Archive for May, 2010

IT outsourcing ‘allows companies to focus on core business’

core businessCompanies who choose to outsource their IT operations can gain a number of benefits by doing so, it has been claimed.

Chief technology officer and executive vice-president of Presidio Dave Hart has been extolling the virtues of the option in a Bloomberg BusinessWeek article that looked at the differences between outsourcing and out-tasking.

The industry expert explained that the former is a method by which the management or execution of the entire IT function of a firm is transferred to an external provider.

May 31st, 2010

SaaS just another form of outsourcing

SaaSA business software expert has highlighted the value of software as a service as a way for businesses to move forward.

In a post for ITworld, Mark Patterson explains how businesses have long been outsourcing other tasks and services to lawyers, accountant, plumbers and electricians.

He then points out that the same can be done with software and applications, through SaaS, providing a cost-effective solution and doing away with the need for expensive hardware.

May 31st, 2010

Outsourcing recovery is fragile, says EquaTerra

recessionBusinesses are stepping up their spending on outsourcing as they begin to replace outdated infrastructure, a major survey of UK IT service providers reveals.

But the growth in demand for outsourcing is still precarious, and could be held back if the economy falters, EquaTerra’s UK pulse survey reveals.

“We are seeing more infrastructure projects – datacentre, desktop services, network services. They are being looked at now because the underlying asset is at the end of its life,” said Lee Ayling, managing director for IT outsourcing UK at the company.

May 17th, 2010


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