Category: Outsourcing Advisors
Practical outsourcing tips over a pint: legal advice from George Kimball
George has become one of the best known lawyers in the industry over recent years, representing both buyers and service providers on some of the largest and most pivotal engagements during his tenure at law-firm Baker & McKenzie, before recently joining the legal team at Hewlett-Packard.Read More
President Peter prognosticates… Part II
Peter Allen, CSC's President of Global Sales & Marketing, discusses his views on Cloud Computing strategy and whether some sourcing advisors can escape the hamster-wheelRead More
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
New-generation HRO: a reverse maturity curve?
We sent our HRO diva, Mindy Blodgett, out to investigate where some of the leading minds are focusing in this post-recession environment, and her first port of call was with Erica Volini, one of Deloitte Consulting's leading Principals in the HR transformation field...Read More
Coulter tackles Justice
Among the regulars we all expect to see such as IBM, Accenture and CapGemini, was KPMG. KPMG? Yes, and represented by Cliff Justice. Cliff is KPMG’s new US Leader, Shared Services and Advisory. This isn’t the first time that a major accounting services firm has placed a bet on getting into the shared services and outsourcing advisory businessRead 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
The myth-busting continues
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
Industry veteran Mike Atwood joins Horses' as Expert Contributor for IT Outsourcing strategies. Read More
Busting the innovation myth
“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
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