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Why Design Thinking can save the outsourcing industry

Design Thinking

Without Design Thinking, enterprises are really just retrofitting expensive solutions into legacy processes and likely wasting a whole load of time, resources and money. It all starts with Design Thinking.

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Neural Platform Professor, TCS’ Harrick Vin

Dr. Harrick Vin, Vice President and Chief Scientist | Global Head, Innovation and Transformation, IT Infrastructure Services (click photo for bio)

TCS’ mastermind behind its new Neural Automation system ignio, Professor Harrick Vin, talks to HfS’ Phil Fersht

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Why big consulting needs to buy into BPO to address the As-a-Service Economy

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Can we really progress in this era of denial and bullshit? Of course not…. we will see a few bold moves to get ahead of this market, and some may well come from this potential marriage of big consulting and big BPO.

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Ready for a reality slap around the face with a wet kipper?

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The next HfS Service Buyer Working Summit will be held in Harvard Square, Cambridge MA, 1st-2nd December 2015

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Procurement makes its move to As-a-Service…. so who’s leading the market?

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The latest HfS Procurement-as-a-Service Blueprint captures the transition of service providers into the As-a-Service Economy

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Is there anyway you’ll be at the NOA Symposium in London next week?

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We’re participating in two sessions at the NOA Symposium held at etc. venues, St Paul’s on Wednesday 24th June. We’re also sponsoring the pens (which will surely create an avalanche of new delegates) I’ll be part of a panel with a motley assortment of legacy analysts from Gartner, Everest and NelsonHall as part of “The Outsourcing Debate”, […]

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Come see Tony Blair support HfS at the Annual ABSL Conference in Krakow

With any luck, I'll get a selfie with Tony. Show up yourself and see what happens.

We’re excited to be heading to Krakow next week to participate in the two-day 6th ABSL Conference from June 16-17 featuring Tony Blair, Phil Fersht and Charles Sutherland

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HfS hits bullseye of the IIAR Tragic Quadrant for IT analyst firms

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What’s really encouraging for HfS is our reach beyond outsourcing and services into mainstream coverage of technology

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Building your personal brand in the As-a-Service Economy

Personal Branding

Building our personal brands is the critical ingredient for furthering our career potential in this unraveling As-a-Service world

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Sourcing Superman of the Source, Barry Matthews

Is it a bird, a plane? Nope. It's just Sourcing Superman, Barry Matthews! Oh dear...

Phil Fersht interviews Source co-founder Barry Matthews about their merger with Alsbridge and his hands-on experiences of Robotic Process Automation

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The Foundations of the As-a-Service Economy (Part 2): Avoiding getting burned without a burning platform

What do you mean, we have to change?

Operations are becoming standardized, cloudified and robotized – and if we can’t reorient our staff to accept this reality and expand their capability horizons, many will be waiting tables, driving ubers or cutting hair before we know it.

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The biggest threat to outsourcing’s future: Unfocused and unambitious Millennials

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If we don’t have succession plans to blood the next generation of talent, we’ll just become an industry of old farts

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The Four Foundations of the As-a-Service Economy, Part I: Getting your Outsourcing and Talent mix right

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We’re on a train hurtling towards something resembling “As-a-Service” and we need to make sure we stay on it

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Implementing Portion Control at CSC

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CSC dividing into two new entities, one for US Public Sector contracts and the other for Global Commercial contracts, is a welcome and necessary step.

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Less lipstick on the As-a-Service pig please…

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Most of our beloved providers want to talk a big game more than having the real chops to prove it

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Ready for the transition to As-a-Service?

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Ready for the transition to As-a-Service?

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The industry’s first Workday services blueprint: A new breed of As-a-Service providers has disrupted HR delivery forever

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The industry’s first-ever Blueprint Report looking at Workday Services

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Robo-Britannia: Is Britain leading the As-a-Service revolution?

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When it comes to being first on the bandwagon for experimenting with solutions that can drive out cost and improve productivity, the UK – amazingly after all these years – still leads the way

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Chris cracks the Cap-ability code

Chris Stancombe

On the week when Capgemini opened its wallet to make one of the largest services deals in history, with the $4 billion acquisition of IGATE, we thought it high time to focus on one business division that’s really been on fire the last couple of years – Business Process Outsourcing. With Capgemini’s proven capabilities delivering […]

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Never doubt an HfS merger prediction! Capgemini really is buying iGATE

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As we correctly predicted last week, iGATE and Capgemini have announced their nuptials after finding many areas of common interest to consummate a long-term flourishing relationship

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