IT Business Confidence Report 2014: Latest Industry Analysis Research Report by MarketResearchReports.Biz


Albany, NY (PRWEB) July 30, 2014

IT Business Confidence Report Q3 2014 is a new report by Kable that globally analyzes industry opinions on the latest economic and consumer issues, and their impact on investment decisions and growth prospects within the IT industry. This report also examines executive opinion about the current and future state of the economy and its retrospective effect on the industry. Furthermore, it analyzes the likely effect of supplier price changes, sales performance, and staff headcount within the industry over the next quarter. In addition, it provides an overview of the key priorities, threats, and opportunities for the global IT industry over the next quarter. Moreover, this report provides a comparative analysis of survey results with Q1 2014 and Q4 2013 results, wherever applicable.

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Key Findings

Overall, 47% of IT respondents state that they are operating in a stable economic environment, while 27% state that the current economic conditions are favorable.
The majority of respondents anticipate a positive change in company and industry growth prospects over the next quarter.
Compared to Q1 2014, projected staff head count and sales growth are lower in Asia-Pacific in Q3 2014.
Protecting and growing market share, and customer retention are the most preferred priorities by IT industry executives operating across all regions.

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Synopsis

This report is the result of an extensive survey drawn from Kables exclusive panel of leading global IT industry executives. The report analyzes current economic conditions prevailing across the globe and their impact on the IT industry, and forecasts the company and industry growth prospects over the next quarter. Furthermore, it provides information about the impact of customer confidence, supplier prices, and staff headcount likely to affect investment decisions in the industry over the next quarter. Moreover, this report provides a comparative analysis of survey results with Q1 2014 and Q4 2013 results, wherever applicable.

In particular, it provides an in-depth analysis of the following:

Industry executives opinion about the current state of the global economy: examines the prevailing economic conditions and executives opinion about the global economy and the state of economy across various regions.
Growth prospects of company and industry: provides industry executives expectations towards the growth prospects of their company and the industry over the next quarter, and tracks the change in executives opinion during the last six months.
Change in consumer confidence: analyzes IT industry executives opinion about the change in customer confidence, globally, over the next quarter and a comparative analysis with the last two quarters results.
Impact of supplier prices: determines the expected change in supplier prices across various categories and their impact on business confidence, and examines the key factors influencing the change.
Change in staff headcount and sales performance: tracks the expected change in staff headcount and sales among industry executives operating in various regions, over the next quarter.
Investment activities: ascertains the various investment activities on which industry executives intend to focus, and tracks the change priorities and strategies regarding future investments.
Business concerns: examines the industry executives attitude towards various business concerns and their change in opinion over the last six months.
Key priorities: identifies the immediate priorities of industry executives operating in various regions, and tracks the change in executives sentiment compared to the last quarter

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Reasons To Buy

The report projects the current and future operating conditions of the IT industry, and allows readers to make effective business decisions.
The report assists readers in making strategic decisions by understanding the present and future economic conditions, and consumer issues including key growth regions.
IT industry suppliers will be provided with a clear uncovering of the key challenges and opportunities, and identify the key priorities likely to affect the industrys growth prospects.
The report forecasts the change in supplier prices of various products, which are likely to influence the industrys growth prospects over the next quarter.
The report helps IT industry executives to recognize the change in consumer confidence levels in the global IT industry over the next quarter.

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Halo Business Intelligence Partners with GoIWx, Inc. to Deliver the First Truly Holistic Business Analytics Platform to the Cloud-based SMB Market


San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 20, 2013

Halo Business Intelligence (Halo BI) and GoIWx today announced they have entered into a strategic software sales and support partnership to bring the power of Halos Holistic BI platform to the Cloud. GoIWx will provide a private Cloud environment dedicated to the Halo BI customers, and in turn, HaloBI will provide GoIWx customers with advanced technologies that until today, were only available in an on-premise solution.

Offering Halo BI in the Cloud and offering SaaS pricing allows us small and midsize businesses to harness the power of cutting-edge analytical and predictive solutions that until now were only available to fortune 500 companies. Our partnership with GoIWx enables us to put our technology in the hands of a large number of users at an attractive price point, says Halo BI President and CEO, Ray Major. The added value to our clients resulting from this partnership is that they can avoid the cost of expensive hardware, ancillary software licenses, and the resulting maintenance typically needed when running on-premise. Furthermore, the application is accessible anytime, anywhere, 24/7 with confidence.

Founded in 2008, Halo develops a holistic BI solution that let businesses combine all manners of business data with external big data like social media and web logs in order to collaborate and analyze it in ways that arent possible with one system alone. The Halo business analytics and intelligence platform is primarily deployed in enterprises with $ 50 million to $ 1 billion in revenue and used by a broad spectrum of personnel, from marketing and financial staffers to C-level executives.

Chief Executive Officer of GoIWx, Inc., RJ Burgess said of the partnership: The Partnership between GoIWx and HALO BI is way overdue. Companies that use ERP software need a product like HALO BI to mine the data, providing insightful information to key individuals to help them make quick decisions that drive improved efficiencies and higher profits. Delivering the HALO BI software through the GoIWx Cloud makes it possible to start mining data much quicker than traditional methods.

About GoIWx, Inc

GoIWx is an experienced provider of cloud-based ERP application hosting and management services for businesses. Founded in 1999 during the .COM era, GoIWx has been delivering business applications over the cloud before it was known as the Cloud. A Microsoft SPLA partner, we offer a range of premier IaaS and SaaS solutions for companies looking to benefit from the efficiency and flexibility of cloud management and hosting. GoIWx customers and partners have been leveraging our wide range of services for competitive advantage. These services include application hosting, support, upgrades, patches, IT infrastructure design and management. Whether your business is in need of IaaS or SaaS cloud hosting solutions, you can always count on the team at GoIWx to provide total availability, elite performance, and comprehensive security. The company is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota and maintains hosting facilities in North America. For more information, contact GoIWx, Inc. at 952-258-6300, email: info(at)goiwx(dot)com, or on the web: http://www.goiwx.com .

About Halo Business Intelligence

Halo Business Intelligence is a Microsoft Gold Certified global provider of information discovery, business intelligence and analytics systems tailored for small and mid-sized enterprises. Developed to leverage common business software systems, open technologies, and mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, Halo BI frees non-technical users to do their own data-mining, analysis and reporting without relying on IT staff or proprietary applications. Founded in 2008, the company has more than 300 customers in manufacturing, retail, construction, health care, hospitality and professional services worldwide. The company is headquartered in San Diego, California, and maintains corporate offices in North America, EMEA and the Asia-Pacific region. For more information, contact Halo BI at tel: +1 888 300-0219, email: info(at)halobi(dot)com, or on the web: http://www.halobi.com.







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OutSystems Wins Business Intelligence Groups Stratus Award for Platform as a Service (PaaS) of the Year

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 29, 2014

OutSystems, the open high-productivity application platform provider, has been selected by the Business Intelligence Group as Platform as a Service (PaaS) of the Year for 2014. The Stratus Award recognizes those companies innovating in cloud computing and providing innovative offerings that are truly differentiated in the market.

A significant factor in OutSystems success in 2014 is the successful launch of the companys free cloud offering, which enables developers to easily create and deploy custom mobile and web apps for free in the cloud. OutSystems Platform free cloud offering is powered by the same robust application platform used by large enterprises such as Randstad, Liberty Insurance and Charles River Labs.

In the first six months since its launch, over 8200 users in 154 countries have activated a free OutSystems Platform personal account. These users have published over 8600 unique applications and more than 591,000 app versions, resulting in over 12.5 million page views across these applications.

OutSystems has seen significant momentum over the past year, as enterprises recognize that existing development approaches arent allowing them to keep up with user demands for mobile and customer-facing applications, said David Holmes, vice president of marketing of OutSystems. Nearly 400 enterprises have adopted OutSystems Platform to help them rapidly deliver applications that address the urgent business need to innovate and extend functionality and data to an increasingly mobile audience including employees, customers and partners. Being able to build and deliver these applications in the cloud reduces infrastructure needs and costs which speeds delivery of these business-critical apps. We are pleased to accept the Business Intelligence Groups award as the latest recognition of the superiority of our platform in bringing new apps to market in record time, delivering a compelling experience for developers and users alike.

With more than 60% of businesses now utilizing the cloud for performing IT-related operations, the organizations selected are helping to accelerate the development and adoption of cloud-based services, said Dawn Fordyce, managing director of the Business Intelligence Group. We are proud to reward OutSystems in the 2014 Stratus Awards. They are clearly leading the market in delivering real value to their end customers by leveraging the cloud.

About OutSystems

OutSystems provides the only open, high-productivity application platform (PaaS) that makes it easy to create, deploy and manage enterprise mobile and web applications – helping IT deliver innovative business solutions fast. OutSystems Platform enables rapid delivery of beautiful applications for all devices and empowers IT to attack changing business requirements. The Platform is available as an on-premises solution, a public cloud or a private cloud. Hundreds of companies in 24 countries across 22 industries use OutSystems Platform to create and deliver custom, mission critical applications. For more information visit us at http://www.outsystems.com or follow us on Twitter @OutSystems.

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21% of SMBs Have IT Specialists Reporting to Business Management Thereby Blurring the IT-Business Divide


San Jose, CA (PRWEB) July 28, 2014

Techaisles study on 360 on SMB & Mid-Market IT Decision Making Authority – BDM vs. ITDM reveals an emerging trend of IT specialists with purchase authority being resident within business units and reporting to business rather than IT management. The data is significant enough for marketers to pay close attention as the survey shows that already in 21 percent of small (1-99 employees) and 36 percent of midsized (100-999 employees) businesses, IT Specialists are embedded within business units and even more are planning to hire specialists within their business units. Further, the study also shows that these IT specialists are an important influence point for new IT solutions purchase and that in 29 percent of small businesses and 49 percent of mid-sized firms that have business unit resident IT specialists these staff members are the primary decision makers for new IT solution purchases. This trend will naturally tilt the balance of decision making authority towards business management by empowering them with knowledge and decision-making agility.

The need for IT and business to work together to ensure that all stages of IT adoption process meet both technical and business process requirements is an important factor in IT solution success. Survey data clearly demonstrates that SMBs have taken this a step further to address the need for what is sometimes referred to as double deep employees (with respect to IT and business experience) by positioning IT specialists within business units reporting to business (rather than IT) management. In a way, these IT Specialists reporting to Business Management in SMBs are blurring the IT and Business divide.

Small businesses – informal

The trend is widespread and informal in small businesses in the 10-99 employee size categories with 45 percent of firms reporting the presence of IT specialists within business units. In most cases this is an informal connection with IT-savvy employees responsible for IT-dependent processes.

Mid-market businesses – pronounced

However, within mid-sized businesses the trend is more pronounced and is becoming a more conscious strategy with IT support embedded within the line of business departments. As the balance of IT decision making authority continues to shift towards business decision makers the presence of IT specialists who can identify appropriate IT solutions within a mid-market business unit is gaining tremendous relevance. This also means that rogue implementations of solutions may well accelerate. More importantly, in the next 3-5 years it is highly likely that a business unit will begin to think and operate like an IT department as they learn from their missteps.

IT or BDM-led Solutions

To understand an SMB buyers journey, Techaisle research considered nine IT solution categories and the influence of various stakeholders from needs identification to selection and adoption process. At a high-level the nine IT solutions were found to belong to one of three categories IT-led solutions, areas where IT is generally seen as leading corporate IT initiatives; BDM-led solutions, solutions in which BDMs provide most corporate leadership, and IT is cast very much in a supporting role; and IT/BDM collaborative solutions that respond to BDM needs, but where IT is important to supporting delivery capacity. The positioning of these solutions is important to shaping the focus of IT vendor sales and marketing initiatives.

It is important for IT suppliers to understand whether their current and prospective accounts have IT specialists assigned within business units, and where they do, to establish strong relationships that will enable the supplier to understand and respond to IT/business solution demand.

About the Study: 360 on SMB & Mid-Market IT Decision Making Authority – BDM vs. ITDM

To understand the current state and implications of distributed IT influence and authority Techaisle conducted a unique survey of SMB organizations where we surveyed roughly equal numbers of business decision makers (BDMs) and IT decision makers (ITDMs) across seven employee size categories, and then analyzed results to create a unified view of the new IT decision authority realities.

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Cloud, Mobile, and Patterns Business Process Management (BPM): Worldwide Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts 2014 to 2020


Albany, NY (PRWEB) July 25, 2014

Research announces that it has published a new study Business Process Management (BPM), Cloud, Mobile, and Patterns: Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2014 to 2020. The 2014 study has 625 pages, 241 tables and figures. Worldwide markets are poised to achieve significant growth in the cloud computing realm. As people move to cloud computing and use their smart phones and tablets to access apps, exception management of business process becomes a significant aspect of doing business. Patterns are being used to control automated process better and interact with it in a more flexible manner, utilizing templates to control the repeatability of model creation.

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Systems business process management software are providing automated process for achieving the ability to connect people across applications. Within the siloed lines of business BPM software capability extends the reach of everyone, it extends the access to information needed to do a job. As enterprises realize that automation of process is key to market growth BPM is creating new market opportunities.

IBM is the leader in business process management (BPM). IBM is the leader because it has invested in integration and analytics technology needed to achieve comprehensive IT systems implementation that achieves support for collaborative systems. The implementation of BPM depends on a broad set of process technology frameworks that interact seamlessly to achieve the end point integration needed to manage complexity of modern IT systems. IBM stands alone in the IT industry with that capability of managing complexity.

IBM SOA is used to implement cloud systems that stretch the boundaries of the enterprise to user end points, permitting marketing departments to target smartphones, implementing management decentralization and supporting user empowerment. SOA forms the base for business intelligence (BI) and analytics systems. It enables organizational ability to perform diagnostic analytics.

Business process management software provides the ability to connect people across applications within the BPM software capability. As enterprises realize that automation of process is key to market growth BPM is creating new market opportunities. Innovation depends on process automation. BPM software is critical to enabling solutions. Software is a strategic business asset used in every industry at every level. Software is necessary to provide automated process.

According to Susan Eustis, lead author of the WinterGreen Research team that prepared the study, Cloud computing, mobile computing, and smart devices represent the major forces impacting business process management (BPM) markets. IBM and others are leveraging patterns to gain competitive advantage in enterprise BPM markets. Managers use large BPM systems and small and mid-size business use the BPM cloud.

Ms Eustis continued, BPM is evolving cloud SaaS for business applications to accomplish work. The opportunity to implement apps that make automated process more responsive to the needs of customers, partners, suppliers, and distributors, people use business process management (BPM) as the need for automation tools to help workers is upon all of us.

Business process management software is achieving the ability to connect people across applications. Within the siloed lines of business BPM software capability extends the reach of everyone, it extends the access to information needed to do a job. As enterprises realize that automation of process is key to market growth BPM is creating new market opportunities.

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Innovation depends on process automation. BPM software is critical to enabling solutions that leverage automated process effectively. Software is a strategic business asset used in every industry at every level. Software is necessary to provide automated process.

IBM BPM platforms gained market share again as the company extended its functionality to encompass more cloud and address more of the process interactions that occur on an everyday basis in an enterprise. IBM is positioning to let people connect across the lines of business from within the business process applications. This ability to connect immediately is improving productivity. If the shipping department needs to talk to the order department, that can be done form within the business process management application.

Messaging and collaboration are key aspects of Business Process Management (BPM) making processes more efficient. When people can work things out as a problem occurs, then the delays are eliminated and the business runs far more efficiently.

Consideration of Business Process Management (BPM) Market Forecasts indicates that markets at $ 3.4 billion will reach $ 10 billion by 2020. Growth comes as automation of process adapts more efficiently to collaboration between people and provides interactive process based on exception management.

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e2b teknologies to Exhibit Cloud Business Applications for Sage ERP Products at Sage Summit 2014


Chardon, Ohio (PRWEB) July 24, 2014

Today, e2b teknologies, a Sage Software reseller and Sage Gold development partner, announced that the company will exhibit their e2b anytime apps product line next week in booth #729 at Sage Summit 2014. The annual conference for Sage customers and partners will be held July 28-31, 2014 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada.

e2b teknologies will exhibit products including Anytime Collect, accounts receivable management software; Anytime 500, manufacturing and distribution add-ons for Sage 500 ERP; Anytime Supply Chain, integrated supply chain management software; and Anytime Commerce, an integrated B2B ecommerce storefront. Solutions from the anytime apps product line were designed with seamless integration to Sage ERP systems to help companies in the distribution, manufacturing, and service industries enhance and extend their Sage ERP systems for optimized operations. Additional product information and representatives from e2b teknologies will be available at booth #729 to answer any question regarding the products listed above.

As long-time Sage partners and member of the Sage community, we have an intimate knowledge of Sage ERP systems; but more importantly, we know Sage users and their needs, said Lynne Henslee, President of e2b teknologies. Our anytime apps product line gives manufacturing, distribution and service companies the opportunity to take advantage of many benefits cloud computing has to offer through well-designed and easy-to-use applications built by trusted Sage Partners who understand their specific business and operational needs. We are excited to attend Sage Summit and show the community how these applications can help them become more effective and efficient in everything they do; anytime, anywhere.

In 2013, e2b teknologies earned recognition as a Sage Gold Development Partner of the Year. The receipt of this accolade was based on the companys ability to successfully deliver solutions that best fit customer needs, their reputation for a high level of customer satisfaction, and the significant impact e2b teknologies made in contributing to Sage customer retention. Other recent accolades awarded for the company’s expertise in ERP implementations, development, and consulting include Accounting Todays VAR 100, Bob Scotts list of top 100 VARs, Bob Scotts VAR stars, Inc Magazines 500/5000 List, The Weatherhead 100, NEO Success, Fast Track 50, and an A+ rating with the BBB of Cleveland.

About e2b teknologies

e2b teknologies (e2btek.com) is a Microsoft Managed Partner providing cloud-based business software applications and business services to progressive businesses worldwide. e2b anytime apps (e2banytime.com) is the publisher of Anytime Supply Chain enterprise-class supply chain management software, Anytime Collect accounts receivable management software, Anytime Commerce B2B ecommerce platform, and related Anytime brand products. e2b enterprise (e2benterprise.com) develops custom cloud-based business applications and resells leading ERP accounting software, CRM, and other enterprise business software applications from leading publishers.







Lumen21 Awarded Technology Firm of the Year from U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency

Orange, CA (PRWEB) July 22, 2014

Lumen21 is the recipient of the 19th Annual U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Technology Firm of the Year Award for Los Angeles in partnership with City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Economic Development (MED). The award recognizes firms that have shown success and growth in their respective industries while recognizing the outstanding achievements of entrepreneurs, individuals and organizations that have demonstrated leadership and commitment in advancing the minority business community. Lumen21 was recognized under the technology sector by the program.

“The MED awards were created to recognize individuals and firms who exemplify entrepreneurial innovation and a commitment to creating jobs while helping our nation remain competitive in the global economy,” said Alejandra Castillo, MBDA Acting National Director.”

Lumen21 is a global company that has been a trusted source for organizations over the years by providing managed services and application development. Recently, Lumen21 has placed a special emphasis on building a reseller channel to deliver its compliant cloud computing solutions. These highly-customizable solutions provide organizations with all the benefits of cloud computing accompanied by the visibility and controls required by federal or industry regulations. Whether it is health care organizations struggling with HIPAA compliance, retail businesses dealing with PCI DSS or financial service firms and GLBA, Lumen21 ensures their clients can worry less about being compliant and focus more on growing their business.

This is a wonderful recognition of the hard work and accomplishments of the employees of Lumen21 and I am honored to represent our organization as it receives this award, says Eduardo Don Jr., President of Lumen21. A great deal of work has gone into the continued growth of our company and its nice to see the results and recognition this award exemplifies.

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Managed Infrastructure and IT Security Services
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Lumen21 is an award-winning global technology firm focused on delivering the highest quality IT services to its clients and resellers. Their main offerings include 24×7 managed services, custom application development, compliant cloud computing, and IT/business consulting. Lumen21’s depth of experience, industry best practices, and focus on innovation means their clients benefit from less complex, professionally managed technology infrastructures and applications. In particular, organizations required to comply with federal or industry regulations (i.e. HIPAA, PCI DSS, and GLBA etc.), gain improved visibility and control over their applications and data with Lumen21’s innovative compliant cloud computing solutions. To find a reseller or learn more, visit http://www.Lumen21.com.

About the U.S Department of Commerce MBDA

MBDA is the only Federal agency dedicated to the growth and global competitiveness of U.S. minority-owned businesses. Our programs and services better equip minority-owned firms to create jobs, build scale and capacity, increase revenues and expand regionally, nationally and internationally. Visit http://www.mbda.gov.

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Agile IT Makes San Diego Business Journals Top 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies List

San Diego, California (PRWEB) July 15, 2014

With the San Diego business scene experiencing an emergence of innovation and businesses using new technologies to get ahead, San Diego-based Agile IT is being recognized for its growth, coming in as No. 15 on the San Diego Business Journals 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies list.

The list showcases the regions fastest-growing companies based on growth in gross revenue over the last three years. The Business Journal hosted a special awards reception at the Paradise Point Resort & Spa on Thursday, July 10, to honor companies that made the 2014 list.

Were happy to be recognized for our growth, but we remain devoted to providing top-quality customer service, forward-thinking advic, and easy-to-understand training on the latest tools to help our client partners grow their businesses as well, said John Gilham, CEO of Agile IT. Business leaders and IT professionals should be looking for technology solutions that will save them money, simplify their business operations, and increase their organizations competitive advantage, and thats where we can help.

One of the first service providers to deliver Office 365 solutions, Microsoft named Agile IT as 2014 Southwest Area Cloud Partner of the Year, 2013 West Region Cloud Partner of the Year, and 2012 Southwest Area Cloud Partner of the Year awards. The companys advanced expertise in Microsoft technologies such as SharePoint, System Center, CRM, SQL, Active Directory, and Exchange Server, along with a more broad focus of IT support, Cloud computing, Office 365 migrations, and VoIP is helping its clients maximize their investment in technology.

To see the list of services Agile IT provides and how the company has helped a wide range of organizations be more successful with the use of technology, visit AgileIT.com.

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Filippo Passerini, CIO, P&G as Keynote at the World BPO/ITO Forum 2014, Discussed BPO/ITO Transformation Driven by Innovative Business Models – Cloud, Mobile and Social


New York, NY (PRWEB) July 10, 2014

For business and IT executives planning their strategies, the 7th Annual World BPO/ITO Forum, http://www.worldbpoforum.com, held June 2-3, 2014 in New York, gave some valuable insights and best practices on how to drive innovation and growth through latest technology trends such as cloud, mobile and social.

We are living through a sea of change in sourcing strategy, says Jim Noble, Principal of The Advisory Council and Chairman of The World BPO/ITO Forum. Businesses have matured beyond mere cost arbitrage, and have recognized the benefits of agility and time-to-market offered by a services-oriented approach. These benefits offer a much bigger prize than the simplification agenda, but only if sourcing becomes a core competency of that client company. Noble adds, This is where The World BPO/ITO Forum made a real difference by enabling buyers and sellers of services to meet each other, and by encouraging experts to share insights in a friendly environment.

Themed “Re-Inventing Global Sourcing: Cloud, Mobile and Social ” the Forum provided a peer-to-peer group learning and influential networking atmosphere for 250+ senior IT executives currently using or evaluating BPO (business processing outsourcing) and/or ITO (IT outsourcing) services. With a roster of 55+ global thought-leaders and forward-thinkers as speakers. The conference provided invaluable insight into how globalization and disruptive technological changes are making the old multinational structure obsolete, says Kartik Kilachand, CEO & Co-Founder, The World BPO/ITO Forum.

Marv Adams, COO, TD Ameritrade Holding Corp, as opening keynote speaker, described the tremendous challenge of the new disruptive forces of SMAC.

“Interdependency, emerging from dense and global interconnectedness has created many opportunities, but has also been at the core of a whole new set of management and leadership challenges. Those who transition well will thrive and those who are slow to change will miss most of the opportunities.”

Topics discussed included leveraging cloud computing and mobility, unlocking innovation, multi-vendor approaches, managing risk, and the economic and social impact of global sourcing, among other issues.

Additional highlighted speakers included:

Anil Bajpai, SVP and Global Head of BPO, IGATE

Robert Dunigan, SVP, Shared Services, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

Tanvir Khan, VP and Global Head of BPO, Dell

Chris Lord, SVP, Global Growth Strategy and Marketing, Hinduja Global Solutions

Lee Coulter, CEO Shared Services Organisation, Ascension Health

Carol Foley, EVP, Director of Knowledge, Leo Burnett Worldwide

Chip Wagner, CEO, Alsbridge

Filippo Passerini, as closing keynote of the first day, clearly emphasized that, The BPO landscape is changing fast, driven by new technology and innovative business models. Strategic partnerships are as critical as ever, but the how for partnership value creation is changing significantly. The World BPO/ITO Forum provided strategic insight into three key considerations innovators, relationships and agreements that will help determine the future of BPO.

As an indication of how technology is transforming outsourcing and offshoring, the Forum was sponsored by global service providers such as IGATE, Dell, Sutherland, Accenture, Cozen O’Conner, as well as, by emerging offshore country delegations such as Argentina, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Nova Scotia, Poland, Puerto Rico and Trinidad and Tobago,

Tanvir Khan, Global Head, Dell BPO, states, This was Dells second year as a sponsor of The World BPO/ITO Forum. Besides carefully crafted content, peer networking and building awareness amongst buyers, I value the access to the Forums core team.”

Companies are re-thinking their offshoring strategies as the global cost labor arbitrageis narrowing says Kartik Kilachand. Outsourcing is no doubt a contentious issue, particularly in light of the struggling U.S. economy. American jobs going overseas is still an emotive subject, says Mr. Kilachand. Like it or not, the phenomenon of global sourcing is here to stay. The challenge now is how best to manage it.

Chris Lord, SVP, Hinduja Global Services, expressed his sentiments on the two-day Forum, it provided thought-provoking insights into the new directions companies need to consider in a social, mobile, and cloud enabled world where growth requires innovation and cost savings require new approaches to automation.”

Global sourcing has become a transformational lever that empowers businesses to take on new competition. This exclusive Forum provided opportunities to interact, learn & share issues, challenges and solutions from some of the worlds leading thought-leaders on the economic, political & technical impact of global sourcing, further explains Mr. Noble.

To that end, The World BPO/ITO Forum has become the leading C-level executive event of its kind. With a strong roster of speakers, practitioners and service providers participating in the discussion this year, I believe we are well on our way to become the Davos for strategic sourcing, says Mr. Kilachand.

The eighth annual World BPO/ITO Forum is scheduled for June 16-17, 2015.

About The World BPO/ITO Forum, Inc.

The World BPO/ITO Forum conference is in its seventh year, and getting close to its aspirations to become the “Davos” of offshoring. The conference offers a “one stop shop” for senior executives at mid- to large-sized companies to hear from speakers who can offer best practices in global sourcing, to meet with representatives from top service providers as well as from many leading and emerging country delegations. The conference further promotes the transformational possibilities of the synergies between BPO and ITO.

Media Contact: Kartik Kilachand CEO; kartik(at)worldbpoforum(dot)com







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Vocals full suite of award-winning business continuity and incident management solutions will now be available to UK public sector bodies under the service classification SaaS (Software as a service) on a pay-as-you-go or yearly contract basis as part of the Government G-Cloud initiative.

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