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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+ Exclusive EquaTerra research: Taking the pulse of the European outsourcing market
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: EquaTerra is pleased to offer to Computer Weekly readers a custom, European focused edition of the results from its 2Q10 EquaTerra global business and information technology (IT) services Pulse survey.
Posted: 24 Oct 2011 | Published: 15 Jul 2010

ComputerWeekly.com

IT pay and recruitment report: Software houses and consultants
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: This quarters figures compiled by jobadswatch.co.uk show that during the fourth quarter of 2010 the IT jobs market for permanent staff being recruited by software houses and consultancies is up by 8.1%. The growth in demand for IT staff in this sector shows 27.3% more vacancies being advertised than a year ago.
Posted: 24 Oct 2011 | Published: 25 Jan 2011

ComputerWeekly.com

Global sourcing trends 2011
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: At the beginning of each year, we survey Morrison & Foerster’s Global Sourcing Group lawyers in Asia, Europe, and the United States regarding the current state of the world’s outsourcing market and emerging trends likely to shape that market over the next twelve months.
Posted: 24 Oct 2011 | Published: 26 Jan 2011

ComputerWeekly.com

SAP Managed Services Survey Findings
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: During Q2, 2010 The Birchman Group carried out a survey focused on SAP support and managed services.
Posted: 24 Oct 2011 | Published: 05 Jul 2010

ComputerWeekly.com

Further IT Spending Cuts Likely in Europe's Public Sector
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: The UK's June Budget provides a mandate for all government departments to submit their spending review plans before the summer break and reports that it has scheduled the government spending review for October.
Posted: 24 Oct 2011 | Published: 05 Jul 2010

ComputerWeekly.com

Gartner: Top trends in network outsourcing 2011
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: Most organisations had mandates in 2008 and 2009 to freeze or reduce spending on network services to match overall revenue performance, yet end-user requirements for mobility, video and cloud grew.
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 02 Feb 2011

ComputerWeekly.com

CW+: PA Consulting: Customer-supplier relationships in the cloud
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: Organisations need to start getting to grips with imminent changes to the supplier landscape; that way, they will be ready to move if and when the time is right.
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 05 Aug 2010

ComputerWeekly.com

Are businesses taking chances when it comes to managing outsourcing risk?
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: Nearly 95 percent of organisations buy, provide or both buy and provide outsourced services and functions, in which they face inherent risks created by new and unforeseen challenges.
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 08 Dec 2010

ComputerWeekly.com

How to choose between in-house and outsourced SAP managed services
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: In summary, the reader isencouraged to consider the evidence from the survey resultsand to then draw their own conclusions.
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 09 Dec 2010

ComputerWeekly.com

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
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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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