Category Archives: Confusing Outsourcing Information

Service providers blame their clients, advisors and analysts for their As-a-Service failure

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Lee rhetoric, more dialog among the key stakeholders and better real-world education is the only real formula for success

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Have most analysts completely given up doing "research"?

Have most analysts completely given up doing "research"?

We called it three years’ ago and we can now officially proclaim that the industry, once known as research, is close to meeting its maker

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Great to see Gartner adopting our HfS Blueprints!

Great to see Gartner adopting our HfS Blueprints!

Yes indeed folks - Gartner has announced it is doing its own "Blueprints research"!

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Time to stop the buzzword balderdash and become meaningful again

Time to stop the buzzword balderdash and become meaningful again

Our industry has started to lose the plot with the amount of buzz terms spewing around

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Accenture de-emphasizes the term "outsourcing" - is this the final death knell for the O word?

Accenture de-emphasizes the term "outsourcing" - is this the final death knell for the O word?

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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HfS and Blue Prism partner to develop automated analyst solutions

HfS and Blue Prism partner to develop automated analyst solutions

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

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

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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2013 Analyst Value Survey Results: HfS Research leads the analyst industry for independence

2013 Analyst Value Survey Results: HfS Research leads the analyst industry for independence

2013 Analyst Value Survey Results: HfS Research leads the analyst industry for independence

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Is it time to de-social our lives?

Is it time to de-social our lives?

I would argue that it's actually time to "de-social" our behavior to regain the effectiveness and quality of our interactions and relationships.

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Why the Indian W-I-T-C-H providers have yet to break the IT Services Top Ten

Why the Indian W-I-T-C-H providers have yet to break the IT Services Top Ten

It would be easy to forgive anyone for assuming that the Indian services majors Wipro, Infosys, TCS, Cognizant and HCL (aka the "WITCH" providers) are dominating the global battle for services supremacy, given the hype that surrounds India’s dynamic IT outsourcing economy. However, In spite of their impressive growth over the past ten years, none of the WITCH providers have yet to make the HfS Top 10 of global IT services firms, despite dominating the application development and management busines

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