Recent Updates

2013 VMS and MSP Service Differentiators

7 November 2013

  • 20 VMS providers and 17 MSPs evaluated along hundreds of features
  • Feature categories include supplier management, sourcing, reporting, integrations, implementation and others
  • Providers evaluated for functionality in various program type scenarios

IT staffing revenue up median 13% in Q3 at public US firms

6 November 2013

Publicly traded IT staffing companies experienced stronger than anticipated demand for their services in the quarter ended Sept. 30. These firms chalked up year-over-year median growth of 12.6 percent during the quarter.


NTT Data acquires Spanish IT services firm, reports earnings

6 November 2013

NTT Data Corp. struck a deal to acquire everis Group, a provider of information technology consulting and services based in Madrid, Spain. 


Cognizant revenue up 22%

6 November 2013

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. (NASD: CTSH), an information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services provider, reported third-quarter revenue rose 21.9 percent year over year to $2.31 billion from $1.89 billion in the third quarter of last year.


Web: CGI’s healthcare.gov woes

6 November 2013

An article in The Globe and Mail newspaper discusses information technology services firm CGI Group Inc.’s response to the problems in the rollout of the healthcare.gov website.


2013 VMS/MSP Landscape Summary

6 November 2013

  • Excerpt from full 2013 VMS/MSP Landscape Report
  • 22 VMS providers and 24 MSPs examined
  • Companies listed by spend under management

The Dawn of Productivity-Based Billing

6 November 2013

The traditional bill-by-the-hour approach to services is a relic of a dying economic age.


Beyond Tactical: Take the Program to the Next Level

6 November 2013

A significant component of an organizations workforce is contingent, so program owners need to consider how this workforce can solve strategic enterprise objectives.


Buyer, Staffing Firm Face Fines in Temp’s Heat Death

6 November 2013

A ship repair company and a staffing firm face fines in the death of a temporary worker who died from excessive heat while working on a Navy ship in July, OSHA announced.


VMS/MSP Prove Contentious at Healthcare Staffing Summit

6 November 2013

Contingent buyers in the healthcare industry are among the last to adopt vendor management systems and managed service providers, and many staffing suppliers have concerns about their use.