Offshore Ready: Strategies to Plan and Profit from Offshore IT-Enabled Services, Second Edition

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Offshore outsourcing experts Greg Blount and Stuart Morstead have expanded and updated their successful guidebook, Offshore Ready, in a second edition available from APQC Publications.

The economics of moving offshore, a strategy the authors call offsourcing, are so compelling that the ripple of current activity is set to become a tidal wave. But in a world where domestic initiatives often suffer from poor planning, missed expectations, and cost overruns, the stories of offshore failures can be alarming. Little information exists for the executives and operators wanting to educate themselves on the strategic planning and operational issues that must be managed to achieve sustained success.

In response, Offshore Ready presents an integrated, practical view of offshore outsourcing, including the dynamics of offshore relationships, service provider options, risk management, and approaches to cultural integration. Through case studies, industry analysis, and personal experience, Offshore Ready provides a practitioner's perspective on the investment, processes, and support needed to launch a successful offshore endeavor. This baseline is then refined as a road map to guide readers through target entry strategies, the legal structure, governance, change management, and other critical components to a sustainable offshore business strategy.

With a foreword by Dennis A. McGuire, President & CEO of TPI, the world's leading global sourcing advisory firm, Offshore Ready is a catalyst and "travel guide" for executives, managers, and practitioners considering the move offshore.

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Stuart P. Morstead is a leading expert on offshore service delivery. He began his career at Price Waterhouse and since then has been involved a number of high-growth technology companies as both an executive and founder. He has extensive experience in international technology-related consulting and business development. He is a former adjunct professor in the Jones School of Business at Rice University and is the author of Offshore Rising: Catching the Wave of Offshore Services. He holds an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France, and a BA in economics from Rice University. He can be reached at stuart@morstead.com.

Gregory T. Blount is a project director at TPI Inc., the leading global sourcing advisory firm, and a former partner of ISANI Group. He has extensive experience in large-scale program management and application development and maintenance in both consulting and outsourcing firms including BSG, Context Integration, and EDS. His EDS experience includes major domestic and international outsourcing deal structuring and management. He holds an MS in computer science from Loyola College and a BS in electronics engineering technology.

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