How to end service bureau fees, reduce costs, and control your own payroll process
Download this informative article and find out why managing your payroll in house is more cost-effective than outsourcing — and how it gives you complete control over your processes and data.
Published By: Listrak
Published Date: May 02, 2008
Even though there are many email marketing solutions that allow marketers to create, deploy, track, and manage their email marketing campaigns easily, there is still a significant percentage of companies that outsource this business process to an outside advertising agency, search engine optimization firm, application service provider, or interactive marketer.
If you are looking to partner with a search engine optimization company, it’s important that you choose a firm you can trust. Many search engine optimization companies today use tactics that are questionable and that can lead to your site getting penalized by the major search engines. In this article, you will be given several important questions to ask any SEO firm that you are considering, and learn how to interpret the answers you are given.
As the Internet becomes a valuable marketing tool, many organizations are hiring a search engine optimization company in order to help increase their online exposure. Unfortunately, there are many errors that those same organizations often make that sabotage the efforts of the search engine optimization firm that they have chosen to work with.
Search engine marketing services need to be able to stay on top of all of the latest industry developments and to be aware of the trends that are sure to shape the industry’s future. Learn more about the issues that search engine marketing firms will be contending with as the SEO industry continues to change on a regular basis.
While enterprises continue to own and operate in-house datacenters, their use of colocation and other outsourcing services is growing fast. Demand for colocation and wholesale datacenters, with their readily available space and power, their professional operations teams and, increasingly, their rich connectivity and value-added offerings, has never been stronger. 451 Research forecasts that the operational square footage of the global colocation and wholesale sector will grow at a healthy 7% CAGR from 2017 to 2020.
This paper draws upon recent discussions with dozens of companies that are exploring outsourcing services. Jason Gilroy and colleagues draw upon their years of procurement expertise to provide answers to common questions surrounding the outsourcing of procurement services.
Published By: iDirect
Published Date: Jan 29, 2007
Many people may not be aware of SEO’s usefulness is in business to business marketing or what a valuable marketing tool SEO can be in general. Learn more about why B2B companies can benefit from using SEO as a key marketing tool.
Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: Jul 11, 2007
Operating and maintaining a complex IT infrastructure requires the necessary skills and investment but getting the right staff at an affordable price can be a problem. Finding ways around this can give SMBs a competitive edge leaving them free to focus on new business opportunities.
Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: Sep 13, 2007
A sound IT infrastructure is fundamental to today’s businesses and when that infrastructure fails the consequences can be far reaching. Whether it is business-to-business, business-to-consumer or public sector organizations serving citizens, applications and the services they drive increasingly need to be available all day, every day. Many organizations find it hard to achieve such service levels. This briefing looks at some possible solutions.
Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: Oct 29, 2008
Outsourcing is a strategy increasingly being used by organizations to reduce costs and increase value. Outsourcing, however, has its risks. As organizations look to push out more of their custom software application development needs to outsourcing partners, careful planning is required in terms of building stringent software security requirements into contracts and creating a process and metrics to ensure that those requirements are met. This report examines outsourcing practices from 200 of the largest organizations in the UK and the US and provides pointers as to how the most experienced outsourcers are putting in place effective processes to drive the risk out of outsourcing.
Many businesses believe they only have two choices when it comes to marketing -- establish an internal department or contract specific services with a full-service marketing agency. There is a third option worth exploring. Strategic outsource marketing provides the commitment of an internal resource and the capabilities of a full-service agency without the operating costs of either.
Access this white paper to learn how by employing technology to surmount the challenges of globalization, manufacturers can expand their businesses profitably to incorporate new markets, new levels of innovation and new revenue streams.
This whitepaper is written as a guide to an alternative mechanism for project implementation for business owners holding responsibility to deliver IT solutions in the SOA space. It could also be of interest to those who would like to know more about how the phenomenon of offshore/onsite coordination, that emerged in the nineties, can be effectively applied towards realizing the promise of SOA.
ERP Outsourcing for the Mid-Market discusses the nuances of outsourcing and critical success factors for mid-market companies. Specifically, how companies can effectively select a compatible outsourcing partner who understands both parts of the equation - business and technology - and how to create a governance environment that fosters a successful outsourcing relationship.
The nature of corporate accounting and financial controls has forever been changed by Sarbanes-Oxley legislation. This white paper discusses the ripple effect of the Act on the IT outsourcing community and the new responsibilities and ethics that rest on companies, both public and private, that entrust all or part of their IT environment to an external third party.
In 2004, J.W. Childs had the opportunity to acquire the Sunny Delight Beverage Co. (SDBC) through a unique carve-out of brands by Procter & Gamble. An accurate and in-depth assessment of the infrastructure required to support SunnyD’s business going forward would be absolutely essential to Childs’ decision to purchase the company.
Russell Stover Candies outsourced its legacy information systems. However, two years later, they were unhappy with their chosen outsourcing provider and faced multiple ERP challenges. To help navigate these challenges, the company hired a seasoned IT executive. Find out why, after an exhaustive evaluation process, he selected OneNeck IT Services.
When Spyder Active Sports offered to pay its IT outsourcing provider more money in return for more services, and the provider not only refused the offer but its service levels continued to go downhill, it was time to look for a new provider. It came down to three potential vendors, however, a number of factors lead Spyder to select OneNeck IT Services.
In November 2002, Skanska embarked on the construction industry’s largest consolidation effort. Having acquired numerous companies in the previous 12 years — ranging in size from $100 million to $1 billion and comprising the $3.9 billion Skanska of today — CIO Chris Stockley was charged with migrating all the companies onto the J.D. Edwards application platform already in use by a few of the organizations.
When he joined SDBC in May of 2004, SunnyD's Chief Information Officer and Global Controller was faced with a classic build-or-buy decision, although the circumstances were less than typical. Despite the company just being carved out from Procter & Gamble with an experienced management team and a well-known brand name, it was missing a crucial operational element — an entire information technology infrastructure.
"Service to our gym owners is our number one priority," said Linda Mason, Vice President of IT for The Little Gym International. "This clearly drove our decision-making process in searching for an outsourcer." Learn why OneNeck was their number one choice for outsourcing their IT services.