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

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R&D

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

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

Why it’s time to lift the “paper weight” from your business

July 21, 2016 |

It’s 2016 and we have digital technology at our fingertips, yet few bank accounts can be opened without printing and signing a paper form. A student can’t get their exam results until an examiner manually crosses and marks their paper. … Read More

Q&A: Haitao Qi, Devott

June 14, 2016 |

Haitao Qi is the CEO and founder of Devott, the leading Chinese research and advisory firm focussed on the country’s technology markets and business services, whose annual Devott Global IT & Sourcing Summit (DGITS) is now the largest of its … Read More

Breakthrough innovation: enhancing efforts and creating competitive advantage

May 11, 2015 |

Management consultancy Arthur D. Little conducted a survey of over 80 large organisations to explore best practices for how to deliver a consistent pipeline of breakthrough (or radical) innovations – meaning radically new products, performance features, business models or market … Read More

Separating the wheat from the chaff among engineering service providers

November 10, 2014 | 1

If you are associated within the R&D, Product Development (PD) or Purchase function of a global manufacturer, you are likely to have encountered a person calling himself a representative of an engineering services provider. However, a careful look at the … Read More

Managed R&D Services to Lower Development Risks and Free Management Resources

October 13, 2014 |

 

 

Apriorit, as an advanced software research and development company, is used to bringing new ideas to improve outsourcing market. Based on the successful tasks experience, satisfied clients’ reviews, and the needs of modern life, Apriorit specialists became … Read More

Innovation is a necessity!

August 13, 2014 | 1

Innovation is no longer optional, it is a necessity. Market trends are more fluid and challenging at every level and businesses need to respond by re-inventing and transforming themselves. That innovation also has to go broader and deeper than ever … Read More

Outsource #36 – Innovation (Summer 2014)

July 14, 2014 | 1

Read the digital edition of the Summer 2014 issue of Outsource here.

(Editor’s note from the Summer 2014 edition: Outsource #36 – Innovation)

It’s one of the biggest words in the outsourcing dictionary – but what does “innovation” really mean, … Read More

Five Steps To A Successful R&D Outsourcing

July 11, 2014 |

You’ve made the decision to outsource all or a part of your R&D function – and probably have an agreed partner in mind.  What are the key areas to consider to make this a success for you and your business?

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Managing business data: why a single domain may not be enough

February 27, 2014 | 1

An organisation’s data is the lifeblood of its business, allowing departments ranging from finance and R&D to sales and marketing to learn more and adapt their strategies to fit products, customers, suppliers, sales trends and more.

Last year, Stibo Systems … Read More

Keeping in Touch: Epochal Change for Customer Contact

September 26, 2013 | 1

In a business arena as dynamic – and as tech-dependent – as the customer contact space, organisations that don’t have their metaphorical fingers on the pulse and that aren’t able to evolve with their clients’ customers are doomed. But that’s … Read More

Visions of the Future: The Next Decade in BPO

July 5, 2013 | 2

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

This is an extraordinary time for the BPO space, with huge leaps in business technology, process, and theory taking place against the backdrop of tumultuous economic conditions, the ongoing … Read More

Open to Innovation: Using an OI Portal

July 4, 2013 | 1

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

For many sectors such as life sciences, FMCG and technology, the ability to innovate successfully and speedily is integral to the commercial viability and value of a company. This … Read More

From Out-Tasking to Programmatic Outsourcing

June 24, 2013 |

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

While many are heralding (or bemoaning) the end of the age of outsourcing, the reality is that transferring to a service provider a set of business functions on a … Read More

Keys to Driving Supply Chain Outsourcing Success

April 9, 2013 |

This article originally appeared in Outsourcemagazine Issue #31 Spring 2013.

Companies have outsourced supply chain operations for decades to glean more efficient labour-based processes and improved asset leverage/utilisation while simultaneously focussing their internal operations on core competencies. As the need for … Read More