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Thursday, June 26, 2014
A Big Week for Soapboxing
by Kerry Hallard, CEO, National Outsourcing Association
Once again we have anti-outsourcing rhetoric rearing its ill-informed head. Maybe providing some negative commentary on outsourcing is just considered an easy way to get in the papers these days.

Improving the reputation of outsourcing
by Debra Maxwell, Managing Director, arvato UK
Few of us would doubt that outsourcing has an image problem. For many the sector is, mistakenly, synonymous with job cuts and off-shoring, and some high-profile failures and disputes over the past 12 months have not helped matters.

Thursday, June 12, 2014
StreetCars, Blame, Decriers.
by Kerry Hallard, CEO, National Outsourcing Association
From the wheel onwards, many technologies have come along and turned the world upside down. The electric light bulb, for example, completely changed people’s perception of when to go to sleep, giving them more choice and leading to the 24-hour culture that prevails across much of the world today.

A lesson in innovation – Why Amazon’s predictive delivery system signals a game change
by Elix-IRR
According to Forbes, Amazon is the largest online retailer and currently ranked number 33 in the world for market value. Amazon’s initial success worldwide was part of a broader surge in internet business in the 90s. Unlike so many other companies that declined after the dot-com bubble imploded, Amazon maintained its growth and competitive edge. How? Their success is down to an unwavering focus on their long term vision, continuously innovating their business model and relentless focus on responding to customer needs.