automation engineers by a significant measure. This framework supports a wide variety of popular commercial and Open Source tools to meet various technical and budgetary requirements. It encourages applying standard software development processes to test automation.
July 2009- TEAM International highlights the changing offshore outsourcing landscape in Europe and North America. The organization analyzed offshore outsourcing market trends and presents some of its findings in this report.
May 2007- Today’s online Web applications need to deliver high efficiency and stability while supporting thousands of users simultaneously. Rather than going live and hoping for the best, it’s better to test applications beforehand in a test environment. HP’s LoadRunner can help do this by simulating hundreds or thousands of concurrent users applying workloads to a system using relatively few hardware resources. With LoadRunner, a tester can divide performance testing requirements into end user ...
May 2007- Borland SilkTest is one of the most popular tools in software test automation. SilkTest uses a scripting language called 4Test, so using the tool beyond simple recording requires programming skill and experience, especially when designing scripts that are efficient and easy to maintain for testing enterprise applications, which often run on multiple platforms. In this white paper, XBOSoft presents a general framework when using SilkTest to do automation testing and three valuable tips developed by ...
June 2009- The IT field is littered with failed global software integration sagas. Post mortems on these projects have surfaced many reasons for their failures focusing on mismatched capabilities, local geographical requirements and perhaps project technical management deficiencies. Most global software projects start with a thorough analysis of feature and function. Do the capabilities of the standard software meet the needs of the corporate requirements? This exercise is generally performed by knowledgeable internal personnel, both technical and ...
April 2008- Most successful businesses start with a plan. They begin with the end in mind. A Web site is no different. It simply functions in the online world, rather than the physical world. Here are seven key strategies for planning your online business.
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- 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- 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 ...
April 2009- Too often, outsourcing application development doesn't deliver the savings CIOs expect. Using visualization software to give partners a clear picture of enterprise application requirements helps eliminate the risks and unexpected cost of globally sourced development projects while delivering the results that the business demands.
April 2009- This whitepaper addresses common pain points in the 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.
April 2009- The health care industry is ultimately the most complex in needs, data demands, regulations, market size and revenue models, core functions, and outsourcing niche vendors. Regardless of the fact that in recent years the complexity of health care IT solutions has significantly increased, this industry is still projected to be one of the most dynamically developing and fastest-growing segments of IT technologies’ implementation and development in 2009.
January 2009- Everybody is cutting costs. The businesses that will emerge strong at the end of this recession are the ones that don’t sacrifice customers to make those cuts. Holding on to customers during tough times can prove difficult, given inevitable cost reductions and competitors who are just a click away for a dissatisfied customer. Knowlagent, provider of on-demand call center solutions, presents this guide will outline simple methods to provide that “insurance.”
April 2008- Infocrossing analyzes data center standardization in this presentation. • Implement virtual teams – Any person can manage any device – Eliminate customer/site dedicated teams – Cross-technology teams where possible • Consolidate tools/processes – One tool per function, two instances – One common set of processes – Leverage existing investment when possible
April 2008- With high economic growth expected in the future, the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) countries offer offshoring potential, but they are not alone.
April 2008- Rapid growth rates in the Indian economy have created exciting opportunities for software products to be built for the Indian market.
March 2008- Outsourcing is a strategic management option rather than just another way to cut costs. This paper outlines 10 key considerations that organizations should consider when outsourcing QA and testing services, based on AppLabs’ extensive experience in this field.
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- 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?
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