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What management risks can cause software outsourcing to fail?

Looking at what risks management can pose to software development outsourcing.

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11 outsourcing myths debunked

Outsourcing has evolved — and so too have the misconceptions around what makes a successful sourcing partnership in the digital era.

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Nearshoring and the human advantage: The risks and relationship-based rewards of nearshoring

Hiring an outside development company is hard, and it’s about to get even more complex. Digital transformation, automation and artificial intelligence are poised to generate great efficiencies, but they represent a great unknown. More...

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What business risks can cause software outsourcing to fail

Looking at what business risks can be posed to software development outsourcing.

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10 early warning signs of IT outsourcing disaster

The causes of IT outsourcing failure are numerous, but there are some common indicators of trouble that IT leaders can monitor and address before an outsourcing relationship goes off the rails.

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9 IT outsourcing mistakes to avoid

A number of common — and costly — pitfalls persist, when it comes to engaging an IT service provider. Here’s how to ensure your IT outsourcing engagements achieve their intended results.

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15 risk areas for software development outsourcing

Watch for warning signs when your company is looking to successfully implement software outsourcing.

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Economic and political factors affecting global software outsourcing in five supplier countries

5 countries (other than the U.S.) that have notable circumstances that should be examined from an IT outsourcing potential.

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Why an outsourced ERP system support desk could be the answer

For many businesses, supporting their ERP system internally can prove to be a time-consuming and costly procedure. Outsourcing the requirements to a specialist service provider can often prove to be a more cost-effective decision.

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Outsourcing remains strategic in the digital era

Companies racing to digitalize their businesses are adopting cloud computing at a rampant rate. But traditional outsourcing also remains a crucial option for CIOs looking to free up valuable IT resources.

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Digital done wrong

CIOs must understand that digital experiences start with the customer and work backwards into the enterprise.

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What is outsourcing? Definitions, best practices, challenges and advice

Outsourcing can bring big benefits to your business, but there are significant risks and challenges when negotiating and managing outsourcing relationships. Here, we break down everything you need to know to ensure your IT outsourcing...

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How to start your first trial engagement with outsourcing

Many good reasons exist besides cost that companies pursue software development outsourcing.

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Ladies and gentlemen, restart your IT funding engines

Stronger collaboration between marketing and IT can be the road to success.

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Summer whirlwind: The world is changing fast

In my travels across the globe these past few months, I found business leaders asking the same two questions: How do we move faster? And how do we do it securely?

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The real challenge for digital transformation is not your technology

Technological change is sweeping pretty much every organisation on the planet. And whilst the impact of this change on our legacy systems and the mammoth task of introducing new technologies and processes is, and should be, a huge...

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How to choose the best Salesforce consultant: 25 key questions

When vetting vendors, references are essential. But with Salesforce consultants, and cloud consultants in general, a deeper screening will ensure you hire the best for your project. These 25 questions will help.

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Understanding today’s outsourcing market

While global outsourcing contracts still generate approximately $40 billion a year, the as-as-service market now makes up more than 40 percent of those dollars.

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15 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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What is an SLA? Best practices for service-level agreements

A service-level agreement (SLA) defines the level of service you expect from a vendor, laying out the metrics by which service is measured, as well as remedies or penalties should agreed-on service levels not be achieved. It is a...

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