In the News ComputerWorld

Skills Play Catch-Up

As more companies begin to outsource production and services, organizations are finding it increasingly important to find professionals with the skills to manage the offshore vendors. This change has created a demand for professionals with specific outsourcing skills such as the ability to implement processes for offshoring, align outsourcing with corporate strategy and ensure that all parties stick to contract terms.

"Clients are becoming more sophisticated and thinking about [outsourcing] more proactively," explains Gregg Kirchhoefer, a partner at Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago, "They're seeking opportunities for improving processes, effecting change and getting a better overall return."

This article appeared in its entirety in the March 8, 2007 edition of ComputerWorld.