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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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Information Security Magazine - December 2009 / January 2010: Basic Database Security
sponsored by Information Security Magazine
EZINE: This issue of information security magazine provides a step-by-step guide to securing database systems, explores the important factors in selecting a SaaS provider, presents a whole new approach to security management that has nothing to do with structure-driven policy architecture, and more.
Posted: 14 Dec 2009 | Published: 14 Dec 2009

Information Security Magazine

E-book: Key trends in SAP managed hosting environments - is your provider keeping pace?
sponsored by Freudenberg IT
EBOOK: In this e-book, learn more about key trends affecting SAP managed hosting environments. Find out how the emergence of cloud computing is impacting the managed hosting market. Learn more about virtualization and find out important considerations when assessing managed hosting providers.
Posted: 09 Dec 2009 | Published: 08 Dec 2009

Freudenberg IT

Switzerland’s number two mobile player transforms its business model by focusing on its core business and increasing its operational efficiency
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent
CASE STUDY: Orange Switzerland turns to Alcatel-Lucent’s Network Outsourcing solution to increase operational efficiency of its network management, ensure and increase network quality, and focus on its core business with impressive results. Read this case study to learn more about the advantages of outsourcing network management.
Posted: 02 Nov 2009 | Published: 02 Nov 2009


What are the challenges of backing up remote sites?
sponsored by 3X Systems
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This is a presentation transcript of the expert videocast on Remote Backup. Dave Raffo, Senior News Director at TechTarget’s storage sites, discusses remote backup with Curtis Preston, Executive Editor at TechTarget. The transcript will address the challenges of backing up remote sites.
Posted: 23 Oct 2009 | Published: 21 Oct 2009

3X Systems

eBook - Chapter 4: Pay-Per-Use in the Cloud – Cutting Infrastructure Costs
sponsored by
EBOOK: Buying Infrastructure as a Service is a mouth-watering prospect for CIOs and IT departments eager to drive down costs and speed up provisioning. But once IT is outsourced, keeping control of it is a major challenge.
Posted: 24 Sep 2009 | Published: 24 Sep 2009

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


Allied Solutions Moves IP Telephony System to CDW Data Center
sponsored by CDW Corporation
CASE STUDY: As part of a larger outsourcing project, Allied Solutions decided to outsource their IP Telephony infrastructure to take advantage of the stability, security, and redundancy that a data center could offer. To achieve this goal, they turned to CDW’s Hosting and Managed Services solutions.
Posted: 08 Sep 2009 | Published: 01 Sep 2009

CDW Corporation

Tightening the Chain - Supply Chain Cost-Cutting Strategies
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Maintain operational efficiency while cutting supply chain costs with new approaches, technologies, and methodologies. Third party logistics providers, radio frequency identification rentals, and attribute-based demand planning can help you reduce supply chain costs and boost customer satisfaction.
Posted: 07 Aug 2009 | Published: 07 Aug 2009

SAP America, Inc.

Cloud Computing - Latest Buzzword or a Glimpse of the Future?
sponsored by Google
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides a snapshot of what is happening in the arena of cloud computing. What are the benefits? Why are businesses embracing it? What does it mean to a business owner or executive? How does it affect the workplace? What are the payoffs and the pitfalls? Is it really ready for "prime time"?
Posted: 11 Jun 2009 | Published: 01 Feb 2009

Google eBook: Unlock Outsourcing Potential and Change
sponsored by
EBOOK: The key to unlocking outsourcing potential lies in targeting the right projects, choosing your suppliers wisely and then managing them with an eye on economic conditions at that global site. Here's a step-by-step plan for optimizing savings.
Posted: 04 May 2009 | Published: 04 May 2009

10 Hot Skills for 2009
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: With spending on cost-saving technologies such as virtualization rising, and the maintenance of networking and enterprise Microsoft software keeping IT professionals constantly in demand, here's our top 10 hot skills that will take us from a down economy and beyond.
Posted: 01 May 2009 | Published: 01 May 2009

Global Knowledge

Using Code Quality Metrics in Management of Outsourced Development and Maintenance
sponsored by McCabe Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides answers to basic questions relating to the management of outsourced development and maintenance. What is the metrics approach to managing sub-contractors? What is the quality of the code expected to be that has been developed by the sub-contractor? Read on for the answers to these and other important considerations.
Posted: 13 Mar 2009 | Published: 13 Mar 2009

McCabe Software, Inc.

Study Pinpoints Areas of Growth for After-Market Maintenance/Repair/Overhaul Intiaitives
sponsored by SAP AG
WHITE PAPER: This study talks about top three trends such as outsourcing MRO, aging aircraft and lean impacting the MRO segment.
Posted: 26 Jan 2009 | Published: 23 Jan 2009


Multi Process HR Outsourcing for Large US Retailer
sponsored by Wipro Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Learn from the success one of the largest U.S. retailers who implemented an integrated global HR outsourcing solution that combined process, technology, domain, and service delivery expertise.
Posted: 13 Jan 2009 | Published: 13 Jan 2009

Wipro Technologies

Managing Risk in Outsourced Manufacturing
sponsored by E2open
WHITE PAPER: This white paper looks at some of the management risks and challenges associated with outsourced manufacturing strategies and summarizes the proven ways used by companies that have successfully resolved or mitigated these risks.
Posted: 05 Dec 2008 | Published: 05 Dec 2008


The Future Carrier Network: Adopting New Outsourcing Business Models
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent
WHITE PAPER: This paper is meant to help operators embrace a new strategy for differentiating and competing successfully in a market characterized by flux.
Posted: 17 Nov 2008 | Published: 17 Nov 2008


The Enterprise Network Partner - Management and Transformation
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent
WHITE PAPER: This paper addresses the benefits of working with a managed service provider with the right experience to handle the management and transformation of enterprise voice and data networks and bring powerful strategic advantages to today's businesses.
Posted: 17 Nov 2008 | Published: 17 Nov 2008


Managing the Information That Drives the Enterprise STORAGE
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EZINE: This magazine issue covers several topics, including industry salary trends, information about backups, storage consolidation tips, and data migration tips.
Posted: 14 Nov 2008 | Published: 14 Nov 2008

10 Steps to Safeguard Small Business Data
sponsored by i365, makers of Evault
WHITE PAPER: What should you do to protect your data if your resources are limited? This paper describes ten steps to safeguard business data.
Posted: 16 Oct 2008 | Published: 16 Oct 2008

i365, makers of Evault

Presentation Transcript: Selling the CIO on Business Services
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This transcript is a printable version of the video presented by enterprise expert Gary Audin which is designed to help service providers sell beyond connectivity.
Posted: 01 Oct 2008 | Published: 01 Oct 2008


Turning the Compliance Challenge into a Business Advantage
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: New rules have spawned an army of consultants, vendors and solutions to address the "compliance" problem. Read this paper to learn how to turn the compliance challenge into a business advantage.
Posted: 26 Sep 2008 | Published: 18 Sep 2008

SAP America, Inc.

HRO Innovation: Building Blocks to Derive Full Value
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this report, BusinessWeek Research Services (BWRS) launched a research program to determine the views of C-level managers—at large companies on how to improve the value derived from human resources outsourcing.
Posted: 18 Sep 2008 | Published: 18 Sep 2008

SAP America, Inc.

CIO Decisions Ezine Vol. 2
sponsored by CIO Decisions
EZINE: Outsourcing is the quest to offload either commodity or very specialized activities, so that staff can focus on work that truly adds value to the business.
Posted: 11 Aug 2008 | Published: 01 Sep 2008

CIO Decisions

Taming Transactional Email: Tips to Gain Control and Determine If Outsourcing Makes Sense
sponsored by Silverpop Systems Inc. an IBM Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reviews the key steps necessary to implement a transactional email marketing campaign. It also recommends methods to ease the pain of implementation while improving the results.
Posted: 08 Aug 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Silverpop Systems Inc. an IBM Company

Supply Chain Collaboration: The Key to Success in a Global Economy
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how you can transform traditional supply chains from linear, sequential processes into adaptive supply chain networks.
Posted: 06 Aug 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

SAP America, Inc.
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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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