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Outsource magazine: thought-leadership and outsourcing strategy | October 23, 2014

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Is your offshore research partnership in good hands?

October 14, 2014 |

It is people who create effective relationships…or destroy them. And this certainly holds true for research offshoring partnerships. No doubt research offshoring relationships need to have robust institutional and process frameworks at their base. You need a comprehensive contract, service … Read More

Clay Shirky: sharing changes everything

October 13, 2014 |

Clay Shirky, New York University professor, author, and a leading thinker on the effects of the internet on society, delves into the disruptive power of technology and collaboration on how people live and work.

Born in 1964, Shirky grew up … Read More

Innovating retail financial services: from human to digital and back again

October 10, 2014 |

The rise of ‘challenger banks’ and digital banking is grabbing the headlines, tempting consumers with attractive new current accounts, cashback cards, Apple Pay and ‘hub’ branches. But how have consumers’ expectations of banks changed? With one in two consumers saying … Read More

A winning approach outshines the competition

October 10, 2014 |

The success of any endeavour is hugely influenced by the quality of the approach taken. Whilst some deliver with élan, others fail pitifully. The injection of constructive competition can stimulate energy and challenge participants to raise their game.

The approach … Read More

A taste of horror…

October 3, 2014 |

Those of you who’ve been paying attention to either this site or our Twitter feed over the last couple of months will know I’ve been collating a few outsourcing horror stories as part of the forthcoming issue’s lead feature on … Read More

TOP TEN: How to Pick an Outsourcing Provider

October 2, 2014 | 2

One of the most important reasons today’s executives choose to consider BPO is for the potential cost savings offered to the organisation in the long run. However, cost is just one consideration and, in many cases, lower cost per employee … Read More

Collections: is quality assurance affecting where you decide to outsource your services?

September 29, 2014 |

Where companies are looking to reduce costs, outsourcing has been seen as the way to increase efficiency. Whilst relationships with outsourcers and clients continue to develop, clients’ expectations of the relationship are also growing, looking for additional ways to create … Read More

Helping suppliers fight back

September 26, 2014 |

The headlines are everywhere: “Suppliers being squeezed”, “Margins under pressure”. There are numerous tools and countless advisors helping buyers, but what support is available for suppliers trying to sell to these sophisticated buyers?

The 1990s saw the rise of strategic … Read More

Seriously candid camera…

September 26, 2014 |

Having been absent from these august pages ["this screen", actually - ed] for some time due to those dreaded “work commitments” I thought I should return with a bang, and a remarkable tale I heard on a recent trip to … Read More

The big HR big data challenge

September 25, 2014 |

Despite the hype surrounding big data, its true potential is still becoming apparent across the business world, as the implications of the limitless storage capacity of the cloud start to hit home. This is no less true for the HR … 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

NBA Q&A: Martin Rantle, Palletline

September 22, 2014 |

Martin Rantle is Sales & Marketing Director for Palletline. His organisation has been chosen as a finalist in the BlackBerry Business Enabler of the Year category at the 2014 National Business Awards; as part of Outsource‘s partnership with the NBAs, … Read More

Outsourcing Sourcing & Procurement operations

September 15, 2014 |

The digitisation of business led by disruptive SMAC (social, mobile, analytics and cloud) technologies is changing the fundamental foundation of how business is done. The fundamental strategies, processes, and financial structures need to change as organisations unbundle and decouple traditional … Read More

Special Report: The Future of IT

September 12, 2014 |

Over the course of the last year, Outsource has partnered with IBM across a range of formats – interviews, video panels, roundtables, social media engagement, print and online articles and a webinar – to investigate the rapidly evolving nature of … Read More

Setting up a world-class Global Business Services organisation: no easy undertaking!

September 12, 2014 |

Businesses leaders are increasingly presenting tougher challenges to their corporate functions: “Help me save money year-on-year” and “allow me to be more flexible so I can respond to external changes” are just two examples of what they are looking for. … Read More

Taking the first step: what key parameters must be considered when designing fund outsourcing initiatives?

September 10, 2014 |

Earlier this year I chaired a two-person panel as part of Clear Path Analysis’ Fund Outsourcing 2014 report. The report has now been published – you can access it here – and I thought I’d share with you a couple … Read More



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