Category: SaaS, PaaS, IaaS and BPaaS
The New Relentless Economy: How quickly can Cloud blow-up the traditional outsourcing model?
It's clear the future potential of Cloud goes well beyond cost-savings generated by eradicating clunky, inefficient IT infrastructure. Cloud can harness the true benefits of SaaS delivery and BPO can plug the gaps may companies need to have business services delivered in a readily-available "as you need it" model. Look back two years to see how dramatically the climate has shifted and ask yourself "will enterprises hang aroundin this environment, or are we on a relentless spiral for productivity improvement?" Read 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
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
Bill and Phil… uncensored, unfettered, unrestrained
Horses for Sources Founder and CEO, Phil Fersht, is interviewed on the future of the HR Outsourcing industry by HR Technology Columnist Bill Kutik on the Bill Kutik Radio Show. Tuned is today at 12.00pm Eastern Standard time: http://www.billkutikradioshow.comRead More
Professor Atwood saddles up to the ITO podium
Industry veteran Mike Atwood joins Horses' as Expert Contributor for IT Outsourcing strategies. 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
The Industry Speaks, Part III: Demand for outsourcing is reaching new heights, but will vendors disappoint?
What are customers intending to do this year with their outsourcing strategies? When when we spoke to 1055 customers, intermediaries and vendors across the global sourcing industry earlier this month, they gave us the real picture Read More