24th Australasian Shared Services & Outsourcing Week Blog

Shared Services & Outsourcing Week: Covid-19 Update

By: SSOW Australia Team

In light of the recent developments surrounding COVID-19, I wanted to provide you with some information leading up to the 23rd Australasian Shared Services & Outsourcing Week 2020. For urgent questions, please call 02 9229 1000 or email enquire@iqpc.com.au

Simplifying Operations and Reducing Costs: Insights into Telstra’s New Global Business Service Function


Telstra, Australia’s largest telecommunications company, announced their new strategy – Telstra 2022, or, as it is more commonly known, T22. The strategy, built around four strategic pillars, aims to simplify operations by reducing the business’ product set, improving customer experience and reducing costs.

So, ahead of the 23rd Annual Shared Services and Outsourcing Week we chat to David Burns, Global Business Services Group Executive at Telstra. David and his team at Telstra have been responsible for establishing the GBS itself as well as bringing all of Telstra’s people together into one function. In this article David shares insight into the GBS, as well as his lessons learned throughout the transformation. 

State of the Global Shared Services Market Report 2019


Every year, SSON’s global member survey highlights significant progression in Shared Services models.

The past couple of years have shown a clear trend away from transactional, human-based work and towards knowledge-driven activity enabled by data and automation.

Yet, and despite the anxiety unleashed by “robotics”, this has not translated to obvious job losses. Instead, SSOs are developing new competencies, leveraging Centers of Expertise, and taking on growth without adding headcount by expanding into new services and geographies.

Shared Services and Outsourcing Network 2019 industry video


Watch the 2019 Shared Services and Outsourcing networks global trends video to understand where we're at, and where we're going. 

Deploying and Maturing Shared Services in Higher Education: Driving cost savings and operational efficiency


Ahead of the 22nd Australasian Shared Services and Outsourcing Week 2019 we explore the strategies harnessed by two Australian universities – the University of Southern Queensland, and Western Sydney University – that helped them transform their shared services and allowed them to drive cost savings and operational efficiency