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Category Archives: Value Beyond Cost Study 2015

Hello As-a-Service Economy, goodbye Outsourcing, Part 2

State of Denial

We need to reach that pivot-point where business leaders make real, definition investment actions to change their operations

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Forget the sharing economy, we're in the uncaring economy

The Sharing Economy

People care mosy about enjoying the outcomes of what they pay for, not the efforts made to achieve those outcomes

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The Foundations of the As-a-Service Economy (Part 2): Avoiding getting burned without a burning platform

What do you mean, we have to change?

Operations are becoming standardized, cloudified and robotized - and if we can't reorient our staff to accept this reality and expand their capability horizons, many will be waiting tables, driving ubers or cutting hair before we know it.

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Dallas, we have another problem: Too many Advisors are Buying the Service Provider Hype

Dallas, we have another problem:  Too many Advisors are Buying the Service Provider Hype

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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Europe: If you can't do Arbitrage, then Automate!

Europe: If you can't do Arbitrage, then Automate!

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

Dallas, we have a problem: Advisors struggling to deliver Expertise-as-a-Service

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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Skill not Scale, Part II: Europe poses the biggest opportunity as As-a-Service models emerge

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

Cost is the New Black:  The Overbearing Paradoxical C-Suite Imperative for 2015

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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Skill not Scale: The Massive Opportunity Awaiting the Services Industry

Skill not Scale: The Massive Opportunity Awaiting the Services Industry

There needs to be a coming-together of consulting and outsourcing service delivery, the likes of which we have yet to see at a broad scale in the services industry

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