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Cashing in on the Future

Pascal Baker December 21, 2017Blog

A financial incentive is a key driver for new business initiatives and investments. Future of Work technologies have a lot of potential to reduce costs, but they also have many additional benefits, called non-cashable benefits. Despite their name, it is possible to drive additional revenues ...

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7 Compelling Questions on the Business of Robotic Process Automation

David Brain May 16, 2017Blog

During the 2017 SIG Summit in Amelia Island, Florida, Symphony COO David Brain took aseries of questions from the live audience right before setting out on automating a process liveat the event. The topics ranged from business case inquiries to industry-wide observations. Have a look at how ...

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What's Next for Robotic Process Automation?

admin May 09, 2017Blog

Recently, HfS CEO Phil Fersht hosted Symphony CEO David Poole, UiPath COO Guy Kirkwood, and Genfour CTO Andrew Rayner for a discussion on what we could expect to see in the automation industry as RPA technology matures. They discussed topics ranging from the fate of BPO providers to the ...

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Krakow Set To Become Near-Shore Automation Capital

David Poole May 16, 2016Blog

It’s always a pleasure to visit the beautiful city of Krakow.  An historic and ancient city but surprisingly vibrant and youthful.   I have seen many changes over the past 20 years that I have known this city.  When I first visited, Krakow was a dreary and dark city still languishing in its ...

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Wake Up to the Future of Work - 5 insights for process innovation

David Poole November 16, 2015Blog

Hardly a day passes without some new and significant news related to Artificial Intelligence or Robotic Process Automation. Decision makers in large and small organisations alike are bombarded with technology discussions and predictions about what might or might not happen at the hands of these ...

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The Death of Outsourcing Advisory

Andrew Burgess August 18, 2015Blog

A few years ago I wrote an article for Outsource Magazine claiming, rather grandly, that ‘outsourcing was dead’. My evidence was that Outsourcing (with a capital O) was no longer considered a ‘thing’ - back in the day people ‘did’ Outsourcing projects, but now they do ’transformation programs’ ...

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RPA at the NOA Symposium - 4 Lessons

Andrew Burgess June 29, 2015Blog

The NOA Symposium is the industry’s annual get-together of the great and the good to discuss and debate the state of the outsourcing nation. It is meant to cover a wide range of topics that are impacting the sector, but it was clear from the very start that one subject was going to dominate: ...

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The way station on the road to automation

David Brain June 05, 2015Blog

“Offshoring is often only a way station on the road to automation”

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The Pendulum Swings - the Automation Spectrum and the Role of RPA

David Poole May 28, 2015Blog

Last week I had the pleasure of presenting at the Aspire conference in Krakow Poland. Aspire’s mission is to be the leading network of shared services, outsourcing and IT companies and practitioners within Central and Eastern Europe. I must say, they put on a wonderful show and I truly enjoyed ...

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BPO = Business People Outsourcing

Ian Barkin January 05, 2015Blog

The last two decades have seen a world become flat thanks to high-speed networks, system virtualization, and an appetite to reduce costs by tapping into a massive supply of low cost labor.  The Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry benefitted from all of these trends, becoming, by some ...

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