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Top 9 Innovation Trends in Outsourcing for 2015

Top 9 Innovation Trends in Outsourcing for 2015

Robotics, Analytics or Multi-channel enagagement? This report explores the innovative practices businesses are implementing in their outsourcing agreements. It is based on 100 in-depth interviews with senior outsourcing buyers. More than four fifths (83%) of buyers say they have experienced innovation in their outsourcing relationships Nine in ten (92%) say their outsourcing partners want to […]

The Six and a Half Things You Really Need to Know About Outsourcing | White Paper

The Six and a Half Things You Really Need to Know About Outsourcing | White Paper

Outsourcing may be one of the most complex topics in business today. Amazon.com lists almost six thousand book titles on the topic. In comparison, rocket science earns only 2,500 entries on Amazon’s list. If you are considering outsourcing or are on an outsourcing taskforce you must be wondering what the important bits are. You will […]

Automated Advisory: Contradiction or Trend?

Automated Advisory: Contradiction or Trend?

The outsourcing market gets mature and more agile.  Reports from organizations monitoring this market identify a number of factors influencing it.  We see smaller deal-sizes, shorter deal-duration and a trend to renegotiate contracts more frequently. There is a broader provider community and an increasing interest of small- and medium-sized companies to look into sourcing in […]

Gamification Best Practices for Real Business Results

Gamification Best Practices for Real Business Results

How do you “encourage” employees to do a task they dread and hence avoid? That was the dilemma Charlie Bess, HP Fellow and HP Enterprise Services’ Chief Technologist of Americas Application and Business Services, faced. He was the chairman of HP’s Global Tech Conference. Attendees must submit a paper and then have five people review […]

New Connections App Completed by Outsourcing the Offshoring to the Ukraine | Article

New Connections App Completed by Outsourcing the Offshoring to the Ukraine | Article

Rance Clouser was at lunch and needed to get in touch STAT (that’s a hospital term meaning right away!) with a colleague (one of 35,000) he didn’t know that well. The vice president of IT for Advocate Health Care, the largest healthcare provider in Illinois, didn’t have the associate’s phone number in his cell phone. […]

The Six Warning Signs Your IT Operation Is At Risk | Article

The Six Warning Signs Your IT Operation Is At Risk | Article

It happens so slowly that you may not even notice what’s going on. A few extra steps to get around a problem here. An inefficiency or two there. A recurring help desk issue. A sluggish, outdated app. Minor inconveniences, right? “After all, we’re not a young IT enterprise anymore. So we’re a little sluggish on […]

Paradise by the Dashboard Lights  | White Paper

Paradise by the Dashboard Lights | White Paper

Fast access to meaningful, real-time information is critical to running a successful business, but today’s CEO dashboards fall short. Most are generic, out-of-the-box solutions, created by vendors who don’t understand the companies’ businesses or the type of information each specific CEO really needs. In a world where consumers can get personalized information pushed to their […]

An Outsourced Wellness Program That Walks Away with Success | Article

An Outsourced Wellness Program That Walks Away with Success | Article

Many of the 92 team members of Hanson Mold operate machining centers, so they are either standing in place or seated all day. Ditto for the 140 employees of Horizon Software, who are glued to their computer screens the majority of the work day. Both companies provide healthcare benefits. They are committed to helping their employees become […]

Study: U.S. Companies Prefer “Farshore” to Nearshore Outsourcing, Send Higher Value Work Abroad | Article

Study: U.S. Companies Prefer “Farshore” to Nearshore Outsourcing, Send Higher Value Work Abroad | Article

For all the talk of the new allure of nearshore or even stateside outsourcing, most U.S. companies today still prefer to base their service operations half a world away, according to researchers at the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) and the International Offshoring Research Network’s (ORN) Project at Duke University’s Fuqua School […]

BPO THOUGHT SPOT | White Paper

BPO THOUGHT SPOT | White Paper

Welcome to this edition of BPO Thought Spot — providing you with meaningful thought leadership on the latest trends, innovations and practices in the outsourcing space. The world of outsourcing is evolving to meet the changing needs of today’s business. What began as a method of achieving labor arbitrage is transforming into a dynamic way for […]

When Should You Begin to Prepare for the End of an Outsourcing Contract? | Article

When Should You Begin to Prepare for the End of an Outsourcing Contract? | Article

Hint: 12 Months Out is TOO Late When should you start working on your next outsourcing contract? Many organizations do not address the end of a contract until the last year of its term. The notification period in the contract, typically six t-to12 months, usually triggers this discussion. However I believe this is a mistake. […]

WNS Global Services – We Extend Your Enterprise | Service Provider

WNS Global Services – We Extend Your Enterprise | Service Provider

WNS is a leading global Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) company. Founded as British Airways’ captive back-office in 1996, WNS has today risen to a leadership position with more than 200 global clients, serviced by over 21,000 professionals across 23 global delivery centers worldwide, including Costa Rica, India, the Philippines, Romania, Sri Lanka and United Kingdom. […]

Syntel – Small Enough to Listen, Big Enough to Deliver<sup>TM</sup> | Service Provider

Syntel – Small Enough to Listen, Big Enough to DeliverTM | Service Provider

Syntel, Inc. is a NASDAQ-listed, global provider of IT services and KPO solutions, aiming to enhance clients’ business efficiency and reduce operational costs. Our portfolio of solutions includes a wide range of technology solutions and services, with an elite clientele of Global 2000 organizations in the BANKING & FINANCIAL SERVICES, HEALTHCARE & LIFE SCIENCES, INSURANCE, MANUFACTURING, and RETAIL, LOGISTICS, TRAVEL & TELECOM INDUSTRIES. History […]

Infosys BPO Ltd. – Powered by Intellect, Driven by Values | Service Provider

Infosys BPO Ltd. – Powered by Intellect, Driven by Values | Service Provider

Infosys BPO Ltd., the Business Process Outsourcing subsidiary of Infosys Technologies, was established in April 2002. Since then, it has grown consistently to close FY 2009-10 with revenues of $352.1 million. Our company has centers in India, the Czech Republic, China, the Philippines, Poland, Mexico, the USA, and Brazil, and employs over 19,300 people. Infosys BPO […]

The Changing Playing Field of Business Intelligence: A Playbook for CFOs | White Paper

The Changing Playing Field of Business Intelligence: A Playbook for CFOs | White Paper

More and more companies are adopting new pure-play business intelligence (BI) applications (such as Qlikview, Spotfire, Tableau) that work with ERP platforms rather than opting for bundled solutions of technology giants (IBM, Oracle, SAP) honed from their acquisitions of BI vendors. The emergence of agile, innovative new vendors, together with tough economic conditions has led […]

Why Chile Is Becoming an Offshore Destination | Article

Why Chile Is Becoming an Offshore Destination | Article

Today, companies are outsourcing to other places in the world besides Asia to diversity their risk. Read why both buyers and suppliers are selecting Chile.