Month: March 2011

  • Goin’ to the trade show, and I’m gonna get us some bu-i-i-is-ness

    March 09, 2011 |

    Think of a trade show in any industry and the same elements come to mind—booths chock a block with graphically glowing descriptors, a great array of giveaways, a tray of chocolate, the proverbial “drop in your business card and win a Kindle,” bowl, and even in this day and age of online collateral, a few brochures declaiming leadership.Read More

  • Welcome to Networking 2.0 – HfS and SIG are moving the needle for the sourcing industry

    March 08, 2011 |

    The biggest issue in today's sourcing industry is the need for a truly independent and high-value environment for sourcing and outsourcing practitioners to collaborate and share knowledge. HfS is delighted to announce an exclusive industry partnership with the premier membership organization that has served sourcing and outsourcing professionals from Global 1000 companies throughout a 20-year history: the Sourcing Interests Group.Read More

  • Frank’s still Frank: Cognizant CEO Francisco D’Souza talks to HfS about his 40% growth year

    March 05, 2011 |

    Cognizant had an unprecedenced growth spurt in 2010, attaining annual revenues of $4.59 billion - up 40% year-over-year. We have arrived at the growth peak of offshore IT services, and Cognizant has led this acceleration coming out of the Recession. So we caught up with President and CEO, Frank D'Souza, to discuss the dynamics behind Cognizant's growth, the state of the services industry, the global economic outlook and his perspective on the Cloud, among other issues.Read More

  • So what on earth does the future hold for sourcing advisors?

    March 02, 2011 |

    Last week's outsourcing advisory bombshell wedding between KPMG and EquaTerra may well prove to be a turning point in the way buyers are serviced in the future. Management consultants need to have deep experience, knowledge and data on the operational guts of outsourcing, while boutique advisors need to offer a much broader consultative value proposition for clients who are tackling global operational issues. So what on earth does the future hold for sourcing advisors?Read More