Monthly Archives: March 2011

The Future of Work – Who will lead?

Companies need leaders to start thinking about the future of work as part of their business planning processes. HR leaders are well positioned to understand the capability and talent of the organization. They also have access to more enabling technology they ever before to help engage the entire workforce in creating the future of work at their companies.


HfS to “lift the lid” on the sourcing industry… with Outsource Magazine

HfS and Outsource Magazine have formed a lid-lifting media partnership… here are the details


Want to get innovative? Then give your staff a sense of purpose…

The hidden truths behind what really motivates us

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The SIG summit report… straight from the horses mouth

We were excited to attend the SIG Summit last week–our first event since we signed our partnership. Esteban Herrera, HfS COO, collected his thoughts on how the SIG Summit compared with typical industry shows


A tale of two FAO markets: Accenture dominates the enterprise, while IBM sneaks up on the mid-market

One dynamic that has really stood-out over the last three years of the Finance & Accounting Outsourcing business, is the different competitive strategies going on at the high-end of the market versus the smaller engagements.


New HfS Report: “How Latin America Powers Global IT Delivery”

Latin American strategies underpin global delivery with increasingly mature services: Firms investigating service delivery from the region like the cultural familiarity bred by the influence of the US and Europe. Find out “How Latin America Powers Global IT Delivery” by downloadng our new report.


SourceCorp + HOVS Services: A response to shifting client needs, or a competitive reaction to the Xerox/ACS Merger?

These are two remarkably similar organizations operating remarkably similar businesses, but with very few shared customers. There is plenty of opportunity to improve profitability of the combined entity.

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How 10-year-olds explain Cloud Computing

The kids are sharp. They’re the one who love to make their own web sites. One has aspirations to make a video games that features a villain with a head made of cheese puffs.


HfS Podcast: Dawn Evans and Phil Fersht discuss the new HfS/SIG partnership

HfS Research VP of Marketing Mark Reed-Edwards got together with HfS Founder and CEO Phil Fersht and Dawn Evans, President and CEO of Sourcing Interests Group, to discuss the new groundbreaking industry research and networking partnership announced on March 8.


Frank about Frank, Part II: a little about Frank himself

In Part I of our interview with Francisco D’Souza, President and CEO of Cognizant, we discussed the rampant growth Cognizant has experienced, the global economic environment as we emerge from the Recession, and Frank’s point of view on the Cloud and the sourcing industry


Goin’ to the trade show, and I’m gonna get us some bu-i-i-is-ness

Think of a trade show in any industry and the same elements come to mind—booths chock a block with graphically glowing descriptors, a great array of giveaways, a tray of chocolate, the proverbial “drop in your business card and win a Kindle,” bowl, and even in this day and age of online collateral, a few brochures declaiming leadership.


Welcome to Networking 2.0 – HfS and SIG are moving the needle for the sourcing industry

The biggest issue in today’s sourcing industry is the need for a truly independent and high-value environment for sourcing and outsourcing practitioners to collaborate and share knowledge. HfS is delighted to announce an exclusive industry partnership with the premier membership organization that has served sourcing and outsourcing professionals from Global 1000 companies throughout a 20-year history: the Sourcing Interests Group.


Frank’s still Frank: Cognizant CEO Francisco D’Souza talks to HfS about his 40% growth year

Cognizant had an unprecedenced growth spurt in 2010, attaining annual revenues of $4.59 billion – up 40% year-over-year. We have arrived at the growth peak of offshore IT services, and Cognizant has led this acceleration coming out of the Recession. So we caught up with President and CEO, Frank D’Souza, to discuss the dynamics behind Cognizant’s growth, the state of the services industry, the global economic outlook and his perspective on the Cloud, among other issues.


So what on earth does the future hold for sourcing advisors?

Last week’s outsourcing advisory bombshell wedding between KPMG and EquaTerra may well prove to be a turning point in the way buyers are serviced in the future. Management consultants need to have deep experience, knowledge and data on the operational guts of outsourcing, while boutique advisors need to offer a much broader consultative value proposition for clients who are tackling global operational issues. So what on earth does the future hold for sourcing advisors?