Outsourcing

While there are many types of outsourcing, in general it refers to contracting a business process or function previously performed in-house to an outside entity. Research coverage includes application outsourcing, data center outsourcing, and hosting and managed services.

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  • Martin Gill
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Agile Commerce Is Coming Of Age For European Retailers

    No Matter What Their Maturity, European eBusiness Success Will Hinge On An Effective Cross-Touchpoint Strategy

    The most visionary European multichannel retailers are beginning their transformation toward agile commerce and are reaching out to their customers on new touchpoints — mobile, social, etc....

    • Downloads: 427
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Trends In Russia's eCommerce Market

    Pinpointing Opportunities In Russia's Complex And Dynamic eCommerce Ecosystem

    Russia presents an enormous opportunity for eCommerce professionals eyeing potential international growth. However, as one Russian eBusiness professional told us, "You can make a lot of money here,...

    • Downloads: 207
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:European Online Retail Forecast, 2012 To 2017

    Economic Instability Across Europe Will Do Little To Slow Retail eCommerce Growth

    By 2017, Europeans will spend more than €191 billion online on retail products, and online retail growth will continue to outpace offline growth. As wallet share gradually shifts toward the...

    • Downloads: 1068
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Building A Digital Travel Business

    Multichannel Strategies To Better Serve The Connected Traveler

    The act of traveling may always be immune to digital disruption, but the way in which travelers engage with the experience is ripe for digital enhancement. The Internet has revolutionized the way in...

    • Downloads: 405
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:US Retail Segmentation: Gen Y Online Shoppers

    Using Forrester Technographics® To Profile Generation Y Online Shoppers In The US

    In the US, Gen Y is a digitally savvy segment that frequently buys online through a number of touchpoints and will continue to be a core segment for US online retailers for years to come. eBusiness...

    • Downloads: 358
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Digital Business Imperative

    Vision: The Digital Business Transformation Playbook

    Business leaders don't think of digital as central to their business because in the past, it hasn't been. But now your customers, your products, your business operations, and your competitors are...

    • Downloads: 482
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The UK Online Retail Overview, 2011

    As UK Shoppers Embrace Emerging Touchpoints, Some Notable Retailers Are Ahead Of The Field When It Comes To Adapting

    The UK online retail market is the largest and most mature in Europe, but an almost daily stream of innovation is making things steadily more complex and chaotic. In a market led predominantly by...

    • Downloads: 1155
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Trends 2014: Staffing And Hiring For eBusiness

    Our Annual Benchmark Of eBusiness Team Sizes And Job Functions

    In our annual organizational and staffing survey of eBusiness and channel strategy professionals, we found that while eBusiness budgets and team sizes are growing, finding the skills and capabilities...

    • Downloads: 202
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Manage The Cross-Touchpoint Customer Journey

    Processes: The Digital Business Transformation Playbook

    Today's consumer engages through a variety of touchpoints, yet many brands struggle to deliver cross-touchpoint experiences. Too many firms focus on each touchpoint in isolation and fail to enable...

    • Downloads: 1988
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:European Online Retail: Five Trends To Watch In 2012

    European eBusiness Executives Strive To Give Their Customers Choice And Flexibility Across The Purchase Journey

    European shoppers are becoming increasingly web-savvy and are turning to a wider range of touchpoints as they research and buy products online and offline. In response, eBusiness executives across...

    • Downloads: 858
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Selecting Tools That Enable Agility

    The way we think of eBusiness technology has fundamentally changed. We are no longer selecting a set of platforms and technologies to launch a site; we are now selecting technologies that can support...

    • Downloads: 1399
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Why The EU ePrivacy Law Will Not Kill eCommerce

    Privacy Laws Force Rich Dialogue With Customers

    In May 2011, the EU ePrivacy Directive came into effect across Europe. This directive has met with a mixed response at a national level, with some countries jumping to hit the deadline, some stalling...

    • Downloads: 221
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Enhance Your Digital Capabilities With The Digital Maturity Model

    Assessment: Digital Business Transformation Playbook

    Digital disruptors are tearing up the rule books, and no industry is immune. In response, firms must take a different approach to digital strategy, embedding digital capabilities into the heart of...

    • Downloads: 352
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:2013 eBusiness Organizational Trends

    eBusiness Professionals Believe Teams Should Integrate With Their Organizations

    As digital channels and strategies grow in importance across firms and become increasingly vital to the success of the company as a whole, eBusiness teams see their responsibilities, budgets, and...

    • Downloads: 515
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The Luxury Retailer's Guide To Agile Commerce

    A new breed of luxury goods online shopper has arrived that is young, tech-savvy, Internet-aware, mobile-enabled, and embracing tablets fast. This new breed of global consumer is keen to find fresh...

    • Downloads: 590
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Website Functionality Benchmark: European Consumer Electronics Retailers

    Forrester Applies Its Website Functionality Benchmark Methodology To The Sites Of Four Specialist European Consumer Electronics Retailers

    Forrester applied its Website Functionality Benchmark evaluation methodology to four European consumer electronics retailers: Best Buy UK, Currys, Darty, and Redcoon. These specialist retailers...

    • Downloads: 332
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Build A Digitally Savvy Organization

    Organization: The Digital Business Transformation Playbook

    To survive the destructive forces of digital disruption, eBusiness leaders must drive digital business transformation. Yet most current digital organizations are too tactical to create competitive...

    • Downloads: 376
  • For CMO Professionals

    Report:The Chief Digital Officer: Fad Or Future?

    Why And When Do Firms Need A Chief Digital Officer?

    In the age of the customer, the importance of supporting customer touchpoints has shifted to the center of strategic planning. Firms that are winning the customer experience race are aiming to...

    • Downloads: 642
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:European Online Christmas Retail Outlook, 2011

    This Christmas Season eBusiness Executives Will Turn To A Wider Range Of Touchpoints Than Ever To Engage Bargain-Hungry, Web-Savvy Shoppers

    Christmas 2011 will see European shoppers more connected, informed, and web-savvy than ever as they head both online and to the high street to find the perfect gift. With overall retail growth...

    • Downloads: 205
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:European eBusiness Executives Take A Cautious Approach To Daily Deals

    Brand And Margin Protection Inhibit Adoption, But Other Approaches Are Emerging

    Skepticism is the watchword across Europe as eBusiness executives consider engaging with daily deals sites such as Groupon and Living Social. Concerns about brand damage and sales cannibalization are...

    • Downloads: 178
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Four Steps To Your Agile Future

    Today's multichannel company faces enormous pressure to adapt to changing customer expectations and emerging competitive threats. Legacy channel-centric approaches and siloed organizations can no...

    • Downloads: 499
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Leading The Digital Business Transformation

    The Chief Digital Officer: Fad Or Future?

    This report, originally written for CMOs, is a must read for eBusiness professionals, particularly those with aspirations to take a wider digital leadership role. CMOs in some firms are stepping up...

    • Downloads: 370
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:The ROI Of Digital Business Transformation

    Business Case: The Digital Business Transformation Playbook

    Kick-starting a digital business transformation can be a daunting prospect for an eBusiness professional. Firms are investing tens and even hundreds of millions of dollars in the wholesale...

    • Downloads: 851
  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report:Build An Agile Organization

    eBusiness leaders face an increasing number of organizational challenges. Delivering compelling cross-touchpoint customer experiences demands cross-functional collaboration and fundamentally new ways...

    • Downloads: 950
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Unleash Your Digital Business

    The Future Of Business Is Digital

    As a CIO, you are destined to play a pivotal leadership role in the transformation of your business to a digital business. In this report, written for business leaders and originally published under...

    • Downloads: 350