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Sourcing Relationships Not Deals: The New Paradigm in Outsource Contracting

February 10, 2012

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“This seminar bridges the disconnect between executive vision and practical front line execution. It is unlike any I have seen or been a part of.” When I was asked to review a new seminar on outsourcing contracting I have to admit that the been there – done that sentiment almost immediately came to mind. It […]

Failure and a lack of preparation pose the greatest risk to public sector shared services success

May 19, 2011

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Editor’s Note: The one time I open myself up to the possibility that a shared services strategy actually worked, and look what happens . . . This being said the following is my original post referencing my coverage of Arbuthnot’s April 2010 presentation at the 3rd Annual Business of Government Summit.  While I will always […]

UK public sector veteran Cram stirs the pot of both creative thinking and controversy

May 18, 2011

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The following is an excerpt from the May 16th, 2011 article by 30 plus year UK public sector expert Colin Cram titled “Connecting the dots: shared services” which appeared in the guardian.co.uk Procurement Leaders Network website. The public sector needs to take advantage of economies of scale and join up its services states Colin Cram […]

Teague post in the Procurement Leaders blog regarding the repatriation of call centers timely, but is it too narrow in it’s focus?

January 31, 2011

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I have for some time, been covering the impact of government policy in key areas such as outsourcing and offshoring including its economic effect in relation to the Clark and Fourastie three (now four) sector hypothesis regarding the evolution of a wealthy nation’s economy.  You can access these as well as other links from past […]

Dinosaurs, Meteors and a Fork in the Road Awaits Us in 2011

December 30, 2010

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When I was once again contacted by the Shared Services and Outsourcing Network asking me about my predictions for 2011 I must admit that my thoughts immediately turned to the significant changes in the eProcurement market landscape and how this might influence organizations in terms of their approach regarding the contemplation of outsourcing as a […]

Is Strategically Outsourcing Public Sector Procurement a Viable Option? What About Blended Competency?

November 25, 2010

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Like the old axiom that advises (perhaps cautions would be a better word) one to eat an elephant a single bite at a time, strategically outsourcing procurement – particularly in the public sector where there is no end in terms of anecdotal references to egregiously high costs and diminished taxpayer value – can seem like […]

Roundtable on Outsourcing and Security in the Cloud just one highlight for eWorld 2010

September 10, 2010

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The PI Window on Business Show is launching a busy Fall schedule which includes our 200th Episode Anniversary Special and Live Event Feeds from both London and Stockholm.  For those who did not have the opportunity to tune in to the broadcast, here is the link to our 100th Episode Special . The Live Event […]