Category Archives: Buyers’ Sourcing Best Practices

Why some service providers are grimly clinging onto the labor-arbitrage model

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A new breed of provider has to emerge, which can disrupt the legacy labor-based model

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If anyone can, Barbra McGann can…

Barbra Sheridan McGann joins HfS as Senior Vice President, Research

Barbra Sheridan McGann talks to HfS about her exciting new analyst role with the firm

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Murphy’s BPO Law

Carole Murphy is Capgemini's Head of BPO Business Transformation

Phil Fersht interviews Carole Murphy, Capgemini’s Head of BPO Business Transformation Services

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Deconstructing your manual BPO activities for the As-a-Service Economy

Charles Sutherland (pictured right) deconstructs BPO with Tom Ivory in a Dallas parking lot

Architecting a BPO solution is not all that different from being a writer of a comedy movie, whether that writer happens to be based in Hollywood, London, Paris or Mumbai.

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HfS leads analysts firms for value both in Europe and globally

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The 2014 Analyst Value Survey canvassed the views of 1093 enterprises, analysts and vendor consumers of research

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How successful do you think you really are?

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A truly frightening way to look at yourself…

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More hope less fear, please – Digital is not only changing the way we work, it’s improving it

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The world of work’s just so much more interesting and rewarding today that it was even five years’ ago

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1093 research influencers have spoken: HfS leads the analyst industry for growing influence

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1100 research buyers: HfS Research’s influence increases more than all the analyst firms

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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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The 2014 HfS Blueprint for SAP Services: who’s leading this $156 Billion market?

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More than 850 data points were collected in Q1 and Q2 of 2014, covering 740 buyers, providers, and advisors/influencers of SAP Services. 31 providers of SAP Services were evaluated.

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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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The powerhouses of global sourcing are meeting in Chicago this Fall… can you really afford not to be there?

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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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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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Time for the HfS summer chillax movie… go on, you know you want to see it

Time to crack open a cold one, turn up the volume… and relax!

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How can we re-humanize the enterprise with two-thirds of staff becoming irrelevant, a similar number sick of their employers

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There needs to be a significant mindset change from both employers and their staff to re-humanize the enterprise

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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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The 2014 Talent Acquisition Services Blueprint: Which providers are delivering in today’s Digitally-challenged marketplace?

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The 2014 Talent Acquisition Services Blueprint: Defining and Sourcing the Talent you need in today’s Digitally-challenged marketplace

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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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