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Outsource magazine: thought-leadership and outsourcing strategy | April 28, 2017

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Sleeping Well with Cloud Services

December 12, 2016 |

Not so long ago, the only way to access a new application was to install it from a floppy disk. Prehistory, huh? Now we have the Internet. Anytime. Anywhere. Everywhere: in the office, at home, in cafés, on the … Read More

TOP TEN: (More) Outsourcing Acronyms

December 9, 2016 |

A couple of months back, we published our Top Ten Outsourcing Acronyms – a piece that had been a long time brewing, after we’d initially put out a call for entries the previous year. Well, as seems frequently to be … Read More

Outsource talked without me!

December 6, 2016 |

Regular readers will know that each month I publish a column waxing lyrical about that month’s Outsource Talks webinar (typically a passionate, exuberant piece written from the heart, as I genuinely greatly enjoy hosting these “talkshow”-type events and, along with … Read More

IT outsourcing is being transformed, but do the outsourcers understand?

December 6, 2016 |

The Register likes to put the boot in when they comment on IT stories, so it was no surprise to see a recent feature about Fujitsu in which The Register summarised that Fujitsu needs to “get a move on” if … Read More

Live Wires #10: Climbing the RPA learning curve

December 2, 2016 | 1

Thus far our quest for robotic process automation (RPA) enlightenment has focused on some of the personalities building this emerging industry – from software providers, outsourcers and implementers. Alex Nield is Head of Solution Design for Business Services at Direct … Read More

Robots versus humans: creating an economy in a new world

December 2, 2016 | 1

When the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee released its ‘Robots and Artificial Intelligence’ report last month, it was a much-needed shot of adrenaline, encouraging the government to take seriously the impact of robotics and artificial intelligence on the … Read More

Emerging market drivers are creating a renaissance in nearshoring tech development

December 2, 2016 |

Nearshoring as a way to outsource critical business processes and product development is nothing new to key markets such as software engineering, yet emerging technology, market trends and government mandates are sparking a renewed interest in it as a means … Read More

More, more, more: 2017 will be marked with easier access to data, increased analytics and better cloud storage

December 2, 2016 |

There is no doubt that cloud, big data and artificial intelligence will be trending in 2017, just as they were in 2016, and will likely be in 2018. These are multi-year endeavours because the true implementation of technologies under these … Read More

Life Lessons: Piotr Zygula

November 30, 2016 | 1

Piotr Zygula is the President and CEO of JCommerce SA, a Polish IT outsourcing provider specialising in custom software development. He’s also, now, the latest participant in our Life Lessons interview series: Q&As featuring set questions designed to showcase learnings from … Read More

Modern Business – is there any more room for outsourcing in the IT industry?

November 18, 2016 |

 

Computers, smartphones, the Internet, e-commerce and the “uberization” of numerous industries have all reshaped customers’ expectations of IT solutions. Outsourcing is one of the responses to the changes occurring within the modern corporate environment.

For the last five … Read More

Decision Automation in Action; Progress Corticon Technical Presentation & Demonstration

November 9, 2016 |

Decision Automation or Business Rules Management Systems (BRMSs) support an important architectural approach to organising software where business rules are managed independently from the application code.

The key benefit of this approach is the agility with which rules can … Read More

How far are European countries moving forward with open data?

November 4, 2016 |

Open data – that is, publically available data that is free for all to use – is set to have a monumental impact on societies in the next five years. Whether it’s information regarding public transport, city policy or city … Read More

TBM: time’s up – are you ready or not?

November 4, 2016 |

I remember attending the first technology business management (TBM) conference in 2012. Back then, the concept of this new data-driven framework, which would help measure and manage IT budgets, consumption and value, was new and exciting. Speakers and delegates talked … Read More

Does location really matter when offshoring your IT services?

November 4, 2016 |

Not too long back, many global IT service providers were known to move delivery of IT services of their clients to offshore locations (like South Africa, Latin America or India) without informing their clients. This was seen as an internal … Read More

Pay the price of a low price, or why nearshoring is replacing typical offshoring

October 31, 2016 |

Many people ask themselves if price should be the most important factor in the process of selecting an IT service provider. Is the cheapest option always the best one? It might be true, but there are some conditions. In this … Read More

Big Problems, Big Ideas and New Ways of Looking at Things

October 31, 2016 |

This month’s SIG Global Summit in Carlsbad, CA featured a wide range of expert speakers and engaging topics, including 1) the increasing importance of third-party risk management, and 2) the competitive imperative to leverage business intelligence from big data. … Read More