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Innovation, innovation, wherefore art thou?

Outsourcing buyers and providers have long suffered from an expression barrier when it comes to innovation. But the digital economy is about to change that. Enterprises can no longer afford to dismiss their providers' new ideas and...

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When to outsource tech training for employees

Developing, delivering and maintaining training programs can be time-consuming and costly. Knowing when to relinquish control and when not to can be an essential part of creating a skilled workforce.

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Get your vendor’s A team

Promises made about service delivery can slip away when you find that you’ve been assigned to a B team.

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In Scott Walker's state, Democrats seek outsourcing penalties

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is still a cipher on offshore outsourcing and the H-1B issue. But Wisconsin lawmakers have introduced anti-outsourcing legislation that could shed light on Walker's views, if the bill makes it to his desk. ...

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Will the White House disappoint on H-1B displacements?

Signals are mixed on whether the Obama administration will take action or wait for Congress to change the law.

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Why the IT outsourcing model is moving away from manic multisourcing

The prevailing IT outsourcing model has shifted from a single provider approach to managing a host of best-of-breed vendors. But the pendulum may have shifted too far in the direction of multisourcing as IT leaders now try to get a...

The Takeaway: The war over H-1Bs heats up

Microsoft's announcement last week of layoffs prompted opponents of the H-1B visa program to quickly weigh in on the 'skills gap' debate.

Microsoft's Power BI visualization service will be generally available July 24

After six months of beta availability, the service is coming out, with more updates on the horizon

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5 reasons Latin America could be the next big thing in IT outsourcing

Fiscal policies and market barriers have long deterred outsourcing buyers and providers from investing in Latin America. But creative sourcing solutions and a shift in corporate culture are helping to change that. The economic...

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Top 5 factors driving domestic IT outsourcing growth

Despite insourcing efforts, the expansion of nearshore centers is not necessarily taking work away from offshore locations. Eric Simonson of the Everest Group discusses the five main drivers responsible for the rise in domestic...

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The Takeaway: How California plans to rein in H-1B visa use

The state of California is stepping up to try and slow the use of foreign workers with legislation that targets state utilities.

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A California backlash rises over foreign IT worker replacements

California lawmakers are moving to attack the use of foreign labor to replace U.S. workers.

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Millennial outsourcing is here, are you ready for it?

Organizations, service providers and advisors share thoughts on millennial outsourcing and the other latest trends within the outsourcing industry.

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The Takeaway: Obama's trade win could affect H-1B reform efforts

Senate passage on Wednesday of fast-track trade authority for President Obama has H-1B visa reformers worried about their efforts to change the controversial program.

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Request for Solution: What some enterprises really want from outsourcing providers

When enterprises go looking for an outsourcing provider, they often enter the conversation thinking they already knew what solution would be best. In the era of so many emerging technologies, more and more buyers are finding it in...

Snowflake Computing opens data warehouse to the masses

General availability of the cloud computing service comes alongside a $45 million funding round

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How to structure an outsourced IT project for less risk, more leverage

Large-scale IT outsourcing deals are doomed to fail if you don’t structure the project properly. Therefore, it’s imperative that during the negotiating and contracting phase you lay the groundwork to mitigate the risks and maintain...

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In a turnabout, Disney ABC TV cancels plans to outsource IT jobs

Two weeks ago, the Disney ABC Television Group told a team of approximately 30 to 35 application developers that they were being laid off. Then on Thursday, the layoffs were suddenly rescinded.

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