January, 2024

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Calculating Contact Center Outsourcing Costs: Insights You Need Right Now

Blue Ocean

So, you’ve been handed responsibility for investigating the benefits of potentially outsourcing your company’s customer service for the first time. How do you start to compare your in-house apples to those outsourced oranges? What math should go into the business case around call center outsourcing costs? (Or if you’re keen on delegating that chore, skip this read and contact us today for a cost analysis of your center !

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Globalization: A Resource Guide

The Global Small Business Blog

©iStock/wael alreweie This resource guide is created by Library of Congress to help users understand globalization, its history, the elements it comprises, and the current trends. It also provides resources for keeping current with the latest research on the subject for further exploration. Not sure if they are keeping this up to date but it's worth a look to see what they have shared on defining globalization, its history, trends, and databases.

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The dynamic forces behind data center re-transformation 

IBM Services

Data centers are undergoing significant evolution. Initially, they were massive, centralized facilities that were complex, costly and difficult to replicate or restore. Now, advancements in hardware and software as well as increased focus on sustainability are driving rapid transformation. Catalysts and conundrums A dramatic shift in development and operations is making data centers more agile and cost-effective.

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Why Generative AI Democratization is Creating New Opportunities in Information Services

3Pillar Global

Customer-centricity fundamentally asks the question: What do the customers need, and how can we provide it? Yet many organizations miss important corollaries to this question: What capabilities do customers already have, and how do we add additional, more transformational value? How will customer needs and expectations change over time as they become exposed to new technologies and different ways of solving their problems?

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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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How to know when it’s time to explore IT help desk outsourcing

Global Help Desk Services

Help desk outsourcing can be a lifesaver, but it’s not a one-size-fits-all solution. Costs, stringent security or compliance requirements, and other factors might make it hard to know whether you should consider outsourcing your IT help desk, keeping everything in-house … or something in between.

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Deep Dive into IBM Sterling Certified Containers and Cloud Solutions

Perficient Digital Transformation

Many retailers are embarking on a digital transformation to modernize and scale their order management system (OMS) solution. Built on a modern architecture, the solution wraps Docker containers around order management business services. This architecture streamlines application management and the release of new functionality. The container technology also supports varying levels of technical acumen, business continuity, security, and compliance.

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Intellectual Property Adds Value Around the World

The Global Small Business Blog

©iStock/May Lim Intellectual property knowledge, data and services are adding value around the world by creating a better understanding of IP. The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is the global forum for intellectual property policy, services, information and cooperation. Their protection services are easy to use and an effective way to get your IP registered across borders.

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How to handle a ransomware attack 

IBM Services

It’s the news no organization wants to hear―you’ve been the victim of a ransomware attack, and now you’re wondering what to do next. The first thing to keep in mind is you’re not alone. Over 17 percent of all cyberattacks involve ransomware —a type of malware that keeps a victim’s data or device locked unless the victim pays the hacker a ransom.

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Empowering Your Enterprise: Harnessing the Power of MuleSoft and Salesforce Integration

V-Soft Consulting

Customers expect seamless experiences. The MuleSoft and Salesforce integration bridges the gap between your internal and external systems, allowing businesses to provide seamless, scalable, and well-integrated experiences. MuleSoft has been a Salesforce partner for the past two years, allowing businesses to improve system performance and operational efficiency.

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Financial Services 2023 Year in Review + Preview of 2024

3Pillar Global

On this episode of The Innovation Engine , we dig into the recent past and upcoming future of innovation in the Financial Services industry. Rob Murray, 3Pillar’s Financial Services Industry Leader, moderates a conversation with Jennifer Mun and Albert Thibault, two integral members of our Financial Services industry team , about what they’re seeing as the most prevalent trends impacting Financial Services companies as we move into a new year.

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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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Generative AI Revolution: A Comparative Analysis

Perficient Digital Transformation

In the world of Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI), a new era of large language models has emerged with the remarkable capabilities. ChatGPT , Gemini , Bard and Copilot have made an impact in the way we interact with mobile device and web technologies. We will perform a comparative analysis to highlight the capabilities of each tool. ChatGPT Gemini Bard Copilot Training Data Web Web Web Web Accuracy 85% 85% 70% 80% Recall 85% 95% 75% 82% Precision 89% 90% 75% 90% F1 Score 91% 92% 75% 84% Mu

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What Is Deferred Revenue: Accounting Principles and Tax Treatment

inDinero

Terms like “deferred revenue” can confuse non-accountants, but the concept is easy enough. Deferred revenue refers to when customers pay upfront for products or services they will receive later while your accountant recognizes that income over time rather than all at once. In this article, we’ll explain the GAAP-compliant method of reporting deferred revenue, provide bookkeeping examples, and explain how the practice will impact your taxes.

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Achieving Sustainable Impact at Scale

The Global Small Business Blog

©iStock/Author In a recent policy brief published by the Dag Hammarsköld Foundation and the United Nations, the common approach to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has been to track progress on a global and country-by-country basis and to argue for policy change, for more investment, and more innovation. These are important elements of a strategy to achieve the SDGs, but what has been missing is to design, fund, and implement investment programs in a way that systematically and

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Modernizing mainframe applications with a boost from generative AI

IBM Services

Look behind the scenes of any slick mobile application or commercial interface, and deep beneath the integration and service layers of any major enterprise’s application architecture, you will likely find mainframes running the show. Critical applications and systems of record are using these core systems as part of a hybrid infrastructure. Any interruption in their ongoing operation could be disastrous to the continued operational integrity of the business.

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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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Unlocking the Power of ServiceNow GRC: Top Use Cases

V-Soft Consulting

GRC (Governance, Risk, and Compliance), is an operational strategy dedicated to handling an organization's governance, risk management, and compliance in alignment with industry and government regulations. GRC often denotes a collection of software capabilities designed for the execution and oversight of enterprise GRC programs.

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The Critical Importance of ModelOps in AI Readiness

3Pillar Global

Building a generative AI proof-of-concept is relatively low cost. Scaling it and putting it into production at an enterprise level is a much different undertaking, requiring new capabilities, disciplines, and rigor. New frameworks for ensuring trustworthiness and preparedness are emerging to meet the needs of companies competing in the AI economy. Model operationalization (ModelOps) encompasses all advanced analytics decisions within the organization, including your AI models.

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Medical Device Industry Trends for 2024

Perficient Digital Transformation

Medical device industry trends for 2024. The medical device industry is in a constant state of evolution. We are seeing more sophisticated consumer expectations, advancements in technology, regulatory changes, and changing healthcare needs – just to name a few. As we gaze into our crystal ball, five key trends have bubbled up. Let’s look at what is poised to impact the medical device industry in 2024.

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A Practical Guide To AI Implementation Strategy For SMBs

Amzur

With the proliferation of data and technological maturity across industries, AI implementation has become a lynchpin in bringing new levels of automation, consistency, scalability, and reduced costs. Regardless of the size and scale of businesses, AI implementation rates have skyrocketed in recent years, transforming the way organizations look at their business data and use it for a better customer experience and internal operational productivity.

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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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The Next AI-Fueled Challenger to Google: Perplexity.ai

The Global Small Business Blog

©iStock/siraanamwong A resource I shared during my " Laurel Delaney's Global Trade Trends Report 2024 ," which you can watch now free of charge, is called Perplexity.ai. Perplexity, a startup going after Google’s dominant position in web search , has won backing from Jeff Bezos and venture capitalists betting that artificial intelligence will upend the way people find information online.

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IBM’s new watson large speech model brings generative AI to the phone 

IBM Services

Most everyone has heard of large language models, or LLMs, since generative AI has entered our daily lexicon through its amazing text and image generating capabilities, and its promise as a revolution in how enterprises handle core business functions. Now, more than ever, the thought of talking to AI through a chat interface or have it perform specific tasks for you, is a tangible reality.

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Key Steps to Ensure a Successful ServiceNow GRC Implementation

V-Soft Consulting

In the rapidly evolving business landscape, organizations are continually challenged to find innovative solutions related to governance, risk, and compliance (GRC). Managing these elements effectively is key to ensuring business success and regulatory compliance. ServiceNow's GRC platform is a comprehensive solution to streamline and enhance GRC processes and has emerged as a leader in the segment.

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Cracking the Code: How Outsourcing Transforms Data Solutions

SEBPO

BLOG Cracking the Code: How Outsourcing Transforms Data Solutions January 31, 2024 Data is the key to unlocking valuable insights, driving innovation, correcting costly errors, and making informed decisions that shape the future of your business. You can stay competitive and focused on your core business activities when you tap into the specialized expertise of an outsourced data solutions team.

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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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Build Scalable and Reliable Node.js Apps with Ease: Introducing NestJS

Perficient Digital Transformation

If you’re interested in learning a robust, efficient, and scalable enterprise-level server-side framework, you’ve landed on the right blog ! We’ll start with a quick introduction, and in this post and the ones to follow, we’ll dive straight into the practical part. Together, we’ll build an application that covers various Nest JS fundamental and advanced topics, such as Services, Controllers, Modules, Repository, Pipes, Dependency Injection, and database connectivi

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Evolutionary Journeys in BPO Excellence: A Dialogue with Magellan Solutions’ Visionary

Magellan Solutions

Magellan Solutions has found a special place in the ever-changing BPO (business process outsourcing) industry. Did you know that the Philippine BPO industry is projected to hit US$37.87 billion in revenue in 2024, a 7% increase from 2023? So, understanding the journey of pioneers like Magellan becomes crucial. Today, we will converse with successful CEO Fred Chua, the visionary architect behind Magellan’s victory.

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Considerations When Taking a Business Global

The Global Small Business Blog

©iStock/WANAN YOSSINGKUM There are many considerations to be made when taking a business global. On the payroll and human resources end, important considerations involve understanding the potential labor costs, making sure the company’s culture and employee experience are in sync to avoid high rates of turnover, ensuring the business is in compliance with many new tax and labor laws in the country(ies) where the employer wishes to expand, and applying new and emerging technology in ways that wil

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Join us at the forefront of AI for business: Think 2024

IBM Services

You want to use AI to accelerate productivity and innovation for your business. You need to move beyond experimentation to scale. You have to move fast. Join us in Boston for Think 2024, a unique and engaging experience that will guide you on your AI for business journey, no matter where you are on the road. From building AI readiness with a thoughtful hybrid cloud approach, to scaling AI across core business functions and industry needs, to embedding AI into the heart of your enterprise strateg

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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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How to Empower Yourself

Unosquare

by: Alison Fernandez Intermediate Software Engineer and WiT Lead How to Empower Yourself Hello everyone! I’m thrilled to introduce myself as Alison Fernandez, the proud leader of Unosquare’s “Women in Tech Guild” and a passionate software engineer. In this role, I’m committed to fostering an empowering community for women in our field, promoting diversity, and driving innovation.

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Tam Tieu: Leading the Way in Delivering Quality Outcomes

AS White Global

It says a lot when you’ve been chosen to form and lead a team for challenging projects. That’s Tam Tieu for you. With hard work and determination, he continues to shine in his role as Operations Manager in Vietnam for iPartners, one of ASW’s client partners. Find out what motivates Tam at work, how he practises work-life balance , and what he wants people to know about Vietnam. 1.

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Optimizely CMS – Working with special symbols in TinyMCE

Perficient Digital Transformation

If you’ve worked with Optimizely CMS, you might be pretty familiar with TinyMCE. Its the amazing rich text editor that works seamlessly with Optimizely CMS. And some of you may have worked with some or other form of customization with it in projects, be it adding additional styles, work with different plugins, format the toolbar to suit your clients’ requirements and more.

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ServiceNow Vancouver Release: Generative AI Capabilities of Now Assist

V-Soft Consulting

The rise and rise of generative AI has led most businesses to look at ways of adopting it. Even software-as-Service (SaaS) providers are racing to integrate generative AI capabilities into their platforms to stay competitive in the marketplace. ServiceNow, being a pioneer in its field, had already implemented generative AI capabilities by integrating Open AI LLMs including ChatGPT.

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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.