Best Practice group is an independent business advisor, helping companies and the public sector to reduce the cost of working with strategic outsourcing, joint venture and technology service providers.
White papers are one of BPG’s key ways of informing potential clients about issues and raising the profile of its services. We’ve worked on several papers for BPG, writing some in their entirety and editing others.
What each paper has in common is the need to simplify complex information, so it can be readily understood by non-expert readers, while also ensuring the papers have sufficient detail for those who are better informed.
We’ve described three of the papers below. You can download copies from BPG’s website, which requires you to register.
Cloud Computing Contracts
More organisations are making cloud computing the backbone of their IT strategies. This paper considers the pitfalls you must look out for in cloud providers’ standard contract terms. It also explains how the procurement process has a significant effect on your ability to realise benefits from the cloud, and how you can ensure that you are not assuming all the risk of using cloud services.
Outsourcing Exit Guide
This paper is aimed at organisations that have decided to exit an outsourcing relationship because of the vendor’s poor performance. Exiting an outsourcing relationship is a major risk. The paper sets out ten steps to minimise those risks and achieve a quick and successful exit.
Adult Social Care
The rising demand for adult social care is a major headache for councils facing slashed budgets. This paper considers how councils can cut the cost of adult social care and improve service delivery at the same time.