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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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Special Report on Infosys
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This 6 page special report from Computer Weekly gives you the key facts on Infosys, its strategy, products and services and financial performance.
Posted: 26 Jul 2012 | Published: 26 Jul 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

CW Buyer's Guide: Outsourcing
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This in-depth buyer's guide, assesses the trends in outsourcing, the options for small and medium sized companies and the role of governance.
Posted: 17 Jul 2012 | Published: 05 Jul 2011

ComputerWeekly.com

Domino’s Pizza:  Datacentre Transformation
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PRESENTATION: Colin Rees, IT Director at Domino’s Pizza explains how a project to move the company data centre into the cloud has transformed its online business.
Posted: 29 May 2012 | Published: 29 May 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

Harvey Nash CIO Survey 2012
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IT BRIEFING: CIOs are more confident of securing technology budget increases than at any time in the last five years, according to the CIO Technology Survey 2012.
Posted: 17 May 2012 | Published: 14 May 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

Sustainability through Managed Print Services
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ANALYST BRIEF: Managed print services offer far-reaching environmental benefits, helping a business reduce its carbon footprint, in addition to significant cost savings, according to this report from Quocirca.
Posted: 01 May 2012 | Published: 09 Apr 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

CW Special report on Capita
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IT BRIEFING: Packed with graphs and diagrams, the report is essential reading for any organisation working with, or thinking of working with Capita.
Posted: 23 Apr 2012 | Published: 23 Apr 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

Global Sourcing Trends in 2012
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IT BRIEFING: The latest IT outsourcing trends from global law firm Morrison & Foerster.
Posted: 05 Mar 2012 | Published: 05 Mar 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

The Mindset of the Chief Information Officer
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This study evaluates the leadership role that Chief Information Officers performs in helping their organisations achieve their commercial goals
Posted: 29 Feb 2012 | Published: 29 Feb 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

The reality behind the hype: Government cloud computing
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ANALYST BRIEF: This article from Gartner offers advice to public sector organisations thinking of deploying cloud computing and assess the progress made by governments in their use of the cloud.
Posted: 23 Nov 2011 | Published: 23 Nov 2011

ComputerWeekly.com

The Cloud's Impact on the Future of IT
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to explore the impact that cloud computing has on traditional IT practices and discover the importance of adjusting your mindset to accommodate the new trend. Learn how to meet the demands of your line of business customers so you can prevent them from outsourcing to external service providers instead.
Posted: 11 Jun 2012 | Published: 31 Oct 2011

Hewlett-Packard Company

How to Choose a Managed Network Services Provider
sponsored by MegaPath Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Managing your network is no easy task, hence the reason managed service providers (MSPs) exist. In this resource, explore the advantages of outsourcing to an MSP and best practices for finding the right MSP for your organization.
Posted: 23 May 2012 | Published: 22 May 2012

MegaPath Inc.

Benefits of Cloud-Based Communications
sponsored by Interactive Intelligence, Inc.
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation transcript explores the options of moving your contact center applications and Unified Communications strategies to the cloud. Uncover the benefits and opportunities of cloud-based solutions and potential pain points, and get help deciding if the cloud is a good option for your organization.
Posted: 10 May 2012 | Published: 24 Apr 2012

Interactive Intelligence, Inc.

Evolving Security: 5 Reasons to Outsource Network Security Management in Today's Threat Environment
sponsored by XO Communications
WHITE PAPER: Discover five reasons why outsourcing your network security management can help you combat malware, hackers, and the evolving threat landscape.
Posted: 03 May 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

XO Communications

OpenStack Powered Clouds: The Business Case
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and AMD
WHITE PAPER: Businesses are increasingly turning to IaaS to expand cloud services offerings without increasing overhead or infrastructure costs. Discover how Dell's OpenStack Powered Cloud Solutions help organizations quickly deliver high-performance, cost-efficent clouds.
Posted: 20 Mar 2012 | Published: 19 Mar 2012

Dell, Inc. and AMD

E-Guide: Expert Tips for Implementing an Effective Cloud Computing Plan
sponsored by BlueCentral
EGUIDE: When planning a migration to the cloud, IT pros must carefully map a strategic plan for a successful transition. This essential e-guide, directly from our editors, describes the top criteria and guidelines that should be followed when building a cloud strategy.
Posted: 01 Mar 2012 | Published: 01 Mar 2012

BlueCentral

Best practices for managing continual data center growth
sponsored by HP
EGUIDE: Companies planning to expand their data center have many elements to consider. Download this e-guide and evaluate what the best strategy is for your upcoming data center project.
Posted: 15 Feb 2012 | Published: 10 Feb 2012

HP

Evaluating cloud-based file transfer services
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: If you are looking for smarter ways to approach file sharing in your commerce environment, you are probably thinking about outsourcing or moving to the cloud. This evaluation from IBM, supported by research from Vanson-Bourne, can help by showing you critical factors to consider.
Posted: 27 Jan 2012 | Published: 01 Jul 2011

IBM

Transformative Benefits of Cloud
sponsored by SunGard Availability Services
WHITE PAPER: IaaS adoption is skyrocketing. Discover 8 reasons why organizations are migrating to an IaaS environment, and the many benefits they stand to gain from cloud computing. Plus, learn about 4 considerations to keep in mind if your company is preparing to take the plunge.
Posted: 26 Jan 2012 | Published: 26 Jan 2012

SunGard Availability Services

Cloud Security Insights for IT Strategic Planning
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reviews the results from a survey of 200 IT professionals that can help you optimize your cloud’s security. Key findings suggest that security plays a foundational role in the decision to implement a private cloud, protecting platform and infrastructure resources are top concerns and security drives outsourcing decisions.
Posted: 20 Jan 2012 | Published: 20 Jan 2012

Intel

Mission Cloud: Jumpstart IT as a Service
sponsored by CSC
WEBCAST: This webcast is designed to help companies design and execute a successful cloud deployment plan. Obtain cloud survey results from your peers and discover key questions to consider as you get started.
Posted: 12 Jan 2012 | Premiered: Jan 12, 2012

CSC

Seven Things to Look for in a Colocation Provider
sponsored by SAVVIS
WHITE PAPER: According to a recent study, the use of colocation and services is increasing dramatically, yet there are many differences between colocation providers which IT pros should be aware of. Access this resource to discover 7 things you should look for when selecting a colocation provider
Posted: 06 Jan 2012 | Published: 06 Jan 2012

SAVVIS

FAQ Guide: What to Look for in IT Disaster Recovery Services
sponsored by Actifio
EGUIDE: In this FAQ guide, ESG senior analyst David Chapa gives his tips for what to look for in IT disaster recovery services.
Posted: 23 Dec 2011 | Published: 22 Dec 2011

Actifio

Computer Weekly – 20 December 2011: Read this week’s issue, featuring: retail IT issues for Christmas; the cost of software failure; the founder of agile development
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EZINE: In this week's issue of Computer Weekly, we look at the key technologies that retailers are turning to for IT-enabling customers' Christmas shopping. We examine research revealing the huge cost of application software that fails to meet requirements; and we talk to one of the pioneers of agile software development. Download the new issue now.
Posted: 19 Dec 2011 | Published: 20 Dec 2011

ComputerWeekly.com

Computer Weekly - 13 December 2011: Read this week’s special issue announcing the UKtech50 – the 50 most influential people in UK IT.
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EZINE: In this week's special issue of Computer Weekly, we reveal the UKtech50 - our list of the 50 most influential people in UK IT. This year's winner is Mike Lynch, CEO of Autonomy, who talks in an exclusive interview about his hopes for the UK technology industry, and life at HP since the company's 7bn GBP acquisition. Download the new issue now.
Posted: 12 Dec 2011 | Published: 09 Dec 2011

ComputerWeekly.com

Computer Weekly 6 December 2011: Read this week’s issue of the UK’s leading technology publication, featuring news on open data, cyber security and our social media awards
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EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we examine the economic benefits of plans to release more government data for wider re-use by software developers. We announce the winners of our Social Media Awards, and hear what the IT industry thinks of the new UK cyber security strategy. Download the new issue now.
Posted: 02 Dec 2011 | Published: 02 Dec 2011

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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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