EDGE

Outsourcing will be the topic of discussion at the next meeting of the Executive Breakfast Series, hosted by EDGE magazine. It will be held Wednesday, October 6, 2004 at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Toronto.

It’s no longer just about outsourcing your basic

IT functions. You now need to build a smart company, transforming your organization into a networked, real-time, 7X24 business with global reach. And that usually means outsourcing non-core activities so you can focus on strategic capabilities.

As a result, senior executives are now on the look out for partners who can help them execute market strategies and also transform their business.

This session will also focus on these key areas:

  • what should you be looking for in an outsourcing partner
  • should you outsource everything or look at it function by function;
  • what are some of the ways you can hold your outsourcing firm accountable;
  • where are the opportunities for sharing items such as back office functions to benefit from economies of scale.

Experts from Compass Management Consultants will be on hand to share expertise based on their global database of client outsourcing information.

The first session in the series, called the Changing Role of the CIO, was held Wednesday, June 16 at the King Edward Hotel in Toronto.

Contact: Martin Slofstra

mslofstra@itbusiness.ca

 

IT Business Group

The IT Business Group is in the beginning stages of putting together a special supplement on application servers that will appear in the fall editions of some of our print publications, including EDGE and Computing Canada. Our coverage will look at cost-saving strategies and case studies that provide advice to senior executives on the purchasing decisions they will be making in 2005.

Contact: Martin Slofstra mslofstra@itbusiness.ca

Sales contact for all the above: Brad McBride bmcbride@itbusiness.ca

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