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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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Computer Weekly – 16 February 2016: How AstraZeneca saved $350m by insourcing IT
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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

Colocation as a Core Element of Agile IT Management
sponsored by Colt Data Centre Services
WHITE PAPER: In this report, you will discover why colocation is a core element of agile IT management and learn how to select the right colocation partner based on expertise and security, location, connectivity, and more. Read on to dictate how you use your data center as your business expands.
Posted: 10 Feb 2016 | Published: 10 Feb 2016

Colt Data Centre Services

A Colocation Case Study: Byelex Assures Performance and Availability for SaaS Solutions
sponsored by Colt Data Centre Services
CASE STUDY: In this case study, you will discover how Byelex was able to colocate their corporate and customer infrastructure and SaaS applications in a secure, scalable, highly available data center environment to improve service reliability. Access this study to learn how colocation helps accommodate for future growth.
Posted: 10 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Colt Data Centre Services

IT outsourcing: What to do when your contract is about to end
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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
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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
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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
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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

Market Guide for Integration Brokerage
sponsored by IBM
RESOURCE: Access this resource to get an integration brokerage product market overview. Read on to learn more about the vendor landscape.
Posted: 29 Oct 2015 | Published: 18 Sep 2015

IBM

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
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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

Outsourcing Security Services: What You Need to Know
sponsored by Digital Guardian
EGUIDE: In this expert guide, discover tips for choosing the right security service provider, writing an SLA, and more.
Posted: 27 Apr 2015 | Published: 27 Apr 2015

Digital Guardian

The MPS opportunity for SMBs
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ANALYST REPORT: Analysts Louella Fernandes and Clive Longbottom examine the need for Managed Print Services (MPS) and how SMBs are faring as they embark on their MPS journey.
Posted: 14 Oct 2014 | Published: 14 Oct 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

European Channel MPS Priorities
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ANALYST REPORT: Analysts Louella Fernandes and Clive Longbottom examine MPS adoption amongst resellers in Europe, based on original Quocirca research, and discusses the challenges faced as they embark on their MPS journey.
Posted: 10 Oct 2014 | Published: 10 Oct 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

CW Special Report on IBM
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IT BRIEFING: This special 12-page report from Computer Weekly analyses the challenges facing IBM, its financial performance, the services it offers, its place in the IT market and its future strategy..
Posted: 15 Aug 2014 | Published: 15 Aug 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Computer Weekly – 20 October 2015: IT Giants Dell and EMC Unite
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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
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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

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

IBM

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

Expert Handbook: Data Center Outsourcing in the Modern Age
sponsored by SearchDataCenter.com
EBOOK: Access this expert handbook on data center outsourcing strategy to ensure a seamless transition in your IT operations.
Posted: 09 Jul 2014 | Published: 09 Jul 2014

SearchDataCenter.com

Computer Weekly – 24 June 2014: Betting on World Cup success
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EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we talk to gambling site Betfair about the IT challenges of preparing for the football World Cup. We examine the strategy of cloud software pioneer Salesforce.com as it grows its role in the IT department. And we explain erasure coding – an emerging method for protecting storage hardware. Read the issue now.
Posted: 23 Jun 2014 | Published: 23 Jun 2014

ComputerWeekly.com
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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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