Category: BPO

  • Strategy Brief: The Evolution of Managed Services

    Strategy Brief: The Evolution of Managed Services

    IT Must Shift from Provider to Integrator in this New Sourcing Model. An Evolving Landscape Global sourcing, open source, and Moore’s law have made technology widely available, standardized, and cheaper than ever. Further Cloud, Virtualization, As-a-Service, Business Platforms and new forms of delivery are changing the technology landscape.

  • Perspective Paper: 5 Ways to Develop a Successful Outsourcing Contract

    Perspective Paper: 5 Ways to Develop a Successful Outsourcing Contract

    A few key aspects of an outsourcing contract typically drive its projected savings and return on investment (ROI). You must carefully consider all of these areas to avoid mixed financial results on your outsourcing project. Strategizing the following five areas can help you develop a successful outsourcing contract.

  • User Experience: Who’s on the Team? Everyone.

    One of the biggest myths about user experience is that it is something you can assign to just one person in your company. Let me tell you right now, if you just assign a designer to UX and wash your hands of it, then it won’t work. UX is more than one person. UX is […]

  • User Experience: Recruit Internally or Hire Externally?

    It’s crucial for the success of your product, service, strategy, and ultimately business, to fully integrate user experience into your strategy, design, and development processes. It saves time and money, ultimately boosting your ROI, which is every company’s goal. But it leads to one important question: Who will lead your UX efforts? You have to […]

  • Next Generation Outsourcing and the Global Enterprise Model (GEM)

    Next Generation Outsourcing and the Global Enterprise Model (GEM)

    When Outsourcing Can Create Value through Fundamentally Changing the Way You do Business. This is an unparalleled time of transformation. Disruptive technologies such as cloud computing and the “as-a-service” model for software, infrastructure and platforms have led to fundamental changes in how IT services are organized, managed and delivered—whether they are outsourced, insourced or a […]

  • The Challenge of Achieving Customer-Driven Shared Services

    The Challenge of Achieving Customer-Driven Shared Services

    The Impact of Disruptive Business Trends are Causing a Rethink of Shared Services. The concept and use of shared services have been around for almost 30 years. However, shared services have matured to a level of organizational standard practice for support services across multiple business units. Despite this evolution, the penetration of shared services that […]

  • Including UX Professionals in Customer Strategy

    Part 2 in the UX Team Series We hope you’ve read the first article in this mini-series on the UX team. If you did, then you should be convinced that you need UX professionals involved in customer strategy, not just design. Now you may have found yourself wondering how that might look. You’re in luck […]

  • User Experience: Thinking Strategy, Not Just Design

    Let’s get this straight: if you think user experience (UX) starts and stops with design, then you are not getting the most out of UX. In fact, you might be setting your user experience endeavor up for failure. User experience should start with the very first strategy meeting. This means you have to include your […]

  • One step ahead: How banks can anticipate what customers will want next

    One step ahead: How banks can anticipate what customers will want next

    Are US retail banking customers happy with their banks? How do bank CEOs see the future? We know that banking is being changed by a combination of technology, millennial preferences, and non-traditional disruptors. And while many customers are currently generally happy, sentiment can turn on a dime. Learn how banks can understand changing consumer expectations […]

  • Let’s make a difference: Managing compliance and operational risk in the new environment

    Let’s make a difference: Managing compliance and operational risk in the new environment

    Overview Banks are facing expanding compliance expectations that are pushing compliance programs to the brink. The scope and nature of compliance have evolved and are no longer limited to rules-based banking regulations. Operational and compliance risks have become more complex and entwined, increasing the potential for failed processes that cause customer confusion and compliance control […]