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Outsource magazine: thought-leadership and outsourcing strategy | September 21, 2017

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Q&A: Rainer Machek, SynerTrade

May 17, 2017 |

Rainer Machek is Executive Vice President at SynerTrade, a Germany-based global provider of digital procurement solutions. We caught up with Rainer at a recent Sourcing Industry Group (SIG) Global Summit to find out a bit more about his organisation and … Read More

Does US outsourcing have a Mickey Mouse future?

February 17, 2017 |

Ever since the 2016 elections, America’s outsourced manufacturing has consistently been front-page news. Now news stories are shifting towards the larger world of foreign imports, rather than just outsourcing. That means new policies and taxes that will impact, well, just … Read More

Sin to cross the oceans?

January 3, 2017 |

Our ancestors in India always told us that it was a sin to cross the oceans (and many in India do not cross oceans even today). There was something about globalisation that they just did not like and I have … Read More

Life Lessons: Piotr Zygula

November 30, 2016 | 1

Piotr Zygula is the President and CEO of JCommerce SA, a Polish IT outsourcing provider specialising in custom software development. He’s also, now, the latest participant in our Life Lessons interview series: Q&As featuring set questions designed to showcase learnings from … Read More

How far are European countries moving forward with open data?

November 4, 2016 |

Open data – that is, publically available data that is free for all to use – is set to have a monumental impact on societies in the next five years. Whether it’s information regarding public transport, city policy or city … Read More

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

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

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

Culture gaps in a shrinking world

May 16, 2016 |

In so many ways the business world is smaller and more accessible in the modern era – a place where even tiny online companies can trade globally, where people travel for work as a matter of routine and where businesses … Read More

Cybersecurity in the supply chain

November 23, 2015 |

The last eighteen months or so have seen a very significant increase in the number of cyber-attacks reported. These attacks have hit companies across a variety of sectors: TalkTalk, Morrisons, Sony, J.P. Morgan, Home Depot and of course, Ashley Madison, … Read More

Good news for EMEA outsourcing as activity hits record high

August 6, 2014 |

There are good tidings for the outsourcing industry, as the Q2 2014 EMEA ISG Outsourcing Index reveals that commercial outsourcing within the EMEA region boomed in the first half of 2014.

Not only are we seeing a 25% leap in … Read More

Different Worlds, Different Ways (Part 2)

July 16, 2014 |

To read the first part of this article, click here…

In all three patterns the people involved need to be approached based on their professional, mental and emotional standing with regards to the outsourcing programme. Those who have fears and … Read More

Different Worlds, Different Ways (Part 1)

July 15, 2014 | 1

It is autumn 2013; we are in the Indian city of Pune. Twenty Indian project managers, business analysts and software engineers have gathered in a training room. They want to learn how they can successfully bring the cooperation with a … Read More

OPINION: “It is not robots, but humans who can save the economy…”

May 27, 2014 |

I am an industrial engineer by qualification, and I love business process improvements as well as workflow automation. Being in the BPO industry it is one of our responsibilities to deliver faster and accurately, handling data securely.

There has been … Read More

Q&A: BVR Mohan Reddy, NASSCOM

May 8, 2014 |

Later this month, a trade delegation from the Indian National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) will be presenting at the Nordic IT Sourcing & Innovation 2014 event in Stockholm, Sweden, as part of a broader mission to the region. Ahead … Read More

Q&A: Richard Jones, Proxima et al

December 20, 2013 |

With decades of experience right across the space and with a record of huge success behind him, Richard Jones is one of the most recognisable and respected figures in outsourcing. Currently chairman of procurement outsourcers Proxima and a board director … Read More