Tech/ITO

IT Outsourcing is the use of external service providers to deliver IT services, such as application development & maintenance, as well as infrastructure solutions for businesses not generally in the tech business, allowing the customer organization to focus on their main business or cut costs and maintain their position in the marketplace. This can also include software-as-a-service (SaaS), Cloud & Mobile solutions, as well as cyber-security and other related IT managed services.

What’s on the Minds of CXO’s Investigating RPA & Intelligent...

Our new Cognirati video blog, created by IRPA founder Frank Casale, delivers a sneak peek into what CXOs are most concerned with when it comes to RPA & Intelligent Automation.  From getting clarity on industry jargon, figuring out where to started, deciding whether to make vs. buy, sorting out the pricing confusion and understanding where […]

By- Frank Casale

Digital Convergence Conference

As the focus shifts from cost savings to creating more value for business, customers and employees, the nature of relationships between enterprises and their digital technology partners will move from contract terms and SLAs to one of collaboration and co-innovation. Enterprises today are breaking down walls between departments, connecting silos and embarking to create end […]

Digital Convergence Recap with Co-Chairs Anupam Govil & Gregory North

Dan Goodstein, President at the Outsourcing Institute sat down with Co-Chairs Gregory North, Principal of Digital Transformation Practice of Outsourcing Institute, and Anupam Govil, Partner of Avasant to recap the Digital Convergence Conference. The Interview Explores: What differentiates the Digital Convergence Conference from others? Why is it important for the industry to get together to […]

By- The Outsourcing Institute

Best in Class Vendor Management Office

Vendor Management Should be a Core Competency of the IT Function With the growing role of vendors in the delivery of IT services WGroup has long held that vendor management should be considered a core competency of the IT function, as well across the entire organization. This subsequently requires a management process and staffing commensurate […]

By- WGroup

Digital BPO Webinar Series: Bringing Agility to Governance & Pricing

Today’s companies are no longer satisfied with traditional slow-burn outsourcing models. To achieve improvements in business outcomes as well as step changes in process costs, they must match skills with new “digital” competitors, with the following objectives: Greater automation and digitalization of both front- and back-office activity resulting in a step change in both cost […]

By- The Outsourcing Institute

The Nuance of Language and Effective Vendor Management

“You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” That’s what the swashbuckling character Inigo Montoya says in the 1987 cult movie The Princess Bride, in response to the villainous Vizzini’s repeated and incongruous exclamations of “Inconceivable!” While comically captivating, Inigo’s observation holds a potential lesson for executives […]

By- Alsbridge

Game changers in successful outsourcing relationships

I am excited about this blog and the opportunity to share with you some ideas and thoughts you may find useful to your organization’s needs. The first post is something I believe to be relevant to you – as attaining success through outsourcing can be challenging. Organizations may adopt outsourcing as an alternative to reduce […]

By- Fabiano Rosa

Why business process outsourcing is being redefined as business process...

Service providers are continuously investing a great deal of effort to enable automation/artificial intelligence as part of their service offerings. The level of standardization of processes/activities related to BPO services make it a perfect candidate for automation. As we all heard over the last couple of months, service providers have continuously invested a great deal of effort to […]

By- Fabiano Rosa

What do digital, automation and outsourcing have in common?

As we come back from holidays, we tend to reflect on what 2016 will bring, trends and upcoming changes on how buyers and service providers engage. Recently a lot has been said and written about two prominent trends: digital and automation. However little has been discussed about the commonalities between these prominent trends and the outsourcing industry. Digital and […]

By- Fabiano Rosa

What companies need to know when considering automation

Successful lessons for organizations considering automation ‘to infinity and beyond’. As the hype continues around Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Artificial Intelligence (AI), organizations are looking to invest additional efforts to better understand potential benefits and risks associated with these. The fact of the matter: RPA and AI are already a reality and many service […]

By- Fabiano Rosa

How aligning with the organization’s strategy ensures outsourcing success

Although well thought upfront, the alignment of an organization’s strategy with their decision to outsource tends sometimes to be focused on short-term attainment of the organization’s bottom line and cost reduction targets. There are seven fundamental steps an organization may wish to follow to ensure the alignment with its strategy materializes it. Last month I […]

By- Fabiano Rosa