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Why and How Outsourcing Management and Governance is Critical to Outsourcing Success
Organizations undertaking information technology and business process outsourcing typically are very focused on

outsourcing buyers  provider-related charges. How are Outsourcing Buyers Responding? Developing and deploying the above process and organizational models is no trivial exercise. Outsourcing buyers, particularly those with an eye toward maximizing cost savings, will ask for proof that the investment is worth it and OM/G can truly preserve the intent of the deal. EquaTerra research, coupled with extensive hands-on buyer experience through its outsourcing management and governance practice, has consistently shown that OM/G

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outsourcing buyers  begins looking for an outsourcing provider. Specific Project Model One option is to outsource one or more specific development projects. Companies can outsource entirely new applications, add new modules to existing applications, migrate an application to a new platform, or many other application-related tasks. One of the key benefits to this approach is that there can be a very clear expectation of scope, time, and cost. One of the challenges in obtaining clear expectation is that the buyer has to Read More

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outsourcing buyers  IT and business process outsourcing markets are delivering much of their promised value. But when buyers experience problems with outsourcing efforts, it’s usually the result of faulty expectations, inadequate resources, or service provider shortcomings. That’s why buyers must focus on avoiding the usual mistakes—by understanding where, how, and when (and when not) to leverage outsourcing. Read More

Application Software Outsourcing: Buyers Are Seeking More Expertise from Providers


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Business Process Outsourcing


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outsourcing buyers  to Engineering Excellence Makes Outsourcing a Success Albert Lee, executive director of technology at New York Media, thought he already knew everything he needed to know about outsourcing. Throughout his career, outsourcing has always meant mismanaged offshore teams that replaced onshore talent “all in the name of saving a few dollars.” Find out why—and more importantly, how—he overcame his prejudices. Read More

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