Basic Offshoring Advice from Gartner

Handy write-up of a Gartner session on offshore outsourcing by TechTarget writer Mark Brunelli here. The most important piece of advice: “'A lot of offshore engagements actually get into trouble...
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Director of Outsourcing: Who Should That Be?

Outsourcing continues to be an effective way for many companies to conduct business, but it hasn’t reached that point without numerous challenges and mistakes along the way. One thing is clear though:...
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A Class in Outsourcing

I've just learned about the outsourcing courses offered at the Illinois Institute of Technology as part of its Center for Professional Development. Here's the roster:Strategic Outsourcing Foundations and...
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Sun Microsystems: Finding Flexibility at a Big Company

Sun Microsystems has had plenty of experience in partnerships. Not only does this $11 billion dollar company contract with other firms for its manufacturing, but it relies on a huge community of partners...
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Brazil as an Outsourcing Destination

It’s a fair bet that Brazil will beat off all challengers this summer to retain the Football World Cup in Germany. Brazil is well known for its stamina, skill and flair on the football pitch, usually...
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New Book Out on IT Security Outsourcing

A new book is out that sounds worth reading. It's titled, Outsourcing Information Security by C. Warren Axelrod. I don't have my hands on it yet, but you can read a review of it on Slashdot here.The reviewer...
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Augmentum Gets Real about Outsourcing to China

Augmentum, one of the new breed of US-China software development companies focused on outsourcing, has a goal — a big goal — for its first decade of business: to grow to 40,000 people and have...
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The Transfer Stage of Build-Operate-Transfer: Tensilica’s Experience

This article describes the progress made in establishing and running the India operations of Tensilica, Inc., a private, venture-funded startup providing microprocessor intellectual property for system-on-chip...
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New Options Emerge in a Maturing Outsourcing Market

As your existing outsourcing contracts approach their termination dates, you’ll face some fundamental questions: Are you getting value for your investment? Should you renew with the incumbent service...
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