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The state of outsourcing in SA

Written by Angelo Kehayas

Outsourcing is an executive tool that can reduce/contain costs, mitigate risk, eliminate areas of capital expenditure, move fixed costs to variable costs and reduce headcount. Outsourcing has become one of those concepts that has changed perceptions over time. It has been around in one form or another for many years, but the staggering growth of the market has refocused attention on the reasons, benefits and pitfalls of these increasingly important decisions. Many large organisations have embarked on huge cost-cutting exercises over the last few years. The glaring exception in many cases has been IT, which in some cases has risen by as much as 20% per year. The argument may be that effective application of IT has resulted in some of these savings, although that needs to be proven or justified in each case.

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Outsourcing is an executive tool that can reduce/contain costs, mitigate risk, eliminate areas of capital expenditure, move fixed costs to variable costs and reduce headcount.

Outsourcing has become one of those concepts that has changed perceptions over time. It has been around in one form or another for many years, but the staggering growth of the market has refocused attention on the reasons, benefits and pitfalls of these increasingly important decisions. Many large organisations have embarked on huge cost-cutting exercises over the last few years. The glaring exception in many cases has been IT, which in some cases has risen by as much as 20% per year. The argument may be that effective application of IT has resulted in some of these savings, although that needs to be proven or justified in each case.

About the author

Angelo Kehayas

Angelo is a Public and Key Note Speaker, a Business, Executive and Leadership Coach. He has served at senior level in blue chip companies and has established and run successful ventures in multiple industries. He has designed and delivered corporate development programmes, focused speaking events, and has coached executives, business leaders and entrepreneurs. He specialises in challenging assignments, solving systems problems and facilitating group and team planning sessions. He is certified as a Master Coach, Certified Management Consultant and NLP Practitioner.