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Purple Cow Media Innovates with UKTI

Professional Outsourcing Magazine publisher Purple Cow Media has launched into bespoke publishing for the first time with the release of the “UKTI Pitchbook”, in association with (of course) UKTI, the agency that encourages investment into the UK. The electronic booklet is believed to be the first of its kind in that it contains not only [...]

Q1 strong for sourcing

2016 has got off to a strong start for the outsourcing industry, according to the latest report from ISG. The company has once again released its Outsourcing Index, spotted by Sourcing Focus among others, and it notes that the volume and value of contracts signed in the first quarter of the year was up 32 [...]

The Service Automation Paradox Resolved – ‘Lightweight’ IT Still Needs Laws and Guidelines

Shadow IT is proliferating as the attractions of mobile, cloud services, social media, endless new apps and the like drive purchases and deployments outside corporate IT. Software as a Service (SaaS) provides a case in point. Initial cost-benefit analyses of SaaS may make shadow arrangements look immediately attractive, but losing control of architecture, security, applications [...]

50 ways to love your robot

Technological change is surging at unprecedented new speeds, and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are at the forefront of this development. As we enter the fourth industrial revolution, the working relationship between man and machine is becoming ever more intertwined, creating new jobs and reshaping the traditional structure of the workplace.

Trump’s outsourcing stance backfires

Donald Trump has been down on outsourcing – you might notice we’ve mentioned this once or twice on this news feed. The Independent – still around and online – reflects that he’s been keen to highlight the plight of workers in the Carrier air-conditioner factory in West Indianapolis, who might find their livelihoods outsourced any [...]

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 [...]

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