Tag: hybrid

Shared Services for Finance: Put Your Money on a Hybrid Model

Shared Services for Finance: Put Your Money on a Hybrid Model

The role of a CFO has been undergoing considerable change over the last few years as businesses try to weather the economic crisis. Suddenly, CFOs were expected to go beyond creating and managing budgets and driving the efficient use of finances. Now the C-suite expects them to anticipate change in economic conditions as well as […]

How Cloud Computing is “Creatively Destroying” the Traditional ITO Market | Article

How Cloud Computing is “Creatively Destroying” the Traditional ITO Market | Article

Ben Trowbridge, CEO of Alsbridge, talks to Outsourcing Center Senior Editor Beth Ellyn Rosenthal about the radically changing ITO landscape. Trowbridge, who has just completed a new book, “Cloud Sourcing the Corporation,” discusses the creative destruction of the IT services market. He also provides tips for buyers on how to proceed while the market is […]

Infosys Builds Outsourcing Partnership in Mining Sector to Solve Procurement Labor Shortages and Integrate PO with FAO | Article

Infosys Builds Outsourcing Partnership in Mining Sector to Solve Procurement Labor Shortages and Integrate PO with FAO | Article

What happens in an outsourcing relationship when the two partners are willing to go beyond each of their comfort zones to solve an intractable problem? Answer: a win-win for both partners as well as the relationship itself. This is the story of how Rio Tinto, a leading international mining group, and Infosys BPO, its outsourcing […]

Procurement Outsourcing Is Hot — Even for Hybrid Strategies | Article

Procurement Outsourcing Is Hot — Even for Hybrid Strategies | Article

Procurement outsourcing is the least understood but fastest-growing outsourcing story. The market is heating up and there is a lot to learn. What should you outsource? What should you retain — and why? If you decide to outsource, what should you do internally before outsourcing? How can you implement a hybrid strategy in your procurement […]

Upcoming Changes Point to Need for Buyers of Outsourcing Services to Alter their Way of Thinking | Article

Upcoming Changes Point to Need for Buyers of Outsourcing Services to Alter their Way of Thinking | Article

Outsourcing Center asked leading outsourcing service providers about their predictions as to the biggest changes that will impact outsourcing buyers over the next five years. Their answers clearly point to a need for buyers to alter their thinking about how, when, and why they engage with providers of outsourced services. Extreme performance requires elasticity Joanne […]

Eight Biggest Areas of Risk for Buyers of Outsourcing Services | Article

Eight Biggest Areas of Risk for Buyers of Outsourcing Services | Article

New delivery models, new pricing models, service providers’ new marketing strategies, moving up the value chain to intellectual arbitrage, new technologies, real-time customer interaction, globalization, and new standards and regulations – these factors set the stage for risks for buyers of outsourcing services in the next two to five years. (Read Forces of Change Shaping […]

Buyers Face Decisions around New Opportunities and Risks in Outsourced IT Solutions | Article

Buyers Face Decisions around New Opportunities and Risks in Outsourced IT Solutions | Article

Charlie Bess, HP Fellow, HP Enterprise Services, says the outsourcing industry is facing “a different kind of IT and support environment than what we had just a few short years ago.” Here’s how he describes this new environment: More sensors deployed in more parts of a customer’s business giving organizations a deeper understanding of their […]

Hot Spots for Growth in Outsourcing | Article

Hot Spots for Growth in Outsourcing | Article

Which industries will experience a surge in outsourcing in the next few years, and what risks will buyers of those services face? Are there business processes or functions that will begin turning to outsourcing in the next two to five years? What value opportunities and risks will they bring? In what geographic regions will companies […]

Deciding Between Captive Shared Services and Outsourcing | Article

Deciding Between Captive Shared Services and Outsourcing | Article

Captive shared services and outsourcing are both effective business models for increasing efficiencies and reducing costs. In fact, many organizations today choose to operate in a so-called “hybrid” environment enabling an organization to deliver more effective services than it can do with either model alone. Using a hybrid strategy successfully requires that an organization understand […]