Category: IT Outsourcing

  • 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 […]

  • Crossroads of the Utilities Sector Business Model

    Crossroads of the Utilities Sector Business Model

    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 […]

  • Digital Labor – Impact on Outsourcing

    The past two years have seen tremendous technological advancements in robotic process automation (RPA), intelligent automation, cognitive computing and Artificial Intelligence (AI). These disruptive technologies have moved from hype to reality, as the benefits of “digital labor” eclipse the benefits of physical labor. Nowhere more acutely is this felt than by the outsourcing community. Read […]

  • It’s here.

    Just when I thought I’ve seen and done it all, I recently experienced a “first” that will forever change the way I perceive and process the world around me. I received a phone call at home on Saturday morning from what seemed to be a friendly person asking for me and introducing herself. My initial […]

  • 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 […]

  • Digital and Cloud Solutions – Impact of OpEx Solutions on a CapEx Centric Utilities 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 End of Outsourcing or a New Digitally-fueled Outsourcing? 3×1 Interview – 3 outsourcing questions, 1 outsourcing expert

    The End of Outsourcing or a “New Digitally-fueled Outsourcing? Outsourcing Institute President Daniel Goodstein Speaks to Founder Frank Casale About the Shift in How Work is Getting Done Daniel Goodstein: Isn’t Outsourcing dead? Recent reports are that Outsourcing contract values are down 50% and there are many analysts out there that insist that Outsourcing is […]

  • Building Your Strategy for Technology Sourcing

    Building Your Strategy for Technology Sourcing

    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. Although cost and service levels are still important, ensuring that IT is optimized to deliver value back to the […]

  • How to Select the Right Sourcing Advisor

    How to Select the Right Sourcing Advisor

    All Advisors are Different – Selection Starts with the Right RFP. In today’s dynamic technology environment, sourcing is increasingly utilized as a key component of global IT service delivery. As sourcing is a highly specialized and complex process, many IT and business executives consider hiring a specialized sourcing advisory to support the development of a […]

  • The Role That Automation Technology Plays Along the Shared Services Maturity Scale

    The Role That Automation Technology Plays Along the Shared Services Maturity Scale

    Automation technology plays an increasingly large role as companies form new shared services operations and grow in maturity. As the organization develops and needs to serve a larger number of users, the benefits of implementing centralized automated services increases substantially. However, implementing automation is critical at every stage and companies that begin planning for the […]