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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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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

E-Book: Technical Guide on PCI
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EBOOK: TechTarget’s Security Media Group presents a global look at PCI, and how it is impacted by today’s evolving business needs. Our technical editors from the U.S., Europe, India and Asia provide their respective regions’ perspective on PCI compliance.
Posted: 14 Oct 2011 | Published: 10 Oct 2011

SearchSecurity.com

E-Zine: Enterprise CIO Decisions: Running Lean in 2010
sponsored by SearchCIO.com
EZINE: Technology decision makers in the enterprise are under pressure to deliver results on tight budgets while streamlining efficiency, cutting costs, and reducing risk for their organizations. Read this E-Zine from Enterprise CIO Decisions to find out how ITSM, outsourcing and technology are combining to make IT a lean, mean fighting machine in 2010.
Posted: 30 Mar 2010 | Published: 26 Mar 2010

SearchCIO.com

Expert data center management tips:  consolidating, collocating, or the cloud
sponsored by SAVVIS
EGUIDE: This expert resource explains the differences between two methods of data center outsourcing management (IaaS and DCaaS). Discover which makes sense for your business, and learn about the pros and cons of collocation, including ensured uptime and increased security.
Posted: 01 Oct 2011 | Published: 01 Oct 2011

SAVVIS

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

Expert Tips on Data Center Outsourcing Management
sponsored by HP & Intel®
EGUIDE: Access this expert e-guide to discover the differences between IaaS and Data Center as a Service. Plus gain insight into how to negotiate the best contract to meet your needs and budget.
Posted: 31 May 2011 | Published: 31 May 2011

HP & Intel®

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

Priority Solutions International: SpringCM delivers cost savings and scalable business growth
sponsored by SpringCM
CASE STUDY: Priority Solutions International sought to implement an electronic document management system to manage PODs, automate the delivery verification process, and provide self-service accessibility to delivery information for clients. Learn how SpringCM’s d them to address their most critical ECM and BPM challenges.
Posted: 25 Mar 2011 | Published: 24 Mar 2011

SpringCM

E-Guide: Building a better data backup plan: This year’s hottest backup trends
sponsored by Zenith Infotech
EGUIDE: To help you build the best backup plan for the new year, read this special report by featured writer Carol Sliwa on the hottest backup trends. Learn about what's new in backup software, backup hardware and backup outsourcing.
Posted: 16 Mar 2011 | Published: 16 Mar 2011

Zenith Infotech

Should Your Email Live In The Cloud? A Comparative Cost Analysis
sponsored by Google Apps
ANALYST REPORT: This report presents a spreadsheet cost model to help you calculate your fully loaded on-premise email costs and compare it against cloud-based alternatives. Bottom line: Cloud-based email makes sense for companies or divisions as large as 15,000 users.
Posted: 19 Jan 2011 | Published: 19 Jan 2011

Google Apps

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.

E-Book: A CIO’s Guide to Outsourcing
sponsored by Dimension Data
EBOOK: Access this e-book and learn outsourcing contract danger signs, how to tell if changing vendors is worth the risk, the importance of encouraging innovation and flexibility from providers, and more!
Posted: 01 Nov 2010 | Published: 01 Nov 2010

Dimension Data

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

Should Your Email Live In The Cloud? A Comparative Cost Analysis
sponsored by Google
ANALYST REPORT: This report presents a spreadsheet cost model to help you calculate your fully loaded on-premise email costs and compare it against cloud-based alternatives. Bottom line: Cloud-based email makes sense for companies or divisions as large as 15,000 users.
Posted: 05 Aug 2010 | Published: 05 Jan 2009

Google

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.

E-Book: Managed SAP Hosting: How to evaluate the providers and ensure a solid SLA
sponsored by itelligence, Inc.
EBOOK: In this e-book, experts share their advice on the things that can make or break a project. Readers will discover what the current market for managed hosting is like, what to include in an SLA, and the key considerations when selecting a hosted provider. Read this e-book to find out why SAP Hosting makes sense for your organization.
Posted: 28 Apr 2010 | Published: 28 Apr 2010

itelligence, Inc.

Looking to a New Day in Optical Character Recognition (OCR): A Success Story
sponsored by ABBYY
CASE STUDY: Read this paper to learn how when Apex CoVantage needed a more sophisticated OCR solution they turned to the ABBYY FineReader Engine and started seeing the benefits almost immediately and continue to experiencing them every day.
Posted: 13 Apr 2010 | Published: 13 Apr 2010

ABBYY

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

Information Security Magazine - April 2010: Endpoints on the Loose
sponsored by Information Security Magazine
EZINE: This month’s cover story focuses on the security threats that mobile devices and portable storage introduce. Other articles expound on topics like fraud prevention, security planning, and code outsourcing. Read on to learn about these important subjects and more.
Posted: 07 Apr 2010 | Published: 07 Apr 2010

Information Security Magazine
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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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