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The broader issues behind Brexit send a frightening message to the services industry - by @pfersht
"Moreover, this rebellion against the establishment can be clearly mirrored in many of our enterprises, where similar issues of disenfranchisement are rapidly permeating."
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june 2016 by jonerp
Digital labor will trim 1.4 million global services jobs by 2021 - by @pfersht
"The choice will largely be down to the workers figuring out whether they want to stay in this industry and learn new skills and ways of working, in order to continue to be effective. As the data plainly shows, the services industry, from an employee standpoint, is likely to be 10% smaller in five years’ time. That may be a significant number of workers, but this reduction is gradual and gives ambitious workers the chance to reorient their skills and job focus."
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june 2016 by jonerp
Robotic Process Automation has now penetrated a third of enterprises - by @pfersht
"The overwhelming conclusion is that a large chunk of enterprises are actively implementing it, and 10% even claim to have full scale RPA platforms up and running (let’s not dwell too much on the finer points of defining RPA here – the bigger picture here is the obsessive widespread focus, testing and deployment of automation tools)."
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may 2016 by jonerp
The future of work is about capabilities you (should) already have - by @pfersht
"Frankly, I’m sick and tired hearing about “Digital Skills” and “Creative Capabilities” being some far-flung capabilities which you need to go to Millennial school to develop (whatever that is). Digital skills are about understanding your customers’ current experiences and intelligently leveraging every traditional, social and mobile channel touching your business to make them richer. Creative capabilities come from collaborating and challenging yourself with your colleagues and partners."
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may 2016 by jonerp
It’s time we started Being As-a-Service - by @pfersht
"Our industry is beset by fear, like never before. People are scared – they know their skills and capabilities could quickly become obsolete in a world where the job openings increasingly demand creativity, analytical prowess and an ability to pivot across domains. Suddenly, if you’re not a Digital native who talks about endless disruption and the coming robo-geddon, you’re a dinosaur… The gap between hype and reality has reached ridiculous proportions, and it’s time we stopped thinking about the fantastical future and focus on what we can achieve today."
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march 2016 by jonerp
Confusion-as-a-Service: The massive disconnect between vision and reality - by @pfersht
"I have never known a time in the world of business when there is no much hype, confusion and unsettlement. Sadly, we are now living in a world where snippets of soundbites are so intensely shared across the variety media we use (I nearly said “omnichannel”) that our industry is completely dominated by hype, as opposed to reality."
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march 2016 by jonerp
The mysterious HfS business model… revealed - by @pfersht
"The answer is simple: flood the market with a daily dose of insight and have everyone feel part of what you are doing. Make your information company open, social and collaborative; make everyone feel like they are a “client”, even when they are not. Make people want to spend time reading your stuff and also invite them to weigh in with their views and opinions."
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february 2016 by jonerp
Why we mustn’t make the same mistakes with RPA that we made with BPO - by @pfersht
"Glaring into a future, where there is no written rule book, no set curriculum to follow, can be a little daunting. So it can’t hurt to take a look at some of the mistakes of our past to create a more long-term, focused strategy to set us in better stead as we embark on this new wave of change and disruption to our cosy little world"
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december 2015 by jonerp
80% of outsourcing relationships fail to deliver collaborative value… so what can we do? - by @pfersht
"Design Thinking in services is based, primarily, on both service buyer and provider coming together to create business outcomes that are mutually beneficial – and motivational – for both parties. However, this must be established as ongoing collaboration across all key relationship stakeholders, and not simply two days of senior management putting sticky notes on each others’ foreheads."
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december 2015 by jonerp
Life beyond automation? Consider the H Factor - by @pfersht
"I woke up to an interesting piece by Everest’s Peter Bendor Samuel yesterday, where he describes how IT service providers have developed their delivery staff into, essentially, “human robots”. He goes onto say that, while providers have delivered real value serving up these “human robots” to their clients, their staff no longer wish to work in such a robotic fashion."
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november 2015 by jonerp
Outsourcing on life support Part I: Service providers must win back the trust of clients - by @pfersht
"Close to half the leadership we spoke to in our recent As-a-Service study view their service provider’s unwillingness to cannibalize their existing revenue model as a significant obstacle to make the As-a-Service shift, and a similar number (44%) view their provider’s lack of support to share any risk as a key issue"
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october 2015 by jonerp
Cannibalize or face extinction (if you want to survive in the As-a-Service Economy) - by @pfersht
"The legacy service providers (and those service providers who may not realize they are – actually – legacy) simply don’t know how to price, solution, assess the risk and pull it all together – they can’t, because they simply aren’t set up that way."
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october 2015 by jonerp
The 2015 HfS Global IT Services Top Ten. Here it is. - by @pfersht
"AWS has dominated the infrastructure cloud market with revenues as much as ten times larger than its nearest pure play public cloud providers, at over $4.6 billion. In response to this threat, the traditional providers are also staking a major claim to be in the As-a-Service business with IBM, for example, stating it now has achieved cloud revenues of $7 billion in 2014, with $3 billion of which is As-a-Service, with the rest presumably comprising more traditional consulting and integration services."
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october 2015 by jonerp
Harman, Tech Mahindra, IBM, Accenture and Atos leading the Internet of Things phenomenon - by @pfersht
"Suddenly, IT services are morphing into “Things services”. So we decided to get ahead of this and conduct exhaustive research into how the leading service providers are shaping up their capabilities and investing in this emerging space."
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october 2015 by jonerp
IBM makes a meteoric rise into the HR-as-a-Service big three - by @pfersht
"Just when you thought IBM’s Global Business Services was cratering into an As-a-Sleep state, having sold-offits call center business exactly two years’ ago, Big Blue’s next-gen services star is once again shining, with the acquisition of one of the finest up-and-coming specialist Workday services firms in the market: Meteorix."
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october 2015 by jonerp
Why Accenture’s acquisition of Cloud Sherpas is both an offensive and defensive move - by @pfersht
"HfS views the success of this acquisition tied to Accenture’s capability to integrate its capabilities across operations, consulting and systems integration and to use the core training and certification methodologies of Cloud Sherpas to transform Accenture’s own ability to grow Salesforce consulting, implementation and management talent."
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september 2015 by jonerp
Long live the freemium analyst model… - by @pfersht
"It seems the “freemium” model we’ve adopted at HfS over the last six years is really having an impact. It’s our view that top insights shouldn’t be stuffed behind a firewall. Clients will pay for premium data, indepth analyst strategy session and in-depth competitive landscape reports, but when it comes to insights, viewpoints, or just some plain old entertainment, why hide it?"
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september 2015 by jonerp
How Robotic Process Automation has become a right dog’s breakfast - by @pfersht
"In a recent survey of 178 enterprise buyers, only 11% of respondents said that they have extensive or even some real-life hands-on experience with RPA to-date. That means that 89% of respondents have not really experienced RPA hands-on but were instead getting their insights on its capabilities via indirect messaging."
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september 2015 by jonerp
Social intelligence and reputation are the keys to survival in this automating world - by @pfersht
"However, I have good news for the paranoid – computers are still really bad at simulating social interaction. What’s more, team work is becoming more critical than ever, as we need to keep adapting to a changing work environment. Your personality and ability to excite, befriend, intellectually stimulate, or just have a laugh with the people around you, is now more critical than ever."
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august 2015 by jonerp
Hello As-a-Service Economy, goodbye Outsourcing, Part 2 - by @pfersht
"What is truly worrysome here, is the speed of change in today’s global environment and what could happen to many of the organization simply paying lip-service, when it comes to hauling their antiquated back offices out of the dark ages. And, heaven-forbid, we are struck by a renewed global downturn, with so many of our enterprises failing to adapt to the modern business environment."
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august 2015 by jonerp
Hello As-a-Service Economy, goodbye Outsourcing, Part I - by @pfersht
"But outsourcing hasn’t failed. Only 13% of service buyers in our new Ideals of As-a-Service study believe there is no more value to be found in the current outsourcing model. Outsourcing is the starting point towards driving out bloated labor costs, centralizing the delivery staff within a service provider, and creating some basic common standards across processes. However, it’s not the end-solution for ambitious firms, it’s merely the start of the journey towards this future vision of “As-a-Service”.
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august 2015 by jonerp
How the gig economy has turned bad analysts into vendor advocates - by @pfersht
"The technology and services industry today is awash with individuals whose only professional activity is flitting from vendor conference to vendor conference, with the sole purpose of writing completely non-objective puff pieces praising their vendor hosts in exchange for money (or in the hope said vendors will pony up some dough in gratitude)."
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august 2015 by jonerp
Forget Uberization, we must avoid Subwayfication - by @pfersht
"The As-a-Service Economy is all about achieving the outcomes we most want with a great service experience. So let’s look at how to avoid that not happening and becoming legacy businesses that failed to stay ahead of the demand curve."
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august 2015 by jonerp
The lack of ethics in enterprise AI and intelligent automation - by @pfersht
"Meanwhile, among the developer community, the discussion on the ethics and ramifications of AI has been as intense as it has been far reaching. Yet in the discussions around the notions of RPA and process automation, the issue of ethics and the impact on the future of work are (still) largely absent."
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july 2015 by jonerp
Visualizing @vsikka's first year at Infy - by @pfersht
"So… one year into the new job and Infosys’ Vishal Sikka has managed to perform a task noone thought possible. He’s dragged a once-famous Indian-heritage IT services firm – kicking and screaming – out of a maddening tailspin into that dark sinkhole of legacy-ness that is scaring the life out of today’s services industry.

The reason for this is quite simple – he never brought with him a baggage of legacy services culture."
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july 2015 by jonerp
Forget the sharing economy, we’re in the uncaring economy - by @pfersht
"However, iet’s be honest here – who really cares about these taxi drivers being forced to improve their services, clean their cabs, clean themselves, start using credit card machines and even (on occasion) help you with your bags? The fact is, unless you are a legacy taxi driver, or related to one, you’re most likely delighted they are being forced to get competitive and improve their services."
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july 2015 by jonerp
KPMG makes a bold HR-as-a-Service move buying out Towers Watson’s Workday practice - by @pfersht
"ight on cue, after we made the call is was high time for the leading consulting firms to buy into BPO, KPMG makes its first major As-a-Service move, picking up Towers Watson’s HR Service Delivery practice, which includes both technology implementation and HR process delivery capabilities."
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july 2015 by jonerp
Why Design Thinking can save the outsourcing industry - by @pfersht
"We’re trying to forge a new identity for ourselves and re-imagine what our careers, our services and our platforms could be like if we only figured out how we can define, prioritize and realize business outcomes that are valuable, as opposed to merely keeping the same old factory ticking over at the lowest possible cost."
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july 2015 by jonerp
Why big consulting needs to buy into BPO to address the As-a-Service Economy - by @pfersht
"Simply put, it’s a huge, huge challenge for most current services relationships to morph into anything closely resembling an As-a-Service model, with the current mindsets of most buyside and sellside delivery staff. Buyers need deep expertise to help them reorient their skills and capabilities – and their service providers need to make serious investments and sacrifices to help them, which give their accountants and shareholders hives."
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june 2015 by jonerp
Building your personal brand in the As-a-Service Economy - by @pfersht
"5. Be genuinely collaborative and don’t just pretend to be. Yes, we all know the types, but the more you collaborate, the more people will enjoy working with you and the more you will learn from others. Take the attitude that if you give, you will mostly get back. However, nothing beats having a genuine reputation for being collaborative – it’s such a big plus in the emerging work environment. Noone likes the non-team players and it’s easy to uncover who they are in today’s environment."
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june 2015 by jonerp
The Foundations of the As-a-Service Economy (Part 2): Avoiding getting burned without a burning platform
"However, while it’s one thing to talk about the delights that await ambitious enterprises when they make definitive plans go down this path, it’s another to assess whether they truly recognize the burning platform to take themselves through this period of pain and complexity to get there."
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may 2015 by jonerp
The biggest threat to outsourcing’s future: Unfocused and unambitious Millennials - by @pfersht
"I recently attended a graduation ceremony and was amazed at the number of students engrossed in their phones, occasionally looking up to applaud a graduate.

What’s happening here? Have we created a whole generation of socially-retarded morons preferring to network on Instagram and Snapchat than engage in physical dialog anymore?"
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may 2015 by jonerp
The Four Foundations of the As-a-Service Economy, Part I: Getting your Outsourcing and Talent mix right - by @pfersht
"I truly believe the oncoming wave of As-a-Service is going to be driven by the inability of enterprises to reorient their existing talent to move beyond the traditional transactional outsourcing model."
analytics  and  big  data  business  process  outsourcing  (bpo)  buyers'  sourcing  best  practices  cloud  computing  digital  transformation  finance  &  accounting  bpo  global  services  hfs  surveys:  all  our  survey  posts  hfsresearch.com  homepage  it  knowledge 
may 2015 by jonerp
Work smarter, not cheaper: Automation skills have rapidly arrived at the top of the talent agenda - by @pfersht
"We’re shortly going to release the results of our new study delving into BPO talent, which probes into whether there is a genuine career path to follow for BPO and operations professionals, or whether we’re terminally stuck in the “accidental career” we never intended to venture into. In anycase, I wanted to share one set of data points that show which skills have been increasing in significance."
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march 2015 by jonerp
The 2015 Progressive F&A BPO Blueprint - by @pfersht
"Almost two years to the day since we launched our first Blueprint Report, we finally circle back to the core horizontal services function at the core of BPO and shared services: finance and accounting. For our 20th Blueprint, authored by analysts Phil Fersht and Hema Santosh, we deliberately focused on the proven “progressive” skills, investments, domain acumen and as-a-service potential of the leading providers in finance and accounting service delivery."
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march 2015 by jonerp
Skill not Scale, Part II: Europe poses the biggest opportunity as As-a-Service models emerge - by @pfersht
"Next on the horizon is the need to mine and interpret our data better – and we need to automate processes more effectively in order to get better data from them and apply them to our business needs. This is where we need to upskill – in process redesign, in managing and enabling analytics tools, in driving advancements in automation and cognitive platforms more effectively."
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january 2015 by jonerp
Cost is the New Black: The Overbearing Paradoxical C-Suite Imperative for 2015 - by @pfersht
"Enterprise leaders can’t keep dipping into their operations functions to find more staff to shift into cheaper locations, or simply remove them – they are having to explore the emergence of As-a-Service solutionsas that next lever to pull. The shift from labor to digital is happening, and this insatiable thirst to operate businesses as cost-effectively and flexibly as possible is the overwhelming driver behind this change."
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january 2015 by jonerp
Skill not Scale: The Massive Opportunity Awaiting the Services Industry - by @pfersht
"Where Deepak hits the nail on the head, is how IT services executives are promoting themselves out of relevance in the India-heritage firms (which is not too dissimilar from practices we observe in many Western-heritage services firms too). In plain terms, we’ve got lazy and arrogant, we’ve developed a sense of entitlement, where all we need to do is print money from the profits of maintaining legacy enterprise practices."
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january 2015 by jonerp

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