May, 2023

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Expat Employee Benefits: Considerations for Global Employers

Velocity Global

In today’s international marketplace, more companies are sending employees on assignment overseas or implementing a global mobility policy that allows employees to work abroad. In fact, millions of expatriates live and work around the globe, and those numbers are only expected to rise. As expatriate employment increases, employers must provide comprehensive expat benefits that not only help retain talent and ease the stress of relocation but comply with local labor laws.

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Global Compliance Made Easy: Partner With an EOR

Global Expansion

Global expansion is many businesses’ ultimate goal, but it can become prohibitively expensive if not executed correctly. But no matter which market a company targets, successfully navigating global compliance is difficult yet necessary—and the financial penalties for non-compliance are high, and damage to an organization's reputation can be terminal.

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Jamaica – A keystone location for BPO in the Caribbean

Transparent BPO Outsourcing

The island paradise boasts a renowned reputation for affable and friendly residents – and this extends into the mentality of local agents. With a perfect location, as well as strong cultural and economic ties to the US – Jamacia has been positioned to be among the most important nearshore locations as early as the 1990s. […] The post Jamaica – A keystone location for BPO in the Caribbean appeared first on Transparent BPO.

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Future Of Work Predictions: So Far, So Good, Which Is Kind Of Bad

Forrester Digital Transformation

We Said 2023 Would Be Weird … We Were Right Just over a year ago, we were in the throes of the so-called Great Resignation. Nearly every call I had with a client was about how to compete for talent, including debates over signing bonuses vs.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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Making the World a Better Place (wegginar® 5/3/23)

The Global Small Business Blog

©2023 Women Entrepreneurs Grow Global Who doesn't want to make the world a better place? Founder of OMSutra, Jyoti Jaiswal, will be talking about how to get started and weave in positivity and consciously crafted design to make her point. Join Jyoti and wegg® free of charge on Wednesday, May 3rd at 11 AM CT. To learn more and to register, visit: [link].

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What every CEO should know about generative AI

McKinsey and Company

Generative AI is evolving at record speed while CEOs are still learning the technology’s business value and risks. Here, we offer some of the generative AI essentials.

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Introducing the technology behind watsonx.ai, IBM’s AI and data platform for enterprise

IBM Services

We stand on the frontier of an AI revolution. Over the past decade, deep learning arose from a seismic collision of data availability and sheer compute power, enabling a host of impressive AI capabilities. But we’ve faced a paradoxical challenge: automation is labor intensive. It sounds like a joke, but it’s not, as anyone who has tried to solve business problems with AI may know.

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Another bank bites the dust. Three recommendations to wring opportunity out of this so-called crisis.

Horses for Sources

To paraphrase Freddie Mercury, “Another bank bites the dust.” This time it’s First Republic Bank – the latest financial institution that was unable to sufficiently rebound from the liquidity crisis borne out of rising interest rates. J.P. Morgan scooped them up on May 1, with its Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon widely quoted in the press insisting that this is not a global financial crisis repeat.

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CEOs And CMOs Are Misaligned On Customer Needs

Forrester Digital Transformation

CEOs believe their companies are more focused on customers than their CMOs believe. According to Forrester’s 2023 State Of Customer Obsession Survey, 90% of CEOs indicate their focus on customers guides their brand, product, and pricing strategies – while only 57% of B2C CMOs feel the same.

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Going Global Doesn't Have to be Complicated

The Global Small Business Blog

©iStock/Dmitry Kovalchuk To go global, businesses must navigate complex regulatory environments, cultural differences, language barriers, and logistical issues, not to mention the task of finding customers and getting paid. Given the potential benefits of expanding internationally , the effort is worth it on mastering the above. How can businesses best prepare for and navigate the inherent challenges of global growth?

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Global Hiring Guide for Startups

Grow your startup beyond borders and boundaries. Global expansion is the ultimate goal for many startup founders. However, to successfully enter new markets and grow internationally, you need a sound and scalable global recruitment strategy. In this eBook, you’ll discover how you can gain a competitive edge over your business rivals through the latest technology, harnessing global contractors, and using a global employment platform.

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AI-powered marketing and sales reach new heights with generative AI

McKinsey and Company

AI technology has revolutionized marketing and sales; now, generative AI promises to disrupt the way B2B and B2C players think about customer experience, productivity, and growth.

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Perficient’s Salesforce Partner Relationship Management Expertise

Perficient Digital Transformation

Leaders in the healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, and automotive industries, among others, are seeking to improve the customer experience while streamlining operations for maximum efficiency and profitability. In order to remain competitive in a constantly evolving market, many organizations seeking long-term success have turned to Salesforce and its partners like Perficient.

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Make SAP ERP deployments future-ready with IBM Cloud

IBM Services

As we navigate an unstable economy, organizations across industries want to be “future-ready,” and that requires systems and processes that can continuously evolve in response to the marketplace demands. For customers who run their operations on SAP, this means modernizing to a cloud ERP platform that supports greater flexibility and agility.

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Answerthink Enters Into Agreement with Nagarro for ComplianceNow Suite

The Hackett Group

Miami, FL – May 2, 202 3 – Answerthink, a division of The Hackett Group , Inc. (NASDAQ: HCKT) , today announced that it has entered into a partnership agreement with Nagarro for sales of their ComplianceNow suite to U.S. companies using SAP software. ComplianceNow, part of Nagarro, is a suite of products for optimizing and streamlining SAP compliance processes.

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The 2023 Supply Chain Crystal Ball: Challenges and Solutions

Speaker: Olivia Montgomery, Associate Principal Supply Chain Analyst

Curious to know how your peers are navigating ongoing disruption? The supply chain management techniques that dominated the last 30 years are no longer supporting consumer behavior or logistics and manufacturing capabilities. So what’s working now? What should your plans for 2023 include? By researching the supply chain challenges and solutions that businesses – especially small and midsize businesses – are currently experiencing, we’ve learned what’s working and what’s not.

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Protecting Against The Top Cybersecurity Threats In 2023 Requires A Balanced Approach

Forrester Digital Transformation

Cybersecurity threats continue to plague organizations, multiplying like Mogwai in the 1984 hit movie “Gremlins” (just don’t feed them after midnight). Forrester data shows that almost three-quarters of organizations reported one or more data breaches in the past 12 months.

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The Biggest and Best Entrepreneurial Excellence Forum 2023 in Vegas Hosted by the Women Presidents Organization

The Global Small Business Blog

More than 750 women business owners from around the world have arrived in Las Vegas for their annual Women Presidents Organization Entrepreneurial Excellence Forum 2023 to network, learn and grow together. This is the most amazing program of the year for WPO. And I [Laurel Delaney] am so honored to have the opportunity to attend. Full disclosure: I am serve as the Chicago Chapter Chair for the Women Presidents Organization.

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The art of data: Empowering art institutions with data and analytics

McKinsey and Company

A data-driven view of key metrics can help art organizations articulate value, reshape strategy, build resilience, and achieve operational excellence.

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Mastering Cloud Transformation for Business: Enterprise Migration

Perficient Digital Transformation

In our fourth and final segment of our Cloud Transformation for IT Leaders series, we will focus on driving enterprise velocity while maintaining best practices and consistency as your portfolio migration program matures. If done well, this is where your organization achieves true cloud maturity and is on its way to unlocking the incredible innovation possible with modern cloud, including data & analytics, AI / ML and automation – and lowering capital investments in data centers, support ven

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Building A Superstar Global Workforce: What We Aren’t Talking About Enough

Companies are turning inclusive by breaking conventional hiring practices and expanding their talent pools. But there are important questions that still are not being addressed. Read this eBook to understand how taking the following seriously can help you build a superstar global workforce: The importance of the new-age manager. Maintaining social capital.

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Championing Equality: How Corporates Can Fuel Women Entrepreneurship

Zinnov

Fact: More than 55% of Fortune 500 companies now have executive leaders with an explicit mandate to promote diversity and inclusion. (Research by Forbes Best Employers for Diversity, 2022) Fact: Only ~18% of India’s 28,000 start-ups have women founders. Moreover, this share is similar across all stages of funding. ( Creating 10X Women Founders in India report 2023, a joint study with TiE Delhi-NCR, Zinnov, Google, NetApp, and Indian Angel Network) Despite women founders blazing a trail in the In

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The Hackett Group Announces First Quarter 2023 Results

The Hackett Group

MIAMI, FL (May 9, 2023) – The Hackett Group , Inc. (NASDAQ: HCKT), a leading benchmarking, research advisory and strategic consultancy firm that enables organizations to achieve Digital World Class ® performance, today announced its financial results for the first quarter, which ended on March 31, 2023. Financial Highlights Total revenue in the first quarter of 2023 was $71.2 million and revenue before reimbursements was $69.8 million, which was in line with our guidance.

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The Rise Of The Creator Economy: Creators Displace Advertising Paradigms

Forrester Digital Transformation

With more than 300 million creators worldwide, the creator economy has grown exponentially over the last several years and shows no signs of slowing down. Creators — individuals who make and monetize social media content — matter to brands because they wield the power to make ideas, trends, songs, or products go mainstream overnight.

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The Midwest (USA) Is the Gateway to the World

The Global Small Business Blog

©iStock/wellesenterprises With a globally connected location and robust industry supply chain, the Midwest, in particular Michigan, is the gateway to the world. In fact, $61.1 billion in total goods was exported from Michigan in 2022 alone. And while Michigan is home to many global corporations, the state’s small business community is actively involved in contributing to Michigan’s presence in the global market.

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Reshoring – The Future of Supply Chains

Speaker: Rosemary Coates - Board Member & Founder at Reshoring Institute, Best-selling Author, Host of the Frictionless Supply Chain podcast

Supply chain disruptions create uncertainty and unpredictability for both businesses and consumers. These disruptions bring to light an organization's supply chain dependencies, which they were often unaware of when everything was running smoothly. Re-shoring is one solution that is gaining popularity as a result of pandemic-related issues. Companies can lower the risk of disruptions by shortening the supply chain and moving manufacturing close to the points of sale to reduce the need for expens

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Tourism in the metaverse: Can travel go virtual?

McKinsey and Company

The travel industry is ripe for virtual disruption, and the metaverse presents a $20 billion opportunity—but some benefits are more assured than others.

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Achieving Multicloud Observability: Best Practices for IT Leaders

Perficient Digital Transformation

As businesses increasingly adopt multicloud architectures to drive innovation and create value, IT leaders face the challenge of ensuring observability across different cloud platforms. In the ‘ IT Leader’s Guide to Multicloud Readiness ,’ we discussed the importance of adopting a multicloud strategy and offered tips for identifying the right cloud providers and services, optimizing costs, and maintaining critical app and service reliability in a multicloud environment.

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Introducing watsonx: The future of AI for business

IBM Services

Today is a revolutionary moment for Artificial Intelligence (AI). After some impressive advances over the past decade, largely thanks to the techniques of Machine Learning (ML) and Deep Learning , the technology seems to have taken a sudden leap forward. Suddenly, everybody is talking about generative AI: sometimes with excitement, other times with anxiety.

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Building a Smarter Future at the Convergence of Generative AI and Automation

Zinnov

What does the Oracle of Delphi and Generative AI have in common? Just as the Oracle was known for her prophetic abilities and wise counsel, Generative AI , with its ability to analyze vast amounts of data and make predictions, is the modern-day Oracle. Not only does it offer valuable insights, it enables data-driven decision-making and strategic planning.

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Addressing the Global Talent War

Speaker: Jason Ciment - Get Visible | Mark Wald - SPRCHRGR | Leo Gestetner - Thankz | Michael S. Kraus - Expak Logistics

Remote work has helped future-proof organizations and increased their flexibility. However, sourcing candidates nationally poses new challenges and is proving difficult. The global sourcing industry seems to be in a state of war. DEI, attracting qualified candidates, and physical demographics are just a few of the issues that organizations face. Many companies are failing to win in this new landscape due to the intersectionality of problems in global sourcing.

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Insights From The 2023 RSA Conference: Generative AI, Quantum, And Innovation Sandbox

Forrester Digital Transformation

RSAC 2023 is a wrap! The Forrester security and risk team had 11 attendees at the RSA Conference last week. We really enjoyed meeting with clients and colleagues old and new — and now we’re *exhausted.* It’s no mystery why; as a team, we collectively participated in over 230 meetings and took more than 1.

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What Is An Export Trading Company?

The Global Small Business Blog

©iStock/krblokhin An export trading company is an independent company that provides support services for firms engaged in exporting. This may include warehousing, shipping, insuring, and billing on behalf of the client. Find out what else an Export Trading Company can help with. Learn how Warren Buffet is investing in Japanese Trading Companies.

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Looking within: How Walmart in Mexico changed everything for an omnichannel future

McKinsey and Company

The executive committee at Walmex had to lead differently to take the company into the digital age. They reflect on the changes in the organization and in themselves.

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Multicloud Migration Made Easy: A Step-by-Step Blueprint for IT Leaders

Perficient Digital Transformation

As businesses increasingly adopt multicloud architectures to drive innovation and create value, IT leaders face mounting pressure to develop a successful multicloud strategy. While our comprehensive ‘ IT Leader’s Guide to Multicloud Readiness ‘ provides a detailed exploration of the multicloud migration, this blog post serves as a primer, providing valuable insights into the benefits of a multicloud approach and a step-by-step blueprint to migrating to a multicloud environment.

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ABM Evolution: How Top Marketers Are Using Account-Based Strategies

In times of economic uncertainty, account-based strategies are essential. According to several business analysts and practitioners, ABM is a necessity for creating more predictable revenue. Research shows that nearly three-quarters of marketers (74%) already have the resources needed to build successful ABM programs.