Monday, November 04, 2013 00:01 AM

The Outsourcing of All Things IT

Enterprises are expected to increasingly tap into IT outsourcing through hybrid clouds, including colocation and managed-service models, during the next few years.

Monday, July 29, 2013 00:01 AM

Getting Smarter About IT Outsourcing

For CIOs, the challenge is to develop a cohesive strategic plan that focuses on insourcing, outsourcing, multisourcing and the cloud in a comprehensive way.

Monday, June 03, 2013 00:03 AM

An Evolving View of Outsourcing

Executives are becoming more strategically selective about outsourcing, turning to multisourcing and increasingly relying on captive offshore centers.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 21:03 PM

Stuck in Mike Daisey's Apple Tree of Lies

By Tony Kontzer Can someone please tell me where the "Mike Daisey lied to me" queue starts? I'm expecting it to be a long one, filled with duped theatergoers and journalists. For those of you who monito....

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 12:02 PM

Data Center Locations are Hot, Hot, Hot

By Tony Kontzer Has there ever been a time in history when data centers have generated so much excitement? With the explosion of cloud computing and mobile applications, these formerly unappreciated IT ner....

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 10:06 AM

Outsourcing: A Windfall for U.S. IT Pros?

No topic has ignited the ire of U.S. IT workers (both employed and unemployed) than workforce issues like H-1B visa hires and outsourcing overall. For all of you who think outsourcing is the American Ene....

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 18:05 PM

What's Cloud Computing's Future?

A heads-up to all the cloud computing enthusiasts out there: I'll be moderating a panel at the May 20 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium in Cambridge. The panel, "Head in the Clouds, Feet on the Ground," will look ....

Wednesday, April 08, 2009 09:04 AM

New Debate on H-1B IT Workers

UPDATE: Several readers took issue with the current state of the H-1B system. A reader named "Tunnel Rat" says CIOs will pay the price for bringing in sub-par foreign workers. "We are no longer getting....

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 21:01 PM

Did Satyam Scandal Shake Your Faith in Outsourcing?

It's no secret that the massive wave of outsourcing in recent years hasn't produced the greatest results. Businesses have plenty to gripe about--and they're not afraid to do so. Whether it's poor project....

Monday, December 15, 2008 16:12 PM

Study: 1 in 4 IT Jobs to Be Offshore by 2010

Plenty of companies have reasonable qualms about their offshore outsourcing initiatives, but make no mistake: offshoring is alive and well. In two years, 25 percent of all IT jobs will be located outside....

Wednesday, October 29, 2008 16:10 PM

Finally, a Real Way to Measure IT's Value

We've all read plenty of gloomy headlines lately, but one bright spot in the IT world has been the services sector. And the continued strengthening in that area offers one unexpected—and perhaps ha....

Thursday, September 11, 2008 11:09 AM

The Future of Outsourcing: Big Changes Ahead

The IT outsourcing landscape is evolving by the day. How are you responding? Navi Radjou, a vice president with Forrester, offers a self-described Pollyanna-ish take on the future of Bangalore. At a rece....

Monday, August 25, 2008 10:08 AM

Deciphering China

The Olympics are over, but China's influence in the global business world is growing. See why. Jim Yardley had a great analysis piece in Sunday's New York Times about the Olympic impact on China. One nota....

Wednesday, August 06, 2008 10:08 AM

IT and the Olympics

The Beijing Olympics is something of a re-release of China's brand. Are you paying attention? Warren McFarlan, the dean of American IT academics, calls the Beijing Olympics China's "national coming-out par....

Wednesday, January 23, 2008 12:01 PM

Offshoring: Conflicting Reports?

It's pretty easy to find conflicting data, especially when it comes to research reports. More often than not, though, key similiarities can be found. Take, for instance, a new survey by IT staffing firm ....

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