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Outsource magazine: thought-leadership and outsourcing strategy | September 23, 2017

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Christian McMahon

Water Will Always Find A Way

January 2, 2014 |

Just like water will always find a way through or around any obstacle, so will people find a way around any security measures you seek to implement. You may think you have thought of the most foolproof method of managing … Read More

Is outsourcing the question or the answer?

November 11, 2013 | 3

Once upon a time, the answer to the question of “what are the main benefits of outsourcing?” was “cost savings based on labour arbitrage”, but today that response would be superficial and incomplete.

I believe the main benefits of outsourcing … Read More

Roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders

September 19, 2013 | 2

Key stakeholders for any project typically come from inside your organisation and are normally those who have endorsed or identified the need for project activity. However they could also be external clients or suppliers, as they might be directly affected … Read More

Operating multicultural, geographically dispersed teams

September 6, 2013 |

Long before the days of Skype, intranets, and email, teams generally needed to be in the same location in order to work effectively. Those days are long gone and many of us now work regularly with colleagues based in different … Read More

Flexible IT systems: building systems that can overlap across functions

July 10, 2013 |

Flexible IT systems: we’ve all heard that claim from vendors, haven’t we? I’m sure that we have all tried the modular approach, especially those of us that have implemented ERP systems.

Not many have come out of these projects with … Read More

Post-merger integration

June 3, 2013 | 1

Post-Merger Integration (PMI) is all about delivering the value and benefits realisation of your investment against the predetermined resource and budget. Deviate from this and it’s amazing how quickly any benefits and goodwill can vanish.

People are naturally an important … Read More

The critical nature of planning

May 7, 2013 |

Planning is one of those words that instantly fill people with dread, but if you want to move up the corporate food chain it’s something you will have to get good at – and fast.

The age-old adage that “failure … Read More

A glimpse of the future for CIOs

May 27, 2011 |

There are those that try to predict it; those that dread it and those that revel in it but you can’t deny that it’s going to happen in some way shape or form.

If you are of a certain age … Read More

Doing more for less

April 27, 2011 |

We all think we are saving costs, pushing new projects back and pruning the odd budget code here and there. But are we really saving money and providing the best possible service?

During the recent downturn, we explored all of … Read More