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Outsource magazine: thought-leadership and outsourcing strategy | August 22, 2017

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Is your supply chain free from human rights abuses?

May 2, 2017 | 1

A 2012 report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) estimated that nearly 21 million people worldwide are victims of forced labour, with the highest concentrations found in countries in central and southeastern Europe and in Africa. With complex global supply … Read More

Man and machine: the future awaits

April 5, 2017 | 2

Statistics are a lot of fun, and contentious too. Yet they permit us to remain fairly grounded. Let’s start with the obvious. From self-driving vehicles and semi-autonomous robots to intelligent algorithms and predictive analytical tools, machines are increasingly capable of … Read More

OPINION: Design thinking should be life-centric…

February 27, 2017 |

As the drone flew over the factory in North Carolina and captured pictures and videos both inside and outside the factory, little did the company whose factory was being photographed realise that their practices would be questioned. Here is a … 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

A few words for the weekend

July 15, 2016 |

As another working week draws to a close, I thought I’d take this opportunity to wave you off into your respective weekends with a couple of announcements… Those of you who are members of our LinkedIn group may already have … 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

India: free trade agreements back on top

January 20, 2015 |

When you speak with entrepreneurs and executives of India’s IT and IT Enabled Services sector, you hear enthusiasm only. Quite rightly so.

For example, Indian restaurant search service Zomato is in talks to raise about $100 million in a fresh … Read More

OECD calls for higher focus on outsourcing, IT and supplier risk

July 29, 2014 |

At the Twelfth Annual Corporate Accountability Conference held in Paris last month, Pierre Poret, Counsellor and Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development (OECD), announced that “too often, in the enterprise, there [is] … Read More

From East to West

April 11, 2013 |

This article originally appeared in Outsource magazine Issue #31 Spring 2013.

Indian-oriented service providers are looking with great interest at Continental Europe – and this interest extends to acquiring to grow their presence in the region. This was one of the … Read More

Q&A: Nick Araco, CFO Alliance

August 6, 2012 |

Nick Araco is the President and CEO of the CFO Alliance, a “community that brings together the experience, knowledge, and collective wisdon of peers, subject matter experts, and academic authorities to enable senior financial leaders and decision makers to be … Read More

Avoiding the car crash: cultural diversity in change management

June 3, 2011 | 1

You’re riding in a car driven by a close friend. He hits a pedestrian. You know he was going at 35 miles an hour in an area where the restriction is 20. There are no witnesses. His lawyer says that … Read More

Q&A: Rene Keller, Swiss Life

May 6, 2011 |

René Keller is Chief Information Technology Officer for Swiss Life AG, Switzerland’s largest life insurer. Ahead of his appearance at the Corporate IT Exchange 2011, taking place May 8-10 in Munich, we spoke with René about IT as a business … Read More

NASSCOM eyes Central Europe’s gold

November 30, 1999 |

A report produced by Indian IT and outsourcing trade association NASSCOM and PricewaterhouseCoopers has highlighted the growth potential of the German, Swiss and Austrian outsourcing markets – and the opportunities therein for Indian businesses.

The report, entitled “Opportunities for the … Read More