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 Professional Membership Required On becoming a 21st Century Enterprise… …become a 21CE Technology Leader… Are YOU inspired? Do you want to be a 21CE Leader? Or not…?  More »

 Professional Membership Required ISG Insights on Automation Over the next 3-5 years sourcing initiatives will be anchored around software, platforms, and Labor Automation.  More »

 Professional Membership Required The 4-Step Guide to IT Security in Mid-Sized Businesses Any business can be subject to hackers and online attacks. Even small companies and organizations face intrusion, hacking, and phishing threats to your IT infrastructure. This ebook briefly discusses the threats of hacking, phishing, and intrusion. Then goes on to lay out 4 steps to secure a mid-sized business from threats.  More »

 Associate Membership Required Optimizing Economic Value and Occupant Experience with Intelligent Buildings Creating, planning and executing a robust smart building strategy is a complex undertaking – and choosing the right outsourcing partner is essential to success. This webinar discussed how to justify, fund and leverage smart technology solutions in the workplace to drive transformative outcomes across your business.  More »

 Associate Membership Required KPMG HR Transformation Survey KPMG’s HR Transformation Survey, which gathers insights from more than 80 global organizations, illustrates an uneven change in landscape. However, this landscape has a myriad of unmet expectations among organizations pursuing cloud computing’s revolutionary capabilities to redefine HR in order to respond competitively. Companies are discovering that successful systems initiatives require much broader HR Transformation. Many of these have achieved improved access to information, improved self-service and an improvement in business processes. These organizations are now running more efficiently as they are arming their teams and employees with the right kinds of data and the ability with self-service to make more informed decisions in a much shorter timeframe. Others have seen mixed results. John and David discussed how a greater focus on strategic change initiatives for HR is apparent and becoming critical for organizations’ hope to drive real transformation that supports organizational priorities and creates future value.  More »

 Professional Membership Required RPA–Robotic Process Automation, Vision to Reality and the Impacts it Will Have on the Enterprise During this two hour session of the NorCal Chapter's November 2016 meeting, leading firms, customers, and consultants in the Robotic Automation space shared their experience in implementing RPA Initiatives. While it continues to promise significant added value there is a great deal to learn for managers charged with the responsibility to realize RPA's benefits and lessons learned. The session included presentations, practical demonstrations, and an interactive panel who explored questions from the audience.  More »

 Professional Membership Required Benchmarking – Moving the game on Transparency was front-and-center in Fredrik Bastkær Christensen, Associate Partner, Zangenberg Analytics' presentation which argued for using statistical models rather than peer-based data for increasing precision and transparency in benchmarking practices. Fredrik's approach is one of employing benchmarking as a strategic problem-solving tool. Central to his message was that indexation, to some extent, will replace traditional benchmarking and that we should expect to see a reduction in friction between service providers and clients driven by the resulting increase in transparency and predictability.  More »

 Professional Membership Required Centers of Excellence as Strategy COEs blossomed in strategy management as strategy to sustain competitive advantage.  More »

 Professional Membership Required Digital Opportunities in HC & LS Internet of Things Digital opportunities in healthcare include chronic disease management, wellness tracking, remote monitoring and pharma applications.  More »

Professional Membership Required OWS16 Presentations Presentations from OWS16.  More »

 Associate Membership Required PULSE: The Magazine Driven By & For the Outsourcing Professional - Current Issue IAOP's e-zine takes you deep into outsourcing with the latest ideas, advice, knowledge, and best practices, and turns the conventional upside down with stories designed to engage, inspire and challenge you. With editorial content from the leading thinkers and doers in the outsourcing industry, you’ll have the know-how, tools and resources to succeed as a new professional in today’s global economy.  More »

Professional Membership Required State of the Industry: IAOP’s Annual Member Survey As the leading organization for the outsourcing profession, IAOP has been conducting a “state of the industry survey” for the past 7 years. This is the seventh survey conducted for the world Summit and second year of partnership with ISG.  More »

Professional Membership Required Outsourcing Professional Body of Knowledge (Version 10): The Standards This publication is an extract of the OPBOK showing The Standards.  More »

Professional Membership Required Outsourcing Professional Body of Knowledge (OPBOK) A cohesive and comprehensive outline of the commonly accepted practices and skills required to ensure outsourcing success.  More »

Public Article Certified Outsourcing Professional® (COP) The COP designation distinguishes individuals as leaders in the field of outsourcing. It powerfully demonstrates that they possess the experience and knowledge required to design, implement, and manage outsourcing initiatives that have a high probability of achieving an organization’s intended outcomes. This professional designation, which focuses on the management process of outsourcing itself, is equally valuable to individuals working as customers, providers, or advisors. It promotes an environment where all of the parties to an outsourcing business relationship have a common and shared professional knowledge, approach and commitment to mutual success.  More »

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