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11 steps to insourcing success

Thinking about insourcing currently outsourced IT work to cut costs or make good on a long-term strategic plan? Here’s how to do it right.

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The path forward: A COVID-19 offshore playbook

Offshore service providers are grappling with COVID-19’s impacts, limiting their ability to meet obligations. This playbook includes specific strategies to enhance your current position with offshore relationships.

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A 7-point blueprint for assessing your offshore IT risk exposure

Offshore service providers are grappling with COVID-19’s impacts, limiting their ability to meet obligations. This guide will help you evaluate your provider’s performance and capabilities.

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COVID-19 in India: 3 developments US CIOs should watch (and 3 steps to take now)

Aggressive policies to limit COVID-19’s impacts are constraining the abilities of some offshore service providers to fulfill their obligations. Look behind the headlines to assess the situation where your providers are based.

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6 tips for renegotiating service contracts

Tight times require a fresh look at existing contracts to see how costs can be curbed or new capabilities can be obtained — but a collaborative ‘win-win’ approach is your best bet.

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5 steps to assess offshore support risk (and 5 steps to address critical needs)

To ensure continuity of critical operations, all businesses should take these practical steps to engage, assess, and partner with offshore service providers.

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10 ways coronavirus will impact your outsourcing strategy

From business continuity challenges to pricing model modifications, the COVID-19 pandemic is having far-reaching effects on IT service delivery, as IT leaders adjust and prep for the new, new normal.

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16 famous ERP disasters, dustups and disappointments

It's no wonder ERP has such a bad reputation: The history surrounding the complex and expensive enterprise software market is packed with tales of vendor mud-slinging, outrageous hype and epic failures.

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4 lessons from the Hertz vs. Accenture IT disaster

A tremendous amount of information and specific insight can be gleaned by analyzing projects gone wrong. Here are four lessons IT leaders can apply to any outsourcing agreement.

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Keys to a successful flexible IT staffing strategy

With specialized skills in short supply, CIOs are increasingly turning to contingent workers to supplement in-house talent. Here’s how to ensure your workforce mix is on target and productive.

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The 4 most common mistakes to avoid when working with tech contractors and consultants

As more employers turn to contractors and consultants to solve their in-demand tech talent gaps, it’s crucial to learn how to get the most out of this relationship. Here are the most common mistakes to avoid.

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7 tips for getting out of a bad vendor contract

When a seemingly sweet deal turns sour, it's time to prepare an exit strategy. Here’s how to preserve essential business operations, your vendor relationship and your job.

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What is vendor management? The key to productive vendor partnerships

Vendor management helps organizations take third-party vendor relationships from a passive business transaction to a proactive collaborative partnership.

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The top 10 IT outsourcing service providers of the year

Accenture, TCS, and Cognizant remain atop an IT service provider market marked by a return to growth, according to Everest Group’s 4th annual rankings.

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The 11 biggest issues IT faces today

From securing IoT to retraining IT talent to finding new revenue streams, CIOs have more than their share of concerns keeping them up at night.

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How to get more innovation from your IT outsourcer

CIOs looking to leverage service providers for disruptive solutions must change how they select, contract with, and manage those partners. 

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7 hot IT outsourcing trends — and 7 going cold

The days of low-cost commodity services are waning, as IT organizations seek stronger strategic partnerships with IT outsourcing providers in the era of digital transformation.

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How (and why) to break up with your IT service provider

When plans change or performance is poor, it may be time to break off an outsourcing commitment. Here’s how to make the process as pain-free and productive as possible.

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