Category Archives: Social Networking

What does the Future of Work look like?

What does the Future of Work look like?

HfS Research is conducting a study to help gain a better understanding of how the future of work is impacting organizations. You can help by participating in a short survey and providing your thoughts on how the future of work is impacting your business or your client’s businesses.

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Get your free Finance & Accounting BPO landscape report here. Yay!

Get your free Finance & Accounting BPO landscape report here. Yay!

In response to the multiple requests for some trumpet-blowing, you can download our blockbuster report absolutely FREE, right here. No forms to fill, no signing your life away to a torrent of daily spam - just plain, free, no-holds-barred research!

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The undisputed facts about outsourcing, Part 5: Decision-makers increasingly reliant on peer-networking and research than traditional channels

The undisputed facts about outsourcing, Part 5: Decision-makers increasingly reliant on peer-networking and research than traditional channels

In the past, outsourcing was still a unique, foreign and scary activity, and it was always easier for buy-side executives to bring in consultants to make their decisions for them - especially as there were so few trusted data-points and information sources widely available in the industry to support decision-making. Executives didn't want to get fired for making bad decisions. However, today they know they'll get fired for the wrong decision regardless of who made it - whether it was theirs' or McKinsey's

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Why I wrote that piece...

Why I wrote that piece...

So when I received many notes, emails, calls and comments after my weekend "rant" about the analyst business, I suddenly realized this thing was going "viral". How had I managed to hit such a raw nerve?

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Will the industry analyst business be dead in five years?

Will the industry analyst business be dead in five years?

Love them or loathe them, analyst firms and their unique individuals stoke the emotions of many who come in regular contact with them. But are thee days of the traditional industry analyst numbered?

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Cognizant: The Future of Work or the Present Forever?

Cognizant: The Future of Work or the Present Forever?

Cognizant is at present the darling of the IT offshore services and outsourcing industry for its consistent and impressive growth and positive levels of customer satisfaction, so we thought we’d share some impressions with our readers.

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Special Webinar: Meet HfS Research Up Close and Personal this Thursday

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IG President and CEO Dawn Evans will join HfS Founder and CEO Phil Fersht, along with HfS COO Esteban Herrera, new HfS Research Governator VP Tony Filippone, and HfS VP of Marketing Mark Reed-Edwards for an hour-long look at HfS. You'll find out more about the exciting new partnership between HfS and SIG. we'll discuss the HfS research agenda, what's in store for 2011, and how you can get involved, access the research and collaborate with HfS analysts and other SIG members about next practices for sourcing and business

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WellPoint's governator, Tony Filippone, joins HfS as Research Vice President

WellPoint's governator, Tony Filippone, joins HfS as Research Vice President

Please welcome Mr Anthony Filippone to the hallowed ground of HfS analyst, industry thought-leader, and, most notably, the role of Governator-Extraordinaire

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HfS Podcast: Dawn Evans and Phil Fersht discuss the new HfS/SIG partnership

HfS and SIG form partnership

HfS Research VP of Marketing Mark Reed-Edwards got together with HfS Founder and CEO Phil Fersht and Dawn Evans, President and CEO of Sourcing Interests Group, to discuss the new groundbreaking industry research and networking partnership announced on March 8.

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Goin’ to the trade show, and I’m gonna get us some bu-i-i-is-ness

Goin’ to the trade show, and I’m gonna get us some bu-i-i-is-ness

Think of a trade show in any industry and the same elements come to mind—booths chock a block with graphically glowing descriptors, a great array of giveaways, a tray of chocolate, the proverbial “drop in your business card and win a Kindle,” bowl, and even in this day and age of online collateral, a few brochures declaiming leadership.

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