Category Archives: Social Networking

Why does PwC want an Ant's Eye View of the world?

Why does PwC want an Ant's Eye View of the world?

There are all sorts of reasons to dismiss this acquisition – this is neither the first nor the last acquisition we’ll see by big companies attempting to acquire their way into the social business space – but we’re actually guardedly optimistic about this one.

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Doctor Disruptive joins HfS to lead Social Business research

Doctor Disruptive joins HfS to lead Social Business research

Global business practices are starting to become disrupted in ways that is shocking many firms into retrenching, while others are realizing they have little choice but to embrace the change, otherwise get left behind. Jonathan Yarmis, aka "Doctor Disruptive" has crafted a trade where he combines an intimate knowledge of technology, media and global business dynamics to bring to you a unique research practice dedicated entirely to covering the impact that social media and disruptive technologies are having on global business dynamics and operations.

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Published today - a blueprint for the industry known as "outsourcing"

Published today - a blueprint for the industry known as "outsourcing"

Ever wondered what would happen if you locked 41 outsourcing buyer executives in a room for a couple of days, then brought in six of the leading providers to have an afternoon's discussion? Well, now you can read for yourself, as today we unveil our first Blueprint report for this curious industry known as "outsourcing".

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Want to keep with the "outsourcing" status quo? Love staring at a spreadsheet all day? Then Blueprint 2.0's not for you...

Want to keep with the "outsourcing" status quo? Love staring at a spreadsheet all day? Then Blueprint 2.0's not for you...

Life been just dandy since you took 30% off your department's fixed costs, that you'll never need to do anything much again in your career... except stare at a spreadsheet? Just love keeping those lights on and squeezing penalty payments of your provider? No need to improve anything, because the way your firm does this is just, simply, perfect? Then you won't need to waste time with us and leading buy-side organizations from the HfS 50 Executive Council in Boston this October...

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HfS Research announces its inaugural research advisory board!

HfS Research announces its inaugural research advisory board!

HfS invited a great group of people to form its research advisory board to help shape the HfS research agenda: some have have real experience executing operations in buy-side enterprises; some are the most influential thought leaders in the business services and technology industry; some have founded research companies; some are leading academics; some are industry events CEOs.

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Four reasons why HfS is busting up the traditional analyst model

HfS Research is disrupting the traditional analyst model

At HfS, we're breaking the traditional mould of the "industry analyst firm" by doing four "disruptive" things

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Why today's outsourcing industry is a sham

Outsourcing: a one-time transaction followed by seven years of turbulent relationship

When God created "outsourcing", she/he/it clearly had a sense of humor. How do you encourage people who offloaded a chunk of their low-end processes offshore to get together and form an "industry"? "Outsourcing" is broken terminology and isn't a real industry.

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Have some industry events reached their stagnation point?

Have some industry events reached their stagnation point?

After attending the 2011 and 2012 World Summits hosted by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP), we were left with a feeling that event organizers were ignoring the opportunity to assemble top-notch thought leadership to drive community discussion.

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It's time to stop knocking Orlando... where else can we find innovation?

It's time to stop knocking Orlando... where else can we find innovation?

After many lost nights' sleep trying to seek out that elusive morsel of innovation, it has finally dawned on us: where better to look than the Magic Kingdom? So after writing a personal letter of apology to both Jeb Bush and Mickey Mouse (was an easy copy/paste) we are delighted to announce that HfS is making an Orlando tribute tour to SSON's magical 16th Annual Shared Services & Outsourcing Week

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Are YOU ready to re-define sourcing? Then join the biggest and baddest bevy of buyers in NYC this April

Are YOU ready to re-define sourcing?  Then join the biggest and baddest bevy of buyers in NYC this April

After one year, our elite peer group of sourcing buyers has doubled in size - making this our biggest, baddest and most discussion-rich meeting to date.

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