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Outsource magazine: thought-leadership and outsourcing strategy | November 29, 2014

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The Ten Commandments of Neira Jones

November 28, 2014 |

As technology continues its remorseless advance into our lives, concerns over privacy, data protection and basic security have never been higher up the agenda. Therefore I was delighted today to find an article on LinkedIn by the marvellous Neira Jones … Read More

TOP TEN: Outsourcing Rock Bands

November 18, 2014 |

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…

1. LeanRead More

SMAC: educating the advisory community

November 17, 2014 |

Disruptive SMAC (social, mobile, analytics and cloud) technologies are leading the digitisation of business and significantly affecting customer buying patterns as the emerging model is moving from process to business outcomes.

These disruptive technologies are driving change and creating opportunities … Read More

System Rollback Solution: Restore System Remotely Using Stable Disk Images

November 11, 2014 |

 

Apriorit and Fractalia, a Spanish IT company, a leader in robust and effective solutions for managing and controlling large networks of computers, started their partnership with a project of developing a software fault tolerance solution for specialised and … Read More

EMEA outsourcing activity on track to round out 2014 strongly

November 10, 2014 |

The outlook remains positive for the outsourcing industry, according to the latest figures from the EMEA ISG Outsourcing Index. Based on the data and our own insights, the market has been performing strongly through the first three quarters. In addition, … Read More

C-level technologists and the cloud

November 7, 2014 |

Five years ago, I was at a conference for technology service providers who focus on the charity and not for profit sector. There was much discussion of cloud and how everything that such services offered could be delivered through traditionalRead More

New ISO International Standards concerning personally identifiable information should encourage the use of public cloud services

November 6, 2014 |

The publication of new ISO International Standards is seldom an exciting event. However, in September 2014 a new ISO International Standard, ISO/IEC 27018:2014, was adopted, its title being “Code of practice for protection of personally identifiable information (PII) in public … Read More

Outsourcing Nightmares: four steps this industry needs to take to avoid engagement failure in the future

November 4, 2014 |

1) Less focus on the deal, more on the relationship. Providers are all-too-frequently being forced into the position of saying what they need to win the deal, as opposed to having a structure to propose a realistic partnership that works … Read More

Outsourcing Nightmares: the horror, the horror…

November 4, 2014 |

So what sorts of things happen that really create problems? 1. Believing the outsourcer is your very best friend that will put your interest ahead of his own. 2. After a round of golf with the outsourcer’s sales team, you … Read More

Outsourcing Nightmares: outsourcing no-nos – and how to avoid them

November 4, 2014 |

The vast majority of mistakes made when outsourcing can easily be avoided if a company prepares properly at the outset, has realistic expectations of what sourcing can achieve and engages with potential service providers in an organised and methodical way … Read More