Outsourcing relationships often begin as small engagements that gradually grow into strategic parternships. A perfect example of this model is the teaming of Hewlett Packard (Canada) Co. with the Toronto-based University Health Network.
The debate between the merits of single socket layer (SSL) versus IPSec (Internet Protocol Security) for virtual private networks (VPNs) raged fiercely in the early days of the Internet. Each side argued the technical points with the same obsession as car enthusiasts tousling over the benefits of different brands of auto parts and manufacturers.
With the wake of the tech bubble burst starting to pass, companies are beginning to look for more flexible outsourcing and managed services as firms move away from mere cost cutting to long-term growth.
E-mail records have played an important role in many of the corporate governance scandals of recent years, from the collapse of Enron to the earlier government investigations surrounding Microsoft. In the wake of such corporate governance issues, the U.S. has a host of new and existing regulations