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Alsbridge spins off Outsourcing Center LLC

Alsbridge today announced that the firm will transfer ownership of Outsourcing Center LLC to Alsbridge’s founder Ben Trowbridge.

“Under our new strategy and 5-year plan, it makes sense to spin-off the Outsourcing Center media business tooperate independently from Alsbridge,” says Derek Toone, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Alsbridge. “This move will better enable us to focus on our core management consulting services helping Global 2000 companies to cut costs, enable their businesses and mitigate risk.”

The newly independent Outsourcing Center will focus on online media and communications for the sourcing industryand provide thought provoking articles, white papers and opinions on the state and future of technology, outsourcing,global business services and telecommunications. Commenting on the transfer, Ben Trowbridge states: “The Outsourcing Center provides tremendous value to both buyers and providers in the outsourcing market. I lookforward to building the business and plan to announce additional staff positions and service offerings by the end ofQ2.”

About Alsbridge Inc.

Alsbridge is a management consulting firm that helps companies cut costs and enable their business by optimizingthe way they work with their vendors. With over 200 consultants on four continents, Alsbridge has been a trustedadvisor to over 40% of the Fortune 500 and currently advise over 200 clients a year on over $11b in spend. Thisgives them tremendous market insight and deep benchmarking databases that their experienced consultants use tohelp clients engage the optimal vendors for their situation, negotiate best practice terms at fair market prices, andimprove the way they govern vendor relationships. Alsbridge clients utilize the most cost effective and value addedsources globally for IT infrastructure services, network carrier services, hardware and software, application supportand development, business processes and cloud services. For more information visit http://www.alsbridge.com.

About Outsourcing Center

The Outsourcing Center has over 175,000 loyal subscribers to its multiple publications filled with thought provoking,relevant content from industry leaders on the state of the technology, outsourcing and telecommunications industry.Today over 94% percent of the Fortune 500 companies along with midsized and small businesses visit the site eachmonth. The Outsourcing Center also provides a number of services to include market communications, branding andfeedback on buyer perceptions and the future of managed service offerings, M&A and sourcing transformation. Formore information about the Outsourcing Center, visit www.outsourcing-center.com

EDITORS/WRITERS: Journalists interested in covering the above topic pleasecontact:

Press Contact for Alsbridge:

Eric Gilmour

Office: (214) 696-6410

Eric.Gilmour@alsbridge.com

 

Press Contact for Outsourcing Center:

Jimmy LaRose

(713) 857-5944

Jim.Larose@outsourcingcenter.com

Alsbridge Inc. CEO to Speak at the NASSCOM India Leadership Forum 2013 in Mumbai

Ben Trowbridge to Share the Six Trends That Will Drive Business Transformation and Competitive Advantage in 2013

Award winning benchmarking, sourcing and transformation advisory firm, Alsbridge Inc., today announced that Alsbridge will host a session at the NASSCOM India Leadership Forum 2013 in Mumbai, India on February 14, 2013 from 16:45. – 17:45 IST.

Ben Trowbridge, Chairman and CEO Alsbridge Inc., who is also recognized throughout the Indian outsourcing community as one of foremost experts shaping the future of the industry, will share insights on the Six Trends That Will Drive Business Transformation and Competitive Advantage in 2013, while offering unique best practices advice and market insights to the audience. Topics that will be discussed include:

  • The innovation engine – How organizations are creating the right infrastructure to capture ideas, efficiencies and opportunities
  • Network transformation and convergence – How the network is the critical pivot point for cloud adoption and business agility
  • Big data and brand experience – Creating strategies to deliver the right information, at the right time, to employees and customers
  • Social business and trust-based economies – Planning now for fundamental changes in the ecosystem of revenue generation
  • Sourcing a new agenda – How to align the dynamics of supplier procurements and relationships for the next-gen enterprise
  • A global mindset – How a global workforce and operational blueprint can fuel scalability, resiliency and your bottom line

“2013 will be marked by a profound shift in how businesses define, and ultimately achieve, competitive advantage and differentiation. Along with this shift comes significant organizational, financial and process disruption.” says Ben Trowbridge. “These dynamics create the urgent need for all executive leaders to understand the balance between innovation, risk mitigation, regulatory compliance and business agility. With network and technology now at the heart of business enablement, a new approach to sourcing the commercial and technical imperatives of the enterprise must be quickly engineered and embraced.”

The NASSCOM Leadership Forum 2013 brings together global thought leaders for an unparalleled knowledge sharing, networking and personal and business development experience. The theme for the 2013 edition of the NASSCOM Leadership Forum is Imagineering the Future: Disruptive Innovation for Sensible Growth. The three day event will have over 120 speakers and representatives from over 25 countries.

About Alsbridge Inc.

Alsbridge provides world class sourcing advisory and benchmarking services for the CIO, CFO and CPO.  We’ve helped hundreds of companies reduce costs and get more value from their vendors.  Our experienced consultants leverage proprietary tools and information databases to identify and engage the optimal vendors for your situation, negotiate best practice terms at fair market prices, and improve the way you work with your vendors.  Alsbridge clients utilize the most cost effective and value added sources globally for IT infrastructure services, hardware and maintenance, network services, software and maintenance, application support and development, business processes and cloud services. Alsbridge was ranked the #1 outsourcing advisor in the world by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) based on the value delivered to clients.  This commitment to delivering value to our clients has made Alsbridge a distinguished member of the 2010 Inc. 500 fastest growing privately held companies in America. 

Alsbridge CEO, Ben Trowbridge to Debate the Four Industry Challenges at the HfS Sourcing Webinar

Award winning benchmarking, sourcing and transformation advisory firm, Alsbridge, Inc. today announced that Ben Trowbridge, founder and CEO Alsbridge, will be co-hosting the webinar- “The Sourcing Savants 2.0 Web-debate’ by HfS on January 17, 2013 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EST.

After the success of Round 1 of Sourcing Savants web-debate last spring,  seven of the leading sourcing luminaries will come together once again, to deliberate the critical challenges that the sourcing industry faces today:

  • Achieving Value Beyond Cost:  Can the corporate mindset shift from cost-savings myopia to value-creation and growth?
  • Envisioning The Future Global Operating Model:  How can enterprises truly leveraging sourcing and shared services under a common framework as vehicles to achieve business objectives?
  • Developing Sourcing Talent:  What on earth can enterprises and providers do to develop their sourcing talent to go beyond tactical performance?
  • Accomplishing Realistic Innovation:  How are today’s relationships truly faring when it comes to accomplishing innovation by improving enterprise and provider collaboration?

Apart from debating the Four Industry Challenges, the most prominent influencers of the sourcing industry will also be answering your questions about the pressing issues facing sourcing today. The panelists will include:

1. Ben Trowbridge, CEO – Alsbridge
2. Phil Fersht, Founder and CEO – HfS Research
3. Peter Bendor-Samuel, CEO – Everest Group
4. Charlie Aird, Global Leader Shared Services and Outsourcing Advisory-PricewaterhouseCoopers
5. Peter Lowes, Principal – Deloitte Consulting
6. Cliff Justice, Partner & U.S. Leader, Shared Services and Outsourcing Advisory – KPMG
7. David Whitmore, Vice Chairman and President, ISG Americas

For further details and registration for the webinar please go to the HfS webinar page.

About Alsbridge Inc.

Alsbridge provides world class sourcing advisory and benchmarking services for the CIO, CFO and CPO.  We’ve helped hundreds of companies reduce costs and get more value from their vendors.  Our experienced consultants leverage proprietary tools and information databases to identify and engage the optimal vendors for your situation, negotiate best practice terms at fair market prices, and improve the way you work with your vendors.  Alsbridge clients utilize the most cost effective and value added sources globally for IT infrastructure services, hardware and maintenance, network services, software and maintenance, application support and development, business processes and cloud services. Alsbridge was ranked the #1 outsourcing advisor in the world by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) based on the value delivered to clients.  This commitment to delivering value to our clients has made Alsbridge a distinguished member of the 2010 Inc. 500 fastest growing privately held companies in America.

Third Party Benchmark Measuring with ProBenchmark.com

Outsourcing solutions provider Alsbridge has developed a number of helpful quantitative analysis tools to help its clients understand specific industry data and increase their competitive advantages. One of Alsbridge’s most widely applicable online analysis tools is ProBenchmark.com, which offers four assessments that cross a variety of data to provide impartial and tailored reports. These include the Snapshot BenchMARQ, the Custom Benchmark, the Online Market Assessment, and the Third Party Benchmark.

The Third Party Benchmark focuses on individual projects. The information it acquires ensures that price and service levels for both the client and the client’s customers remain at a competitive market rate over the contract period. By studying independent and empirical industry trends, the Third Party Benchmark offers Alsbridge clients a detailed plan of action that incorporates price analyses and adjustments, a service and contractual review, and an executive summary. The Third Party Benchmark guarantees comprehensive results through its proprietary modeling engine and intensive comparisons of third-party outsourcing engagements and contracts.

ProBenchmark.com also offers Alsbridge clients an opportunity to read market intelligence survey reports and view online seminars about Information Technology pricing trends. Above all, Alsbridge believes that benchmarking does not have to be a tedious or costly process. With tools like ProBenchmark.com, technology companies can quickly assess important results on everything from competitive pricing to outsourcing decisions.