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DEFINITION: Also see nearshore outsourcing, onshore outsourcing, and offshore outsourcing.Outsourcing is an arrangement in which one company provides services for another company that could also be or usually have been provided in-house. Outsourcing is a trend that is becoming more common in information technology and other industries for services that have usually been regarded as intrinsic to managing a business.  … 
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Disaster Recovery as a Service
sponsored by Databarracks
WHITE PAPER: Disasters don't happen every day, so why pay for a DR solution that charges as if you are constantly recovering? Learn how outsourcing disaster recovery makes your environment safer and the process of maintaining it easier.
Posted: 14 Sep 2016 | Published: 14 Sep 2016


Cloud-enable your HR
sponsored by NGA Human Resources
WHITE PAPER: Cloud technology has transformed HR perhaps more than any other business area. Read on to learn how cloud technology is being combined with outsourcing service delivery, and how this combination is transforming HR as we know it.
Posted: 04 Aug 2016 | Published: 04 Aug 2016

NGA Human Resources

The CIO's Guide to Mainframes: Evaluating Sourcing Strategies to Mitigate Risk
sponsored by Windsor Group
WHITE PAPER: Discover in this guide how to formulate a sourcing strategy for your mainframe, starting with a baseline to identify how your decisions will affect staff, budgets, compliance, and cost, and align your outcome to current needs and future direction.
Posted: 15 Apr 2016 | Published: 15 Apr 2016

Windsor Group

The CIO’s Guide to Evaluating IT Sourcing Options
sponsored by Windsor Group
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will assist you in evaluating your IT sourcing options, and choosing the right provider that can help you save considerable time and money. Learn how to leverage your service provider to transcend IT performance expectations.
Posted: 14 Apr 2016 | Published: 14 Apr 2016

Windsor Group

The Essential CIO's Guide to Data Center Outsourcing
sponsored by Windsor Group
WHITE PAPER: Dive into this exclusive CIO's guide to discover how to transform your IT operations by way of data center outsourcing. Learn how you can gain better efficiency, service, and disaster preparedness, as well as see why a quantifiable impact analysis is the first critical step to your IT transformation.
Posted: 11 Apr 2016 | Published: 11 Apr 2016

Windsor Group

MSPs: Top 4 Signs It's Time for a New RMM
sponsored by LogicNow
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, explore the top 4 warning signs it's time for a new remote monitoring and management (RMM) platform and discover 2 best practices for making a successful RMM switch.
Posted: 21 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014


Research Reveals How 12 Managed Security Services Options Compare
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This analyst report evaluates 12 leading MSSPs' strengths, weaknesses, and capabilities, including offerings from IBM, Verizon, HP, Dell, Symantec, and other major players in the industry. View now to learn how these providers stack up on criteria including the following: threat intelligence, pricing, customer experience, and more.
Posted: 21 Apr 2015 | Published: 11 May 2015


Outsourcing IT Projects to Managed Hosting or the Cloud
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: View this white paper to discover 12 critical success factors when outsourcing IT to managed hosting or the cloud.
Posted: 09 Jan 2015 | Published: 07 Jun 2014


Outsourcing IT Projects: 12 Success Factors to Consider
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores the 12 success factors IT professionals should consider when looking to outsource IT projects to managed hosting or the cloud.
Posted: 10 Nov 2014 | Published: 10 Nov 2014


Strategically Sourcing IT Infrastructure: Dealing with the Data Center
sponsored by Digital Realty
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines the key research findings of a survey about the motivations and priorities of data center investment. Learn about the best ways to strategically source your IT infrastructure and how to make the right decisions for your organization about data center investment.
Posted: 10 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Digital Realty

Managing User Identities and Access in the Cloud
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn how IBM can help design, deploy and manage critical identity and access management controls in cloud environments.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Dec 2011


Improve Enterprise Email Systems with HP Messaging Services
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Find out how HP Messaging Services can increase the reliability and performance of email systems, and help better manage your infrastructure with consistent, efficient and cost-competitive services.
Posted: 04 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Dell ProSupport: Time is Money
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper details and IT management partner that will help you by catering its services to your organization's needs.
Posted: 17 Jun 2014 | Published: 23 May 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Protecting Mission-Critical Manufacturing Data with an ERP Firewall
sponsored by OpenText GXS
WHITE PAPER: Find how an ERP Firewall can capture business process and data quality errors, so outsourcing data doesn't create mayhem within your company.
Posted: 02 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

OpenText GXS

How to Extend your Identity Management Systems to use OAuth
sponsored by Forum Systems
WHITE PAPER: Read this resource to learn how to extend your authentication and authorization model to outsourced services. Click through for details on the deployment process, including the benefits of using an API gateway to help with integration.
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Published: 03 Apr 2014

Forum Systems

Application Testing Survey Results
sponsored by AdvizeX Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Software testing is a critical component of application delivery -- no matter what industry you're in -- in order to ensure applications meet your business needs. Unfortunately, software testing is often underfunded -- so how are successful organizations balancing budgets with testing strategies?
Posted: 10 Mar 2014 | Published: 10 Mar 2014

AdvizeX Technologies

Outsourcing Your Network – Lock, Stock, and Barrel or Bite-sized Chunks?
sponsored by Dimension Data
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper covers the changing strategy for outsourcing ICT to a service planner. Organizations are now using a multi-or-selective sourcing model instead of an all-in-one approach.
Posted: 13 Feb 2014 | Published: 13 Feb 2014

Dimension Data

The 7 Biggest Mistakes You Can Make in Web Conferences
sponsored by Citrix Online Go To Meeting
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, unveil the top 7 biggest things to avoid when conducting web conferences so that you can efficiently and effectively lead meetings even when online.
Posted: 30 Dec 2013 | Published: 30 Dec 2013

Citrix Online Go To Meeting

Five Reasons Why Hiring A Third-Party Specialist Makes Sense When Securely Disposing Your IT Assets
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to unveil the top 5 reasons why organizations should outsource IT asset disposal tasks. Learn how doing so can reduce costs and error, and ensure that economic, legal, and operations mandates are met.
Posted: 20 Dec 2013 | Published: 20 Dec 2013

Iron Mountain

Mitigating the Risks of Outsourcing
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: When opting for an outsourcing program, CIOs should check the reliability, financial stability and reputation of service providers, advices Shailesh Joshi, head of corporate IT at Godrej Industries. Get further outsourcing insights in this resource.
Posted: 06 Nov 2013 | Published: 06 Nov 2013

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Is Your Outsourcing Strategy Under Your Control?
sponsored by
WHITE PAPER: Proactive planning and evaluation can prevent common problems with IT outsourcing providers, keeping your data safe and ensuring your outsourcing venture is cost-effective.
Posted: 09 Oct 2013 | Published: 09 Oct 2013

Gamania Group tightens security to strengthen game development capability
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Inside this white paper, read up on a gaming software company that was looking to expand in the market, but first turned to automated security management tools to ensure compliance and customer trust before moving forward.
Posted: 25 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Cloud & Outsourcing - Why Partnering Strategies Matter
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Explore how outsourcing motivations have changed and why you should adapt your sourcing strategies to keep up.
Posted: 13 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013


IT as a Competitive Weapon: Gain Speed, Agility and Cost Efficiency with Your IT Infrastructure
sponsored by SAVVIS
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the many pressures on the IT infrastructures of financial services organizations today and learn why ridding your organization of the burden may be your key to achieving the agility, speed, and reliability you need from an IT infrastructure.
Posted: 30 Jul 2013 | Published: 30 Dec 2011


How to Overcome Security Skills Deficiencies
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This Forrester Research report explores how security leaders are confronting the challenges in recruiting and retaining technical security architects, specialists and staff, paying special attention to how managed security services providers (MSSPs) are critical to staying one step ahead of the security curve. View now to learn more!
Posted: 26 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

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OUTSOURCING DEFINITION (continued): … Also see nearshore outsourcing, onshore outsourcing, and offshore outsourcing.Outsourcing is an arrangement in which one company provides services for another company that could also be or usually have been provided in-house. Outsourcing is a trend that is becoming more common in information technology and other industries for services that have usually been regarded as intrinsic to managing a business. In some cases, the entire information management of a company is outsourced, including planning and business analysis as well as the installation, management, and servicing of the network and workstations. Outsourcing can range from the large contract in which a company like IBM manages IT services for a company like Xerox to the practice of hiring contractors and temporary office workers on an individual basis.
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