Inside Outsourcing With Alan Hanson

INTERVIEWED BY LARRY JANIS LJ: Would you please share with us your current role & responsibilities. AH: As Senior Vice President, I lead our solutions, sales and marketing globally. Neo Group provides Globalization Advisory, Governance Solutions, and Supplier and Location risk analytics and monitoring services. All three areas are growing and the supplier risk and…

SXSW V2V Las Vegas

Atul Vashistha, Chairman, Neo Group, will be presenting with Lauren Fritsch, Founder, The Coaching Collective, and Rachel Payne, CEO, FEM Inc. at the SXSW V2V on the following topic: How Not to Suck as a CEO: Startup Management and Leadership Summary In this workshop, three successful entrepreneurs give their spin on effective leadership and management…

Don’t Build Fences, Build Bridges

As we struggle in America to figure out how to stimulate the economy, we are seeing a rising sentiment against outsourcing. So, I wanted to take this opportunity to share my thoughts, though others have made many of these points in the last ten years. I did write a similar article five years ago too.…

Long Journey ‘Home’

As recently as 2006, Pluto was a planet, Apple hadn’t broached the iPhone and India may have been the choice for low cost off-shoring – without serious significant competition. Today, as outsourcing and off-shoring users increasingly are contemplating the question of how easy or challenging it may be to bring work ‘back’ into an organisation,…

How Latin America Is Changing To Become a More Attractive Outsourcing Destination

Latin America, a Nearshore option, has emerged as a favorable destination for Information Technology (IT), Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) captive operations. Geographical proximity, similar time zone and cultural affinity have defined the value proposition for Nearshore. However, the region is ready to take the next step. Governments are working hard to leverage their Nearshore advantage…

Beyond Bangalore

When you think of offshore IT outsourcing, you think of India. But “having all of your IT work done in one location is akin to having your entire retirement portfolio in a single stock – it’s an unnecessary risk,” says Esteban Herrera, partner with outsourcing consultancy Information Services Group. Smart IT leaders seek to complement…

Examining The Intersection Of Location And Supplier Risk

As supply chains continue to push expansion to new regions with major location risks, including emerging providers, some organizations are successfully adopting approaches to this critical intersection. It needs to be examined how supplier risks (and opportunities) may be better explained through environmental or location factors and how customers can actively monitor, predict and manage…