Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: Sep 13, 2007
A sound IT infrastructure is fundamental to today’s businesses and when that infrastructure fails the consequences can be far reaching. Whether it is business-to-business, business-to-consumer or public sector organizations serving citizens, applications and the services they drive increasingly need to be available all day, every day. Many organizations find it hard to achieve such service levels. This briefing looks at some possible solutions.
Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: Oct 29, 2008
Outsourcing is a strategy increasingly being used by organizations to reduce costs and increase value. Outsourcing, however, has its risks. As organizations look to push out more of their custom software application development needs to outsourcing partners, careful planning is required in terms of building stringent software security requirements into contracts and creating a process and metrics to ensure that those requirements are met. This report examines outsourcing practices from 200 of the largest organizations in the UK and the US and provides pointers as to how the most experienced outsourcers are putting in place effective processes to drive the risk out of outsourcing.
Many businesses believe they only have two choices when it comes to marketing -- establish an internal department or contract specific services with a full-service marketing agency. There is a third option worth exploring. Strategic outsource marketing provides the commitment of an internal resource and the capabilities of a full-service agency without the operating costs of either.
Access this white paper to learn how by employing technology to surmount the challenges of globalization, manufacturers can expand their businesses profitably to incorporate new markets, new levels of innovation and new revenue streams.
This whitepaper is written as a guide to an alternative mechanism for project implementation for business owners holding responsibility to deliver IT solutions in the SOA space. It could also be of interest to those who would like to know more about how the phenomenon of offshore/onsite coordination, that emerged in the nineties, can be effectively applied towards realizing the promise of SOA.
ERP Outsourcing for the Mid-Market discusses the nuances of outsourcing and critical success factors for mid-market companies. Specifically, how companies can effectively select a compatible outsourcing partner who understands both parts of the equation - business and technology - and how to create a governance environment that fosters a successful outsourcing relationship.
The nature of corporate accounting and financial controls has forever been changed by Sarbanes-Oxley legislation. This white paper discusses the ripple effect of the Act on the IT outsourcing community and the new responsibilities and ethics that rest on companies, both public and private, that entrust all or part of their IT environment to an external third party.
In 2004, J.W. Childs had the opportunity to acquire the Sunny Delight Beverage Co. (SDBC) through a unique carve-out of brands by Procter & Gamble. An accurate and in-depth assessment of the infrastructure required to support SunnyD’s business going forward would be absolutely essential to Childs’ decision to purchase the company.
Russell Stover Candies outsourced its legacy information systems. However, two years later, they were unhappy with their chosen outsourcing provider and faced multiple ERP challenges. To help navigate these challenges, the company hired a seasoned IT executive. Find out why, after an exhaustive evaluation process, he selected OneNeck IT Services.
When Spyder Active Sports offered to pay its IT outsourcing provider more money in return for more services, and the provider not only refused the offer but its service levels continued to go downhill, it was time to look for a new provider. It came down to three potential vendors, however, a number of factors lead Spyder to select OneNeck IT Services.
In November 2002, Skanska embarked on the construction industry’s largest consolidation effort. Having acquired numerous companies in the previous 12 years — ranging in size from $100 million to $1 billion and comprising the $3.9 billion Skanska of today — CIO Chris Stockley was charged with migrating all the companies onto the J.D. Edwards application platform already in use by a few of the organizations.
When he joined SDBC in May of 2004, SunnyD's Chief Information Officer and Global Controller was faced with a classic build-or-buy decision, although the circumstances were less than typical. Despite the company just being carved out from Procter & Gamble with an experienced management team and a well-known brand name, it was missing a crucial operational element — an entire information technology infrastructure.
"Service to our gym owners is our number one priority," said Linda Mason, Vice President of IT for The Little Gym International. "This clearly drove our decision-making process in searching for an outsourcer." Learn why OneNeck was their number one choice for outsourcing their IT services.
Published By: Echopass
Published Date: Sep 07, 2007
Not all companies that have adopted multi-sourcing have realized the expected levels of savings. A single over-arching problem is often the cause when multi-sourcing delivers disappointing results in service and/or savings.
Published By: Thinksoft
Published Date: Nov 13, 2007
This guide/primer serve as an introductory how-to guide on outsourced software testing for business heads as well as software project managers. It first places testing within the content of total product life cycle and then describes the sequential stages within testing program, and how these stages can run parallel with the other development stages.
Published By: Thinksoft
Published Date: Dec 03, 2007
This white paper acts as a tool, for CEO's and Business and IT heads, helps reduce application deployment risks and costs. This paper attempts to establish how outsourcing test services to an independent domain-focused specialist company can substantially mitigate deployment risks. Business users are assured of receiving reliably better quality application well within cost and time budgets.
Download this free report to explore the potential of applying business performance management principles to advance document performance management to reduce costs; better manage documents as vital strategic, financial and information assets; and secure positive returns on investments from outsourcing. Learn more today!
No matter the size of the business, technology plays a critical role in its financial success. At the most basic level, companies have to deal with desktop and laptop computers for all their employees, e-mail, access to the Internet, Blackberries, and other kinds of on-site and remote devices. Add networking issues like viruses, spam and bandwidth utilization, and suddenly, this effort becomes a major challenge to anyone operating a small or mid-sized business (SMBs) with limited resources and a limited budget.
Published By: Archway
Published Date: Nov 21, 2008
The role of marketing is constantly changing. As budgets shrink and demands grow, marketing departments across the country are being carefully scrutinized for their effectiveness. Top executives are holding marketers more accountable, which means they must not only deliver results, but also find ways to measure the actual bottomline impact of their marketing initiatives.
Web Services are emerging as the preeminent method for program-to-program communication across corporate networks as well as the Internet. Securing web Services has been a challenge until recently, as typical Web authentication and authorization techniques employed browser-to-server architectures (not program-to-program). This resulted in user identity ending at the Web Application Server, forcing the Web Services Provider to trust blindly that the Web Services Requester had established identity and trust with the end user.
White paper discussing the specific opportunities available to companies through the use of MTS; using different areas of activity to show how the introduction of MTS impacts on technology, processes and organisation