For the pharmaceutical industry, which has traditionally relied on patents to protect innovation and fund R&D, this should be good news, but is an intelligent machine’s output really patentable? … Continue Reading
We are seeing significant increase in the scale and complexity of outsourcing and technology procurement in the Asia region, as businesses look to modernise and build economies of scale into their regional operating platforms. Consolidation of platforms through regional outsourcing arrangements is often being pursued, not just to reduce costs, but also to gain competitive advantage. As regulation across the … Continue Reading
Legislation regarding a “Transfer of an Undertaking, or a Part of an Enterprise”, which was intended for classic takeovers of assets, can also be applicable on outsourcing transactions. The basic purpose of the legislation is to protect employees if the entrepreneur of the business in which they are employed changes. Therefore, if a specific case of outsourcing constitutes a Transfer … Continue Reading
New operating models – new challenges
As businesses in Asia grow in scale and complexity, they are increasingly turning to outsourcing and large scale technology procurement, including the deployment of cloud technologies, to support their operations and gain competitive advantage.
These initiatives reflect both a maturing of operational strategies for businesses in the region and increasing cost sensitivity.
At the … Continue Reading