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Outsource magazine: thought-leadership and outsourcing strategy | July 31, 2014

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The “I” Word: Innovation in practice

July 17, 2014 |

For many years, Alsbridge had been hearing from clients and contacts that outsourcing was failing to deliver the goods on innovation. Despite great expectations, often stoked during the sales process, most outsourcing relationships really weren’t seen by buyers as innovative … Read More

Head-to-Head: Jef Loos & Eleanor Winn

July 16, 2014 |

It’s always great to be involved in ground-breaking research – especially when it’s backed up by some of the sharpest advisory minds in the space. Ahead of the release of Whitelane’s latest report on the UK’s ITO market, we asked … Read More

The Legal View: Contracting for Innovation

July 14, 2014 |

There is an old joke that lawyers write at length because they still think they’re being paid by the length of the legal conveyance. Stitched on the back of junior barristers’ gowns worn in England there is a quaint little … Read More

Public sector driving the outsourcing sector in the UK

July 11, 2014 |

The UK public sector has spent almost double that of the commercial sector on outsourcing over the past two years.

In fact, our latest research reveals that the total contract value (TCV) of public sector outsourcing agreements broke the £50 … Read More

Consulting: a predictor of economic recovery for the UK

June 9, 2014 |

Judging by the MCA’s most recent data (out today) on the UK’s consulting industry, the British economy is growing – and also changing. This is an exciting moment.

First, the growth. In 2013, UK consultancies recorded their highest rise in … Read More

Getting the basics right: the UK government’s new Cyber Essentials Scheme

May 19, 2014 |

Spurred on by its analysis of cyber attacks against UK enterprises, the government has identified a series of basic technical controls that many businesses are failing to use to manage cyber risk. Whilst that might not come as a surprise, … Read More

OPINION: The IT profession in the UK needs more women

May 14, 2014 |

Women account for just 15-18% of IT professionals; a figure that has fallen significantly in recent years. We believe that this lack of women in the profession is a real threat to UK plc – and evidently so do others, as … Read More

A Trio of Proper Puddings…

April 29, 2014 |

An amusing incident reaches me from fair Edinburgh, where three young outsourcing tyros saw a “cheeky jape” (read: attempted fraud) go horribly wrong…

Up from London on a trip to see one of their employer’s largest British clients, the three … Read More

Upping the game: how better practice can boost outsourcing’s standing in the UK…

April 25, 2014 |

Outsourcing has experienced a bad press recently, with unwelcome headlines and much greater public scepticism about whether it delivers improved results. In these debates, particularly in the public sector, facts are often in short supply, and emotion plays a powerful … Read More

The politics of UK government outsourcing

April 22, 2014 |

British political commentators have been denied one of their traditional occupations: speculating about the date of the next general election. For the first time in UK history the next poll has a fixed date: 7 May 2015. But what commentators … Read More