|By PR Newswire||
|March 28, 2014 09:53 AM EDT||
HAMPSHIRE, United Kingdom, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- New relationships and new commercial models are essential says Serco and Ember's latest though leadership whitepaper.
Just as the digital revolution continues to change the ground rules in customer engagement, it is also changing the shape and scope of customer management outsourcing. This is the key finding in a new Serco and Ember Services whitepaper which suggests a seismic shift is taking place in the perception of what outsourcing can deliver, how it needs to be contracted and how it should be assessed.
"I would go as far to say that any outsourcing decision made over two years ago is likely to be redundant and should be re-assessed in light of the Digital Revolution," says Mike Havard, Director of Ember Services, at the launch of the 'Outsourcing: Transformed by the Digital Revolution' whitepaper.
The whitepaper highlights the evolving expectations of today's customers who choose to interact across multiple channels and expect their needs to be met at every touch point. And it demonstrates how such demands are creating new outsourcing relationships based on the behavioral shift required to accelerate the adoption and growth of new digital channels.
"Outsourced Service Providers with the capability and experience for truly transforming processes to deliver real change are setting the markers," comments Keith White, Service Solutions Delivery Director at Serco. "Those who can provide reassurance when driving the adoption of digital channels alongside customer-based efficiencies are leading the move towards more compelling outcome-based commercial models - where a client is optimising the potential for service transformation and the outsourcer is incentivized to deliver it."
"The Digital Revolution is not a one-off event," continues Mike Havard. "It is, by its very nature, a dynamic and ongoing experience - and the goalposts are always on the move. It is in this context that the outsourcing world is being turned on its head, as target outcomes are driven by agility, the ability to invest in new technologies and new approaches to customer engagement - and, of course, the sharing of risks."
The 'Outsourcing: Transformed by the Digital Revolution' whitepaper was presented to industry analysts and advisers at a special event at The National Theatre on 26 March and is available HERE.
For more information, please contact:
Christie Cox, Director of Communications
Tel: (701) 429-8816
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +44 (0)1746 764909
Email: [email protected]
Serco is an international service company, which combines commercial know-how with a deep public service ethos.
Around the world, we improve essential services by managing people, processes, technology and assets more effectively. We advise policy makers, design innovative solutions, integrate systems and - most of all - deliver to the public.
Serco's BPO business offers transformational customer management solutions to meet the requirements of today's multi-channel service environments. Over 60,000 employees are engaged with its customers' customers, holding over 90 million interactions in 40 languages every year around the globe. Serco's international delivery platform is based in 13 countries and 100 locations across the world and enables it to offer total flexibility in location, delivery and technology.
As a dynamic global service organization, our people have the expertise and intimate knowledge of our customers' markets as well as best practice processes and technologies to exceed expectations. We have the vision, agility and determination to deliver cutting-edge business process solutions and set ever-higher standards in the markets we serve.
More information can be found at www.sercoglobal.us
Follow us on Twitter: @sercoglobal, or search #sgsinsight
Ember is a customer management consultancy that knows how to secure value for its clients. As part of our wider customer management strategy and operations consulting, our outsourcing engagement services will design and cost the optimum outsourcing model for you, identify and engage with the best delivery partner for your organization and help you with effective governance or mediation of your partner relations. This is about enabling you to transform your balance sheet, drive your customer engagement and the resulting P&L performance as well as effectively managing the business risks of such change.
Media Contact: Christie Cox, Serco, 701-429-8816, [email protected]
News distributed by PR Newswire iReach: https://ireach.prnewswire.com
WebRTC services have already permeated corporate communications in the form of videoconferencing solutions. However, WebRTC has the potential of going beyond and catalyzing a new class of services providing more than calls with capabilities such as mass-scale real-time media broadcasting, enriched and augmented video, person-to-machine and machine-to-machine communications. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Luis Lopez, CEO of Kurento, will introduce the technologies required for implementing thes...
Oct. 10, 2015 01:00 AM EDT Reads: 750
Achim Weiss is Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of ProfitBricks. In 1995, he broke off his studies to co-found the web hosting company "Schlund+Partner." The company "Schlund+Partner" later became the 1&1 web hosting product line. From 1995 to 2008, he was the technical director for several important projects: the largest web hosting platform in the world, the second largest DSL platform, a video on-demand delivery network, the largest eMail backend in Europe, and a universal billing syste...
Oct. 10, 2015 01:00 AM EDT Reads: 232
SYS-CON Events announced today that Spirent Communications, the leader in testing navigation and positioning systems, will exhibit at SYS-CON's @DevOpsSummit Silicon Valley, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Spirent Communications enables innovations in communications technologies that help connect people. Whether it is service provider, data centers, enterprise IT networks, mobile communications, connected vehicles or the Inte...
Oct. 10, 2015 01:00 AM EDT Reads: 200
Containers are revolutionizing the way we deploy and maintain our infrastructures, but monitoring and troubleshooting in a containerized environment can still be painful and impractical. Understanding even basic resource usage is difficult - let alone tracking network connections or malicious activity. In his session at DevOps Summit, Gianluca Borello, Sr. Software Engineer at Sysdig, will cover the current state of the art for container monitoring and visibility, including pros / cons and li...
Oct. 10, 2015 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 263
Too often with compelling new technologies market participants become overly enamored with that attractiveness of the technology and neglect underlying business drivers. This tendency, what some call the “newest shiny object syndrome,” is understandable given that virtually all of us are heavily engaged in technology. But it is also mistaken. Without concrete business cases driving its deployment, IoT, like many other technologies before it, will fade into obscurity.
Oct. 10, 2015 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 173
Containers have changed the mind of IT in DevOps. They enable developers to work with dev, test, stage and production environments identically. Containers provide the right abstraction for microservices and many cloud platforms have integrated them into deployment pipelines. DevOps and Containers together help companies to achieve their business goals faster and more effectively.
Oct. 10, 2015 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 216
As a CIO, are your direct reports IT managers or are they IT leaders? The hard truth is that many IT managers have risen through the ranks based on their technical skills, not their leadership ability. Many are unable to effectively engage and inspire, creating forward momentum in the direction of desired change. Renowned for its approach to leadership and emphasis on their people, organizations increasingly look to our military for insight into these challenges.
Oct. 9, 2015 11:15 PM EDT Reads: 206
SYS-CON Events announced today that Dyn, the worldwide leader in Internet Performance, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Dyn is a cloud-based Internet Performance company. Dyn helps companies monitor, control, and optimize online infrastructure for an exceptional end-user experience. Through a world-class network and unrivaled, objective intelligence into Internet condit...
Oct. 9, 2015 11:00 PM EDT Reads: 650
Today air travel is a minefield of delays, hassles and customer disappointment. Airlines struggle to revitalize the experience. GE and M2Mi will demonstrate practical examples of how IoT solutions are helping airlines bring back personalization, reduce trip time and improve reliability. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Shyam Varan Nath, Principal Architect with GE, and Dr. Sarah Cooper, M2Mi's VP Business Development and Engineering, will explore the IoT cloud-based platform technologies driv...
Oct. 9, 2015 10:15 PM EDT Reads: 142
The IoT market is on track to hit $7.1 trillion in 2020. The reality is that only a handful of companies are ready for this massive demand. There are a lot of barriers, paint points, traps, and hidden roadblocks. How can we deal with these issues and challenges? The paradigm has changed. Old-style ad-hoc trial-and-error ways will certainly lead you to the dead end. What is mandatory is an overarching and adaptive approach to effectively handle the rapid changes and exponential growth.
Oct. 9, 2015 10:00 PM EDT Reads: 245
Who are you? How do you introduce yourself? Do you use a name, or do you greet a friend by the last four digits of his social security number? Assuming you don’t, why are we content to associate our identity with 10 random digits assigned by our phone company? Identity is an issue that affects everyone, but as individuals we don’t spend a lot of time thinking about it. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Ben Klang, Founder & President of Mojo Lingo, will discuss the impact of technology on identity....
Oct. 9, 2015 10:00 PM EDT Reads: 453
There are many considerations when moving applications from on-premise to cloud. It is critical to understand the benefits and also challenges of this migration. A successful migration will result in lower Total Cost of Ownership, yet offer the same or higher level of robustness. Migration to cloud shifts computing resources from your data center, which can yield significant advantages provided that the cloud vendor an offer enterprise-grade quality for your application.
Oct. 9, 2015 09:30 PM EDT Reads: 317
DevOps is gaining traction in the federal government – and for good reasons. Heightened user expectations are pushing IT organizations to accelerate application development and support more innovation. At the same time, budgetary constraints require that agencies find ways to decrease the cost of developing, maintaining, and running applications. IT now faces a daunting task: do more and react faster than ever before – all with fewer resources.
Oct. 9, 2015 09:00 PM EDT Reads: 416
The web app is agile. The REST API is agile. The testing and planning are agile. But alas, data infrastructures certainly are not. Once an application matures, changing the shape or indexing scheme of data often forces at best a top down planning exercise and at worst includes schema changes that force downtime. The time has come for a new approach that fundamentally advances the agility of distributed data infrastructures. Come learn about a new solution to the problems faced by software organ...
Oct. 9, 2015 08:00 PM EDT Reads: 935
The buzz continues for cloud, data analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT) and their collective impact across all industries. But a new conversation is emerging - how do companies use industry disruption and technology enablers to lead in markets undergoing change, uncertainty and ambiguity? Organizations of all sizes need to evolve and transform, often under massive pressure, as industry lines blur and merge and traditional business models are assaulted and turned upside down. In this new da...
Oct. 9, 2015 08:00 PM EDT Reads: 319