Category: Digital Services

  • Not Your Parent’s Outsourcing: How Digital Transformation is Changing the BPO Game

    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 […]

  • Process Led Automation

    Process Led Automation

    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 […]

  • Renewable Integration Trends, Challenges and Digital Measures

    Renewable Integration Trends, Challenges and Digital Measures

    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 […]

  • Robotic Process Automation in Banking: The Secret to Digital Transformation

    Robotic Process Automation in Banking: The Secret to Digital Transformation

    Robotic Process Automation in Banking: The Secret to Digital Transformation Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is fast emerging as a highly efficient way to help financial institutions support their digital transformation initiatives. Best of all, you don’t need to wait months or even years to see the results. In an industry that is constantly looking to […]

  • RPA & AI in HRO Taking Off

    RPA & AI in HRO Taking Off

    Robotic process automation and artificial intelligence (RPA & AI) in HR are at an early stage, though the clear signs are that vendors are beginning to make investments that are paying off for their clients. Here I take a look at recent RPA & AI initiatives in three areas of HR outsourcing: payroll services, recruitment […]

  • Strategic Cost Optimization Overview

    Strategic Cost Optimization Overview

    Introduction to Strategic Cost Optimization Overview. Cost reduction can be achieved with four different programs.

  • Talking Digital BPO with Anupam Govil of Avasant

    Talking Digital BPO with Anupam Govil of Avasant

    Join Outsourcing Institute’s Daniel Goodstein as he sits down with Anupam Govil, Partner at consulting firm Avasant and Program Chair of the upcoming Digital BPO Innovations Conference, as they discuss Digital transformation, BPaaS & new business models. This interview will: Discuss what “Digital” means to clients and the effects of “Digital Disruptors” on the outsourcing […]

  • The Cloud Shift: The rapid adoption of cloud services for business organizations

    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 […]

  • The Development of the Digital Economy

    The Development of the Digital Economy

    A Framework to Bridge the Digital Divide and Reap Digital Dividends Digital technologies have proliferated rapidly in the last two decades, more heavily so over the last decade. Internet penetration and mobile phone adoption has increased; a number of new digital tools that aid businesses, consumers and governments have been created. While the growth of […]

  • The Digital State of Media & Entertainment

    The Digital State of Media & Entertainment

    It is no secret that the traditional media and entertainment industry has experienced extraordinary value destruction in the past 20 years. The music industry right-sized from $26.6 billion in 1999, to $14.9 billion in 2015. Print media lost the fight for classified advertising to Craigslist, Yelp, and Groupon, and legacy brands like the New York […]