Today in Tech: Amazon's Brazil Strategy, Accenture on Europe, HfS on Hybrid Models

By NS Ramnath
Published: 02, Jul 2012

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The big takeaway is that outsourcing is not the dominant model. This of course can be seen as an opportunity. (The old ‘no one wears shoes in the island – and hence it’s a great opportunity' logic.) But HfS also says that hybrid models work better than the others. “At the end of the day, it’s not all about outsourcing and it’s not all about shared services; it’s about focusing on how to globalize processes, how to transform finance (and other) functions, and how to govern it all in a global business services context. There is no dominant model; it’s more about achieving the right balance across all delivery models to achieve the best goals.”

Also of interest:

  • RIM Is Hurting, But It’s Not Dead Just Yet: Techcrunch
  • The extra second that crashed your favorite websites: PC Mag
  • What we do is actually good for the U.S.- Som Mittal : The Hindu


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