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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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The Data Center of the Future? It's the One CIOs Don't Operate
sponsored by Windsor Group
EGUIDE: Because technology is ubiquitous and constantly changing, your IT leaders must become really good at deciding which technology battles they should fight. In this expert e-guide, you will learn why the data center of the future may be one which CIOs don't operate.
Posted: 19 Apr 2016 | Published: 08 Apr 2016

Windsor Group

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 in choosing the right provider from which you can expect to 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

Curbing Colocation Costs: Your 5 Questions Answered on Data Center Outsourcing
sponsored by CenturyLink Business
EGUIDE: There are more IT outsourcing options than ever before, but with additional choices come more pitfalls to consider before making a colocation commitment. In this expert e-guide, Clive Longbottom, renowned ITC industry analyst, will walk you through a 10-point checklist to aid you in ranking potential colocation companies.
Posted: 11 Apr 2016 | Published: 06 Apr 2016

CenturyLink Business

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

The Deloitte Global CPO Survey 2016
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
RESEARCH CONTENT: Deloitte's research shows an increase in digital technology spend as chief procurement officers (CPOs) look at innovative systems to improve their business process.
Posted: 06 Apr 2016 | Published: 06 Apr 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Computer Weekly Buyer's Guide: Service Integration & Asset Management
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this 13-page buyer's guide, Computer Weekly looks at the effects on the IT department of technology commoditisation, open source and software as a service, the trend of insourcing IT, and the concept of service integration and management for outsourced services.
Posted: 05 Apr 2016 | Published: 05 Apr 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Advancements in Colocation: The Challenges to Modern Businesses and Buying Criteria
sponsored by PEER 1
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, delve into the modern business benefits of colocation, and identify how your enterprise can leverage new advancements in data center colocation to ease your systems operations. Read on access a 12-point checklist to assist you in building a better business case for colocation.
Posted: 04 Apr 2016 | Published: 04 Apr 2016

PEER 1

Cloud Connectivity and Colocation for Your Enterprise Data Center
sponsored by CyrusOne
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to deliver flexible cloud-connectivity service to your data center seamlessly and immediately through a single port, and implement successfully scaled, cloud-enabled colocation.
Posted: 30 Mar 2016 | Published: 30 Mar 2016

CyrusOne

Security and Compliance: Two Must-Haves for Federal Data Center Environments
sponsored by CyrusOne
CASE STUDY: Access this case study to discover how your organization can achieve secure and compliant data center colocation. Read on to meet your evolving data center infrastructure requirements, and deliver the reliability your mission-critical IT environments demand.
Posted: 29 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

CyrusOne

The Secrets to Success: How IT Ops Teams Are Doing More With Less
sponsored by NetEnrich
EGUIDE: Today's IT ops teams are flexible and efficient, using technology and management to run their businesses. What's their secret? This e-guide details three secrets behind today's successful IT ops teams and how to effectively launch and manage a network operations outsourcing project.
Posted: 22 Mar 2016 | Published: 17 Mar 2016

NetEnrich

Computer Weekly – 16 February 2016: How AstraZeneca saved $350m by insourcing IT
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we talk to pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca to find out why it brought its outsourced IT back in-house, saving $350m per year as a result. We ask if the new EU/US Privacy Shield agreement will protect citizens' data. And we examine the relative merits of datacentre colocation and the cloud. Read the issue now.
Posted: 12 Feb 2016 | Published: 12 Feb 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

IT outsourcing: What to do when your contract is about to end
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Outsourcing contracts worth billions are up for renewal in the next few years. In this special report, Computer Weekly examines how unprecedented change is complicating the CIO's renewal decision.
Posted: 03 Feb 2016 | Published: 03 Feb 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Computer Weekly – 26 January 2016: Beyond India – the emerging outsourcing destinations
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we look at the growing number of offshore alternatives to the dominant outsourcing destination of India. We examine how to respond if your organisation is affected by a data breach. And we analyse how virtualisation technology can help improve your disaster recovery strategy. Read the issue now.
Posted: 22 Jan 2016 | Published: 26 Jan 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Online domain maturity
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ANALYST REPORT: Analysts Bob Tarzey and Clive Longbottom explain how organisations can provide a top-rate online experience for their customers
Posted: 13 Jan 2016 | Published: 14 Jan 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

CEB IT Budget Benchmark 2015 to 2016
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
RESEARCH CONTENT: Corporate IT budgets are expected to grow by just 2.0% in the coming year, with budgets for 'keeping the lights on' expected to surpass capital spending for the first time since 2009, this report from CEB reveals.
Posted: 15 Dec 2015 | Published: 15 Dec 2015

ComputerWeekly.com

Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Europe
sponsored by Interoute
RESEARCH CONTENT: This research report identifies which cloud-enabled managed hosting providers are excelling, and which need more scrutiny.
Posted: 13 Nov 2015 | Published: 12 Oct 2015

Interoute

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

LogicNow

The BPO profession in 2015
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ANALYST REPORT: Business process outsourcing (BPO) services are becoming a crucial element of a hybrid operating environment that frequently involves in-house shared services, offshore in-house centres, and other service provider delivery teams in adjacent areas, this analyst report from HfS Research reveals.
Posted: 13 Aug 2015 | Published: 13 Aug 2015

ComputerWeekly.com

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

IBM

Computer Weekly – 20 October 2015: IT Giants Dell and EMC Unite
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, Dell's proposed $67bn acquisition of EMC would be the biggest in the history of IT – we assess the implications. £175bn of IT outsourcing contracts come up for renewal in the next three years- what are your options? And we hear from IT leaders about security and the internet of things. Read the issue now.
Posted: 16 Oct 2015 | Published: 16 Oct 2015

ComputerWeekly.com

Computer Weekly – 10 March 2015: A world of mobile possibilities
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we report from Mobile World Congress, the world's biggest mobility event, on the latest innovations in mobile technology. Is the outsourcing industry set to cut thousands of jobs because of increasing IT automation? And we take an in-depth look at Google Container Engine. Read the issue now.
Posted: 06 Mar 2015 | Published: 06 Mar 2015

ComputerWeekly.com

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

Rackspace

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

Rackspace

Build vs. Buy: 9 Ways To Cut Costs By Outsourcing Your Data Center
sponsored by Iron Mountain
JOURNAL ARTICLE: Read on to discover nine of the top areas where your organization can cut costs by outsourcing your data center.
Posted: 22 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Iron Mountain
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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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