Stories by Stephanie Overby

Are managed services the 'Holy Grail' for app outsourcing?

A managed service approach to application development and maintenance seems like a win-win for outsourcing customers and providers. But how do you make it work? Steven Kirz, principal with outsourcing consultancy Pace Harmon, talks about what a successful managed service deal looks like.

5 hybrid IT roles your business needs to succeed in 2014

This year, the ability to simply configure and run a server or develop software in isolation won't be enough. Employers will aggressively pursue workers with multi-dimensional talent -- combinations of technology, domain, business, process and people skills.

Is HP committed to IT outsourcing?

HP had little to offer in the way of good news last week. The company reported an $8.9 billion loss —the largest in the company's 73-year history —driven by a $10.8 billion write-down related to its 2008 acquisition of IT service provider EDS and severance costs associated with recent layoffs.

Airplane flight decks go paperless

Anyone who's visited a commercial airplane cockpit will tell you there's no lack of electronics on the flight deck. But there's usually a whole lot of paper in there, too. That 77-pound black briefcase you saw the pilot lug up the gangway didn't contain the copy of War and Peace he intends to read over Omaha: It's stuffed with navigational charts, weight and balance data, and operating manuals.