Veto Power over Who Gets onto Your Project Team

Here's an interesting addition for your contracts: “The right to interview anybody working on your projects and to approve or reject them.” That tidbit comes from Pavan Nigam, CEO of Cendura...
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How The Election Returns Affect IT Offshoring

Today, companies including Lionbridge Technologies, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Perot Systems (both the US and India offices) and Satyam Computer Services Ltd. will present at the Jefferies Federal...
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The Decision To Pull IT in House

Still catching up on my reading. The August 15, 2003 issue of CIO Magazine had two brief but useful profiles of “resourceful CIOs” who had to make outsourcing decisions. Jim Burdiss, Smurfit-Stone...
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Scotland Firm Beats Indian Companies

Here's a country that doesn't get much coverage when the discussion focuses on offshoring: Scotland. “Scots software firm fights outsourcing,” by Julia Fields in the Sunday Herald, profiles...
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IT Outsourcing from the IT Staff Perspective

Windows IT Pro (formerly Windows & .NET Magazine) tackles IT outsourcing in its latest issue — though it's intended more for the IT professional than the folks leading the charge. Also, you have...
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Tips for Handling the Employee Side of Outsourcing Engagements

Some interesting survey results out of LogicaCMG. (Keep in mind that the company is a provider of outsourcing services!) According to a poll of 200 employees from large organizations in Europe whose positions...
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Research: Trends in Data Center Outsourcing

The concept of outsourcing, while far from passĀŽ, is becoming dated. That’s not to say that organizations are no longer feeding IT or business process work to third parties. They are — in...
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Software without Borders: Use QA as Your First Step to Outsourcing

Quality assurance, or QA, is often given short shrift in a software development organization, especially when budgets are tight. When debating the software development budget at one of the software companies...
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Cisco’s Best Practices for Outsourcing Governance

For several years Cisco Systems has embraced outsourcing as a practice to leverage global skills to expand its engineering/product development and IT capabilities. By using its own network-based tools...
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