EC SIG: Websourcing vs. Outsourcing
Which word do you keep in your spell-check?
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For the past 10 years the new economy has been inventing and encouraging new words, new ideas, new e-Volving strategies, not to mention new headaches. Which words do you keep in your spell-check and which ones do you throw back? With the resource and time to market crunch still pounding away, managers are receiving no relief from the never-ending headaches over meeting project deadlines. Outsourcing is not a new word in their vocabulary, but Websourcing may be. Websourcing businesses promise more robust, timely and complete services than traditional companies can provide internally, they also promise technological expertise and leadership at a time of rapid and ongoing technological change. Take a look "under the hood" at several leading Websourcing and outsourcing models. Compare the new economy methods of outsourcing with the old. After this tour you may want to keep the word Websourcing in your vocabulary.
Atul Vashistha is Chairman of the Board, Co-Founder and CEO of neoIT – the leading global provider of technology solutions for the procurement, management and delivery of IT services. Mr. Vashistha boasts over 12 years of general management, sales, marketing, business development and international business experience at fast growth enterprises such as Cardinal Health, Inc. and Rural/Metro. Prior to founding neoIT, Atul was Senior Vice President, International at Cardinal Health, Inc., a Fortune 100 company.
David Gold, Founder and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Gold founded Prosavvy in 1995 after developing a detailed knowledge of the Internet and market dynamics between consulting firms and their clients. As senior manager with MEP, a national network of organizations that provide consulting services to manufacturers, he played a key role in rapidly growing the organization from three to more than 100 centers. Prior to MEP, Mr. Gold served in the Executive Office of the President of the United States (Office of Management and Budget), where he was responsible for budget and policy analysis of major U.S. technology programs. He earned a bachelor's degree in engineering with special honors from the University of Colorado and a master's degree from M.I.T. in both engineering and technology policy.
Mitchell Levy is a popular speaker, lecturing on ECM issues throughout the U.S. and around the world. He is the author of E-Volve-or-Die.com and the Founder and Program Coordinator of San Jose State University's E-Commerce Management Certificate Program, http://ecmtraining.com/sjsu, He is President of ECnow.com, an ECM consulting firm helping companies transition from the industrial-age to the Internet-age. Mr. Levy serves as Chair for Comdex.biz, the core conference at Comdex Fall and Comdex Chicago and for his own symposia series, ECMsym.com. Mitchell is executive producer of ECMgt.com, an on-line ECM e-zine. He is also the chair of this SIG.
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