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Talent Issues: Leadership Vacuum?

By Bobby Varanasi If there is any topic that evokes countless emotions amongst employers, governments and entrepreneurs anywhere today, it is about talent. Availability, scarcity, unemployability are synonymous with the concer...

Learning to be an Entrepreneur

By Aditya Bhalla As long as business grows at a scorching pace, little attention is paid to one aspect of the people development practices – the skill of thinking like an entrepreneur or the owner of a business. Passion, foc...

HCL & CSC Pact Targets The Cloud

Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC). Nasdaq listed IT services firm and HCL Technologies, Indian based IT outsourcer, have formed a strategic alliance to broaden and deepen the level of services they can offer enterprises transitioning to a cloud ...

Open Water: Free Trade Zones: Game Changer in the Outsourcing Business?

By Atul Vashistha The past decade has witnessed an explosive rise of global outsourcing, an obvious corollary to globalisation. Most analysts see this as the start of a trend that’s spreading to more supply side locations wi...

Outsourcing: An Ethical Perspective

By Martin Conboy For many in the western world, the term Outsourcing is synonymous with corporate irresponsibility. The media loves to focus on the horror stories such as the garment workers in Bangladesh, the Nike workers in ...

MDeC Bridges Local Businesses & Potential Investors Via ‘Deal Quest’

The Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) and Malaysian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (MVCA) will collaborate to launch Deal Quest, an online platform to help make the pitching process more efficient for local businesses. ...

Digital DisruptioN: Threat, Opportunity or Buzz Word?

By Mark Atterby A Disruptive innovation is one that helps create a new market and a new value network, and eventually goes on to disrupt the existing market and value network, displacing an earlier technology. The process can ...

How To Structure a best-in-class Sourcing Organisation

By Deepak Bharathan A client at a rapidly growing company, which was undergoing an ambitious reorganisation, asked me a fundamentally important question a few months ago:  “How do I structure my sourcing organisation?...

Direct Sourcing of LPO Services

By Archiit Sethuraman The LPO(Legal Process Outsourcing) industry at its nascent stage, witnessed a number of concerns relating to data security arrangements and quality issues. Consequently, the general counsels were very ske...

Emerging Nations to the Fore

Language constraints and competitive talent in other countries are resulting in India’s business process outsourcing (BPO) industry losing out to the Philippines, Canada and Poland, reported India’s Financial Express. The US$13.3 billion P...

Modernity or Sustainability?

By Bobby Varanasi As with the old adage about the chicken and the egg, the sourcing world continues to present arguments in support of global connectivity and abundance of cheap (and sometimes unemployed) labour as the reasons...

Big Blue set to gobble up cloud security company

Trusteer, a company that provides cloud services and software aimed at providing security against online financial fraud, has been approached by IBM as a potential buyer, sourcingfocus.com reported. Trusteer has experienced “well above the m...

International Outsourcing Summit Global Leaders Addressing Global Issues

A brave new world awaits. Be part of the global transformation. Date: October 6-8, 2013 Venue: Makati Shangri-La Hotel ...

Demographics and impact on opportunities

By Bobby Varanasi. Populations in the industrialised world are aging, particularly in the USA, Japan and Western Europe. Falling birth rates coupled with lengthened life spans seem to have created an unholy alliance where prod...

What to Retain & What to Source?

By Hemant Puthli & Atul Vashistha. Global sourcing is not a static phenomenon but a dynamic one, characterised by rapid changes in a fast integrating global economy. Traditional markets and drivers are changing, and new so...

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