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Check Out My New Paper On How To Make Your Outsourcing Initiatives Successful

December 3, 2012

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Use the SlideShare Personal Viewer to read and download the new executive brief on How To Make Your Outsourcing Initiatives Successful: 30

Outsourcing by Colin Cram FCIPS

November 9, 2012

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Since 1990 it has sometimes seemed that no UK government could outsource enough. The Labour Party, for the information of those readers outside the UK, is generally thought to be the most left wing of the main political parties and, as its name suggests, has a close relationship with the trades unions. However, when it […]

Relational Outsourcing: Contracting Will Never Be The Same!

March 22, 2012

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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 is not that I am naturally cynical it is just that so many seminars relating to the contracting process seem to advocate a dot the […]

Outsourcing is often blamed for the loss of jobs, but is this a fair assessment?

February 21, 2012

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The article draws coloration between outsourcing and job reduction. Outsourcing may be a cost reduction strategy but not an HR transformation strategy. If a private company can do the work better it only means that current operations is inefficient. By outsourcing it, you essentially get your hands on new capabilities to do it better by […]

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 […]

In the Year 2020 . . . Government Market

July 11, 2011

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As posted this past past Friday, each day this week I will be providing my take on the top 5 predictions for the year 2020 from Bob Lohfeld’s July 7th Washington Technology article aptly named 5 predictions for the 2020 market. Today we tackle prediction number 1, the government market. Lohfeld’s prognostication: The government push […]

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 […]

NASA’s Success with Shared Services Determinedly Led and Clearly Explained by Richard Arbuthnot

May 3, 2010

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What was most interesting about the presentation given by Richard Arbuthnot at last week’s 2010 Business of Government Summit in Washington, D.C. is the fact that he accomplished what so few have been able to do relative to implementing a shared services strategy . . . clearly explain why it worked at NASA and, identify […]

Video Dispatch from the 3rd Annual Government Summit in Washington, D.C.

April 29, 2010

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Well it was a terrific 2 days in Washington as the PI Window on Business took its show on the road thanks to sponsor Elcom and the tremendous work of the 2010 Business of Government Summit’s organizer, Shared Services and Outsourcing Network (SSON). It was a first rate venue that saw us broadcast “live” 5 […]

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