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  • How to Make Offshoring Deals Withstand Crisis Situations

    Globalization is suffering from economic, financial and political challenges. IT organizations can improve results and mitigate risks by revamping offshore strategies. Implementing globalization no longer creates automatic competitive cost advantage. While nearly all companies have globalization programs, most were created randomly and reactively without strategic consideration. To gain competitive advantage, companies must strategically engineer the integration and synergy from service providers.

  • The Road to Better Outsourcing

    Have you ever heard the expression 'Any road will take you there if you don't know where you're going'? When it comes to outsourcing, it can sure cause long term problems if you don't invest in strategy development, goal setting and planning.

  • Offshore Outsourcing: What Role Will Recession Play?

    As the US economy continues its downward spiral, analysts who predicted lost jobs would cause a surge in outsourcing are eating their words.

  • 5 ways to make your company Gen Y-friendly

    Facing a potential onslaught of baby boomer retirements and a smaller pool of Generation X employees to replace them, IT managers who want to create or sustain a Best Place to Work environment will need the additional help of another group of professionals: Generation Y. Also known as Millennials, this group consists of nearly 80 million individuals born roughly between 1979 and 1999. They are the workforce of the future.

  • Don't believe the Windows 7 hype

    That the PR hordes at Microsoft would begin the jungle drumbeat for the next version of Windows within an ace of the launch of Vista was, of course, to be expected. The company's default position whenever challenged about its latest products has always been to pique the appetite for the next version through calculated leaks, the drawing up of roadmaps, the tossing around of code names and the issuing of possible feature details. This predictable tactic is rearing its head again with a steady stream of stories appearing in the media: Google News today lists 862. The question is: why do we play along?

  • Outsourcing and Offshoring are Loaded Terms

    To outsource or not - it's a serious business decision. But the problem is that words carry baggage, and none more so than the word 'outsource'.

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    On Your Mark, Get Set,Transform

    Back in the last century, when business and society changed more slowly, companies could afford to take their time fine-tuning their operations. Today, the marketplace rewards those companies that change most quickly

  • On Off, Off On

    I have just returned from a fact-finding mission about moving our IT operations offshore

  • The Manhattan Effect

    I've been lucky enough to live, work and hang out in both Manhattans - as in New York and Kansas - which makes me kind of an expert on how you can tell the difference between the two.

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    A Formula for Alignment

    Why would someone complete medical school and residency training, then spend a decade in IT to become a CIO?

  • A Shore Thing

    It is inevitable that there will be more IT offshoring in this country. That was my conclusion after a recent series of roundtables on the topic with local IT executives.

  • Caveat Emptor!

    Managing the risks of offshore IT outsourcing

  • Why Change Is an Affair of the Heart

    In the drama of change, emotions, not logic, impel people to cast off the old and embrace the new

  • Serenity Found

    We all know that CIO stands for "Career Is Over". The wag who coined that acronym was undoubtedly referring to the burnout factor that comes with the job and the consequent short tenure of the average CIO

  • Recruiters Advice

    With a new year recently begun, it is time for all of us to reassess the past year with an eye to having 2006 be better. Some of you will determine that it may be time to change positions. Others may not, but January always proves to be one of the months executives are most likely to receive calls from search firms.

  • A Team Starts with Two

    The best way to develop employees is one-on-one coaching, yet too few executives seem interested in making the effort.

  • How to Develop Your Team

    Techniques for growing IT employees

  • Looking Out; Looking In

    Outsource what makes sense, but create some new internal opportunities for yourself.

  • They Don't Care Too Much for Money

    Once again, it behoves CIOs to reward their star performers. But how will they do it? Cutting bonus cheques would be the wrong answer.

  • All-Time Low for Employee Morale

    Dissatisfied IT workers have nowhere to go - for now.

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