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

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Legal Process Outsourcing: is it Maturing?

July 15, 2014 |

Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO) is an area of BPO that a few years back was being touted as a fast-growing and fast-evolving area of BPO – yet in 2014 it remains relatively immature, with a global market that is well … Read More

Choosing the right technology partner to power your shared services centre

February 13, 2014 |

To enable your shared services centre (SSC) to deliver upper-quartile levels of customer service and cost effectiveness when managing transactions, you need to invest in the right technologies and infrastructure support. For new SSCs the opportunity may exist to adopt … Read More

Outsourcing: myths, facts and statistics

September 16, 2013 | 9

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

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

Loss of Australian competitiveness irreversible

August 30, 2012 |

Former Australian Treasury Secretary Ken Henry has cautioned Australian businesses that the resources boom fuelled by Asian demand has transformed the structure of the Australian economy so deeply that the lack of competitiveness suffered by foreign exchange and trade-exposed industries … Read More

Can little Sri Lanka compete on the global BPO stage?

July 24, 2012 |

I recently visited Sri Lanka, three years on from the end of a separatist civil war, and the country is mending itself and gearing up to get a piece of the BPO pie. Sitting in the shadow of the monster … Read More

The Philippines is punching above its weight – but can it last?

July 13, 2012 |

I have just come back from a BPO speaking tour of the Philippines. Every time I go there I am always amazed at how quickly their BPO sector has grown. The rise of BPO in the Philippines has been nothing … Read More

Q&A: John Seddon, Vanguard

July 2, 2012 |

This article originally appeared in Outsource Magazine Issue #28 Summer 2012

Few consultants are more highly regarded – or more controversial – than John Seddon, MD of Vanguard Consulting and a legend in the world of systems thinking. In this … Read More

Plenty To Chew On

July 2, 2012 |

This article originally appeared in Outsource Magazine Issue #28 Summer 2012

At the end of May, Outsource partnered with law firm Stephenson Harwood to produce an exclusive dinner and roundtable debate on the topic ‘Outsourcing and the Inexorable Rise of … Read More

Cost not the driver of Australian outsource rise

May 11, 2012 | 1

Most Australian companies don’t want to send business functions offshore, but many intend to outsource a lot more roles in the next two years and the primary aim isn’t to reduce costs, according to our recent survey.

The survey found … Read More