The advantages offered by outsourcing's economies of scale mean that it has now become the norm rather than the exception. The core issue is that all parties must be completely aware and in agreement over the segregation of duties and responsibilities, for each and every component of the process. Providing that the business maintains overall control and is able to monitor compliance easily, transparently and without notice, then the business can be confidently maintained.
Enterprises Struggle to Navigate Mobile Business Intelligence LandscapeThe consumerisation of IT is prevalent in the enterprise. Consumers have become accustomed to mobile applications that allow them to swiftly and easily access relevant content regardless of place or time. These consumers are now seeking the same experience with business applications. Business ... read more..
Outsourcing Needs to Respond to Climate ChangeIt is not just language issues and political volatility that outsourcers need to think about when selling delivery services to enterprises in developed locations. The issue of natural disasters and infrastructure reliability is a consideration that is certain to gain prominence among procurement officers ... read more..
CIO, Tear Down This Wall!A quarter of a century after Ronald Reagan challenged Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall, one of the most famous symbols of division in modern history, the self-imposed wall between business and IT one of the IT industrys most hotly debated problems ... read more..
Iceland to Become a Low-Cost Data Centre DestinationIceland's new and unique multi-tenant data centre will be an attractive low-cost destination for many IT workloads eventually. UK co-location provider Verne Global built the facility on a former Nato base near Keflavik airport, with modular IT infrastructure from Colt Technology. Verne ... read more..
21 February 2012, Networking Seminar Discover how to drive value from your outsourcing supplier and what steps you can take to ensure that your contracts are properly managed. Download the presentation slides Cliff Mills, research manager, NCC Henry Brysh, associate consultant UK public sector outsourcing in the ... read more..
NCC Members can ask relevant questions of the wider NCC membership, moderated by NCC. We collate the responses, where appropriate anonymise them, then publish the results on the website for the benefit of the wider Membership. Can you help with this question from a housing association? In light of ... read more..
A collection of recent NCC research, thought leadership articles, presentations, events, webinars and videos, to help those interested in professional development get up to speed with the key management issues around cloud computing.In the past year, the uptake of cloud services has increased significantly. Businesses are recognising that the data ... read more..
Safe Outsourcing, in association with Leumi ABL, presents a series of half-day, free-to-attend seminars for recruiters considering their options in terms of invoice financing and outsourcing services for the back-office processes of payroll, billing and credit control:20 May, Leeds27 May, London17 June, Birmingham8 July, London14 July, ManchesterTo book use the ... read more..
The Mint Hotel, Manchester, 6 July 2011Pressures remain on IT budgets and will do so for the foreseeable future it is time for organisations to think more strategically about the role and impact of technology to deliver true business transformation with improvements to the bottom line the current steady ... read more..
Management StrategyBigger, smaller or non-existent? How will the IT department look in 2020? At the launch of this year's CI0 50, the UK's top IT chiefs considered whether the IT department will be a very different beast in a decade's time, or even existFollow this link ... read more..
outsourcing trends Ravi Pandey, senior vice president of NIIT Technologies UK, looks at the trends and factors that will affect outsourcing in 2011. IT outsourcing is now a mature practice that has gained widespread adoption as organisations look to reduce costs and increase efficiencies. The drive to achieve these goals ... read more..
Management Strategy Everything you need to know about outsourcing, both onshore and offshore, from pricing and contract negotiation to vendor management and ROI. UPDATED.Follow this Link ... read more..
cloud computing Cloud computing is arguably one of the hottest topics in computing at the moment. It seems from the evidence of the past few years though that this particular topic is about more than just hype. Sin John, distinguished engineer at Symantec, provides a fresh take on ... read more..
backsourcing As traditional offshore services continue to disappoint and organisations face having to reabsorb their IT development activities, nearshore providers in eastern European countries are stepping in. Not only are the cost arguments as strong or even stronger than traditional outsourcing, but the nearshoring model gives back a level of ... read more..
cloud computing All businesses who are thinking about embracing the cloud as their core IT service delivery route quite rightly should fully understand the risks as well as the well-documented rewards The main concerns centre around service reliability, accessibility and security of data stored in the cloud. Here, Mark Seemann, ... read more..
HP buys Vertica, joins Big Data party Less than a month after stopping support of its ill-fated NeoView data warehousing range, HP has acquired Vertica Systems to fill the gap for Big Data warehousing and analytics. The deal is expected to close in the second quarter of 2011. This is ... read more..
Regardless of what region you may have found yourself in during the past two weeks, it is doubtful that the economic woes facing Ireland and the Eurozone have escaped your notice. Indeed, it appears clearer by the day that the long-anticipated economic recovery is shaping up to be a whimper ... read more..
outsourcingOutsourcing and offshoring trends have peaked and troughed over the last few years. As companies continue to seek to cut costs and free up resources to focus on their core competencies, outsourcing seems to have won back its appeal but is the outsourced route the wisest to take this ... read more..
Last week Rackspace open sourced part of its infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) platform in partnership with NASA. Though it is early days yet, this promising project, called OpenStack, already has the backing of 29 other companies including AMD, Intel, Dell, and Citrix.GOOD TIMING BETWEEN RACKSPACE AND NASA LEADS TO OPENSTACKAs Rackspace was ... read more..
HCLs approach to data center transformation is to use opex savings to fund technology transformation. This is an approach that favors the customers retention of assets and suits HCLs strategy of acquiring resources only when they genuinely add to its service delivery capabilities. Enterprises looking to get rid of ageing ... read more..
In the wake of a new Australian Prime Minister coming to office, some observers of the outsourced CRM market may have missed Vertexs purchase of Australian vendor PCI (to be rebranded under the Vertex name). In our view, this is a prudent business move on Vertexs part, considering the ... read more..
data centre management Alot has been written on the developments and trends in the data centre, particularly around virtualisation and Cloud Computing, green IT and the potential new market for service providers that will grow out of these new technologies and the need for associated advisory services. With the projected ... read more..
shared services case studyIntroductionThe challenges of working with multiple databases within any organisation are well documented. In the sensitive and data rich environment of the NHS, handling, managing and accessing multiple databases is a regular activity that drives the business forward. However, as databases organically grow and the demands placed ... read more..
green IT As part of our look at Greener and more sustainable IT Jason Meers takes a look at repurposing IT Save time and money by converting your old PCs and laptops into thin clients. IT seems that every 10 years or so the computer industry re-invents itself and gives us new ... read more..
Thursday, 25th March 2010at the Trafford Centre - Management Suite Morning Workshop: 9.15am to 12.30pm Afternoon Workshop: 1.45pm to 5.00pm 'If you are drowning in a sea of emails, this course will supply a lifejacket, life-raft and even a paddle to get you to calmer waters'. Toni Bright, City ... read more..
17th March 2010 When: Wednesday, 17 March 2010, 9:30am GMT Duration: 45 minutes Speakers: Warren Sealey, Technical Specialist, Symantec Hosted Services In an uncertain economic climate you need to make the most of your IT security budget. Cloud computing and SaaS security solutions are predicted to grow significantly ... read more..
IT users of every type have always pursued higher quality services and improved flexibility, scalability and transparency. Nowhere is that more true than when these IT users are in the market for remote management of their IT infrastructures.Infrastructure Outsourcing ... read more..
This document describes the perils, pitfalls, best practices and business benefits of data center migration.Data Centre Migration: ... read more..
The potential to leverage IT services and business information has greatly increased over the last decade. The concepts of joined-up IT and web services are powerful tools for business innovation. However, uptake of these technologies is often hindered by existing inflexible systems and high costs. A company's core systems are ... read more..
The network's the limit when it comes to making the most of the cloud In the grip of global recession, businesses are looking at 2009 as a year for cost-cutting. Facing substantially lower revenues, management boards are increasingly taking an active interest in how cost-efficiently business functions such as IT are ... read more..