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Shared services - where we were in 2015

We blogged a few weeks ago about shared service at BAESystems, so it was interesting to come across this article summarising research into this phenomenon written by Herbert and Oshri (2015), two academics specialising in this field.   118 more words

Business Model

Editorial: Let’s see some cost cutting

Measure 97, the corporate receipts tax voters defeated eight months ago by more than 300,000 votes, is not dead. The Oregon Education Association is preparing an initiative petition that would impose a similar 0.95 percent gross receipts tax on companies with sales of $5 million or more. 49 more words

Oregon Legislature

Editorial: Cost-cutting bills usher in session's final act

Legislative leaders on Monday released a pair of proposals to trim the costs of state government. The proposals could be the final pieces of the puzzle as legislators try to fill a $1.4 billion budget shortfall. 45 more words

Oregon Legislature

As Technology Gets Better, Will Society Get Worse? - The New Yorker

This is a thoughtful read from the New Yorker. It reminds us that the problem with technological evolution is that it is under our control, and we don’t always make the best decisions. 156 more words


It's not just budget hotels being constructed from prefab modules

Budget hotels have been assembled from preconstructed modules for quite some time now, as have bathrooms installed into hotels.  But as this technology has become more sophisticated, more upmarket and boutique properties are being developed in this way .   116 more words

Sector: Hospitality & Tourism

'Cognitive manufacturing' - how the internet of things and analytics apply to factories

IBM Watson’s video is a great introduction to IoT and analytics in the manufacturing context…

Sector: Manufacturing

One of the best article on Cost reduction strategy

If you are in a managerial position (even a non-finance one), you should have already encountered the Cost Reduction dilemma.

I recommend you the article of the Harvard Business Review called… 142 more words