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America gets Trumped – what now for the sourcing world?

OK, that caught us out just as much as anybody. We were expecting a marginal win for Hillary Clinton (and indeed if the vote went in favour of the sheer number of votes rather than seats in the electoral college she won, just as Obama was elected president with fewer actual votes than John McCain [...]

Location, Location, Location: The none-obvious route

Selecting an outsourcing partner is rarely easy, and location is among the main criteria people have to consider when looking into the matter. The problem is so many territories promote themselves with so many different criteria. Professional Outsourcing Magazine and MedZ, the Moroccan investment body, want to cut through the padding and find out exactly [...]

Impact sourcing group kicks off

Professional Outsourcing Magazine was still in Amsterdam with the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals while this news item was being written and editor Guy Clapperton has been inspired by a new group, the Global Impact Sourcing Coalition, being set up jointly by the Rockefeller Foundation and BSR.

Is outsourcing moving to the cloud?

CIO Magazine has published another piece on one of its favourite themes – the idea that IT Outsourcing is in a bad way and we’re all heading towards the cloud instead. The fact that the cloud is effect a form of ITO barely rates a mention, but the article is worth a mention because it [...]

Unlocking the opportunities of digital

Digital technology has brought opportunity and challenges for business services firms. But what sets those companies who thrive in a digital revolution apart from their less successful peers? Margaret Van Pelt, Industrials and TMT Relationship Director at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, explores how to unlock the value of a digital world and a strategic approach [...]

IBEX Global launch highlights Jamaica’s ongoing BPO market value

Last week’s launch of IBEX Global’s newest delivery center in Jamaica was received positively both in domestic quarters as well as internationally. Not only does the move highlight the growth of one of the most proactive front-office BPO players in the current market, it also rightly draws attention to a country that is experiencing something [...]

ProcureCon IT Europe

Taking place 05 – 06 December, 2016 in Amsterdam, ProcureCon IT Europe is the only truly peer-led conference to bring together 150 IT procurement leaders from Europe’s largest companies. With an IT sourcing heavy audience under one roof at one time, you’re guaranteed to find solutions to your everyday problems.

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