It Takes a Crowd: How to Source Research Executives Will Care About

Stan Lepeak, Global Research Director, KPMG LLP Advisory Any organization attempting to intelligently captivate clients and prospects via research, points of view, thought leadership or other forms of fact-based propaganda face a mounting array of challenges. Chief among them are information overload among their targeted executives and, as a byproduct of this, increasingly short attention [...]

The Perils of Information vs. Knowledge, Empowerment

Stan Lepeak, Managing Director Global Research Two tenets that underpin the pervasiveness of computing and the Internet are that access to more information and user empowerment are always good things. First the personal computer, then the Internet, and now powerful hand-held devices and social media services are “empowering” users to access corporate computing systems and [...]

Outsourcing Demand 2011: Growing but Continuing to Evolve and Diversify

Stan Lepeak, Managing Director Global Research One key topic addressed in  EquaTerra’s 4Q10 global Pulse survey, the results of which were released via a webcast on Wednesday, January 26, is predictions for the most impactful trends in the business and IT services marketplace in 2011. Not surprisingly, cloud computing overall – and in lieu of [...]

Taking the Pulse of the Pharma R&D Outsourcing (RDO) Market, Part 3 – Risks and Mitigation Strategies

Vicki Phelan, Managing Director, Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Practice with Stan Lepeak, Managing Director, Global Research The first blog in this series assessed the key drivers for the increased adoption of pharma research and development outsourcing (RDO). The second analyzed the benefits buyers seek from RDO efforts. This third and final blog in the series [...]

Taking the Pulse of the Pharma R&D Outsourcing (RDO) Market, Part 2 – RDO Process and Benefits Sought

Stan Lepeak, Managing Director, Global Research with Vicki Phelan, Managing Director, Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Practice New EquaTerra research and field experience from the EquaTerra pharma practice is tracking the growing trend of life sciences and pharma R&D outsourcing (RDO).  While the global pharma industry is of the most experienced when it comes to back-office [...]

Taking the Pulse of the Pharma R&D Outsourcing (RDO) Market, Part 1 – RDO Drivers

Vicki Phelan, Managing Director, Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Practice with Stan Lepeak, Managing Director, Global Research I have just completed a five city North America tour in which I presented new EquaTerra research findings on trends in the life sciences and pharma research and development  outsourcing (RDO).   While the global pharma industry is of the [...]

Emerging Outsourcing Areas: Legal Process Outsourcing

Stan Lepeak, Managing Director, EquaTerra Global Research Lowell Williams, EquaTerra General Counsel and Executive Director, Global Human Resources Services Various EquaTerra research studies, such as the quarterly global Pulse survey,  have routinely identified legal process outsourcing (LPO) – along with document services, pharmaceutical research and development, and real estate and facilities management – as emerging [...]