A majority of voters in the United Kingdom chose June 23 to leave the European Union. Business leaders in the UK and across the EU face a period of great uncertainty. While negotiations around the precise terms of the so-called Brexit have yet to begin, speculation on matters such as access to markets, movement of […]
You get tapped on the shoulder by your finance executive who tells you that the company must do more for less cost. You know others, including your business competitors, are turning to cloud, but you’re still trying to understand how to successfully navigate cloud outsourcing. I have worked with over 100 strategic outsourcing customers and […]
Outsourcing is a stepping stone on the way to cloud computing. I would even say that companies with outsourcing experience can much more easily adopt cloud than others. They are already used to dealing with a service provider, and they have learned how to trust and challenge it to get the desired services. But certain […]
If your company is currently in an outsourcing engagement, the cloud conversation is going to start soon (if it hasn’t already). Cloud-based content in outsourcing contracts is expected to grow to 50 percent by 2017. Let’s explore some of the key aspects to consider when moving to the cloud with your outsourcing partner. Starting the […]
IBM has launched its global strategy around the world. Now it is reaching emergent economies such as Mexico. However, adopting cloud is not just a technology matter; it is also a cultural one. Being from Mexico myself, it is my opinion that Mexicans, to a certain extent, like and need to have their assets or […]
If an activity has well-defined inputs, outputs and service level agreements (SLAs), it can be done in the cloud. This way, even individuals are competing with traditional outsourcing companies to provide the services.
The discussion continues as we compare and contrast what you get from an outsourcer vs. a cloud service provider.
Cloud has had a profound effect on the outsourcing industry.
According to research done by analyst firm IDC, cloud computing will generate 14 million jobs between 2011 and 2015.