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Outsource magazine: thought-leadership and outsourcing strategy | June 26, 2017

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The other shoe just dropped

November 1, 2016 | 1

For years, the outsourcing world has been buzzing about reshoring (or “backshoring”), taking the jobs we sent offshore years ago and bringing them back to the US and Europe. Low wages, cheap property, and favourable taxes made offshore manufacturing very … 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

EMEA sourcing market enjoys a strong third quarter in 2016

October 27, 2016 |

We’ve just published the latest ISG Index, which reveals that the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) market saw solid regional growth in 3Q 2016. Combined third-quarter ACV reached €3.1 billion, up 22% over the previous quarter, with traditional and … Read More

Brexit migration controls will lead to more offshoring

October 1, 2016 | 1

One of the key arguments that really defined the Brexit referendum in the UK was migration. British voters supported an exit from the European Union largely because they wanted more control over their borders. Those arguing for Brexit say that … Read More

IP EXPO Europe announces 2016 event focussing on the future of technology post-Brexit

September 21, 2016 |

Eleventh annual IP EXPO to include a host of influential speakers

London 4 August 2016 – IP EXPO Europe, Europe’s number one enterprise IT event has today launched its 2016 IT showcase, to take place … Read More

OPINION: Why Lebanon as a hub for business process outsourcing?

September 20, 2016 |

A couple of years back, I approached a number of legal process outsourcing (LPO) firms – all of the largest and most reputable American and British ones. Many replied; only one expressed interest and took it further. I made a proposal … Read More

The General Data Protection Regulation: key implications for UK outsourcing

September 12, 2016 |

From 25 May 2018, a new European General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”) will apply and change the rules applicable to businesses that process “personal data” such as customer and employee data. Organisations will need to consider implementing new procedures … Read More

Device mesh, imagination and the law

August 12, 2016 |

Only imagination limits the opportunities available from our rapidly connected world. It’s hard to think of a household product or work device that could not have some benefit from being connected to another application via the internet of things (IoT), … Read More

What Brexit might mean for the UK’s relationship with Poland – and its effect on outsourcing

August 9, 2016 |

With the United Kingdom set to leave the European Union, the impact on the Polish outsourcing market looks likely to be both positive and negative. The full extent on outsourcing is yet to be determined, but some predictions can be … Read More

EMEA As-a-Service boom contrasts sluggish traditional outsourcing activity

July 22, 2016 |

We’ve just published the latest ISG Index, which includes – for the first time – a view on the growing As-a-Service market. Whilst combined second-quarter ACV in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) market fell by 18% year-on-year to … Read More

Building a BRIDGE to better insight into non-profits

July 20, 2016 |

Though millions of non-profit entities exist worldwide, their activity, social impact, financial performance and effectiveness remain relatively mysterious, at least in aggregate. In order to increase their transparency, four leading non-profit organisations partnered with my company, a Polish software development … Read More

Brexit: a black swan with unexpected relevance for outsourcing contracts

July 12, 2016 | 2

Europe is in turmoil after Great Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. Those who now claim to know what will happen now – in outsourcing or in other areas – will make two big mistakes: First, they will show … Read More

Putting the “G” into “GBS”

July 11, 2016 |

At a recent breakfast roundtable I hosted, one of our guests was discussing the transformation her organisation is currently undergoing, moving a significant proportion of its recruitment function into a central office collocated with a number of other back-office activities.

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The Legal View: Brexit (Part 1)

July 5, 2016 |

Nearly two weeks after the UK’s vote to leave the European Union (the ‘Brexit’), very little has become clear in terms of what this means for the country and the EU itself – and the sourcing and outsourcing space in … Read More

OPINION: Look away, look away, look away, Euroland!

July 1, 2016 |

Maybe Daniel Decatur Emmett will forgive me for “borrowing” some lyrics from his iconic 1850s American folk song, ‘Dixie’. I do this to encourage British business to look further afield for IT outsourcing services, as encouraged by Brexit. The USA … Read More

Brexit: the bulldog’s lonely bark

June 24, 2016 | 3

Like a huge minority of Britons I woke this morning deeply saddened by the news I had been dreading ever since the referendum on leaving the EU was announced: our four-decade-long participation in one of the most remarkable – and, … Read More