The Centre for Outsourcing Research & Education releases seminal report on the state of Canadian outsourcing

    TORONTO, Jan. 24 /CNW/ - The Centre for Outsourcing Research & Education
(CORE) today released State of Canadian Outsourcing, a report that includes
data on publicly announced outsourcing deals in Canada over the
five-and-a-half-year period between January 1, 2002, and June 30, 2007. This
report provides an overview of trends in the outsourcing market in Canada
during the study period, and includes data on the types of work being
outsourced, top outsourcing companies and industries, as well as current
outsourcing management practices and their results.
    John Simke, Chairman of the Board of Directors at CORE, believes this
report is being released at an ideal time. "State of Canadian Outsourcing
provides us with valuable data on the size, value, principal industries,
leading companies, and the types of deals that have taken place in Canadian
outsourcing. And, importantly, it provides information on outsourcing trends
and attitudes not previously available in a report of this type."
    The report indicates some interesting trends are emerging that could
impact the way businesses conduct their outsource activities going forward.
"Many people still see outsourcing from a cost-saving perspective," says
Simke. "What CORE has found in this report is that outsourcing is moving from
a tactical approach to achieving specific business objectives to becoming a
broader strategic tool for focusing scarce human capital on core business
activities, thus helping to enhance productivity. More and more, Canadian
businesses are leveraging the expertise of outsourcing service providers in
non-core functional areas while learning to overcome the challenges that
outsourcing creates." The report finds that the types of functions being
outsourced and how outsourcing is managed are evolving. Organizations are
becoming far better at managing complex outsourcing relationships, thus
improving the business outcomes.
    "I believe the launch of this report will help market participants and
others truly understand where Canadian outsourcing has been and, more
importantly, where it's heading," predicts Simke.
    For more information about CORE and the State of Canadian Outsourcing
report, please visit

    About CORE

    CORE's mission is to provide high-quality, independent research and
education on outsourcing, global sourcing and other forms of innovative
collaboration. The targeted outcome is to increase the understanding and
adoption of outsourcing and other forms of innovative collaboration, thereby
enhancing productivity and competitiveness, and providing increased value to
customers, owners, employees, and communities. CORE's vision is to be the
definitive source of education and information about outsourcing. Executive
Education, Discussion Forums, Research and Best Practices - CORE is a
reliable, independent source of unbiased information.

For further information:

For further information: Molly Pellecchia, CEO and President, CORE,
1-866-993-CORE (2673)

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