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Outsource magazine: thought-leadership and outsourcing strategy | August 19, 2017

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Offshore or Onshore? Why Global Organizations Are Taking a Closer Look at Having Cost-Saving Shared Service Centers Close to Home

July 28, 2017 |

The term “Shared Services Center” (SSC) has many meanings. For business organizations, they look to shared service centers to help streamline offerings and drive value through standardization and simplification. But for decision makers, this often poses challenges globally as they … Read More

Immigration worries for outsourcing

January 30, 2017 |

Little more than a week into his presidency, and Donald Trump has already taken plenty of steps to ensure that anyone hoping or fearing that his more aggressively populist pre-election promises were merely vote-summoning rallying cries that would be forgotten … Read More

Regulating outsourcing creates surprising vendor opportunities

January 3, 2017 |

During the election, Donald Trump said that he would stop work from leaving America, and would tax offshored products at 35%. Weeks before Trump is sworn in as President of the United States, he is hard at work wheeling and … 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

Q&A: Alejandro Camino, Softtek

December 14, 2016 |

Alejandro – Alex – Camino is the CMO of Mexico-based IT provider Softtek, and a prominent and increasingly influential thought leader in the Western Hemisphere’s nearshore sector (including playing a key role in the development and growth of theLatAm Alliance). … Read More

Emerging market drivers are creating a renaissance in nearshoring tech development

December 2, 2016 |

Nearshoring as a way to outsource critical business processes and product development is nothing new to key markets such as software engineering, yet emerging technology, market trends and government mandates are sparking a renewed interest in it as a means … Read More

US candidates return to familiar outsourcing arguments

September 2, 2016 |

For as long as I can remember, arguments about outsourcing have played a part in the US election cycle. In the final stages of the presidential election the two candidates will make promises they can’t keep and declarations about how … Read More

TOP TEN: Outsourcing Myths & Legends

June 27, 2016 |

The world of outsourcing is a mysterious place anyway, full of bizarre practice, obscure (even obscurantist) jargon, and technology that is increasingly indistinguishable from magic – yet some parts of our shared folklore take this oddness to a whole new level … Read More

Q&A: Atul Vashistha, NeoGroup

May 11, 2016 |

Atul Vashistha is the CEO and chairman of global services and sourcing advisory firm NeoGroup, as well as the former (as of last month) chairman of the Nearshore Executive Alliance (NEA). Continuing our series of interviews from the recent SIG … Read More

Whose job is it to tackle fraud? Why outsourcers can’t hide from their responsibilities any longer

August 4, 2015 |

At the beginning of April 2015, AT&T agreed to pay a total of $25 million to settle an investigation into data breaches at its call centres in Mexico, Colombia and the Philippines. These breaches had led to the disclosure of … Read More

International commercial disputes in outsourcing agreements

November 7, 2013 |

There are many good reasons why businesses are drawn to international outsourcing. It is a strategy which can help achieve greater efficiencies, reduce operating costs and enable businesses to refocus on their core activities and strengths. It can also provide … Read More

E-Invoicing: Where Now and What Next?

October 9, 2013 | 1

Electronic, or paperless invoicing, is a rapidly evolving technology that is in various stages of adoption around the world. Denmark decreed in 2005 that all government suppliers must submit invoices electronically and Finland issued the same ultimatum in 2009 (a … Read More

Quality trumps cost-cutting in outsourcing shift

May 29, 2013 |

Businesses are increasingly prioritising quality over cost in terms of which countries and which firms they turn to for their outsourcing needs. Companies are seeking more sophisticated skills and capabilities to adapt to the ever-faster pace of change in business … Read More

IT services contract activity drops to ten-year low

April 17, 2013 |

In 2012, the number of IT services contracts tracked by Ovum fell to its lowest level for ten years, as the industry continued to struggle in the aftermath of the global economic downturn. The lack of activity also contributed to … Read More

Newly emerging offshore centres move centre-stage

February 17, 2012 |

A consistent theme at outsourcing conferences and the topic of discussion at seminars and web forums is the rise of China and India as outsourcing powerhouses. However, while the outsourcing giants of each country are likely to play a bigger … Read More

Moving On Up

June 28, 2011 |

This article originally appeared in Outsource Magazine Issue #24 Summer 2011

 

PR Chandrasekar is the CEO of Hexaware Technologies, a global provider of IT and process outsourcing services. With a growing global footprint and a blossoming reputation within … Read More