25 October 2005
OOBP.org and International Association of Outsourcing Professionals Launch SME Global Sourcing Chapter
Offshore Outsourcing Best Practices (OOBP.org) association and the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) announced formation of SME Global Sourcing Chapter within IAOP and selected Eugene Goland, Member of Executive Board of OOBP.org, as Chairman.
The mission of OOBP.org is to increase the effectiveness of the outsourcing industry within the segment of small and medium enterprises (SME) by sharing best practices and facilitating knowledge exchange. The primary goal of the new chapter is to educate the SME community on best practices of outsourcing and to provide thought leadership through the network of certified professionals and relevant industry organizations. "The addition of an SME Global Sourcing Chapter will help bring the power of outsourcing to one of the most important, and until now most underserved, segments of the business community," said Michael F. Corbett, IAOP's Executive Director. "OOBP.org and Eugene Goland are great partners and I'm looking forward to them playing an active role in our work."
IAOP is the global standard-setting organization and advocate for the outsourcing profession. Companies and individuals from all around the world join IAOP to improve their outsourcing success rate, increase their return and investment from outsourcing, and to expand the opportunities for outsourcing across their businesses.
"This is an important development not only for members of both organizations, but for the small and mid-size enterprise segment in general," said Eugene Goland, founder of OOBP.org and President of DataArt, Inc. "The SME Global Sourcing chapter is a powerful resource providing advise and assistance on various issues of IT outsourcing specifically for this segment, which has drastically different needs from those of large corporations."
Offshore Outsourcing Best Practices association (OOBP.org) is a vendor independent association that aims to increase the effectiveness of the outsourcing industry within the segment of small and medium enterprises (SME) by sharing best practices and facilitating knowledge exchange. OOBP.org provides thought leadership through the network of certified professionals and relevant industry organizations, publications and research initiatives.
About the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP)
IAOP is a global membership-based organization shaping the future of outsourcing as a management practice and as an industry. Customers, providers, and advisors alike join IAOP to access its global professional network and to participate in its ongoing investments in process benchmarking, standards development, training, and certification. For more information, go to www.outsourcingprofessional.org.