Category Archives: Outsourcing Advisors

Shamelessly Shamus: Why Europe is positioned to leapfrog the United States

Shamus Rae is Partner at KPMG and Heads Operational Transformation in Europe

Did you hear the one about the Mamil (middle aged man in lycra), who got off his bike, donned a suit and tie and joined a Big 4 consulting firm to wax lyrical about sourcing strategy?

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Welcome to the era of churn, where 50% of outsourcing contracts are at risk

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Clients are genuinely walking away from outsourcing relationships which provide mediocre value

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Welcome to the being-disrupted IT Outsourcing provider landscape

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With 50% of IT outsourcing deals at risk, how are IT Outsourcing providers being perceived?

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ISG, Enlighta and KPMG make the Winner’s Circle for Governance Solutions

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Mike Beals talks to HfS readers about his new HfS Blueprint Report, “Shared Services & Outsourcing Governance Solutions”

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Welcome to the age of Digital cruelty, where two-thirds of operational jobs are under threat

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Organizations have been trying to reduce their labor costs for decades, but something feels very different about the new Digital reality in which we operate.

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What’s the real impact of Digital Technologies on Outsourcing and Shared Services?

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The business world is fundamentally shifting, but do our organizations really need to reinvent their operating models to stay ahead of the curve?

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Eugene eulogizes about managed governance services

Eugene Kublanov, Managing Director for KPMG's Managed Governance Services

HfS interviews the great bald eagle of sourcing himself, Eugene Kublanov.

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Steps the outsourcing industry needs to take to survive

Outsourcing:  Making the same mistakes over and over and expecting people to stop moaning

Four steps this industry needs to take to avoid engagement failure in the future

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Parikh preaches, prophesizes and prognosticates… Part 2

Avasant CEO Kevin Parikh addresses some big industry issues with an ambitious consulting approach

The final part of Phil Fersht interviewing Avasant CEO Kevin Parikh

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The digital failure of today’s operations talent: two-thirds of enterprises are falling short

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A Digital talent crunch is coming and this could get ugly for some

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Is a new breed of analyst finally arriving to disrupt the legacy model?

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Leading analyst observer Duncan Chapple demonstrates the sands are shifting in the analyst world when it comes to wielding influence over enterprise buying decisions

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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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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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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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