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Supply Risk Monitoring In Financial Services: Effectively Meeting Regulatory Demands



Latin America, a Nearshore option, has emerged as a favorable destination for Information Technology (IT), Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and 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 [...]

How IT Outsourcing Customers Can Benefit From a Weak Rupee

August 20th, 2013|In The News


Too many buyers ignore the importance of currency fluctuations in their offshore outsourcing arrangements, both the risk and reward that changing valuations may bring. But the steady fall of the rupee this year — India’s currency hit an all-time low on Aug. 6 — has shed light on the significance of foreign exchange rates to [...]

Inside Outsourcing With Alan Hanson

June 25th, 2013|In The News


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 [...]

Long Journey ‘Home’

May 14th, 2013|Articles


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, much [...]

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 [...]

Webinar Notes: From Good To Great… Global Sourcing Governance

April 19th, 2013|In The News


This week’s featured webinar was hosted by Sourcing Interests Group and presented by Neo Group, a services firm focused on gaining efficiencies through low-cost country providers and outsourcing in general. The focus of the event was global sourcing governance, and how, when leveraged appropriately, it can help companies go from ‘good to great’. Alan Hanson, [...]

A Tale Of Two Cities

April 12th, 2013|Articles


Take Bangalore and Mexico City as examples. Bangalore may well be the most recognized offshore global talent hub, particularly for information technology work. With more than 4,600 ITO and BPO companies operating there, including many of the world’s leading outsourcing firms, the city played a starring role in another book, Thomas Friedman’s The World is Flat. By [...]

Global Governance: An Integrated Approach To Leveraging Market Data To Better Manage Global Risks



SIG’s Global Summits are packed with the latest best practices, cost-cutting strategies, innovative processes and risk-mitigation approaches. You’ll hear from industry thought leaders and have the opportunity to network with like-minded professionals facing similar challenges.

Where Is Back – Contemplating Bringing Work Onshore

September 12th, 2012|Whitepapers


Why Customers Are Considering It Many global and organizational factors have changed since the time that companies made their initial decisions to leverage a global model for service delivery. As a result, a number of important considerations and alternatives should be evaluated in determining what to do next, if radical change in contemplated. Customers who [...]

Globalization Psychology 1: Outsourcing & The Lottery

August 17th, 2012|Articles


Many of us are sometimes reluctant to make what look like simple switching choices. Returning from a brief stop at London’s Olympic Games this week (no I didn’t run, jump, tumble, or throw; I wasn’t asked), I ignored a faster moving security line at Heathrow in favor of staying put behind an elderly couple who [...]

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