Category Archives: Talent in Sourcing

Cogny cogitates on a new industrial revolution

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Genpact’s Patrick Cogny talks to Phil Fersht about how the firm is approaching the manufacturing sector with what he calls the “New Industrial Revolution”

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TCS breaks into the HfS Global IT Services Top 10, with Cognizant poised to follow

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As we predicted last year, TCS has now become the first of the Indian majors to break the IT Services Top 10 for revenues, replacing CGI

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Learn all about neocortical cloning of the dynamic core… you know you want to

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Where else can you hear a discussion about reproducing the cerebral cortex in a piece of software?

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Moving Mountains with Mike, Part 2

Here’s the second tranche or our interview with outsourcing hall-of-famer, and the man who’s steered Accenture’s BPO juggernaut these past few years, Mike Salvino.

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HfS and Blue Prism partner to develop automated analyst solutions

Meet Clive: Robo-Analyst Prototype

Industry analyst firm HfS Research has today announced a strategic partnership with leading Robotic Automation software company, Blue Prism to develop the first automated analyst prototype

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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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Five reasons automation may replace BPO, with Charles Sutherland

Hot on the heels of his seminal report, Framing A Constitution for Robotistan, HfS’ Charles Sutherland sat down with Mark Reed-Edwards to dig into the key issues around robotics and automation

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The Indian majors double their market share in just four years – what’s the secret and can they be stopped?

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It may be harder for some of the traditional providers to fight their way back into the services game than the Indian majors to continue their surge

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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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The Progressive BPO Train has left the Station – is IBM on it?

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We would have major concerns about IBM’s positioning for Progressive BPO services, were IBM to seek to sell off the lower-margin elements of its F&A, Procurement or HR businesses, like it has with its customer services BPO business.

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This week on the HfS Podcast: Doing Less With More

HfS SVP, Research, Christa Degnan Manning just published some scorching hot new research (Doing Less With More) on what it will take to make workers more productive and engaged. Based on research of nearly 5,000 employees worldwide, the survey also assessed human resources service providers in rewards, remuneration, and recognition (including payroll, benefits, and employee contact [...]

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

Ready for your next provider meeting?

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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