Category Archives: Social Networking

The social sourcing train is leaving the station. Are you on it?

Lisa Ross, HfS Research Senior Vice President, Market Development & Operations

People are increasingly demanding their daily serving of content served up in more digestible and less headache-inducing chunks, as our latest industry-wide study reveals, where more than 1000 study participants across the sourcing industry have voiced the increasing importance of blogs and social media as one of their preferred learning tools for Cloud Business Services.

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Service Integration: Guy Fawkes fireworks or damp squib?

Service Integration: Fireworks or Damp Squid?

As HfS Research's Euan Davis readies for his annual trip to a bonfire, he muses on fireworks--municipal ones and the type he expected at a session about service integration last night, at PA Consulting Group’s SSON networking evening

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Up in the air with Ritesh Idnani... Part III

Ritesh Idnani is Chief Operating Officer for Infosys BPO

In the final chapter of our interview with Infosys COO Ritesh Indnani, he elaborates on communication and interaction, and how our industry can rapidly improve collaboration through social media.

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The Sport of Kings - Why Euan Davis decided to run with the horses

The Sport of Kings - Why Euan Davis decided to run with the horses

We all make curious decisions in life, like when you accepted your mum's Facebook invitation... or when Bill O'Reilly decided to be born. However, these pale in comparison when one of Europe's finest services analysts traded the corporate upper-echelons of Forrester Research to help kick-start a quirky little feisty research upstart, that was launched out of a blog - with a name no-one the left side of the Atlantic understands. But it happened: Euan Davis really did join HfS Research!

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Wang / Fersht uncut. Part II

Rebels without causes?

Analysts Phil Fersht and Ray Wang air some recent discussions on the world of social media and the convergence of software delivery and outsourcing… here’s part II

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HfS Research shows some analyst horsepower

HfS Research shows some analyst horsepower

HfS Research ranks 15th in the latest analyst "power rankings" by ARInsights, a dynamic content rich database that contains comprehensive information on 5,511 analysts from 694 different firms.

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"Actionable Intelligence": Our research alliance with EquaTerra

"Actionable Intelligence": Our research alliance with EquaTerra

Horses for Sources is excited to announce a major development in our journey to be a truly distinctive analyst voice in the global services industry. Today, we are officially engaged in a research alliance with leading global business advisory firm EquaTerra to develop a new category of data-driven research, ‘Actionable Intelligence’.

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Weekend stuff: The myth of "enterprise" social networking

Weekend stuff:  The myth of "enterprise" social networking

So what is enterprise social networking? Well, it is collaboration within the enterprise and with selected external stakeholders. To me, this is not social networking given that if I use these tools, the people with whom I can interact and the content with which I can engage are restricted by the enterprise.

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Are you a New Polymath?

Leonardo da Vinci

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.

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We're letting our research do the talking - see for yourself

We're letting our research do the talking - see for yourself

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.

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