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Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-07-27 10:10

THE concept of outsourcing has been a popular business strategy for almost three decades.

It's not new to newspapers, or banks, government, insurance institutions, telecommunications companies, software developers, research firms and many other enterprises across the economy.

The decision by Fairfax Media to outsource editorial production at The Age and Sydney Morning Herald has put renewed focus outsourcing.

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Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-06-16 17:07

The Bangkok Post just wasn't getting value from its in-house IT department. There were 25 people on staff, costs were increasing, and the in-house skills were behind the industry standards.

"IT itself just wasn't supporting the business," says Pichai Chuensuksawadi, Editor-in-Chief of the Bangkok Post, during Publish Asia 2011, being held in Bangkok from 27 to 29 April.

"It wasn't supporting the advertising department so they could do their job. When there were problems in editorial, they were slow to respond, they had a wait-and-see attitude."

Anthony Arundell, Director of Eastern Tech Service, says outsourcing isn't a one-size-fits all proposition - every company has to manage its own needs.

In the case of the post, it was a three-step process: first assess the current environment, the second was the establish a strategy, and the third was to draw up a road map of expectations.

"Outsourcing is like a marriage - we go to bed together, we wake up together," says Mr Arundell. "There has to be trust in the relationship, it's a long-term relationship."

Some of their lessons:
- The service level agreement is a critical driver of change - it has to be based on business objectives, not IT objectives.
- The process needs to be measured daily.
- The IT company must understand the news business - that it works on deadlines and must produce news very quickly.
- Expect delays in the system - people don't want to change.

Author

Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-05-02 10:01

Starting Friday, The New York Times will begin printing a biweekly supplement containing local coverage to its newspapers sold in San Francisco, Agence France-Presse reported Thursday. The surprising move comes even as U.S. newspaper readership hits an all-time low, per last year's annual state of the news media report by the Pew Center for Excellence in Journalism.

"It's a highly educated, internationally minded audience, and our research out there shows there's a market need for a quality news product," said Paul Bascobert, Chief Marketing Officer of a unit of News Corporation that owns the Wall Street Journal, which announced similar plans earlier this year.

Author

Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2009-10-15 21:12

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