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Future-Proofing Your Delivery Locations Strategy

The global services market remains strong, with a surge in new service delivery location set-ups in recent years. However, disruptive global forces, such as macroeconomic and geopolitical uncertainties, growth and margin pressures, changing end-customer preferences and demands, and growing competition for talent are changing the global services locations landscape. Global services executives need to consider [...]

May hints at transitional Brexit deal

Also on the international platform, British prime minister Theresa May has sought to reassure the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) that there won’t be a cliff-edge after the UK exits the EU but there could be some sort of transitional deal. The Guardian’s coverage is pretty thorough.

NHS trust backs Google partnership

The technology has been around for a while, but Google has now started working with the Royal Free Hospital in London to manage patient records. The hospital is using the artificial intelligence elements of DeepMind, a Google-owned computing engine. It will work through an app and allow for early detection of kidney problems.

Trump still pushing for American Apples

President-elect Donald Trump is applying further pressure for Apple to make its iPhones in the USA, says Fortune Magazine as well as a number of others. We reported on this earlier in the week and our suggestion was that the cost of the units would ultimately preclude this being anything other than a crazy idea.

Budget push for R&D

Yesterday’s Autumn Statement in the UK, in which the chancellor of the exchequer put forward his plans for the annual budget that comes into force in April, contained little for the sourcing industries other than a pledge for billions of investment in infrastructure including superfast broadband and 5G in the UK when it’s available.

The Omnichannel Summit 2017

This interactive event has been designed to allow a focused peer group of UK retail executives the opportunity to network and discuss omnichannel best practices in a relaxed environment. There will be plenty of time for networking during registration, buffet lunch, refreshment breaks and a drinks reception at the close of the day.

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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