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Outsource magazine: thought-leadership and outsourcing strategy | April 30, 2017

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Life Lessons: Rick Sturge

April 10, 2017 | 1

Rick Sturge is EVP Business Development at Firstsource Solutions, with over two decades’ experience in outsourcing and business transformation. We turned to Rick for the latest in our Life Lessons series – and received lessons aplenty…

What has been the … Read More

Why South Africa can capitalise on Brexit

December 2, 2016 |

Recently I attended the Brexit & Global Expansion Summit in London, an event that brought together politicians, businesses and investors for discussions on the investment implications of Britain’s tectonic decision to leave the EU.

One of the sectors we discussed in … 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

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

Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Transforms Public Services by Automating Complex Decision Making

October 11, 2016 |

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) becomes the latest US government agency to boost its agility through faster and more agile decision-making by embracing a business rules management system (BRMS).

It’s easy to question whether government agencies can … Read More

Asking the right questions

September 19, 2016 |

The formation of a good sourcing agreement relies on clear thinking and agreement between the parties on what is to be done, why and how. The market and technology are changing so rapidly that the next agreement is likely to … Read More

TOP TEN: Outsourcing Acronyms

September 5, 2016 |

Many, many moons ago we put out a call for outsourcing acronyms, humorous or otherwise, for a future Top Ten feature – and then, as submissions completely failed to flood in, we pretty much forgot about it and moved on. Until … Read More

oNexus Founder Interview: Tony Strong, Parseq

August 30, 2016 |

Tony Strong is the CEO of UK-based multi-channel service provider Parseq. Way back when we launched our oNexus platform, Parseq were one of the founding oNexus partners and we were promised an interview with Tony – and now our paths … Read More

Why the rise of robotics is forcing a rethink in BPO

August 23, 2016 |

Recently, Genfour conducted a survey amongst UK and US business leaders on their views about robotics and automation.

The findings revealed that half of the respondents believe AI and robotic process automation (RPA) will have a significant impact on the … Read More

Go digital to build customer trust

August 19, 2016 |

Consumers are becoming both more loyal and trusting of their banks and insurers according to a survey of 3,000 consumers in Germany, Spain and the UK. The research, titled Youbiquity Finance 3, is the latest in the BT- and Avaya-supported … Read More

Five tips to grow your field service practice

August 2, 2016 | 2

“Take your time” isn’t a phrase field engineers expect to hear when a client requests a site visit. These customers are looking for a rapid resolution, which is why a high first-time fix rate is crucial to a business’s success. … Read More

Driving outsourcing along the customer journey

July 29, 2016 |

Outsourcing has come a long way. I can remember publishing my first book in 2004 and still needing to explain the benefits to sceptical executives. This is not so common now that outsourcing has become an accepted part of boardroom … Read More

Are you ready to outsource your CIO?

July 26, 2016 |

Outsourcing has always been a key component of the technology sector; however recently it has been not just basic IT services, but key CIO roles taken on by outsiders. The term ‘virtual CIO’ (vCIO) is gaining increasing momentum, and refers … Read More

Right place, right time: the growth of the cloud contact centre market

April 1, 2016 |

Cloud-based contact centres have taken off in a big way. With business process outsourcers (BPOs) needing flexibility and scalability to respond quickly to changing conditions, the cloud is best placed to enable these desires.

The latest research from the Cloud … Read More

Britain’s transport industry: seeking solutions from the supply chain

February 2, 2016 |

Across all sectors of the UK economy, consumer-facing businesses are finding themselves caught between a rock and a hard place. On the one hand, consumer expectations are inexorably rising; driven ever higher by rapidly evolving technologies and an ‘at your … Read More

Every idea sucks in the beginning

December 7, 2015 |

Reflecting on a recent Innovation Summit, I noted a significant difference to last year’s installment of the same event. There was little or no mention of the theory of incremental gains. Everything focussed on big ideas, big data, big robots, … Read More