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Outsource magazine: thought-leadership and outsourcing strategy | May 27, 2017

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Q&A: Marcos Jimenez, Softtek North America

May 8, 2017 |

Marcos Jimenez is the CEO of the North American division of Softtek, a global IT provider and a leading player in Western Hemisphere nearshoring. We got together with Marcos recently to get his thoughts on trends in the sourcing market, … 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

Outsource talked without me!

December 6, 2016 |

Regular readers will know that each month I publish a column waxing lyrical about that month’s Outsource Talks webinar (typically a passionate, exuberant piece written from the heart, as I genuinely greatly enjoy hosting these “talkshow”-type events and, along with … Read More

Pay the price of a low price, or why nearshoring is replacing typical offshoring

October 31, 2016 |

Many people ask themselves if price should be the most important factor in the process of selecting an IT service provider. Is the cheapest option always the best one? It might be true, but there are some conditions. In this … Read More

OPINION: Look away, look away, look away, Euroland!

July 1, 2016 |

Maybe Daniel Decatur Emmett will forgive me for “borrowing” some lyrics from his iconic 1850s American folk song, ‘Dixie’. I do this to encourage British business to look further afield for IT outsourcing services, as encouraged by Brexit. The USA … Read More

OPINION: Vendor headquarters matter

June 23, 2016 |

Most companies recognise outsourcing as an attractive way to efficiently complete software development projects, especially for companies that are experiencing skills gaps, time gaps or budget gaps. When this happens, outsourcing can be a viable solution – but only if … 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

Nearshoring in Europe to increase customer experience

January 28, 2016 |

There is a significant shift in customer experience management in Europe as more brands shun traditional offshoring destinations in favour of customer contact centres closer to their customers. In an increasingly competitive global market, organisations are seeking to boost revenue … Read More

AI 101: an introduction to automation and artificial intelligence in outsourcing

January 27, 2016 |

The traditional view of outsourcing has tended to see cost reduction as one of the primary drivers for any customer. The idea that the ‘total cost of ownership’ of a particular business function over the term of the outsourcing contract … Read More

Top Outsourcing Trends for 2016

January 21, 2016 | 1

 

Global Remote Services (GRS),contact centre outsourcing experts, today highlight the top six outsourcing trends that will be strategic to customer relationships for most businesses this year. GRS is a leading European provider of multi-lingual contact centre and BPO solutions … Read More

Five ways to avoid outsourcing pitfalls

December 18, 2015 |

We often find that clients entering the outsourcing market have two primary fears in common: they fear losing control and they fear losing quality. This comes as no surprise whatsoever. Take a group of CEOs whose careers depend upon flexibility … Read More

2016: the golden year of nearshoring for UK businesses

December 14, 2015 |

The IT outsourcing market is well established in the UK, with most modern businesses outsourcing at least part of their operations to Europe, in fact it is actually the standard model for IT in the UK.

Offshoring allows businesses to … Read More

Remote offshoring, or in/on-shoring, are no longer the only answer for customer service solutions; Romania – a sizeable opportunity still underexploited.

June 22, 2015 |

 

Companies have often relied on a limited number of geographic sourcing areas, mostly far away (offshore), as part of their outsourcing strategies. However, they also look to deliver enhanced customer service and consolidate cost effectiveness, so lately we … Read More

oNexus Founder Interview: Paolo Marcattilj, Global Remote Services (GRS)

June 1, 2015 | 2

Paolo Marcattilj co-founded Romania-based BPO provider Global Remote Services (GRS) in 2004, and has since seen it grow to be one of the country’s most prominent service providers. As part of our oNexus Founders series of interviews, we got together … Read More

Nearshoring: a critical element of an outsourcer’s armoury

June 27, 2014 |

Though splitting work among multiple locations may create concerns about potential confusion or quality issues, organisations can address this perceived complexity by first considering work streams appropriate for nearshoring. For instance, resource-constrained work like testing and production support – work … Read More

Q&A: Stephanie Wilson, Firstsource

January 22, 2014 |

Stephanie Wilson is Executive Vice President, Operations at Firstsource Solutions Limited. We caught up with Stephanie to discuss trends in outsourcing (specifically from a customer contact perspective); the shifting on/offshore balance; the rise and rise of web chat and social … Read More