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The rise of the “Facebook Generation” and its impact on offshore outsourcing

April 11, 2011 |

At many recent IT conferences or CIO events there has been great interest in the rise of the “Facebook Generation” in business positions, and their impact on IT organisations and operations. This Facebook Generation, also called “Digital Natives” or “Generation … Read More

Ronald Coase: Business is a math problem

April 8, 2011 |

This month’s column focuses on Big Thinker Ronald Coase. Coase, a giant of modern economic science and 1991 Nobel laureate helps us understand a key fundamental of business: that business (and outsourcing decisions) are a math problem.

While outsourcing has … Read More

All in the Game

April 6, 2011 |

This article originally appeared in Outsource Magazine Issue #23 Spring 2011

Leading academics charted a path that challenges the conventional definition of winning. Smart companies are applying these concepts, showing that win-win thinking is not just something nice to say: … Read More

TOP TEN: Communicating with Prospects

April 6, 2011 |

This article originally appeared in Outsource Magazine Issue #23 Spring 2011

Last summer I read a fascinating Wall Street Journal article entitled “Lost in Translation”. While the main thrust of the article was the extent to which language influences culture, … Read More

More Than Just a Headcount

April 6, 2011 |

This article originally appeared in Outsource Magazine Issue #23 Spring 2011

 

A census is an indispensable tool for any government: without accurate data, the most important projects can end up costing vast sums while yielding very little. As … Read More

Safe and Sound?

April 6, 2011 |

This article originally appeared in Outsource Magazine Issue #23 Spring 2011

The security of data and processes lies at the very heart of outsourcing – but is your organisation doing enough to protect itself and its partners?

Famously, “the strength … Read More

How can users work towards online safety?

April 6, 2011 |

This article originally appeared in Outsource Magazine Issue #23 Spring 2011

The level of understanding of what actually constitutes a secure application (or indeed a website) is starting to improve.  An important phrase is “non-repudiation” – so what does this … Read More

Head-to-Head: Duncan Aitchison & Rick Simmonds

April 6, 2011 |

This article originally appeared in Outsource Magazine Issue #23 Spring 2011

In the second instalment of our new Head-to-Head series, we turn to the advisory space for cutting-edge thought-leadership, as TPI’s Duncan Aitchison and Alsbridge’s Rick Simmonds look at outsourcing … Read More

Right From The Start

April 4, 2011 |

This article originally appeared in Outsource Magazine Issue #23 Spring 2011

In the third article in a series of five, the National Outsourcing Association’s Programmes Director Chris Halward examines a critical aspect of outsourcing (and one of … Read More

Social Issues

April 4, 2011 |

This article originally appeared in Outsource Magazine Issue #23 Spring 2011

 

Does “social” equate to more or fewer opportunities for outsourcers?

I have recently discussed how the cloud can bring opportunities for outsourcers. In many ways, the cloud is … Read More

Innovation Creation

March 30, 2011 |

This article originally appeared in Outsource Magazine Issue #23 Spring 2011

Increasingly, both buy- and sell-side organisations are trumpeting the need for innovation in outsourcing. But is “innovation” really anything more than the buzzword of the day? And if so, … Read More

Outsourcing to cut costs – ten top tips for SMEs

March 29, 2011 |

Many small businesses are looking to outsourcing as a means to reduce outgoings. But how can SMEs and start-ups make a success of a practice traditionally reserved for big business? OutsourceMyProject.com founders Loren Holland and Sumit Agrawal give their ten … Read More

Outsource, HfS Research announce tie-in

March 28, 2011 |

Outsource is delighted to announce it has partnered with trailblazing advisory analyst firm and community HfS Research. The partnership will see the latter becoming Outsource’s analyst partner, contributing exclusive content to each issue of the magazine and providing a monthly … Read More

HfS Research

March 28, 2011 |

About HfS Research

Who we are and what we do We help enterprises make complex decisions with their business process and IT outsourcing strategies.

Why HfS Research? So, what makes us so different? Why choose us?

  • Industry-leading analysts with … Read More

Adam Smith and outsourcing

March 2, 2011 |

What does Adam Smith tell us about outsourcing? The answer is somewhat complicated: Nothing directly, but then again everything.

I’ll explain. Obviously, the term outsourcing did not exist when Smith, the founding father of economics, was alive – but it … Read More

The View from the Board: Editorial Board Roundtable Winter 2010

December 17, 2010 |

Outsource: John, you’re hosting, so let’s kick off with you: looking generally at the trends for 2011 how different a year do you think its going to be?

John Sheridan: To some extent it’s going to be a bit more … Read More