Category: Cloud Computing
Are you a New Polymath?
The New Polymath is an enterprise which is comfortable with a wide range of technologies and has learned to package 3,5,10 strands of infotech, cleantech, nanotech, biotech etc into complex new solutions to solve some of the big and small problems we face.Read More
Is a “private cloud” an oxymoron?
The term "private cloud" is a misleading way of describing hosted services. In fact, it is an oxymoron. It is a term that is used by providers of hosted services in order to hold onto lucrative contracts and prevent the loss of customers to companies that provide public cloud servicesRead More
What’s that noise? Is it Donald Sutherland… or the delicate sound of thunder?
Cloud's not simply about outsourcing the heavy-duty computing grunt - it's about the delivery of real business services, enabled by the applications needed to support them, and powered by the requisite computing and network infrastructure to host and deliver them. Moreover, Cloud computing represents a crucial next layer of cost-elimination from the corporate infrastucture. While many moons off being actual reality, the seeds have been planted and we see entire industries scurrying to develop applications, datacenters and managed services to support it.Read More
The sourcerers of Savannah
it's not too late to make the trip to the charming Georgian town of Savannah for next week's Global Sourcing Summit. The Horses will also be present, co-leading session on Cloud Computing Delivery with Mayer-Brown, in addition to hosting an all-star panel entitled "The Future State of the Sourcing Industry: what the future holds, and how on earth we can manage it better"Read More
We’re letting our research do the talking – see for yourself
Unlike other research entities who stick their stuff behind a paywall, we've decided the proof is in the pudding, because we want people to actually read our stuff and call us up. So as a gesture of thanks for all the support we've received during our first month on the job, we're giving away three pieces of our latest research to give you an idea of what we're all about.Read More
Professor Atwood saddles up to the ITO podium
Industry veteran Mike Atwood joins Horses' as Expert Contributor for IT Outsourcing strategies. Read More
Seeking the “Normal Normal”… here’s the re-run
Here's the re-run of the webcast we conducted with or friends over at Global Services Media and SSON, where we surveyed the intentions of 1,055 buyers, intermediaries and vendors on current outsourcing industry dynamicsRead More
Why we’ve formed an analyst organization
Today, Horses for Sources became more than a blog. Today, it becomes an advisory analyst organization focused exclusively on researching global outsourcing strategy.Read More
The Industry Speaks, Part VI: Customers increasingly look to industry-specific BPO solutions, but which vendors will ultimately invest to define and deliver them?
The move to greater domain-specificity is intrinsically tied to the business utility model of the future, where we are starting to see signs of the convergence of SaaS, Cloud and BPO/ITO models within an engagement structure Read More
The Industry Speaks, Part IV: Cloud services will separate the “real” business services providers from the body-shoppers
Cloud Computing presents the biggest opportunity for today's services vendors to deliver blended IT/BPO services. Vendors pushing standard labor arbitrage services under a thin veneer of "Cloud marketing" will quickly get cast aside as the table-stakes get a lot tougher Read More