Sat.Apr 27, 2024 - Fri.May 03, 2024

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Is Outsourcing Offshore Right for You? Pros and Cons

Magellan Solutions

Have you ever noticed businesses looking for new ways to save money and grow ? One popular tactic is outsourcing to other countries to make operations more efficient. As the global economy becomes increasingly interconnected, the appeal of outsourcing offshore has soared. The global BPO market is projected to reach $525 billion by 2030 , growing at over 9% annually.

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Massive Area of Growth: Global Expansion

The Global Small Business Blog

©iStock/Geleanu Mihai Shopify President Harley Finkelstein wants to make your customer base global. So do we. Simple as that. "International is a massive area of growth for us,” he [Finkelstein] said. “So not only can any brand of all sizes use Shopify, but once they start selling with us, we want to make it default global, meaning we want their customer base to be global.

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Towards A Gender Equitable World: Unveiling Diversity in DeepTech

Zinnov

India’s emergence as a global DeepTech hub is a remarkable growth story. However, amidst this rapid progress lies a critical blind spot – the glaring lack of equal gender representation and participation of women in the tech workforce. The statistics paint a stark picture. Only 70% of Indian women have access to primary education and a mere 3% reach senior leadership roles in the corporate world.

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How Integrated Attendance Systems Simplify Payroll Compliance?

Paysquare

Introduction of Attendance System A stable and efficient payroll system can provide a lot of amazing benefits to clients. This is because this system consists of a lot of small and big aspects that contribute to making legal and statutory compliance in HR to a great extent. One such amazing, capable system is an integrated attendance system. With the help of integrated attendance systems, employees can handle their daily working records very capably.

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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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Today in Global Small Business: Imitation Isn't Enough With AI

The Global Small Business Blog

©iStock/CHOLTICHA KRANJUMNONG What's affecting me, my clients, my colleagues and other global small business owners: The ethical issues of AI ; imitation isn't enough. Fears of trade protectionism are overdone. The fallout of Red Sea disruptions for global trade and inflation. Quote of the week: "The freer the flow of world trade, the stronger the tides for economic progress and peace among nations.

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Call Center Outsource: Questions to ask a Nearshore service

Redial

As a business owner or a CEO is important to ask certain questions to get a clear picture of what you are hiring, in the case of a Nearshore service, here we have some key questions to ask your next outsource provider. What are the benefits of outsourcing our call center services? Outsourcing call center services offers businesses the opportunity to optimize costs, access specialized talent, enhance scalability, and focus on core competencies, ultimately leading to improved customer experiences

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Consistent Financial Reporting for Small Businesses

inDinero

You’ve put effort into managing your small business, but are you truly aware of your company’s financial pulse? Consistent financial reporting can be the difference between merely surviving and thriving in the competitive business landscape. These reports offer a window into your business’s financial health, guiding you to make well-informed decisions that could shape your company’s future.

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U.S. and China Talks On AI Could Have Far-Reaching Implications For the Future of Global Commerce

The Global Small Business Blog

©iStock/William_Potter The high-level talks between the U.S. and China on artificial intelligence (AI) could have far-reaching implications for the future of global commerce, experts say. U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has announced that the two countries will conduct their first high-level talks on AI, emphasizing its growing importance. The discussions are poised to cover crucial aspects of AI technology and regulation, and the outcomes may influence regulatory frameworks, technology

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3Pillar Global and New Port Partners Redefine End-to-End Transformation in New Strategic Business and Technology Relationship

3Pillar Global

FAIRFAX, VA – 3Pillar Global, a leading software strategy, consulting and AI-enabled product development firm and New Port Partners, a premier advisory firm specializing in tech sector business performance improvements, today announced a strategic business and technology relationship. Clients of New Port partners who are undergoing complex business transformations can leverage 3Pillar’s 18-year track record in digital expertise, including custom enterprise software application development, clou

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Perficient Awarded as HCL Software’s Gold Reseller Award

Perficient Digital Transformation

We are proud to announce Perficient has been awarded HCL Software’s Gold Reseller Award! This award comes as recognition for our continued collaboration and outstanding performance in regard to sales and delivery in 2023. As an HCL Software strategic partner, we actively drive innovation into HCL’s roadmap and collaborate closely from a product innovation and support perspective.

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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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How generative AI will revolutionize supply chain 

IBM Services

Unlocking the full potential of supply chain management has long been a goal for businesses that seek efficiency, resilience and sustainability. In the age of digital transformation, the integration of advanced technologies like generative artificial intelligence brings a new era of innovation and optimization. AI tools help users address queries and resolve alerts by using supply chain data, and natural language processing helps analysts access inventory, order and shipment data for decision-ma

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Look Who Is Giving Courses on AI?

The Global Small Business Blog

©iStock/mesh cube The artificial intelligence (AI) courses Coursera offers are designed to help prepare you for a career in machine learning engineering, intelligent systems design, data science, robotics, and natural language processing, equipping you with cutting-edge skills in this evolving field. Check out which companies are educating the masses.

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Sourcing Leaders’ Key Priorities: Accelerating Growth Through Global Services | Webinar

Everest Group

live webinar Sourcing Leaders’ Key Priorities: Accelerating Growth Through Global Services May 2, 2024 | 9 a.m. CDT | 10 a.m. EDT | 3 p.m. BST | 7:30 p.m. IST As the second half of 2024 approaches, sourcing leaders are pivoting towards revenue acceleration strategies, moving beyond the traditional focus on cost savings. Procurement’s growing relevance within organizations underscores its necessity to adopt growth-oriented strategies, including driving innovation with key suppliers, leverag

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Balancing Work and Home Life: 4 Ways to Support Better Mental Health for Mothers

Perficient Digital Transformation

I recently became a mother for the third time, welcoming a beautiful baby girl in July 2023. Stepping into the whirlwind of newborn life with two other children in tow felt like diving headfirst into uncharted waters! Balancing the needs of three young humans has become my daily adventure, filled with equal parts chaos and love. Mo therhood , whether it’s the first or fifth time, is a beautiful yet wildly demanding journey that nearly always involves juggling multiple responsibilities simultane

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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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VeloxCon 2024: Innovation in data management

IBM Services

VeloxCon 2024 , the premier developer conference that is dedicated to the Velox open-source project, brought together industry leaders, engineers, and enthusiasts to explore the latest advancements and collaborative efforts shaping the future of data management. Hosted by IBM® in partnership with Meta, VeloxCon showcased the latest innovation in Velox including project roadmap, Prestissimo (Presto-on-Velox), Gluten (Spark-on-Velox), hardware acceleration, and much more.

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I Like Bold Colors

The Global Small Business Blog

©2024 Laurel J. Delaney. All rights reserved. "I like bold colors but usually wear black.

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ABSL DACH’s 10th Member Meeting | Conference

Everest Group

Conference ABSL DACH's 10th Member Meeting: AI & Gen AI in GBS June 24-25, 2024 Catch Everest Group Partner, Rohitashwa Aggarwal, at ABSL DACH’s 10th Member Meeting in Hamburg, Germany. Rohitashwa will join an exciting line up of speakers to present his insights on AI and generative AI in GBS.

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Sitecore 10.4 is out and here’s all you need to know about it

Perficient Digital Transformation

That was a decent gap since 1.5 years ago Sitecore previously released a feature-full version of their XM/XP platform, namely 10.3 was released on December 1st of 2022. That is why I was very excited to look through the newest release of the vendor’s self-hosted platforms and familiarize myself with its changes. First and foremost, the 10.4 platforms could be exclusively obtained from a new download page which has moved to its new home at Sitecore Developer Portal.

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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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Top behavioral questions for software engineers and how to answer them

Airswift

Picture this: You're sitting across a tech recruiter, and the conversation turns to your resume. They admire the depth of your credentials, commending that it stands out in a sea of AI-generated applications. Your expertise and educational background leave a lasting impression, as did your performance in a recent coding challenge.

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The Truth: Outsourcing vs Offshoring Solutions Save Costs

Magellan Solutions

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) drive significant economic productivity and employment but struggle with high operational costs. With such constraints, investing in costly new technologies and innovations for growth becomes extremely difficult. Fortunately, SMEs can explore outsourcing vs offshoring solutions as viable strategies to reduce costs and free up resources for adopting emerging technologies.

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Mexico: A Top Global Hotspot for Setting Up Centers of Excellence

Zinnov

As the global technology landscape continues to evolve, companies worldwide are seeking strategic locations to set up Centers of Excellence (COE) that can drive innovation, foster talent development, and leverage cost-effective operations. Mexico has emerged as a top destination for setting up such centers, offering a unique combination of economic advantages, a thriving talent pool, and a growing ecosystem of industry-academia collaborations.

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SFCC: The Orchestrator for Your B2C Lead-to-Loyalty Journey

Perficient Digital Transformation

In the competitive world of B2C commerce, fostering customer loyalty is paramount. Salesforce Commerce Cloud (SFCC) provides a robust platform that goes beyond transactions, offering a powerful toolset to orchestrate the entire lead-to-loyalty journey. Here’s how SFCC empowers businesses to build lasting customer relationships: Targeted Acquisition Strategies: From the moment a customer lands on your site, leverage their data to create a personalized experience.

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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.

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Startup Funding: The Founder’s Roadmap

inDinero

Finding startup funding takes a lot of work. You have an incredibly promising idea and the ambition to pursue it, but finding the capital to test and grow your business won’t be easy. In this article, we’ll outline different types of startup funding and guide you on how to successfully find and pitch investors. Table of Contents What Is Startup Captial?

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Navigating employee benefits in the US: Key insights for companies

Airswift

Entering the US market poses many challenges for businesses, and one critical aspect is navigating the complex landscape of employee benefits. In our recent webinar, Colby Clark (Vice President - Global Employment Mobility) and Steve Jenkins (Sales Director - Global Employment Mobility) from Airswift shed light on the intricacies of this process, offering valuable insights for companies looking to establish themselves in the US.

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Beyond the Paycheck: How India GCCs Can Attract and Retain Top Talent?

Zinnov

Remember the game of musical chairs? When the music stopped, everyone scrambled for a seat. The talent market in past few years has been a lot like that. We saw a period of what’s been called the “ Great Resignation.” Employees made consecutive job switches in search for growth, value and of course better paychecks. But then, plot twist!

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Connecting SFCC with Other Clouds

Perficient Digital Transformation

Are you looking to revolutionize your e-commerce strategy? Look no further than Salesforce Commerce Cloud (SFCC) and its powerful integrations with other Salesforce clouds. SFCC’s ability to seamlessly connect with Marketing Cloud, Service Cloud, and Sales Cloud opens up a world of possibilities for businesses seeking to enhance their customer engagement, drive sales, and optimize operations.

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Top 7 Global Employment Challenges

The benefits of expanding internationally are endless, especially if you approach it the right way. However, there are pitfalls along the way that can slow down progress. Global expansion brings many opportunities for companies —business growth, brand-building in new markets, and access to diverse talent pools worldwide. However, international growth can come with challenges.

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The Emotional Core of UI/UX Design

Unosquare

Emotional Design transforms user experience from purely functional and aesthetically pleasing interfaces to ones that forge a more profound connection with users. This approach enhances user satisfaction and fosters brand loyalty and personal attachment to products. Where did the Concept of Emotional Design Start? The term “Emotional Design” began to gain traction within the tech industry primarily in the early 2000s, following the publication of Don Norman’s influential book,

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How to Select the Right AP Automation Partner for Your Organization

Metasource

Modern finance leaders are pursuing accounts payable (AP) automation solutions with several goals in mind… Maybe you want to eliminate manual data entry and give your staff back time for more high-value tasks. Maybe you’re focusing on cost reduction given today’s economy. Maybe you’re hoping to improve vendor relationships. Regardless of the specific objectives you’re aiming for this year, most AP teams have the same overarching goal that will bring these more unique ones to fruition: stre

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Mexico: An Emerging Hub for Establishing Centers of Excellence

Zinnov

As the global technology landscape continues to evolve, companies worldwide are seeking strategic locations to establish Centers of Excellence (CoE) that can drive innovation, foster talent development, and leverage cost-effective operations. Mexico has emerged as a top destination for setting up such centers, offering a unique combination of economic advantages, a thriving talent pool, and a growing ecosystem of industry-academia collaborations.

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Spring 2024 Salesforce Release Brings Important Changes for Healthcare

Perficient Digital Transformation

As of mid-February 2024, the Spring ‘24 release was generally available across all instances of Health Cloud bringing with it a host of improvements and added functionality for healthcare organizations. The new features and enhancements offer opportunities for efficiency, security, and insights. Home Health Advanced visit scheduling enables healthcare organizations to proactively manage care delivery, optimizing resource allocation and enhancing patient outcomes.

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A Deep Dive Into Supply Chain Strategy: Why Yours Isn't Working

Speaker: Michelle Meyer, Founder and CEO of MatterProviders

Michelle Meyer is the Founder and CEO of MatterProviders, and a supply chain professional of over 30 years. Fortunately, she's here to walk you through the future of supply chain strategy and why your current approach is probably not working. In this exclusive webinar, she will explore ways to develop and perfect your new, innovative supply chain design in this post-pandemic era of economic uncertainty.