Category: IT Outsourcing / IT Services

  • The sourcerers of Savannah

    March 26, 2010 |

    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

    March 24, 2010 |

    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

  • Surviving the Aftermath of a Lift and Shift Transition

    March 22, 2010 |

    Well, now you’ve done it. Instead of fixing things first, you outsourced your processes almost completely intact. The result? Your junky processes are now in the (hopefully) capable hands of your lower cost vendor and, not surprisingly, the outcomes are the same.Read More

  • The myth-busting continues

    March 18, 2010 |

    There's been another scintillating debate on the "Innovation" topic. If you have a few minutes, we suggest you visit the recent piece entitled "Busting the innovation myth" submitted to us by a top advisor choosing to remain anonymous. A couple of insightful and accurate views were contributed by Equaterra's COO Mark Robinson and CSC's Predisent of global sales and marketing, Peter AllenRead More

  • Professor Atwood saddles up to the ITO podium

    March 16, 2010 |

    Industry veteran Mike Atwood joins Horses' as Expert Contributor for IT Outsourcing strategies. Read More

  • Busting the innovation myth

    March 14, 2010 |

    “Innovation” has been amongst the most used—and overused—buzzwords in outsourcing for the last three or so years. Until clients and providers can have an honest conversation about what it takes to innovate, and what to do with the results, I don’t think it will ever happen. I’ll stop short of saying it’s impossible, but entire galaxies of stars will have to line up. Read on to understand why...Read More

  • Seeking the “Normal Normal”… here’s the re-run

    March 13, 2010 |

    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

  • Avoiding sourcing catastrophes, Part II

    March 08, 2010 |

    Everyone loves to save some money, and often the misalignment isn’t felt for the first couple of years. Striking a deal that optimizes cost generally sub-optimizes other aspects.Read More

  • Avoiding sourcing catastrophes, Part I

    March 03, 2010 |

    In the world of outsourcing, the stories of catastrophe are legendary, and the statistics on how often it occurs are not very reassuring. What is it about the strategic services sourcing space that makes it so prone to issues? Even if things don’t end in public catastrophe, the stories of mutual success are just not that numerous. The question remains: how does one avoid catastrophe?Read More

  • Why we’ve formed an analyst organization

    March 02, 2010 |

    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