Investigating Outsourcing:

June, 2012

June 27, 2012  2:23 PM

Does outsourcing software testing make things better?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

I recently wrote an update article about progress being made in a software testing methodology.

The independent Test Maturity Model integrated (TMMi), as it is known, has five stages and the long and short of it is that the testing is carried out throughout the development process...

June 20, 2012  2:56 PM

Are we about to see a massive outsourcing boom?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Business Process Outsourcing, HCL-Axon, Outsourcing

Outsourcing is set to see the fastest growth since the 1980s with the sector worth up to £5bn by 2015, say city analysts.

According to an article in the Financial Times over £4bn worth of...

June 18, 2012  9:27 AM

How is technology changing BPO?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Accenture, berwinleightonpaisner, BPO, Business Process Outsourcing

Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) has been providing businesses with a way  to cut costs for years, but current IT trends are shaking up the sector, putting CIOs at the forefront of planning.

A perfect storm is in progress as customers want to cut additional back office costs due...

June 13, 2012  10:43 AM

Why are shared services being taken up more than normal outsourcing?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Cabinet office, KPMG, Outsourcing

Some interesting research from KPMG last week revealed that while demand for outsourcing is increasing it is the shared services element that is growing the fastest.

According to...

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June 7, 2012  10:23 AM

How is technology changing BPO deals?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40

I am currently writing a feature about the changing role of IT within BPO deals. A large part of the massive BPO sector is IT enabled and with the onset of cloud computing and increasing use of business analytics to get value from "big data," IT will become even more important.

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