How the Distributed Talent Cloud is disrupting GSI models
2 Jan 2024
Global Systems Integrators (GSIs) have been around for a long time but they’re no longer the only, or even the best, solution for enterprise organisations looking to tackle their technology challenges. Today’s tech teams have to move at lightning speed in order to complete projects and launch products that make real business impact.
Proving that “biggest isn’t always best,” the Distributed Talent Cloud solution offers flexible Elastic Teams that shapeshift to fit any team’s needs and requirements. With 90% more productivity compared to the industry average, Distributed is disrupting traditional talent delivery with a nimble solution that moves quickly to get more done at higher standards.
Talent is focused, specialised, and personally matched at Distributed
Instead of picking from a vast pool of no-name individuals, Distributed spends concentrated time getting to know our Elastic Team community members. The Distributed Talent Delivery team has expert knowledge of what our clients need and is able to find the right match based on rigorous vetting, personalised interviewing, and true commitment to finding the best talent possible for a project.
We intentionally cultivate a sense of community around our network of 2,000 Elastic Team members, who take part in skillshares, virtual meet-ups, and more. When specially-selected Elastic Team members are deployed through the Talent Cloud model, they’re more invested and committed to a client’s goal compared to randomised talent that may be placed by traditional GSI models.
Elastic Teams from the Distributed Talent Cloud create trust and productivity
For major enterprises such as BT or BP, Elastic Team members become an enduring and trusted part of their larger internal teams. Many of our partnerships span years—a direct result of how seamlessly Elastic Team members integrate into global tech teams. Working with the trust that Distributed’s Elastic Teams will get things done, internal teams are able to better focus on their work and make more progress together.
Trust is often the missing ingredient, yet it’s the most important part of any successful talent delivery partnership. With GSI models that face high churn rates, teams are left constantly introducing new talent to existing projects without first being able to establish a full foundation of trust. Distributed doesn’t pull talent on short notice to place them elsewhere—an embedded Elastic Team becomes fully integrated in order to understand the inner workings of an enterprise and work alongside internal experts.
Distributed prioritises real outcomes, not our bottom line
Distributed is uniquely able to offer direct insights from our expert CTO, Dave Huntley, who works with clients throughout a project to advise on the best path forward. From the start, we work with an outcome-based approach that has real impact on organisations. Distributed Founder Callum Adamson shares: “By delivering on a managed outcome basis, the delivery partner as well as the customer have the same stake in the delivery of the project.” This ensures that both parties are working towards the best possible outcome, driven by the most well-equipped experts around the world.