Sat.Dec 02, 2023 - Fri.Dec 08, 2023

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Software Development Nearshore to Romania: 4 Strategic Advantages

Wirtek

You know time is money if you are in the software development business. The sooner you can get a product to market, the better. But what if your in-house team is loaded with other projects and needs help in getting the job done? That's where nearshoring comes in.

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A Recalculation of Globalization

The Global Small Business Blog

©iStock/Gerard1610 The current interconnected global economic system just isn't working, some economists say. They are calling for a recalculation of globalization, and what it means to be wealthy, independent, and secure. Globalization has had a rough time lately. Worldwide, just-in-time supply chains suffered under stiff tariffs. COVID-19 shutdowns and travel restrictions caused further distress.

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Outsourced Accounting Services vs. In-House [Pros and Cons]

Intugo

Outsourced Accounting Services vs. In-House [Pros and Cons] Effective accounting is essential for the smooth functioning of any successful business. It serves as the backbone of operations, ensuring financial transactions are accurately recorded, analyzed, and reported. The significance of sound accounting practices cannot be overstated, as they enable businesses to make informed decisions, maintain compliance, and foster overall financial health.

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How clean tech businesses can master global hiring & remote work management

Airswift

Source: Menara Grafis/Shutterstock The global hiring market Global mobility is reshaping the business landscape and employee life. Expanding into new markets offers exciting prospects but also presents challenges. Navigating these complexities is crucial as hiring, managing, and collaborating across borders becomes increasingly vital.

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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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Data center consolidation: Strategy and best practices

IBM Services

The modern pace of data creation is staggering. The average organization produces data constantly—perhaps even continuously—and soon it’s investing in servers to provide ample storage for that information. In time, and probably sooner than expected, the organization accrues more data and outgrows that server, so it invests in multiple servers.

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Moving From the 'Take-Make-Use-Waste' Model to an Efficient Circular Economy

The Global Small Business Blog

©iStock/Chavapong Prateep Na Thalan g The circular economy is pivotal for achieving climate and sustainable development goals and must be included in the COP28 outcomes. With this paper , International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), on behalf of the global business community, underscores the importance to move from the 'take-make-use-waste' model to a sustainable, resource-efficient circular economy.

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Team Aviso Broking: Seamless Support and Synergy Shines Through

AS White Global

This exceptional team from ASW Malaysia has been recognised for their unparalleled support services for our client partner Aviso Broking. Their teamwork is rooted in a culture of open communication, trust, adaptability, and respect. Learn more about what motivates them and how they deal with the challenges that come their way. Team members: Reena Kaur Jasvinderpal Singh – Admin Support Manager Norekanadirah (Nat) Abdul Rahman – Broking Administration Support Elya George – Broki

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Get your IT team battle-ready for the next holiday rush 

IBM Services

Last year, almost 200 million people shopped on Black Friday. Online alone, they spent more than $9 billion. This holiday season, shoppers are ready to shop again and they’re prepared to spend even more. Are your IT systems ready to handle any spikes and keep everyone jolly? Or are you worried that incidents—finicky apps, slow page loads or even downtime— might ruin the holiday spirit along with your bottom line?

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Today in Global Small Business: Navigating Global Divergencies

The Global Small Business Blog

©iStock/bagotaj What's affecting me, my clients, my colleagues and other global small business owners: Navigating global divergencies. Global growth to slow in 2024. Banks predict slower growth for global economy in 2024. Quote of the week: "Only those who will risk going too far can find out how far one can go." – T.S. Eliot Prepare for stalling or divergent global growth in 2024.

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Exploring Selenium 4 Actions API: Part 2

Perficient Digital Transformation

Welcome back to our exploration of Selenium 4’s Actions API. In this second part, we’ll delve into advanced techniques and real-world applications of the enhanced Actions API. The focus will be on mouse actions, including click and release, alternate button clicks, double-clicking, moving to elements, and drag-and-drop functionalities. Additionally, we’ll provide insights into when to leverage these advanced actions and their impact on test automation.

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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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Incremental vs. Game-Changing Innovation with Generative AI in Information Services

3Pillar Global

According to a recent Gartner report, generative AI falls into two categories : everyday and game-changing: Everyday AI focuses on improving productivity, enabling workers to perform existing tasks faster and more efficiently. This is the primary area of investment for most businesses, and it drives incremental improvement along the margins. Game-changing AI focuses on creativity.

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Reskilling your workforce in the time of AI

IBM Services

As the adoption of AI and other technologies continues to expand, it will transform how we perform work with the potential to disrupt 83 million jobs globally and create 69 million new roles by 2025, according to the World Economic Forum. Like other groundbreaking technologies before it, the evolution of AI will create opportunities for new industries, new jobs and new approaches to existing ones.

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AWS re:Invent: The Story Beyond Generative AI | Blog

Everest Group

While Generative Artificial Intelligence was a major focus at the recent Amazon Web Services (AWS) annual user conference in Las Vegas, other important themes stood out to our analyst team. These include an increased focus on partnerships, cost optimization, and new growth channels. Read on for our analysis of the trends to pay attention to from AWS re:Invent 2023.

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Exploring Selenium 4: Dive into the Actions API

Perficient Digital Transformation

Selenium 4, the latest iteration of the Selenium WebDriver, introduces several enhancements to streamline web automation. One notable improvement is the revamped Actions API. This low-level interface provides virtualized device input actions to the web browser, offering granular control over keyboard, mouse, pen, touch devices, and even scroll wheel interactions.

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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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The Hackett Group Launches Ai XPLR: A Pioneering Gen AI Readiness and Opportunity Assessment

The Hackett Group

Provides the Ability to Define the Value Realization Impact from Gen AI Strategies Miami, FL – December 7, 2023 – The Hackett Group , Inc. (NASDAQ: HCKT), a leading benchmarking, executive advisory and strategic consultancy, has launched Ai XPLR , a readiness and opportunity assessment that leverages the extensive proprietary benchmark database of The Hackett Group ® to enable companies to quickly and comprehensively identify opportunities to harness artificial intelligence (AI) across key busin

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How financial institutions can deliver value from investment in digital operational resilience

IBM Services

The Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA) is a landmark piece of legislation in the European Union (EU) that is designed to help fortify the operational resilience of the financial sector, making it fit for purpose in the digital age. DORA has several objectives, including to comprehensively address information and communications technology (ICT) risk management in the financial services sector and harmonize the ICT risk management regulations that already exist in individual EU member state

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Promoting Advanced Technologies at COP28 Can Propel Immediate Energy Optimization Action | Blog

Everest Group

As nations gather at COP28, prioritizing technology-driven optimization can pave the way for sustainable energy progression. Explore how advanced energy monitoring and optimization technologies can help enterprises transition from fossil fuels to renewables. Note, this blog is part of Everest Group’s continued coverage of COP28. For our analysis of the first two days of the United Nations Climate Change conference, see the prior posting.

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Salary Increase, Attrition, and Hiring Trends — An India GCC View 2023-2024

Zinnov

The year 2023 has been characterized by continued macroeconomic headwinds, geopolitical tensions, and ever-shifting workforce priorities. These undercurrents have significantly influenced salary, attrition, and hiring patterns for enterprises as they strive to strike a balance between business prudence and talent retention. Despite these global hurdles, India stood out as a favored destination for organizations establishing their Global Capability Centers (GCCs) , or Global In-house Centers (GIC

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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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Is Loyalty Dead? Automotive & Mobility Experts Discuss During Our London Event

Perficient Digital Transformation

Alongside our partners HCLSoftware and AWS, we hosted an automotive panel in London and invited major OEMs as well as other innovative leaders in the industry. Mark Felix, the CMO of The AA in London, was the keynote speaker followed by Martin Tavener, CTO of Commerce at HCLSoftware. I’m proud to have been a part of such an esteemed panel of colleagues as Perficient’s Automotive Industry Lead, and would love to share with you the highlights of our lively discussion.

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Retailers can tap into generative AI to enhance support for customers and employees

IBM Services

As the retail industry witnesses a shift towards a more digital, on-demand consumer base, AI is becoming the secret weapon for retailers to better understand and cater to this evolving consumer behavior. With the rise of highly personalized online shopping, direct-to-consumer models, and delivery services, generative AI can help retailers further unlock a host of benefits that can improve customer care, talent transformation and the performance of their applications.

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How to Navigate the Huge Price Uplift of Microsoft 365 Copilot: Software Contract Negotiation Tips for Enterprises | Blog

Everest Group

Microsoft’s recent rollout of its Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled productivity tool Microsoft 365 Copilot for enterprise customers has generated a lot of buzz. Its steep US$30 monthly charge per user has ignited debate about how its cost will impact IT spend, the Return on Investment (ROI), and the expected benefits for employees. Continue reading for recommendations on successful software contract negotiation for Microsoft 365 Copilot.

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How global companies use AI to prevent supply chain disruptions

Intelligent Sourcing

As they strive to make their supply chains more resilient, global companies are grappling with two challenges: the difficulty in discerning potential sources and the extended time required to find, vet, and onboard new suppliers. Companies such as Walmart, Tyson Foods, Koch Industries, Maersk, Siemens, and Unilever are using AI tools to swiftly find and […] The post How global companies use AI to prevent supply chain disruptions appeared first on Intelligent Sourcing.

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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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Here’s What You Need to Know about BPO Call Center

Intugo

Here’s What You Need to Know about BPO Call Center The strategic incorporation of a call center BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) has become an important consideration for companies striving to elevate efficiency and revolutionize customer support. A deep understanding of the integral role that BPO call centers play in optimizing business processes is very important for enterprises aiming to remain agile and competitive in their respective industries.

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Six ways AI can influence the future of customer service

IBM Services

Organizations have always used some degree of technology to provide an excellent customer experience , but the future of customer service will demand even more advancements to meet customers’ growing expectations. There is no question that customer service is about to take a massive leap forward, thanks to emerging trends like artificial intelligence (AI).

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A Comprehensive Approach to Meeting the Talent Demands of Sustainability Services | Blog

Everest Group

As the sustainability sector rapidly expands, the demand for skilled professionals is soaring. Read on to learn about the skill requirements needed in the sustainability service market and how to bridge the talent gap. In recent years, the world has witnessed a remarkable surge in awareness regarding environmental responsibility and sustainability. This shift in mindset has fueled the growth of the sustainability services market as organizations increasingly recognize the need to adopt eco-frien

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Go-To-Market First Product Management

3Pillar Global

On this episode of The Innovation Engine podcast, we’re thrilled to welcome Arjun Pillai. Arjun, a seasoned entrepreneur with a rich history of successful ventures, delves into the critical concept of Go-To-Market First Product Management (GTM First Product Management) with us. Arjun sold his previous company, Insent.ai, to ZoomInfo and then went on to spend 2 years at ZoomInfo, first as SVP of Product Management and Data and then as Chief Data Officer.

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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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Still elusive but within reach? Effective GBS Business Relationship Management

Intelligent Sourcing

Finally, GBS organizations have woken up to the reality that it’s not what you deliver, it’s how your stakeholders feel about what you are delivering. Yet because it’s considered “soft stuff,” too difficult to manage, or better yet, left to the vagaries of individual GBS managers to sort out, GBS organizations suboptimize the relationships they […] The post Still elusive but within reach?

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A look into IBM’s AI ethics governance framework

IBM Services

“Organizations are responsible for ensuring that AI projects they develop, deploy or use do not have negative ethical consequences,” as per Gartner. Yet while 79% of executives say AI ethics is important to their enterprise-wide AI approach , less than 25% have operationalized ethics governance principles. In a new case study featuring IBM, Gartner talks about how to establish a governance framework to streamline the process of detecting and managing technology ethics concerns in AI

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Life Sciences Next-generation CEP Selection Criteria | Market Insights™

Everest Group

Understand the criteria for selecting life science next-generation customer engagement platforms thorugh Everest Group's latest report.

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Java vs C#: Choose the Right Language for Your Next Software Development Project

Unosquare

Java and C# are two powerful languages that have carved out significant niches in the programming world, but when choosing one for your next project, the decision can be complicated. This post delves into the nuances of Java and C#, offering insights to help you make an informed choice. Which Programming Language is Better: Java or C#? The debate over which language is superior, Java or C#, often centers on their performance, ecosystem, application areas, and who you ask.

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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.