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Outsource magazine: thought-leadership and outsourcing strategy | July 30, 2014

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The “I” Word: Driving innovation in outsourced IT services contracts

July 17, 2014 |

In the last few decades IT departments and the services they provide have largely evolved from being an internal support function to a key enabler for businesses  – and now increasingly a competitive edge for businesses. Companies which embraced this … Read More

The rise of the CDO

July 4, 2014 |

Why has the role of the CDO arisen, and why is the CMO seen as the new adversary to the CIO?

With the positive change in the economy being sustained we are seeing businesses develop a strong focus on growth … 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

Q&A: BVR Mohan Reddy, NASSCOM

May 8, 2014 |

Later this month, a trade delegation from the Indian National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) will be presenting at the Nordic IT Sourcing & Innovation 2014 event in Stockholm, Sweden, as part of a broader mission to the region. Ahead … Read More

Great IT skills, but only OK people skills?

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With increased globalisation, more people than ever find themselves working with colleagues from different cultural backgrounds. Whether working face-to- face or increasingly as part of a virtual team the need to build good working relationships is imperative for business. The … 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

What will be the main ramifications for today’s outsourcing space of the ongoing robotic automation revolution?

April 23, 2014 |

I’ve already re-shored around 300K work items a month from our existing outsource work stack and automated processes using RPA, and at a fraction of the cost of manual resource. Although we’ll always have a need for a manual back … Read More

How widespread do you see the adoption of robotic process automation being within your own organisation over the next 12 months?

April 23, 2014 |

As an ITO we are always looking for ways to expedite while securing quality. For this reason software reuse, software factory and agile methods are in play and being advanced on an ongoing basis, driven by our strategic agenda (not … Read More

What will be the impact upon your organisation specifically of the increased adoption of robotic process automation?

April 23, 2014 |

We hear from suppliers that the BPO industry has been reluctant to embrace RPA as it is often seen as a threat rather than the opportunity it is. If however you are a service provider with a large workforce in … Read More

The Three Laws of Robotics: what is Robotic Process Automation, and what forms will it take?

April 23, 2014 |

Ask five experts what robotic process automation is, and you will get six different answers. This is no slur on anyone’s intelligence or integrity; rather it is a reflection of the dazzling explosion of this idea onto the business scene … Read More