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ALSO CALLED: Strategic Sourcing
DEFINITION:  Insourcing is a business practice in which work that would otherwise have been contracted out is performed in house. Insourcing often involves bringing in specialists to fill temporary needs or training existing personnel to perform tasks that would otherwise have been outsourced. An example is the use of in-house engineers to write technical manuals for equipment they have designed, rather than sending  … 
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CW+: Special report on Accenture
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: When Bill Green spelled out his vision for Accenture in a rare interview shortly after taking over as chief executive six years ago, he said the company would “dream up and build services so powerful and so exceptional that they will be required to compete in any industry, from financial services to manufacturing”.
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 16 Aug 2010

ComputerWeekly.com

CW+: 500 Club case study: The Royal Mail approach to supplier relationship management
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: Your IT department and your suppliers are at loggerheads. There is a culture of one-upmanship and awkwardness on both sides. It’s not quite war, but its getting there. What do you do?
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 21 Dec 2010

ComputerWeekly.com

Magic Quadrant for Data Center Outsourcing and Infrastructure Utility Services, North America
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: More and more companies are showing interest in data center outsourcing, but there are a variety of providers to choose from. This white paper compares the outsourcing capabilities and infrastructure utility services of 17 vendors. Find out which providers were considered the challengers, leaders, niche players, and visionaries.
Posted: 02 Sep 2011 | Published: 01 Jul 2011

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Cisco Unified Communications: New Deployment Models for Communications and Collaboration
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines the differences between the options and show you how Cisco Unified Communications and Collaboration solutions give you the flexibility to determine the best option for your business.
Posted: 27 Jul 2011 | Published: 27 Jul 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Why Third Party Data Storage Maintenance is Right for You
sponsored by MSDI
WHITE PAPER: Third party maintenance companies offer cost effective maintenance and support agreements that save as much as 40% in ongoing maintenance costs while keeping service levels agreements (SLA's) the same, if not improving them. Read this comprehensive white paper to see if third party maintenance might be right for your organization.
Posted: 07 Jul 2011 | Published: 07 Jul 2011

MSDI

How to Choose a Managed Network Services Provider: 6 Best Practices to Ensure a Thorough Evaluation
sponsored by MegaPath Inc.
WHITE PAPER: It's important for organizations to reevaluate their network management approach every so often. This paper discusses a new option for you to consider as it introduces outsourced network management and uncovers the many benefits it provides.  
Posted: 20 May 2011 | Published: 19 May 2011

MegaPath Inc.

Colocation Versus Managed Hosting
sponsored by Internap
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource guide to determine the differences between colocation and managed hosting when it comes to outsourcing for your organization.
Posted: 29 Apr 2011 | Published: 28 Apr 2011

Internap

Location, Location, Location! Best Practices for Selecting Onshore, Nearshore or Offshore Technology Services
sponsored by Fairway Technologies, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an overview of ITO, presents benefit and risk assessments of onshore, nearshore and offshore ITO, and offers best practices to assist in selecting an ITO provider. This paper is based on research compiled from published literature as well as interviews and surveys of technology professionals possessing ITO experience.
Posted: 02 Nov 2010 | Published: 02 Nov 2010

Fairway Technologies, Inc.

ERP vs. Project Based Solutions - Which is Right for you?
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: Project-based business practices are now being embraced and applied to a far greater spectrum of business ranging from manufacturing to service industries. Read on to learn the trends driving this change, what it means for industrial companies, and how PBS, a new type of ERP, can allow executives to intelligently navigate these uncertain waters.
Posted: 25 Oct 2010 | Published: 22 Oct 2010

IFS

IBM POV: Security & Cloud Computing
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper from IBM to see how cloud computing may present an added level of risk because essential services are often outsourced to a third party. Discover how the IBM Security Framework can help you address these key security challenges.
Posted: 21 Sep 2010 | Published: 02 Nov 2009

IBM

Five Steps to Secure Outsourced Application Development
sponsored by Veracode, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Application security has become a top concern for security professionals striving to control their company’s overall risk profile. Meanwhile, companies are also saving money by outsourcing more and more custom code creation. This white paper outlines five best practices that enterprises can use to secure their outsourced application development.
Posted: 10 May 2010 | Published: 10 May 2010

Veracode, Inc.

Your Business May Be Part of a Network - But Is It Truly Connected?
sponsored by Crossgate
WHITE PAPER: Business networks are key to competitive advantage. How businesses connect and communicate with partners in their business networks is important in this global economy. This article offers suggestions and examples of how to avoid getting bogged down in maintaining a business partner network and instead focuses on a business’s key differentiators.
Posted: 08 Apr 2010 | Published: 08 Apr 2010

Crossgate

How to Make Indirect Procurement Outsourcing Work Effectively
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Consider how procurement outsourcers have helped customers improve strategic sourcing, contract negotiations and operational procurement. Yet they need to connect these areas with integrated, sourcing-to-settlement procurement processes by providing customers with standard processes and platforms.
Posted: 12 Mar 2010 | Published: 12 Mar 2010

SAP America, Inc.

Maximizing ERP Return on Investment with On-Demand Support Services
sponsored by itelligence, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The current economic environment challenges manufacturers seeking to capitalize on their enterprise resource planning (ERP) software: How can a company increase ERP functionality while reducing operating costs and even head counts? To achieve this difficult balance, many manufacturers have turned to on-demand ERP-support services.
Posted: 08 Mar 2010 | Published: 08 May 2009

itelligence, Inc.

Accelerating Return on Investment through B2B Outsourcing
sponsored by Crossgate
WHITE PAPER: In the past, companies relied on software, developers, and consultants to adapt internal technology to fit their business. By outsourcing B2B to integrate suppliers and operations, companies can reduce ongoing infrastructure costs, reduce the amount of staff required to perform daily tasks, and most importantly, create organizational agility.
Posted: 18 Feb 2010 | Published: 18 Feb 2010

Crossgate

Accelerate Business Through a Cost-efficient Virtual Workforce: Citrix Transforms IT into an On-Demand Service for Virtual Workers
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper defines a virtual workforce, describes the challenges and requirements that organisations face when supporting a virtual workforce, and explains how Citrix solutions can address these requirements and scale accordingly to foster and support future growth.
Posted: 18 Sep 2009 | Published: 25 May 2009

Citrix

Tightening the Chain - Supply Chain Cost-Cutting Strategies
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Maintain operational efficiency while cutting supply chain costs with new approaches, technologies, and methodologies. Third party logistics providers, radio frequency identification rentals, and attribute-based demand planning can help you reduce supply chain costs and boost customer satisfaction.
Posted: 07 Aug 2009 | Published: 07 Aug 2009

SAP America, Inc.

Cloud Computing - Latest Buzzword or a Glimpse of the Future?
sponsored by Google
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides a snapshot of what is happening in the arena of cloud computing. What are the benefits? Why are businesses embracing it? What does it mean to a business owner or executive? How does it affect the workplace? What are the payoffs and the pitfalls? Is it really ready for "prime time"?
Posted: 11 Jun 2009 | Published: 01 Feb 2009

Google

10 Hot Skills for 2009
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: With spending on cost-saving technologies such as virtualization rising, and the maintenance of networking and enterprise Microsoft software keeping IT professionals constantly in demand, here's our top 10 hot skills that will take us from a down economy and beyond.
Posted: 01 May 2009 | Published: 01 May 2009

Global Knowledge

Using Code Quality Metrics in Management of Outsourced Development and Maintenance
sponsored by McCabe Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides answers to basic questions relating to the management of outsourced development and maintenance. What is the metrics approach to managing sub-contractors? What is the quality of the code expected to be that has been developed by the sub-contractor? Read on for the answers to these and other important considerations.
Posted: 13 Mar 2009 | Published: 13 Mar 2009

McCabe Software, Inc.

Study Pinpoints Areas of Growth for After-Market Maintenance/Repair/Overhaul Intiaitives
sponsored by SAP AG
WHITE PAPER: This study talks about top three trends such as outsourcing MRO, aging aircraft and lean impacting the MRO segment.
Posted: 26 Jan 2009 | Published: 23 Jan 2009

SAP AG

Multi Process HR Outsourcing for Large US Retailer
sponsored by Wipro Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Learn from the success one of the largest U.S. retailers who implemented an integrated global HR outsourcing solution that combined process, technology, domain, and service delivery expertise.
Posted: 13 Jan 2009 | Published: 13 Jan 2009

Wipro Technologies

Managing Risk in Outsourced Manufacturing
sponsored by E2open
WHITE PAPER: This white paper looks at some of the management risks and challenges associated with outsourced manufacturing strategies and summarizes the proven ways used by companies that have successfully resolved or mitigated these risks.
Posted: 05 Dec 2008 | Published: 05 Dec 2008

E2open

The Future Carrier Network: Adopting New Outsourcing Business Models
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent
WHITE PAPER: This paper is meant to help operators embrace a new strategy for differentiating and competing successfully in a market characterized by flux.
Posted: 17 Nov 2008 | Published: 17 Nov 2008

Alcatel-Lucent

The Enterprise Network Partner - Management and Transformation
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent
WHITE PAPER: This paper addresses the benefits of working with a managed service provider with the right experience to handle the management and transformation of enterprise voice and data networks and bring powerful strategic advantages to today's businesses.
Posted: 17 Nov 2008 | Published: 17 Nov 2008

Alcatel-Lucent
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OUTSOURCING DEFINITION (continued): …  the work to an outside technical writing firm. In this example, the engineers might have to take technical writing courses at a local college, university, or trade school before being able to complete the task successfully. Other challenges of insourcing include the possible purchase of additional hardware and/or software that is scalable and energy-efficient enough to deliver an adequate return on investment (ROI).Insourcing can be viewed as outsourcing as seen from the opposite side. For example, a company based in Japan might open a plant in the United States for the purpose of employing American … 
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