Category Archives: Buyers’ Sourcing Best Practices

The 2015 Enterprise Mobility Services Blueprint: IBM, Cognizant, Accenture, TCS, Infosys and Capgemini in the Winner’s Circle

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IBM, Cognizant, Accenture, TCS, Infosys and Capgemini make the Winner’s Circle for Enterprise Mobility Services

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IBM, Accenture, Cognizant, Wipro, TCS and Infosys make the 2015 Enterprise Analytics Services Winners Circle

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I recall back in late 2010 when an eager young research firm practiced what it preached and scoured talented resources on the Indian subcontinent to support our research reports.  One such resource was a bright young woman called Reetika Joshi, who worked with us to produce the industry’s first ever assessment on “Offshore Analytics Providers.” […]

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How to avoid being a terrible virtual worker

Here’s my guide to being an effective virtual worker in six easy steps

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Work smarter, not cheaper: Automation skills have rapidly arrived at the top of the talent agenda

Robotic Process Automation is about working smarter, not cheaper – and the skills needs are red hot in the outsourcing space right now

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How As-a-Service is your organization?

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This emergence of “As-a-Service” represents the most disruptive series of impacts to the traditional IT and business services industry that we have seen. Whether you buy, provide or advise on business and IT services, your opinions and intentions are critical for our research, so please spend some time completing our study and you could win an Apple Watch.

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The 2015 Progressive F&A BPO Blueprint

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HfS unveils its 2015 Blueprint Report on Finance & Accounting BPO Services, authored by analysts Phil Fersht and Hema Santosh

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The Infamous Sourcing Savants are back!

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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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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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David Poole, Robo Conductor

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Phil Fersht talks Robotic Automation and the future of Services with David Poole, Co-Founder and CEO, Symphony Ventures

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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

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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 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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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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