SOURCE: Stefanini IT Solutions

Stefanini IT Solutions

October 16, 2009 15:31 ET

Stefanini IT Solutions Customer to Present IT Outsourcing Case Study at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2009

Mike Roelf to Present Session Titled "Cost Savings Selecting IT Vendors with Industry Specific Domain Business Expertise"

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - October 16, 2009) - Stefanini IT Solutions (www.stefanini.com), a global provider of IT consulting, integration and development, and outsourcing services, today announced that Mike Roelf, applications manager at a leading office furniture manufacturer, will be presenting a session discussing his outsourcing experience with Stefanini at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2009, October 18-22 in Orlando, FL.

In the session, titled "Cost Savings Selecting IT Vendors with Industry Specific Domain Business Expertise," Roelf will discuss how his company, a large office furniture manufacturer, avoided the hidden costs of outsourcing by selecting the vendor with the best business expertise for their IT outsourcing needs. Roelf will explain what went into selecting the right vendor and the costs savings which resulted. Roelf's presentation is scheduled for Monday, October 19, 2009, 12:45 - 1:45 p.m. at the Dolphin Hotel at Walt Disney World.

The Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2009 will focus on how business technology can help businesses return to growth by balancing cost optimization and risk mitigation. The conference is the industry's largest annual gathering of CIOs and senior IT leaders.

Stefanini IT Solutions provides Roelf with application outsourcing and systems integration projects from the U.S and development centers in Brazil. In his presentation, Roelf will explain the factors that helped him select Stefanini as his company's nearshore outsourcing provider, including time zone, travel time, business expertise and cultural compatibility.

"The best outsourcing vendor needs to understand the corporate culture and the overall business environment, as well as create a share management that empowers both the internal and external teams," said Mike Roelf, applications manager at a leading office furniture manufacturer. "In the past, I have worked with outsourcers in India, and have traveled to Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong, and I have come to realize that outsourcing venues such as Brazil offer much fewer hurdles to collaboration in terms of the culture of IT here and abroad."

For more information on Roelf's presentation and the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2009, please visit http://www.gartner.com/technology/symposium/2009/sym19/home.jsp

About Stefanini

Stefanini IT Solutions is a global provider of onshore and nearshore IT consulting, systems integration and outsourcing services. The company has more than 8,500 employees with 36 offices in 16 countries, and more than 350 active customers across a broad spectrum of markets, including energy and utilities, insurance, manufacturing and distribution, oil and gas, financial services, and telecom. One of Brazil's leading IT companies, Stefanini IT Solutions is CMMI Level 5 and ISO 9001:2000 certified. Founded in 1987, Stefanini IT Solutions currently has operations worldwide, including North American headquarters in Fort Lauderdale and offices in Atlanta, Chicago, New York, and Montreal.