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The Speed Factor: Deciding How Fast To Transition to a New IT Service Provider
Enterprise technology is climbing an exponential curve. If you’re not keeping pace with innovation, your company will become stagnant. As businesses evaluate their digital strategies, a common question relates to whether they should consider…
Enhance Outsourcing Success by Abandoning the RFP
The traditional request for proposal (RFP) has long been the industry standard for securing outsourced services, but it often fails to tap into the full potential of a true collaboration. While apples-to-apples bids can illuminate the value of a…
Key Considerations When Transitioning to a New IT Outsourcing Vendor
Selecting the right IT partner is crucial for your business’s success. But with so many options, how do you ensure you’re making the best choice? The answer lies in due diligence. Due diligence is the process of thoroughly vetting a potential…
IT Operations
Strategies for Managing Fragmented IT Operations
Today’s businesses rely on a complex web of IT systems to function. From cloud storage to on-premises servers and a multitude of software solutions, managing this intricate network can be a challenge. When systems lack cohesion, it can lead to…
Why Due Diligence Is Critical When Choosing a New IT Outsourcing Vendor
Selecting an IT partner is a critical decision that can significantly impact your business. While a good vendor can propel you forward, a bad one can create headaches and hinder your progress. But how can you minimize the risks and choose a vendor…
Reducing the Risks Associated With Selecting a New Outsourcing Vendor
IT outsourcing can be a powerful tool for businesses looking to streamline operations, access specialized skills, or reduce costs. But selecting the wrong vendor can lead to headaches, delays, and even project failure. The question for many…
3 Ways To Integrate ESG Practices Into IT Vendor Selection
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices are becoming an increasingly critical consideration for organizations of all sizes. From minimizing environmental impacts to promoting a diverse and ethical workforce, companies are being held…
How To Transform IT From a Cost to a Value
In 2024, the mission-critical operations of many enterprise companies are deeply rooted in the technologies behind them. IT is the engine powering innovation, driving efficiency, and shaping customer experiences. Yet for many organizations, IT…
Navigating Common IT Outsourcing Challenges In The Healthcare Industry
In recent years, the healthcare industry has undergone a significant transformation, driven largely by technological advancements. Healthcare organizations are increasingly relying on information technology (IT) to enhance patient care, improve…
5 IT Outsourcing Trends To Watch in 2024
This year promises to be one of change in information technology (IT). As organizations navigate the digital age, the IT outsourcing sector is evolving and will help shape the way businesses leverage technology and expertise. Here are five IT…
Why Choose The Windsor Group For Strategic IT Sourcing & Advisory?
In business, longevity is often a testament to excellence — especially where consultants, advisors, and subject matter experts (SMEs) are concerned. It’s why Windsor Group takes pride in our 40+ years of being the strategic IT outsourcing advisory…
How And Why You Should Analyze Your IT Services and Costs
As businesses focus on growth and evolution, it’s easy to become complacent with IT outsourcing providers. Often, service providers become so entrenched that it can be difficult to measure their effectiveness. Don’t let this complacency stop you…
Best Approaches for Applying Generative AI
What are the best approaches for applying generative AI? Jim Mullins, Windsor Group’s senior advisor, explains the most effective strategies. Generative AI is a game-changer for businesses — but only if it’s harnessed appropriately.…
How an IT Sourcing Advisor Helps With the Vendor Selection Process
How can an IT outsourcing advisor help with the vendor selection process? Josh Bystock, Windsor Group’s senior vice president, explains. With the multitude of options and complex decision-making processes involved in selecting a technology vendor,…
Generative AI: Best Strategies for IT Service Providers
Generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) is transforming the IT service industry. It’s automating tasks, creating content, and analyzing data at unprecedented speeds, and it’s helping countless companies improve efficiency, effectiveness, and…
New Software Tools and Frameworks for Implementing Generative AI
There’s little doubt left for enterprise companies — it’s time to get on board with generative artificial intelligence (GenAI). But even with doubt off the table, business leaders are still wrestling with the remaining question: how to get on board…
How Software Vendors Are Leveraging Generative AI
Every year, enterprise companies make IT investments to help keep them on the leading edge of innovation. In doing so, they select software vendors and partners who can help them capitalize on advanced technologies and maximize their return on…
Outsourcing IT CPG
How Outsourcing IT Services Provides CPG Companies With Greater Scalability and Flexibility
Consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies rely heavily on IT services to adapt to ever-changing market demands. But managing an in-house IT infrastructure can be challenging, costly, and time-consuming. For enterprise CPG businesses, it often makes…
IT Outsourcing
How CPG Companies Can Reduce Costs Through IT Outsourcing
The consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry is driven by fierce competition, rapidly evolving market trends, and the constant need for operational efficiency. To meet these fast-paced demands, CPG companies must constantly seek ways to reduce costs…
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How CPG Companies Can Improve User Experience
Consumer packaged goods (CPG) is a robust segment of the manufacturing industry. Not only is it fast-paced, evolving at the speed of customer demand, but it’s also a hub for innovation and experimentation. From production lines to data analysis,…
The Key Benefits of Using a Virtual Assistant
Customer service plays a vital role in shaping the overall experience of consumers. Experience drives everything from patronage to brand loyalty, which is why businesses constantly seek innovative ways to improve it. AI can help. Specifically,…
How Generative AI Can Support IT Professionals and Reduce Costs
Throughout history, critical inventions have changed the course of the future in dramatic fashion — the steam engine or personal computer, for example. Today, generative AI has the power to do the same. In fact, it’s so robust and incredible there’…
How Generative AI Is Transforming the Way IT Managed Services Are Delivered
Artificial intelligence (AI) has been a pillar in managed IT for years, enabling managed service providers (MSPs) to offer tailored services to customers at scale. Now, the broad applicability of generative AI is unlocking even greater potential to…
7 Essential Steps To Avoid Application Technical Debt
Organizations face a constant challenge to keep up with the demands of technological innovation. But during the pursuit of faster development cycles and quick results, a lurking danger emerges. Application technical debt represents the accumulated…
The Benefits of an IT SWOT Analysis
A robust, efficient IT infrastructure forms the backbone of any successful business. From seamless communication and data management to enhanced productivity and competitive advantages, the significance of a well-structured IT ecosystem cannot be…
MSA vs. SLA vs. SOW vs. XLA: What’s the Difference?
When you’re outsourcing, business relationship agreements play a crucial role in setting expectations, defining responsibilities, and ensuring smooth collaboration. Among the multitude of documents governing these agreements, four key types stand…
IT Assessments: How To Evaluate Your IT Needs Accurately
With each passing year, businesses spend increasingly aggressive portions of their annual budgets on technology. Those with a clear understanding of their technological needs are poised to spend wisely and reap the benefits of their investment.…
7 Questions To Consider While Negotiating SLAs and XLAs
Service-level agreements (SLAs) and experience-level agreements (XLAs) both play a crucial role in helping businesses get the outcomes they need from IT vendors. SLAs define the terms and conditions of service delivery; XLAs define the expected…