Category Archives: Global Business Services

Announcing our North American 2014 Blueprint Summit… we’re hitting Chicago this November

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The famous HfS Blueprint Sessions are back stateside to rattle the global services and outsourcing industry like never before

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Outsourcing and shared services investment intentions at record high as the Integrated Global Services model takes center stage

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Simply plastering more and more lipstick on the same old pig is eventually going to fail for many as Integrated Global Services becomes the future model of choice

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Parikh preaches, prophesizes and prognosticates… Part 1

Kevin Parikh is Global CEO and Senior Partner at Avasant (click here for bio)

Phil Fersht interviews Avasant CEO, Kevin Parikh (Part 1)

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Why offshoring is hotter than ever

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Close to a third of enterprises are increasing the offshore component with their service providers, and a fifth with their own shared services

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Europe’s finest enterprise operators take on the USA at the Cambridge University Blueprint Sessions. Who’s sourcing smarter?

This June we are assembling the ultimate pool of European and American services talent to duke it out on the hallowed lawns of Cambridge’s Gonville and Caius College

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A little bit of HR heaven as Kutik tackles the toughie from Southie

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Christa Degnan Manning talked with Bill Kutik about the Extended Enterprise, the Employee Experience, Workforce Enablement, and hybrid HCM systems

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Outsourcing advisors must be governance experts armed with research if they want to survive

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Advisors need to provider governance support and research in order to survive

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BPO: Pronounced dead, but still very much alive

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BPO is just at the beginning of a much more dynamic phase of its existence and it at least three years’ away from being put to bed.

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HfS unveils the first Robotic Premier League Table

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After all the hype, HfS unveils the first Robotic Premier League Table of service providers delivering robotic automation to their clients

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Cogny cogitates on a new industrial revolution

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Genpact’s Patrick Cogny talks to Phil Fersht about how the firm is approaching the manufacturing sector with what he calls the “New Industrial Revolution”

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Accenture de-emphasizes the term “outsourcing” – is this the final death knell for the O word?

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Accenture’s dropping the term “outsourcing” from its strategy line is the most significant yet in terms of rebranding the outsourcing business

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The Indian majors double their market share in just four years – what’s the secret and can they be stopped?

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It may be harder for some of the traditional providers to fight their way back into the services game than the Indian majors to continue their surge

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The Progressive BPO Train has left the Station – is IBM on it?

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We would have major concerns about IBM’s positioning for Progressive BPO services, were IBM to seek to sell off the lower-margin elements of its F&A, Procurement or HR businesses, like it has with its customer services BPO business.

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Ready for the ultimate robotic process automation debate?

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At long last… we have everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Robotic Process Automation and never dared to ask

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Four make Winner’s Circle for Enterprise Mobility Services: Infosys, Tech Mahindra, IBM and Accenture

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HfS launches the first Blueprint Report focused on Enterprise Mobility Services, where Infosys, Tech Mahindra, IBM and Accenture made the Winner’s Circle

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BPO will continue to fail miserably… without a mindset to embrace change, develop talent and tech-enable processes

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Our new “Technology in BPO” study reveals that this industry is on the brink of a significant, radical overhaul to its very core value proposition

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Three make Winner’s Circle for Multi-tower HR Outsourcing: NGA, Aon Hewitt and ADP

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HfS announces the first Blueprint Report in HR Outsourcing, with NGA, Aon Hewitt and ADP making the Winner’s Circle

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Getting good at GBS governance: Why heroes don’t scale

Mike Beals is Vice President, Governance Research and Strategy, HfS Research (click for bio)

This governance group has the challenge of managing an increasingly complex environment, with aspirations much loftier than in the past to achieve the right maturity levels to run GBS effectively.

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2014 shared services and outsourcing outlook Part II: Why GBS will not be bullsh*t

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While several folks make valid arguments why GBS may be a pipe-dream for their own organization (or some of their clients’ organizations), we believe they are missing the big picture

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2014 shared services and outsourcing outlook Part I: It’s time for enterprises to stop being really good at irrelevant stuff

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In 2014, ambitious operations leaders must begin achieve a certain degree of maturity across their operations before they can really address achieving their desired outcomes

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