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Finding digital hotspots | Look both near and far

Advances in digital technologies are significantly impacting global businesses, and, in turn, forcing organizations to rethink their global sourcing strategies to build, retain, and sustain digital capabilities. While India currently leads global sourcing in digital services, don’t overlook the potential benefits to be found in your own back yard.

Brexit, Rightshoring and RPA

Our summer issue is now out and some of our regular correspondents have had a think about the UK’s decision to leave the EU and we’re pleased to present their views, as well as a special on rightshoring including India, Bahrain and elsewhere – plus our regular columns. Our supplement this issue is about robotics [...]

Brexit continues to impact contracts

Computer Weekly has noticed a freeze on IT spending in the wake of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, but it believes the freeze will “thaw” eventually. The piece was written before it became apparent that we’d at least have a prime minister who hadn’t resigned in place within days; it’s possible that [...]

We Are The Robots: RPA and the Automation of Services

Experts suggest that robots will perform over five million jobs in the next decade. At first glance these statistics sound horrifying, it’s the hollowing out of society leaving only the most skilled and educated with jobs. However, Professors Willcocks and Lacity believe that there is a very different future that most commentators are not seeing [...]

Outsourcing: where to start in a sea of suppliers

As with other aspects of life, not all relationships are successful, and the same is true in outsourcing. But for those organisations unhappy with their outsource partners, divorce can be painfully slow. Inaction is justified under the guise of “better the devil you know” – yet this is often a recipe for disaster.

EOS16: Embracing Technology and New Business Models for Outsourcing Success

Outsourcing is hitting record levels in Europe, with more contracts than ever before. A focus in Europe on smaller deals is being driven by increased use of multi-sourcing and the impact of automation. European buyers are seeking shorter and smaller contracts with niche providers as well as avoiding larger, longer-term contracts as they plan their [...]

ProcureCon Indirect

The Must-attend Global Event for Heads of Indirect and their Teams. Now in its 10th year, ProcureCon Indirect is Europe’s only event dedicated to Heads of Indirect and CPOs from service-led businesses – bringing together the financial services, tech, telecoms, manufacturing, pharma and consumer goods industries.

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