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

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TOP TEN: Opportunities and Legal Risks Considerations When Embracing New Technologies

May 5, 2017 |

From customer-facing artificial intelligence systems, to cloud-based applications that have created the digital gig economy, or mobile-based banking systems that facilitate fast payments, in recent years a number of industry sectors have been challenged by the development of digital and … Read More

TOP TEN: Outsourcing Solo Artists

March 3, 2017 |

Having previously covered the best outsourcing hip-hop artists and rock bands, we thought it was high time our Top Ten series returned to the music industry – this time, with a look at some of the greatest and most influential solo … Read More

TOP TEN: (More) Outsourcing Acronyms

December 9, 2016 |

A couple of months back, we published our Top Ten Outsourcing Acronyms – a piece that had been a long time brewing, after we’d initially put out a call for entries the previous year. Well, as seems frequently to be … Read More

TOP TEN: Tips for Finding Value in Dark Data

September 9, 2016 |

Just hearing the words “dark data” can be enough for managers in the outsourcing industry to feel a little uneasy – but despite its rather menacing name there has never been a better time to tackle the phenomenon head on.

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TOP TEN: Outsourcing Acronyms

September 5, 2016 |

Many, many moons ago we put out a call for outsourcing acronyms, humorous or otherwise, for a future Top Ten feature – and then, as submissions completely failed to flood in, we pretty much forgot about it and moved on. Until … Read More

TOP TEN: Rock-Inspired Sourcing Insights

August 5, 2016 |

Vast forests of digital trees have been sacrificed to the topic of sourcing. While the incessant stream of white papers, articles, blogs, tweets and posts we’re bombarded with are certainly helpful, don’t they all start sounding the same after a … 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

TOP TEN: Wonders of the Outsourcing World

May 31, 2016 |

We’re all familiar with the original Seven Wonders of the World, those marvels including the Great Pyramid and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon brought together as a kind of travelers’ bucket list for the ancients; probably far fewer readers, however, may … Read More

TOP TEN: (Yet More) Outsourcing Insults

March 11, 2016 |

For all the many successes of outsourcing, it’s not all sweetness and light… As promised a couple of weeks ago, here’s another installment of our Top Ten series featuring some of the most outstanding, damning, incendiary (and at times remarkably … Read More

TOP TEN: (Even More) Outsourcing Insults

March 1, 2016 |

A couple of years ago, as part of our ongoing Top Ten series we published a collection of some of the finest, most cutting terms of abuse ever heard in a professional environment (soon to be followed by a second): … Read More

TOP TEN: Key Dates in Outsourcing History

November 6, 2015 |

Think outsourcing is a relatively recent phenomenon? Think again…

1.     The Year Dot Depending on your belief system, outsourcing began at the singularity known as the Big Bang; at the divine utterance of the words “Fiat lux!”; the emergence of … Read More

TOP TEN: Outsourcing Hip Hop Artists

August 20, 2015 | 1

Following on from our last Top Ten featuring outsourcing rock bands, we thought we should turn our attention to the rappier side of life – so read on for our list of the preeminent hip-hoppers in the outsourcing and business … Read More

TOP TEN: Things that Won’t Happen in 2015

January 13, 2015 | 2

The dawn of a new year is always an occasion for various bouts of soothsaying, scrying, tasseomancy and general predicting – and as such is pretty much an open invitation for commentators to make fools of themselves by getting things … Read More

TOP TEN: Outsourcing Rock Bands

November 18, 2014 | 2

Outsourcing and popular music might not seem like the most obvious of bedfellows – but some of the most defining acts of the last half-century have emerged from the global business transformation space. Don’t believe us? Read on…

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TOP TEN: Secrets of Success

November 3, 2014 |

Successfully outsourcing a technology service can be a complex challenge. Those organisations that structure the deal well have driven innovation, improved service quality, increased agility and reduced costs. The prerequisites for any such contract is total clarity of the business … Read More

TOP TEN: (More) Biggest Lies in Outsourcing

September 22, 2014 |

Having published our list of the ten biggest lies in outsourcing last month, we were (sadly) unsurprised to receive a welter of other suggestions for such a litany of infamy. So we decided we should create a follow-up… Hold your … Read More