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Outsource magazine: thought-leadership and outsourcing strategy | October 24, 2014

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Stan Lepeak

In Transition

December 20, 2013 |

Transition refers to the period between the actual signatures of an outsourcing agreement until steady state is achieved. It is the time when the proverbial outsourcing “rubber meets the road” and outsourcing aspirations become reality – or not. Depending on … Read More

What will be the future game-changers for F&A outsourcing?

July 5, 2013 |

This article originally appeared in Outsource magazine Issue #32 Summer 2013, as part of our feature ‘Visions of the Future‘. To read the main body of that article, click here.

Buyers, providers, advisors, analysts, and market … Read More

Global Business Services: the secret sauce for successful strategic initiatives in 2013

April 11, 2013 | 1

KPMG International recently polled its member firms globally on what are the top trends, initiatives and challenges facing client organisations in 2013. Findings are not surprising in terms of top initiatives (see below), as organisations continue to focus on driving … Read More

Seeking growth beyond the eurozone: implications for Global Business Services

February 28, 2012 |

One of the fundamental benefits of being a member of the European Union is greater access to its markets for purposes of selling a firm’s good and services. A common currency and harmonised trading rules and regulations, coupled with a … Read More

New Worlds

September 28, 2011 |

This article originally appeared in Outsource Magazine Issue #25 Autumn 2011

Global service providers are upping the ante on their investments in emerging markets, driven by the accelerated economic growth in these regions and the relative slowdown in traditionally core … Read More

Seeing Through the Cloud

June 29, 2011 |

This article originally appeared in Outsource Magazine Issue #24 Summer 2011

 

“Cloud” is the word on everyone’s lips – but what does the advent of the cloud model actually mean for the global outsourcing space? What are the … Read More

Events in Egypt: A not-so-subtle reminder on the importance of actively managing geopolitical risk in global sourcing

February 7, 2011 |

While Egypt today is still a bit player in the global sourcing market, recent and ongoing events in the country are a reminder that monitoring and managing the risks associated with offshore and global sourcing – tasks often discussed but … Read More

The View from the Board: Editorial Board Roundtable Winter 2010

December 17, 2010 |

Outsource: John, you’re hosting, so let’s kick off with you: looking generally at the trends for 2011 how different a year do you think its going to be?

John Sheridan: To some extent it’s going to be a bit more … Read More

Wish They Weren’t Here?

December 14, 2010 |

The anti-immigration lobby in the US is growing in strength and prominence. But what does this have to do with outsourcing? We take a look…

Many of the voters who turned out in November’s mid-term elections to deliver the Democrats … Read More

Telling the positive story of UK ITO trends

December 10, 2010 |

EquaTerra recently released the results of its 2010  UK IT outsourcing (ITO) service provider performance and satisfaction (SPPS) study. EquaTerra conducts annual ITO SPPS studies across all major European market segments, as well as a global finance and accounting outsourcing … Read More