An electricity consumer receives a message on his smart-phone application, informing him of a cloudy forecast for the next day. The application also advises him to fully charge up his home storage batteries from his solar roof-top system so that he can draw down the charge when cost of grid-electricity shoots up. While this may […]
These are very interesting times for the Utilities sector. The business model, which has served the industry and their customers so well in the last fifty years or more, now seems at risk in the long run, especially in developed economies. With unprecedented technology shifts, new regulations and evolving customer expectations, the utilities players need […]
Sitting in Silicon Valley last month, listening to start-ups and tech evangelists while looking at this story on the European Commission’s plans for free WiFi in public spaces, it felt as if the rest of the world – and far away Europe – was very dated. Is that an inevitable perspective from that unique vantage point […]
The increased uptake of cloud services is reflected in global IT spending trends that have been steadily shifting from traditional IT offerings to cloud, otherwise known as “cloud shift”. Rapid improvement in cloud platforms, security, network reliability and cloud-based applications has led to the adoption of cloud in ways that were hitherto unprecedented. The industry […]
Global CapEx growth is projected to surmount global GDP growth over the next decade as capital intensive industries strive to meet the world’s demand for energy, resources, information, mobility, and connectivity. As such, CapEx optimization is on the top priority list of most corporate leaders worldwide. Owning to its practice of providing a rate of […]
The insurance outsourcing industry is moving at a fast pace in response to the need for rapid deployment of digital platforms and offerings, as well as advancements in new distribution models that are emerging via ‘insurtech’ start-ups. Here I take a look at some of the key trends driving the insurance BPO market in 2017, […]
Introduction to Strategic Cost Optimization Overview. Cost reduction can be achieved with four different programs.
Trends and Best Practices. Major Levers of Digital Transformation at Utilities.
Like many people who are part of the Outsourcing Institute’s community, I have spent my entire career focused on process improvement, automation and outsourcing. These are concepts which I have studied and applied for decades, and their use has been key to my professional success. However, if you’re like me, you may have noticed that […]
Making Digital Transformation Work for You and Your Customers Digital transformation is dramatically transforming the landscape of business process outsourcing. Automating out manual work in services the way manufacturing automated assembly lines offers the prospect of reducing variation, increasing velocity, reducing cost and improving quality – all at the same time. The “robots” here are […]