Category Archives: Buyers’ Sourcing Best Practices

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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This week on the HfS Podcast: Major Trends in IT Operations and Service Management Software

The ITOSMS market is in transition, so Mark Reed-Edwards got together with Dr. Thomas Mendel, Senior VP, at HfS Research to discuss it in the HfS Podcast.

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Is BPO on the brink of a technology revolution?

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Why BPO clients which have tech-enabled their processes are achieving better performance and outcomes

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Moving mountains with Mike, part 1

Mike Salvino is Group Chief Executive, BPO at Accenture (click for bio)

Phil Fersht interviews Accenture’s Group Chief Executive for BPO, Mike Salvino

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Ready for the ultimate robotic process automation debate?

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At long last… we have everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Robotic Process Automation and never dared to ask

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Keshav’s Kingdom

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Keshav Murugesh, CEO of WNS Global Services, talks a little about himself, WNS and his vision for the future of the BPO industry

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Automation killed the gamification star

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Even back in ’79 the world was already beginning to zone in on the power of automation

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Four make Winner’s Circle for Enterprise Mobility Services: Infosys, Tech Mahindra, IBM and Accenture

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HfS launches the first Blueprint Report focused on Enterprise Mobility Services, where Infosys, Tech Mahindra, IBM and Accenture made the Winner’s Circle

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Are some “independent” analysts the worst offenders of pay-to-play?

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One practice I seem to be exposed to everyday is the blatant opinionating from a host of “independent” analysts/bloggers/pundits/consultants /influencers/journalists etc who all make a living from the dirty vendor marketing dollar

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BPO will continue to fail miserably… without a mindset to embrace change, develop talent and tech-enable processes

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Our new “Technology in BPO” study reveals that this industry is on the brink of a significant, radical overhaul to its very core value proposition

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Three make Winner’s Circle for Multi-tower HR Outsourcing: NGA, Aon Hewitt and ADP

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HfS announces the first Blueprint Report in HR Outsourcing, with NGA, Aon Hewitt and ADP making the Winner’s Circle

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Automation: it’s about solving business problems, stupid!

Charles Sutherland (pictured left) is Executive Vice President, Research at HfS

We asked HfS’ Charles Sutherland to share his views on what is really happening with process automation and why is shouldn’t be confused with technology automation theories of yesteryear

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Five make Winner’s Circle for Insurance BPO: Accenture, Genpact, EXL, IBM and TCS

Reetika Joshi is HfS Research Director, BPO and Analytics Strategies (click for bio)

For the large insurers, many could go out of business if it wasn’t for the savings and efficiencies generated by maturing BPO delivery model – let’s take a look at the industry’s first meaningful analysis of the innovation and execution capabilities of all the leading service providers

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Riveting webcast warning: The 2014 Outlook for the Extended Enterprise

Join our glittering all-star cast on February 6th at 11am EST (4pm BST) for a complimentary, free and decidedly cost-absent webinar

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How to categorize your absurd colleagues

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Some home truths about the absurd people in your professional world

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Innovation starts at the… cube farm

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A recent discussion with Accenture sparked the thinking at HfS with regards to how the introduction of new ideas and investments to the delivery center floor plays another important role in this transformation journey towards “progressive outsourcing”

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Getting good at GBS governance: Why heroes don’t scale

Mike Beals is Vice President, Governance Research and Strategy, HfS Research (click for bio)

This governance group has the challenge of managing an increasingly complex environment, with aspirations much loftier than in the past to achieve the right maturity levels to run GBS effectively.

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East meets West in a cloudy love-match

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The cost-competitive offshore scale and expertise of HCL meets the onshore domain expertise, legacy integration skills and data center resources of CSC

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2014 shared services and outsourcing outlook Part II: Why GBS will not be bullsh*t

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While several folks make valid arguments why GBS may be a pipe-dream for their own organization (or some of their clients’ organizations), we believe they are missing the big picture

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Industry analysts: a new world order is already coming

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The future of analysts is about providing clients the experiences they need to be smarter and more effective at what they do, not selling them something pre-packaged that everyone else already has

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