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Outsource magazine: thought-leadership and outsourcing strategy | December 20, 2014

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BPO in UK Central Government Sector: “Vendor Beware”

November 3, 2014 |

Plenty has been written about the shortcomings of large IT outsourcing contracts and complex IT projects in the UK central government sector. Many have ended up costing way beyond initial budgets, and/or have taken years longer than envisaged, or indeed … 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

Parseq expands contact centre operations with the addition of Pure

September 8, 2014 |

Leading business process outsourcer Parseq has acquired Brighton-based charity contact centre Pure as part of its strategy to reach £100m turnover in the next three years.

Pure boasts an impressive charity-based client list including Save the Children, Unicef and … Read More

Quick, painless and easy LPO: 8 facets of client onboarding

September 4, 2014 |

I am often asked, in my consulting practice, about the most challenging offshoring projects I have experienced – the most problematic ones and the actions I undertook, the methodologies I employed to drive them to eventual success. While this is … Read More

The “I” Word: How can buyers best ensure they get the innovation they require from their outsourcing providers?

July 17, 2014 |

Outsource community members share their thoughts on how to find innovation within an outsourcing agreement…

John Gregory Global Business Services – Global Finance Lead, Kelloggs Buyers will sensibly build a savings target into their BPO contract to ensure focus on … Read More

Navigating the Changing BPO Value Proposition

July 16, 2014 |

One of the most compelling value propositions of business process outsourcing has always been labour arbitrage. Whether enabled through “your mess for less” or more of a “fix then shift” approach, a key lever has been the same: deploy less … Read More

Q&A: Liv Sandbaek, Accenture

July 15, 2014 |

Liv Sandbaek is the Chief Technology Officer for Accenture Operations. Having been deeply involved with a provocative (and hopefully catalytic) piece of research in collaboration with HfS, we thought Liv would be the ideal person to give us a glimpse … Read More

Malaysia: emergence of a new outsourcing destination

June 12, 2014 |

Recently when I was in Kuala Lumpur for one of my projects, I had a tryst with the developmental saga of Malaysia. Whether it was the infrastructure or the economic sentiment within industries, the country left an impact on my … Read More

The next-generation shared service centre

May 1, 2014 |

Going up the value chain and providing value to business have been talked of since BPOs/shared service organisations started years ago. However, even now, many companies treat offshoring or BPO play as one that saves costs. Whilst that is true … Read More

What are the primary obstacles to the widespread adoption of robotic process automation?

April 23, 2014 |

BPOs are at a critical turning point where they need to deliver cost-effective, differentiated solutions. Clients continue to demand innovation, but are hard-pressed to define what that “innovation” might be.  Robotic process automation represents a dramatically new, exciting way for … Read More