Tag: outsourcing

Biden Impacts On H-1B Visas And Outsourcing | Blog

From a services industry perspective, the main impact of a change from the Trump Administration to a Biden Administration in January 2021 will be the allowed degree of movement of global talent to meet the huge talent deficit in the US. As US businesses eventually come out of the COVID-19 crisis, we will see a more frantic appetite for IT modernization and digital transformation programs, but the US lacks enough talent pools with the skills necessary to deliver those outcomes.

Managing Risk in Services Sourcing | Virtual Roundtable

90-minute virtual roundtable on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET

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The COVID-19 crisis has forced organizations to reevaluate risks across locations and the supply base. Do you know where to start?

In this interactive session, we will discuss common risks in services sourcing across locations and service providers. We will cover tactics to measure and mitigate risk. Topics will include changes in approach to risk management during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Who should attend

Global services, procurement, VMO and outsourcing executives of enterprises wishing to learn more about locations and service provider risk management in services sourcing.

What will you learn

This session will help participants consider options to broaden their monitoring and mitigation activities related to location and service provider risk, and share experiences to date.

Virtual roundtable hosts

Amy Fong

Vice President

Sakshi Garg

Vice President

Virtual roundtable guidelines

While there is no charge for these sessions, the price of admission is participation. These sessions are most successful when all attendees are prepared to share their experiences with colleagues at other enterprises.

In support of this objective, participation is limited to senior executives within enterprises (no service providers), and each attendance request must be approved by Everest Group to ensure an appropriate size and mix of participants. The 90-minute session includes introductions, a short presentation, and 60 minutes of facilitated discussion.

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How to Triage Your Outsourcing Services | Supply Chain Crisis Group | On-Demand Webinar

 

Coronavirus has truly devastated the world. The number of casualties is increasing week over week, the whole world is reeling under lockdown, a deep global economic recession is looming large, and the list (unfortunately) goes on.

Now is, more than ever, the time for innovative ideas and collective solutions.

It’s not the cause of the disruption that matters, but how you respond. Everest Group has teamed up with Procurious to pinpoint what can be done about this crisis – not only from your business’ perspective, but also through the lens of your outsourced service providers.

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Presenters

Michel Janssen – Chief Research Officer, Everest Group
Amy Fong – Vice President, Everest Group
Abhishek Singh – Vice President, Everest Group
Helen Mackenzie – Principal Advisor, Procurious

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Significant Outsourcing Demand Growth According to Everest Group Report on Top Q3 Trends in Global Sourcing | Press Release

Digital services continued to dominate outsourcing activity, driven by cloud-based deals

The global sourcing industry posted healthy numbers for Q3 2018, marked by notable increases in outsourcing demand, according to Everest Group. The total contract value of outsourcing transactions rose 11 percent from Q2 to Q3.

Digital services continued to dominate the outsourcing activity, driven by cloud-based deals. Among GIC setups, the share of digital services as compared to traditional services increased from 44 percent in Q2 to 56 percent in Q3. Likewise, a focus on digital continued to dominate both service providers’ acquisitions (73 percent) and partnerships (84 percent) landscape. Both enterprises and service providers are increasingly leveraging disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to build more a strategic digital agenda, drive innovation and focus on value-added services.

Everest Group discusses these and other third-quarter developments in the sourcing industry in its recently released Market Vista™: Q4 2018 report. The quarterly report highlights the trends in the fast-evolving global sourcing market, exploring the key developments across outsourcing transactions and Global In-house Centers (GICs), as well as location risks and opportunities, and service provider developments.

“The global services industry has enjoyed three consecutive quarters of growth in 2018,” said Salil Dani, vice president at Everest Group. “In Q3, transaction activity rose, and the volume of new contracts increased significantly. Although Q3 did see a decline in GIC market activity in comparison to Q2, we continue to expect healthy growth of the overall global services market through the remainder of the year.”

Additional highlights from the Market Vista: Q4 2018 report:

  • North America reported a significant increase in transaction activity, especially in the retail and consumer packaged goods segment and the technology and communication vertical.
  • GIC activity continues to be driven by existing adopters, with focus on establishing R&D centers for next-generation technologies.
  • While there was a decline in activity for Europe, emerging locations such as Bulgaria and Czech Republic witnessed an increase in activity given high-skilled IT talent, favorable business environment, and excellent R&D and digital infrastructure.

***Download a complimentary 16-page abstract of the report findings here.*** (Registration required.)

5 Types of Outsourcing Providers — and How to Get the Most from Them | In the News

As corporate technology leaders pursue their digital transformation strategies, many are looking to IT service providers as potential partners in those change efforts. However, a one-size-fits-all approach to outsourcing providers is not likely to serve CIOs well in meeting innovation goals. In fact, bigger doesn’t necessarily mean better in the digital change era.

“Traditionally, size was a good proxy for capability, especially when technology was viewed fundamentally as an enabler of efficiency,” says Jimit Arora, partner in Everest Group’s IT Services practice.

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SIG Global Executive Summit 2018 — October 15-18 | Event

Chief Research Guru Michel Janssen will be speaking at the 2018 SIG Global Executive Summit held in Rancho Mirage, California on October 15-18. On October 17, Michel will host a session titled “The Robots are Coming: Sourcing Implications on Pricing, Contracting, and the Future.” Other leaders from Everest Group will be attending the event as well.

Research VP Shirley Hung will participate in a panel discussion at the event as well. The topic of the October 17 discussion is “CSR, Sustainability, and Impact Sourcing: Perspectives and Best Practices”

About the session

Robotic Process Automation – RPA – is impacting the very way companies do business. In this fast-paced, dynamic market, it’s essential that you stay abreast of the latest market and vendor developments to best harness the power of RPA – at the right cost and with suitable contract terms. And, with everyone touting their “latest thing,” one must be able to separate the hype from the truth.

Learning Objectives

  • Considerations for vetting the underlying RPA software vendors based upon late-breaking market developments
  • The impact of the convergence of RPA and AI (and other key automation tools)
  • Key contract pricing metrics so you are prepared for deal negotiations
  • Managing the implications on your existing outsourcing relationships

About the event

SIG Global Executive Summits are 4-day events that are packed with the latest best practices, cost-cutting strategies, innovative processes and risk-mitigation approaches. Through CPO roundtables, keynote sessions, workshops, breakout sessions and networking events, you’ll hear from industry thought leaders, discover the latest innovative trends and have the opportunity to network with like-minded professionals facing similar challenges.

When

October 15-18, 2018

Where

Rancho Mirage, California
Omni Ranch Las Palmas Resort & Spa

Speakers

Michel Janssen, Chief Research Guru, Everest Group

Shirley Hung, Vice President, Research

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7 Keys to Transformational Outsourcing Success | In the News

With digital transformation all but mandatory across industries today, that innovation imperative is impacting every part of IT, including its outsourcing engagements. However, many CIOs are struggling to integrate third-party IT services deals into their long-term business strategies. Indeed, a recent Everest Group survey found that 61 percent of enterprises pursuing digital transformation were dissatisfied with their service providers.

More than a quarter of revenues for the top 20 outsourcing providers are generated by digital services, according to Jimit Arora, partner in Everest Group’s IT Services practice, with those markets growing as the traditional services market is shrinking.

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