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Outsource magazine: thought-leadership and outsourcing strategy | September 22, 2017

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Here and elsewhere…

March 31, 2017 |

As well as having this column here, for the last couple of months I have also been writing a blog on the Sourcing Industry Group (SIG) website ( and I thought it was about time I introduced Outsource readers to … Read More

The outsource economy

August 24, 2016 | 1

Globalisation has sparked a shift in production to third parties. Savvy manufacturers are tapping digital networks to maximise opportunities and minimise risk.

Our plant across the street was shut down this year, replaced by overseas contract manufacturers. It’s the new … Read More

Q&A: Chip Wagner, Alsbridge (Part 1)

April 11, 2016 | 2

Chip Wagner is the CEO of Alsbridge, one of the world’s leading sourcing advisory organisations. At a time of significant challenges for advisory firms the world over, Alsbridge is enjoying a purple patch with very healthy growth being reflected in … Read More

Here’s why you should refresh your outsourcing strategy

July 9, 2015 |

For some organisations, their outsourcing strategy starts with choosing a supplier, negotiating hard and then managing the relationship. As the nature of the contract changes, the number of suppliers increases and there is critical dependency on a few selected ones, … Read More

The rise of the CDO

July 4, 2014 |

Why has the role of the CDO arisen, and why is the CMO seen as the new adversary to the CIO?

With the positive change in the economy being sustained we are seeing businesses develop a strong focus on growth … Read More

Congratulations on Your (Self-)Promotion!

July 4, 2013 |

This article originally appeared in Outsource magazine Issue #32 Summer 2013.

Marketing is of course an indispensable activity in any line of business, and in the crowded outsourcing marketplace it’s even more imperative to get your organisation’s message across. However, … Read More

Q&A: Doug Clark, IBM

June 25, 2013 |

This article originally appeared in Outsource magazine Issue #32 Summer 2013.

Doug Clark is Cloud Leader for IBM UK & Ireland. Following a video roundtable on the changing meaning of “partnership” which Outsource filmed with IBM earlier this summer, we … Read More

WEBINAR INVITATION: Transforming Business Through Technology

August 1, 2012 |

“If you didn’t manage to attend you missed a superb webinar with some fantastic insight and thought leadership – not to mention four live attendee polls with some very interesting results – and so we are sure that you … Read More

You get the marketing you deserve… (Part One)

August 31, 2011 |

Attend any conference and you’ll see row after row of exhibitor companies whom you’ve either never heard of, or of which you may just have a dim recollection. The earnest lads and lasses passing out business cards, brochures and logo … Read More