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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 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

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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

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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

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CW Special report on Atos
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This 9 page special report, updated for 2014, gives you the facts on Atos, its strategy, products and services and financial performance.
Posted: 01 May 2014 | Published: 05 May 2014

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IT Priorities 2014: UK Europe, France and Germany
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RESEARCH CONTENT: Benchmark your IT spending plans, with our in-depth study of IT spending priorities in the UK, France, Germany, and Europe in 2014.
Posted: 17 Jan 2014 | Published: 17 Jan 2014

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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

Iron Mountain

Strategically Sourcing IT Infrastructure: Dealing with the Data Center
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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

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Managing User Identities and Access in the Cloud
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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

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Improve Enterprise Email Systems with HP Messaging Services
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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
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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

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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

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Dell ProSupport: Time is Money
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WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper details and IT management partner that will help you by catering its services to your organization's needs.
Posted: 17 Jun 2014 | Published: 23 May 2014

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Protecting Mission-Critical Manufacturing Data with an ERP Firewall
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WHITE PAPER: Find how an ERP Firewall can capture business process and data quality errors, so outsourcing data doesn't create mayhem within your company.
Posted: 02 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

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Maximizing the Benefit of B2B Integration
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WEBCAST: Integrating SAP and B2B systems can provide significant operational benefits and ROI, but it's a substantial investment and a complicated process. However, by using managed services for your SAP B2B integration project, you can eliminate the hassle.
Posted: 30 May 2014 | Premiered: May 30, 2014

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Key Considerations for Choosing Colocation
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EGUIDE: This expert e-guide will teach you what you should consider when selecting a colocation facility and find out the difference between colocation and cloud hosting.
Posted: 23 May 2014 | Published: 23 May 2014

CenturyLink Technology Solutions

Colocation Planning and Pitfalls to Avoid
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EGUIDE: This expert e-guide will help you avoid the pitfalls of picking a data center colocation facility and teach you the importance of data center tiers.
Posted: 22 May 2014 | Published: 22 May 2014

CenturyLink Technology Solutions

Magic Quadrant for Worldwide Managed Print Services
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RESOURCE: This resource hashes out the strengths and cautions of 10 different managed print services (MPS) providers, separating the leaders from the niche players and everyone in between.
Posted: 21 May 2014 | Published: 21 Oct 2013

Insight and HP

How to Extend your Identity Management Systems to use OAuth
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WHITE PAPER: Read this resource to learn how to extend your authentication and authorization model to outsourced services. Click through for details on the deployment process, including the benefits of using an API gateway to help with integration.
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Published: 03 Apr 2014

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The Virtue of Virtual Infrastructure
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EBOOK: Read how healthcare organizations have benefited from implementing virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environments, so far enjoying improved efficiency while maintaining HIPAA compliance.
Posted: 21 Mar 2014 | Published: 26 Mar 2014

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Application Testing Survey Results
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WHITE PAPER: Software testing is a critical component of application delivery -- no matter what industry you're in -- in order to ensure applications meet your business needs. Unfortunately, software testing is often underfunded -- so how are successful organizations balancing budgets with testing strategies?
Posted: 10 Mar 2014 | Published: 10 Mar 2014

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Computer Weekly – 25 February 2014: Banking with dinosaurs – the legacy IT crisis in financial services
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EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we examine the IT problems at high-street banks, and learn how outsourcing led to the loss of key legacy IT skills. We ask what role wearable technology could have in enterprise IT. And we take an in-depth look at the tools for using Microsoft Azure for building hybrid clouds. Read the issue now.
Posted: 24 Feb 2014 | Published: 25 Feb 2014

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Outsourcing Your Network – Lock, Stock, and Barrel or Bite-sized Chunks?
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WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper covers the changing strategy for outsourcing ICT to a service planner. Organizations are now using a multi-or-selective sourcing model instead of an all-in-one approach.
Posted: 13 Feb 2014 | Published: 13 Feb 2014

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CW Europe – January 2014 Edition
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EZINE: Analysts have predicted that 2014 will see the creation of "executives with no idea about IT sourcing" due to the many changes that digitisation will bring to IT outsourcing. In this issue CW Europe's outsourcing editor looks at how digitisation and consumerisation are changing the IT department.
Posted: 08 Jan 2014 | Published: 09 Jan 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

The 7 Biggest Mistakes You Can Make in Web Conferences
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WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, unveil the top 7 biggest things to avoid when conducting web conferences so that you can efficiently and effectively lead meetings even when online.
Posted: 30 Dec 2013 | Published: 30 Dec 2013

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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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