Cloud-Enabled Outsourcing: Economically Sensible – 07/05/10

JUL 5

Trends in the many industry sectors are pointing toward another eventful year as the maturation of Outsourcing and Cloud-centric technologies impacts how organizations share, find and archive important content.

Back in early 2008, TripleTree published a report on SaaS Platforms report detailing some approaches being used by Software as a Service (SaaS) firms to broaden their application partner ecosystems, harness the power of developers and become more relevant.

By all accounts, these vendors have been busy and successful.  SaaS seems to have found a new, catchier term “Cloud” to replace the “as-a-service” label attached to nearly everything resembling an on demand solution, including new ways for outsourcing and managed services vendors to innovate.

In sectors like education, healthcare and logistics we’re predicting that outsourcing and managed services firms are entering a new era, one where clients will still look to them as a partner for cutting costs and driving efficiency.  But we also think this era will see outsourcers and service providers leveraging Cloud-centric solutions to address the growing need of organizations to homogenize their business applications and link disparate data sets.

Our team is actively advising outsourcing firms on strategic alternatives, visit our blog next week for more of our latest thoughts – until then, if you’re interested in learning more we’d like to hear from you.  Here are a few news items that caught our eye this week:

 

Have a great week!

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Chris Hoffmann