It's a pleasure to begin the outsourcing-focused discussion blog for ZDNet, where we will be having upfront discussion on a series of topics around the "O" issue. We will debate issues such as the following over the next few months:
Captives versus Shared Services versus Outsourcing strategies; ITO (IT Outsourcing) and BPO (Business Process Outsourcing); IT Outsourcing includes application development, application management, help desk, data center and (remote) infrastructure management services; Business Process Outsourcing will focus on Finance & Accounting, Human Resources and Procurement Outsourcing areas; ERP platforms and process standardization within an outsourcing environment; How to select an outsourcing vendor; How to engage and select an outsourcing advisor; How to select offshoring locations (nearshore versus offshore); Globalization issues and the impact of outsourcing on the economy; How to drive Innovation within an outsourcing engagement; How to develop your outsourcing experience to further your career.
I hope you enjoy the show! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any suggestions, or post them as a comment here,