Big Data/Analytics

The Shift to a Patient-Centric Healthcare Ecosystem

The Shift to a Patient-Centric Healthcare Ecosystem

Data is at the epicenter of the transformation of U.S. healthcare to a consumer-centric ecosystem, primarily due to the multitude of participants who want to view what they need, when they need it, via the channel they prefer. Additionally, it all must be their information, and it must be accurate. Thus it has become imperative […]

Five Signs That You Might Need to Outsource

Five Signs That You Might Need to Outsource

If you’ve been able to resist outsourcing while the world around you is doing it, that’s great. However, it might be a good idea to start looking at the outsourcing option if you’re seeing one or more of the following happening in your company. 1. You just can’t find the right people. If you find […]

Leading Reasons to Outsource Your IT Services

Leading Reasons to Outsource Your IT Services

Taking the IT outsourcing plunge is nothing to take lightly. But what’s really holding you back? Often it’s fear of the unknown, along with fear of losing full control, that keep s you from experiencing the many benefits outsourcing can bring. But if you look around, you’ll likely see your competitors are doing it — […]

Insurance Forecast: The 13 Big Challenges of 2015 or How to Leave the ’80s Behind | Article

Insurance Forecast: The 13 Big Challenges of 2015 or How to Leave the ’80s Behind | Article

The premise of the best-selling book “Who Moved My Cheese” was that people and companies needed to be flexible and willing to change when their environment did. When the Outsourcing Center asked four of the outsourcing experts in the insurance space to enumerate the biggest challenges the insurance industry faces in 2015, the unifying answer […]

How to Use Customer Data to Improve Your Customer Experience in the Call Center

How to Use Customer Data to Improve Your Customer Experience in the Call Center

Customers are telling you exactly how to win and keep them. They share their data willingly, in exchange for a great brand experience. It’s up to savvy customer experience teams to make use of that data.  Learn about best in class strategies in the new Harte Hanks point of view paper “How to Use Your […]

Why Financial Regulations Drive Big Data

Why Financial Regulations Drive Big Data

Between asset bubbles and other threats, new regulations force financial institutions to do everything from vetting counterparties against “black lists” of banned entities to real-time global fraud detection. Paper-based processing, siloed product and customer information, manual workflows, and hard-coded business rules can’t keep up. Achieving and proving compliance in this real-time global environment requires real-time […]

Is Your Maintenance & Support Approach Making Your IT Sick?

Is Your Maintenance & Support Approach Making Your IT Sick?

Rx for World Class Support: A Dose of Prediction Leads to Problem Prevention I just returned from a fantastic week on Italy’s Amalfi Coast to celebrate my mother’s birthday!  A trip that we’d talked about for years, planned last minute in April and started to regret in May. How could anyone regret a trip to […]

Transforming Pharma through Big Data and Analytics

Transforming Pharma through Big Data and Analytics

The global Pharmaceutical and Biotech industries are in turmoil. While top blockbusters are going off-patent, the decades-long decline in R&D productivity continues and peak sales of launched products are declining. However, it’s not all bad news. The availability of new big data sources and technologies holds the promise to fundamentally transform the Pharma industry. Explore […]

Is Your SaaS Data about to Give you Sleepless Nights?

Is Your SaaS Data about to Give you Sleepless Nights?

Let’s assume you have some data on a local computer or on the server in the corner of your office. Let’s make another assumption—for compliance reasons you’re required to keep the data securely for at least a year. This is a typical requirement in several industries. For example, surveyors in the motor insurance industry must […]

Nothing’s Too Far-Fetched for FAO

Nothing’s Too Far-Fetched for FAO

Far from being just a boring extension of a company’s financial team, the FAO industry is becoming a game-changer by contributing profitability and efficiency. Finance and Accounting Outsourcing or FAO, as it is commonly known, started out years ago for routine general accounting and transaction management including handling of account receivables and payables management. But […]

Competition is Not the Opposite of Cooperation

Competition is Not the Opposite of Cooperation

Cutting edge innovation aside, it makes economic sense for enterprises to work together rather than against one another. You may recall that in December 2011, automobile manufacturers BMW Group and Toyota Motor Corporation agreed to form a collaborative relationship for developing next-generation environment friendly vehicles and technologies. If yesterday’s rivals became today’s friends, there were […]

Privacy Concerns and the Monetization of Big Data

Privacy Concerns and the Monetization of Big Data

It is easy to get caught up in the greatness of Big Data analytics. It’s a marketer’s dream: tracking customer activity; understanding what he or she is thinking, doing—using this information to transform every interaction into unexpected delight. To know the customer is to love the customer, and companies everywhere are showing that love through […]

Can You Really Turn a Marketing Manager into a Data Scientist?

Can You Really Turn a Marketing Manager into a Data Scientist?

You knew John Smith was a great fit to energize your marketing organization. But can a few tools turn him into a data scientist? If you think so, you may be kidding yourself. Worse yet, without exploring new cloud business intelligence (CBI) tools you may be shortchanging your organization from obtaining rich insights to help […]

Faking the Big SEO

Faking the Big SEO

Your social media campaign not so well “liked?” Facebook friend-count a little sparse? Don’t despair. If you’ve got the money, somebody’s got the time to click, like and Friend away. Today, offshore click farms are popping up on every digital corner, ready to follow you, like you, link to you or provide any other form […]

BPO for the Next Generation

BPO for the Next Generation

How analytics, insights and innovation are revolutionizing the outsourcing industry Since its mainstream inception in the 1990s, a comprehensive and successful business process outsourcing (BPO) program has consisted of three main elements: cost reduction, transaction processing of non-core functions (such as human resources and finance and accounting), and offshoring. The entire concept was built around […]

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Boot Camp for Superior Business Outcomes

Boot Camp for Superior Business Outcomes

Consider Olympic track stars. They each have different backgrounds, styles and countries of origin, but only one thing really matters in the end: the person who runs the fastest is the one who wins the gold medal. To get that competitive advantage, the athlete needs more than muscular legs and a good pair of running […]