Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Newsworthy Items

IT Outsourcing. The Direction Factor
Outsourcing-Russia.com reported that in order to make the offshoring model work properly it is necessary to consider all the factors that will impact the outcome. The information in this article supports the basis of Bob's book; "The Services Shift".

Novell and ACS Form Outsourcing, Supply Partnership
www.masshightech.com issued a story today on a supply partnership that was established between Novell and ACS. Novell Inc., the Waltham-based open-source IT infrastructure provider, has partnered with Affiliated Computer Services Inc. in a five-year $135 million contract in which Novell will outsource some internal information technology services to ACS (NYSE: ACS). The partnership also entails ACS paying Novell at least $30 million in the first three years for Novell products.

The outsourcing partnership involves shifting service delivery from the 156 employees of Novell Information Services and Technology group in Provo, Utah. A release from both companies does not outline where ACS will then outsource this work, but Novell officials expect “significant cost savings.”

Financial Institutions Perspective on Outsourcing
IBS Publishing.com advised that outsourcing core systems is an area that polarizes opinion. In countries such as the US it is highly popular, but in other regions it is seen as a risk too far. The financial pressures of recent times may have changed this situation.

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