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Outsource magazine: thought-leadership and outsourcing strategy | May 29, 2017

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The Philippines

The future of outsourcing: through 2017 and beyond

February 6, 2017 |

This year will see the BPO industry transform itself in a multitude of ways, meaning that businesses must adapt or face the prospect of falling behind their competitors. With a month of 2017 already behind us, what can we expect … Read More

Is the Philippines’ political unrest an opportunity for other BPO markets?

October 31, 2016 |

I visited Cape Town and Durban recently as a guest of BPESA (Business Process Enabling South Africa) and attended the South Africa BPM Summit 2016. The summit featured local business leaders, industry influencers, and politicians eager to create jobs in … Read More

OPINION: US onshoring – an idea whose time has come

August 3, 2016 | 1

Dictation being forced in Afghanistan, Revolution in South Africa taking a stand, People in Eurasia on the brink of oppression, I hope it’s gonna be alright. ‘It’s Alright’, Pet Shop Boys

Maybe not the greatest lyrics of all … 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

Quick, painless and easy LPO: 8 facets of client onboarding

September 4, 2014 |

I am often asked, in my consulting practice, about the most challenging offshoring projects I have experienced – the most problematic ones and the actions I undertook, the methodologies I employed to drive them to eventual success. While this is … Read More

Outsourcing: myths, facts and statistics

September 16, 2013 | 16

Work is no longer bounded by co-worker proximity or time zone. It also involves a much broader set of ‘workers’ – not just employees, suppliers and partners, but customers, freelancers and an increasingly capable network of smart devices and interconnected … Read More

What are the future risks in global BPO and how can they be tackled now?

July 5, 2013 |

This article originally appeared in Outsource magazine Issue #32 Summer 2013, as part of our feature ‘Visions of the Future’. To read the main body of that article, click here.

In recent years, we have seen how the BPO landscape … 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

A rising dollar and strong Asian competitors shook up the Aussie BPO sector

May 28, 2013 | 1

There are parallels between the Australian outsourcing sector and the Australian car industry. I saw an article in our local media and saw immediately the common theme with the Australian outsourcing sector.

In the mid-1960s, when Australia’s trade minister Sir … Read More