GOVERNMENT policy on information technology, BUSINESS, and TECHNOLOGICAL innovations
Deals with the failed economic stimulus bill passed by the United States Congress in 2001 to encourage companies to buy information technology (IT) equipment. Provisions of the bill; Implication of the bill to the IT industry.
Presents news briefs related to business in the United States as of January 22, 2001. Seminar for online retailers sponsored by the Federal Trade Commission; Decision of ETrade Group Inc. to purchase Loans-Direct Inc.; Contract signed by FedEx Corp. and Wincor Nixdorf LLC.
CONFERENCES & conventions, COMPUTER industry, BUSINESS intelligence, INFORMATION technology, EXECUTIVE coaching, SEMINARS, and BUSINESS
This article discusses conferences in the United States computer industry. Competitive Technical Intelligence 2004 explores tools and techniques for using business intelligence. The Business Process Management Conference includes both business and information technology tracks with presentations, case studies, and best practices. The 2004 Executive Coaching Seminar offers presentations on changing the rules of the global game, the ethical challenge to U.S. business, and what is coachable. The World Business Forum includes political, academic, and practical viewpoints from speakers Jack Welch, Madeleine Albright, and Larry Bossidy on leadership, organization, financial markets, innovation, execution, resilience, and growth.
BUSINESS, PRIVACY, INTERNET domain names, CONTRACTS, and CONFERENCES & conventions
Presents business-related news briefs from the United States as of September 24, 2001. Issues covered by the Privacy2001 Conference; Approval of a number of Internet domains by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers; Details of the agreement between L'Oreal USA Inc. and Voyager Solutions.
CONTRACTING out, BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, and CONFERENCES & conventions
The article discusses the hurdles cited by early adopters of business process outsourcing (BPO) services who spoke at a conference held in New York by market research firm IDC in April 2004. BPO users said they have been able to save money and improve productivity by handling off control of departments such as human resources and finance, and in some cases, the systems that support them. But they also said that they had to tackle tricky personnel and contractual issues and go through steep learning curves because there was little historical context to draw upon. Establishing reasonable BPO performance metrics continues to be a problem for users and vendors alike, said John K. Halvey, a partner in the technology finance and outsourcing group at a law firm. BPO users must contend with thorny personnel issues as well such as the case of Hydro One Inc. Although most companies outsource business processes to cut costs, that isn't always the case, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) in 2001 signed a seven-year contract to outsource management of its human resources operations to Electronic Data Systems Corp. However, the outsourcing move was partly designed to help CIBC avoid the need to invest tens of millions of dollars in IT upgrades.