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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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Seven Critical Success Factors for Choosing a Reliable Data Center Provider
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WHITE PAPER: This resource offers 7 critical success factors for choosing a reliable data center provider, including guidance for finding one that provides financial stability, physical security, SLAs, and more. Download now to delve further and ensure the high availability of your IT footprint.
Posted: 05 Jan 2017 | Published: 05 Jan 2017

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How to Ensure Effective and Secure Server Uptime Using Data Center Providers
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CASE STUDY: Delve into this case study to discover how SmartVault chose a data center colocation provider to host its IT footprint. Click through now to explore the benefits colocation provides, including a disaster-proof data center, high-level security, and more.
Posted: 04 Jan 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

CyrusOne

Computer Weekly: Data Danger
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EZINE: In this week's issue we investigate the hidden threats lurking in every company and discuss what options CIOs and heads of security have to limit damage. We also look at three ways CIOs can fund digital initiatives. Plus, with the shift from traditional desktop IT, what is the future of Windows in a multi-device world?
Posted: 16 Dec 2016 | Published: 14 Dec 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Service Integration: Should You Do It Yourself or Outsource?
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how service integration and management (SIAM) creates a consistent service integration layer and delivering seamless user experiences. Discover the pros and cons of building an in-house SIAM function vs. outsourcing to a SIAM partner.
Posted: 01 Nov 2016 | Published: 01 Nov 2016

ServiceNow

The Ins and Outs of Choosing a Colocation Provider for Your Unique Data Center
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EGUIDE: This expert eGuide, will walk you through the process of choosing the right colocation provider by focusing on your data center needs, available services as well as the different types of colocation offerings.
Posted: 19 Sep 2016 | Published: 09 Sep 2016

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CW Europe: September-November 2016
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EZINE: Will European datacentre operators pounce on post-Brexit uncertainty? In this quarter's issue of CW Europe, we ask whether European datacentres will benefit from the UK's exit from the EU.
Posted: 13 Sep 2016 | Published: 12 Sep 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Computer Weekly – 24 May 2016: Data drives Leicester City FC to victory
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EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we find out how data analytics made the difference in helping Leicester City FC become the surprise winners of the Premier League. Our latest buyer's guide looks at 3D printing and asks if it is ready for widespread use. And IT leaders tell us their strategies for successful technology sourcing. Read the issue now.
Posted: 23 May 2016 | Published: 24 May 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Transforming Your Data-Driven IT Organization
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VIDEO: Tune into this video to learn how to transform your data-driven organization and service delivery by leveraging the market insight and expertise of one ITSM provider. Learn how to determine the best ITSM sourcing strategy for you, and transform your IT operations with an alternative delivery and market pricing model evaluation.
Posted: 16 May 2016 | Premiered: 16 May 2016

Windsor Group

The CIO's Guide to Mainframes: Evaluating Sourcing Strategies to Mitigate Risk
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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
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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

The Essential CIO's Guide to Data Center Outsourcing
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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
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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
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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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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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

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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
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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
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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
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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

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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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