New Pricing Models for IT Outsourcing

Several new pricing models have evolved over the time since Enterprises that have gone the outsourcing way, now expect more value from their IT service providers and IT service vendors want potentially higher-margin of work. In a typical and conventional IT outsourcing deal, a vendor provides a service —managing servers, developing applications, monitoring networks —and […]

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How to manage small Outsourcing Projects

Outsourcing and Project management go hand-in-hand, however project management often involves a lot of paperwork and operating cost and as a reason many people try to avoid it for small outsourced projects. It’s mostly assumed that small outsourced project doesn’t demand the same management procedures that a large outsourced project does. And in some sense, […]

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Aligning SLAs to Outsourcing Contracts

The intent of a service level agreement (SLA) is to measure the provider’s overall performance by virtue of brief, definite metrics with targeted levels of performance that are easily understandable by the client community and are simple to validate from a client’s perspective. As the outsourcing industry has matured, providers have developed a large amount […]

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Keys for Successful IT Outsourcing

With technology fully integrated into the business now days, IT outsourcing is no longer the CIO’s challenge alone. He or she may get the boot for making a bad situation worse, but everyone in the company suffers when the outsourcing relationship goes wrong. That’s why CFOs need to become more involved, earlier on. Unfortunately, when […]

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Factors that Impact Outsourced Applications Contract

The rise of global sourcing has significantly impacted Application Outsourcing (AO) in recent years. Buyers of AO services need to obtain a global view of the sourcing economy and understand its overarching influences. Top factors that have been outlined in this article i.e. economic forces, labor market factors, scope variables, and rate analysis, provide a […]

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Top 5 catches when negotiating an outsourcing contract

While reducing cost is typically the primary benefit and objective of outsourcing, but an ideal outsourcing contract should also allow to realize the immediate and long-term delivery need, provide contract flexibility and ensure that the outsourcer receives maximum value for money that it will be spending. Negotiating a good outsourcing contract involves much more than […]

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Analytics as a Service

We’ve seen how data can deliver insights in the hands of people like Hans Rosling who has been listed amongst the 100 most influential people in the world in 2012 by Time magazine. Rosling has shown the history of 200 countries over 200 years using 120,000 data points. He presents data with the urgency of […]

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