01 March 2012

Outsourcing News Alert for February - February, 2012

Digital vigilantes and the maturing cloud
The annual Cloud Expo Europe (CEE) has been and gone, and as a marker of the industry’s pulse it threw out some interesting insights. CEE is a growing event and each year it features an increasing number of industry heavyweights keen to hold forth on their cloud experiences and how they see the cloud moving forward.
The annual Cloud Expo Europe (CEE) has been and gone, and as a marker of the industry’s pulse it threw out some interesting insights. CEE is a growing event and each year it features an increasing number of industry heavyweights keen to hold forth on their cloud experiences and how they see the cloud moving forward.

Revenue-building strategies for mobile-phone operators, financial services in a mobile world and how to capture more of the connected consumer’s time and money — these are just some of the topics likely to be front and center when 60,000 delegates from the mobile-telecoms industry descend on Barcelona for the annual Mobile World Congress.
Labor arbitrage fades. And easy access to qualified talent and service quality may be declining. But offshore outsourcing can deliver an unexpected but welcome benefit -- increased enterprise agility, according to Duke University researchers.
Use of modern communications tools within supply chains is lagging way behind their usage for other operational needs, but change is in the air.
Over the last two to three years, there has been a noticable increase in the number of institutions of higher education investigating and implementing cloud-based solutions for their IT infrastructure. E-mail, calendaring, collaboration, videoconferencing, and even ERP (enterprise resource planning) and learning management systems are now candidates for cloud-sourcing.
The proposed legislation could make organisations more wary about where their data is held
Total spending on IT and BPO outsourcing in Europe last year was the highest ever for a 12 month period and a massive 27% higher than in 2010.
IT professionals know that handing data over to a third-party is always risky, but cloud computing creates unique concerns for IP. Here are nine tips to protect critical corporate data wherever it goes.
The Tholons 2012 Top 100 Outsourcing Destinations report identifies the top global cities and counties for outsourcing IT/BPO services. With the improvement in the country’s value proposition in IT/BPO, Sri Lanka is clearly emerging as a global sourcing destination in the region.
European enterprises may not slash IT budgets in a way they did during the 2008-2009 downturn, despite the volatile climate this year.
Moldova is officially the lowest cost nearshoring location in Central and Eastern Europe.
The Association represents the interests of outsourcing professionals and organizations in the German speaking region and is independent partner of outsourcing users, consultants and service providers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Zurich, March 8, 2012: the most important B2B - Event of the Swiss Outsourcing Market.