Category Archives: Buyers' Sourcing Best Practices

Isn't it time individuals stopped pretending they're companies?

Isn't it time individuals stopped pretending they're companies?

One of the trends we've been seeing, with the proliferation of independent experts, is for many of these characters to launch their own "firms", when the product is, really, just them.

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Steps the outsourcing industry needs to take to survive

Steps the outsourcing industry needs to take to survive

Four steps this industry needs to take to avoid engagement failure in the future

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The new table-stakes: Fixing the Analog Present for a Digital Future

The new table-stakes: Fixing the Analog Present for a Digital Future

Until our industry takes the painful steps to fix the current legacy it has created, many will likely fail in creating a new era of Digital services

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Outsourcing and shared services investment intentions at record high as the Integrated Global Services model takes center stage

Outsourcing and shared services investment intentions at record high as the Integrated Global Services model takes center stage

Simply plastering more and more lipstick on the same old pig is eventually going to fail for many as Integrated Global Services becomes the future model of choice

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The digital failure of today's operations talent: two-thirds of enterprises are falling short

The digital failure of today's operations talent: two-thirds of enterprises are falling short

A Digital talent crunch is coming and this could get ugly for some

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Parikh preaches, prophesizes and prognosticates... Part 1

Parikh preaches, prophesizes and prognosticates... Part 1

Phil Fersht interviews Avasant CEO, Kevin Parikh (Part 1)

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Is a new breed of analyst finally arriving to disrupt the legacy model?

Is a new breed of analyst finally arriving to disrupt the legacy model?

Leading analyst observer Duncan Chapple demonstrates the sands are shifting in the analyst world when it comes to wielding influence over enterprise buying decisions

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Is it high time industry analysts are regulated?

Is it high time industry analysts are regulated?

One issue that is increasingly rearing its ugly head is the ridiculous - and often insane - demands industry analysts are placing on providers of technology and business services to pony up client references for their scatterplot charts.

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Why offshoring is hotter than ever

Why offshoring is hotter than ever

Close to a third of enterprises are increasing the offshore component with their service providers, and a fifth with their own shared services

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Time to stop the buzzword balderdash and become meaningful again

Time to stop the buzzword balderdash and become meaningful again

Our industry has started to lose the plot with the amount of buzz terms spewing around

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