Category Archives: IT Outsourcing / IT Services

The Infamous Sourcing Savants are back!

The Sourcing Savant Panelists

An HfS Webinar Production, March 26th 2015: Digesting a Manic 6 Months to Make Sense of the As-a-Service Economy

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OneSource Virtual: Born in the RPA Cloud

We’ve been so focused on how Robotic Process Automation is being implemented across legacy application environments, we missed how it is also being rolled out in “Born in the Cloud” business environments

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Mike Sutcliff, Digitally Distinct

Mike Sutcliffe is Group Chief Executive, Accenture Digital (Click for bio)

Mike Sutcliffe, Group Chief Executive, Accenture Digital, talks to HfS analyst Phil Fersht on the disruptive impact of Digital technologies on Business Services and Operations

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NASSCOM 2015: More MBA, less ABAP is the recipe for India’s Digital success

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NASSCOM’s Mumbai showpiece, India’s premier Leadership Forum, exuded an energy not seen since the recession. Now it’s time for India’s service stars to grasp their Digital opportunity like never before

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Dallas, we have another problem: Too many Advisors are Buying the Service Provider Hype

Of couse its a great deal!

We need advisors steeped in reality who can give enterprises a nice big dose of reality, who truly understand what life is like a few years into an outsourcing engagement

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Europe: If you can’t do Arbitrage, then Automate!

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if your enterprise cannot make the swift changes you need to upskill your operations talent, surely the advent of Robotic Process Automation platforms is providing an increasingly appealing alternative path to take?

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Dallas, we have a problem: Advisors struggling to deliver Expertise-as-a-Service

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Consultants are supposed to be like doctors – they need to use the latest tools, technologies and knowledge at their disposal to help their clients

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Speed dating their way to a quick divorce… Rick Simmonds talks up his new advisory firm Aecus

Rick Simmonds, Founder and Managing Partner, Aecus

What about the UK advisory firm formerly known as “Alsbridge Plc”? Answer, it renamed itself “Aecus”, named after one of the sons of Zeus. Phil Fersht talks to Rick Simmonds about where the direction the new firm is taking

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Skill not Scale, Part II: Europe poses the biggest opportunity as As-a-Service models emerge

There clearly is a need for more flexible labor in many European countries, and the ability to source skills “As-a-Service” from providers is becoming increasingly appealing

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Cost is the New Black: The Overbearing Paradoxical C-Suite Imperative for 2015

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60% of enterprise C-Suites are actively seeking to reduce their reliance on labor in their operations – but most are discovering they need to work smarter before they can work cheaper.

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The greatest nearshore location of all… Nova Scotia

Where better to process your insurance claims?

Yes, I actually believe this is a great province to invest in the talent and resources and we’ll shortly be able to share the news of a major new As-a-Service investment in the region from one of the Indian-heritage global service providers.

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Skill not Scale: The Massive Opportunity Awaiting the Services Industry

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There needs to be a coming-together of consulting and outsourcing service delivery, the likes of which we have yet to see at a broad scale in the services industry

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Unveiling the 2015 Robotic Premier League Table: HP, TCS and IBM are setting the pace

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Congratulations to HP, TCS, IBM, Sutherland Global Services and Genpact for topping the 2015 Robotic Premier League table

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The Ten Tenets Driving the As-a-Service Economy

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As the As-a-Service Economy continues to emerge and evolve, it is the belief of HfS that the model will follow ten key tenets

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Here are our Autonabilized 2015 HfS predictions

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17 Killer Predictions from the HfS analyst team. All of these will happen too…

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When Blood is Sikka than Water: Vishal’s Infy Honeymoon has some Legs

Vishal Sikka (pictured right) is CEO, Infosys Technologies

New Infosys CEO, Vishal Sikka, talks to HfS’ Phil Fersht

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Atos and Xerox exchange holiday gifts, but can they disrupt a market asleep at the wheel?

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This transaction focuses both service providers on their strengths and will help them be more effective in the emerging As-a-Service Economy

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TCS, Accenture and Tech Mahindra take the Top Spots for Telecom Operations Services

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HfS releases the first Blueprint into Telecom Operations Services, led by Principal Analyst Pareekh Jain

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Missed the 2015 HfS Research Agenda Web-Session? Then here’s the replay…

Hear from the HfS analyst practice leaderships this Thursday.  Click to Register now

Want to hear what HfS is covering in 2015 before our competitors rip us off?

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Time for outsourcing service providers to tone down the sales BS

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Service providers need to prove they are agents of value, not devils of extracting low-value margins.

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