Archive for October, 2009

How to develop an outsourcing strategy

resized_shutterstock_293596.jpgOPINION: Of all the stages in the outsourcing lifecycle, the initial strategic planning stage is among the most important. Outsourcing projects – large and small – are not generally planned with detail and underpinned by long-term strategies.

As outsourcing experts we always stress that planning and strategy are pivotal and will ultimately determine the overall success of an outsourcing.

In order to achieve a solid, realistic outsourcing strategy, an organisation must be able to analyse every aspect of its business, which is often a difficult task as it may require numerous areas of the business to work together, possibly for the first time.

The strategy setting process will ultimately change the roles of both management and employees alike, and will also come under great scrutiny. Therefore it is vital to ensure that all stakeholders – employees, clients, customers and suppliers – are included in the prerequisite due diligence process, which will set the components of the outsourcing and is vital for the development of the strategy.
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October 19th, 2009

IT outsourcing demand grows, poll finds

resized_shutterstock_2283845.jpgMore companies are choosing to use IT outsourcing, a new study has shown.

The latest Advisor and Business/IT Service Provider Pulse Survey from EquaTerra revealed that 75 per cent of IT outsourcing providers polled saw growth in the new deal pipeline, indicating that market demand is on the increase.

In addition, 68 per cent of companies said they expect rising demand will continue through to the end of 2009.
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October 19th, 2009

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