Category Archives: Outsourcing Advisors

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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Why the outsourcing industry is so horrible at marketing itself

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One fact I would challenge anyone on is the abject failure of the outsourcing industry to market itself

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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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Naomi Bloom: HRO needs to focus on business analyst services, not call center/manual processing

Naomi Bloom discusses the new breed of SaaS-savvy HRO providers

It will be fascinating to see if the larger SIs and/or HRO providers will be able to craft just the right mix of quality and cost-effectiveness to be successful in delivering much smaller, less labor-intensive and more tool-based implementation and post-implementation HR services.

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And what a week that was! Relive those Blueprint moments…

Thanks to all of you who made the effort be part of a great December networking escapade in the Big Apple

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We are HfS. Yes we are!

As we gather the largest-ever superstar assemblage of sourcing leaders in New York, let’s have a look back at how we got here as an industry

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A different circus with a different set of clowns… the legendary Bruce Rogow talks to HfS, Part II

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You really need progression planning where you determine the skill set you’ll need going forward, because it’s a different circus with different clowns.

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Time to inoculate your firm against early-onset Zombieism… by coming to the Blueprint Sessions 3.0 this December

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When  Zombieism takes its grip on enterprise operations, many fail to realize… until it’s too late.  In fact, many of you reading this may already be exhibiting signs of early-onset Zombieism and immediate inoculation is imperative… But never fear folks, as the forthcoming BluePrint Sessions 3.0 in New York this December are specifically designed to [...]

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Traditional outsourcing advisory is dead.

Who's feeling disruptive today?

And when the world’s number 1 management thinker, Clayton Christensen, writes about Consulting on the Cusp of Disruption, you know it’s officially game-over for the way consultants have traditionally delivered effort-based high-cost projects for wizening clients

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What happens when you put the leaders of an industry in one room?

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However which was we look at this, this is going to be one helluva crowd – with a bevvy of buyside sourcing and shared services leaders from 60 major organizations, in addition to this motley crew

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2013 Analyst Value Survey Results: HfS Research leads the analyst industry for independence

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2013 Analyst Value Survey Results: HfS Research leads the analyst industry for independence

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2013 Analyst Value Survey Results: HfS Research has risen in influence more than all the other analysts

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Please allow us a few minutes of our own-trumpet-blowing as we broadcast some of the results of the 2013 Analyst Value Survey, courtesy of Analyst Equity and Kea Company. This is based on a record number of 352 IT research consumers

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Are you “crowding it” in NYC this week? HfS has some free tickets…

Carl Esposti is CEO of Massolution

We got some face time with flamboyant Massolution CEO, Carl Esposti (and founder of the Crowdsourcing.org community platform) about next week’s first-ever crowdsourcing & crowdfunding conference

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Dr Charlie airs the BPO potential of East Africa, Part 2

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The exploits of “Dr Charlie”, alias the Last King of Sourcing, Charlie Aird, who completes his diaries from his recent sabbatical to East Africa

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Why are so many enterprise buyers becoming HfS members?

Why are so many enterprise buyers becoming HfS members?

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Dr Charlie airs the BPO potential of East Africa, Part 1

Charlie Aird contemplates process transformation outside of Mukono, Uganda

How about exploring an entirely new continent for talent availability that can pull an entirely new lever of efficiency and potential value for your business: East Africa

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Vicki Phelan, pharma fanatic

Vicki Phelan has run 6 marathons... in between pharma projects at KPMG

Next time your mom gives you a hard time, ask her if she does triathlons and brokers mega-outsourcing deals for big pharma giants.  Oh, and that’s while putting two girls through college, one of whom is a Varsity pole-vaulter. And apparently she has dinner on the table every night too… OK, I made up that [...]

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Welcome to the Six Tenets of Sourcing 2.0 – where a “lights on” approach might just get you fired

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Big and clunky is ugly, lean and scalable is the new corporate sexy.

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Replay of “Outsourcing is DEAD! Long Live Outsourcing…”

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Click here for the replay & Click here for the slides. Enjoy!

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Just incase you missed all those riveting Visa Reform webinars…

Missed yesterday’s record-breaking webinar on the proposed Visa Reform? Or, were you one of the 870 registrants who enjoyed the discussion so much, that you’ve come back for more? Either way, we have what you’re looking for…

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