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Today in Global Small Business: Trends in Globalization

The Global Small Business Blog

©iStock/Pakin Jarerndee What's affecting me, my clients, my colleagues and other global small business owners: Books, reports, and articles that discuss trends in globalization. The KOF Globalization Index measures the economic, social and political dimensions of globalization. Why our world needs biggest restraint in biggest-ever election year. Quote of the week: "Think about the race of artificial intelligence … think about the geopolitical tension and the threat of fragmentation we will have

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For the planet and people: IBM’s focus on AI ethics in sustainability

IBM Services

AI can be a force for good, but it might also lead to environmental and sustainability concerns. IBM is dedicated to the responsible development and deployment of this technology, which can enable our clients to meet their sustainability goals. “AI is an unbelievable opportunity to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges in health care, manufacturing, climate change and more,” said Christina Shim, IBM’s global head of Sustainability Software and an AI Ethics

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Navigating the CXM Outsourcing Landscape: A Comprehensive Guide for First-time Outsourcers | Webinar

Everest Group

Live Webinar Navigating the CXM Outsourcing Landscape: A Comprehensive Guide for First-time Outsourcers April 23, 2024 | 9 a.m. CDT | 10 a.m. EDT | 3 p.m. BST | 7:30 p.m. IST What are the key considerations when choosing a customer experience management (CXM) outsourcing partner for the first time? Join this insightful webinar on navigating the outsourcing landscape, led by our experts Divya Baweja, Practice Director, and David Rickard, Partner.

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Protecting Your Payroll: The Evolution of AI- in Ensuring Data Security

Paysquare

INTRODUCTION OF PAYROLL DATA SECURITY Managing payroll services efficiently requires that all security measures are in place so that important data of the employees are safe. All businesses have important information about their employees, which they must protect. It is not just to preserve the integrity of the employees but also to maintain trust with the employees and comply with statutory compliance in HR.

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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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AI this Earth Day: Top opportunities to advance sustainability initiatives

IBM Services

This Earth Day, we are calling for action to conserve our scarcest resource: the planet. To drive real change, it’s crucial for individuals, industries, organizations and governments to work together, using data and technology to uncover new opportunities that will help advance sustainability initiatives across the globe. The world is behind on addressing climate change.

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Energizing Zimbabwe's Export Growth: ZimTrade

The Global Small Business Blog

©iStock/NatanaelGinting Zimbabwe-based ZimTrade , a trade information portal, has developed an export program to empower female owned businesses with export knowledge and skills that will help at least 200 women entrepreneurs contribute to significant exports in the region. The program will help women business owners get export ready.

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Zendesk vs Freshdesk: Which Is Better In 2024

31 West

Picture this – you open your email, and it’s flooded with hundreds of customer queries. Each query seems urgent, and the customer wants either a quick reply or an immediate resolution. They also expect after-hours support from your agents. Some are tech-related, while others are general queries from your prospects that can eventually lead to a closed deal.

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5 Thoughts on SUGCON Europe 2024 in Dublin, Ireland

Perficient Digital Transformation

SUGCON (Sitecore User Group Conference) Europe 2024 was the second SUGCON I’ve attended, with the first just being six months ago in Minneapolis. There are few things that remind me how much I love my job more than being surrounded by the Sitecore Community. I’ve developed real friendships with folks from literally every corner of the world and it’s only once or twice a year we get the whole “Sitecore Family” together.

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Top Global Artificial Intelligence Markets

The Global Small Business Blog

©iStock/Adrian Vidal This report, " Top Global Artificial Intelligence Markets ," presents a brief overview of top Al global hubs outside the United States. Each country includes an Al ecosystem overview, government incentives and policies, education and research institutions, leading events, and industry groups. The initial markets for this report were selected based on global rankings, the highest number of Al companies concentrated there, venture capital, and related research institutions.

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Commerce strategy: Ecommerce is dead, long live ecommerce

IBM Services

In today’s dynamic and uncertain landscape, commerce strategy—what we might formerly have referred to as ecommerce strategy—is so much more than it once was. Commerce is a complex journey in which the moment of truth—conversion—takes place. This reality means that every brand in every industry with every business model needs to optimize the commerce experience, and thus the customer experience , to drive conversion rates and revenues.

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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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NetSuite Customization: Transform Your ERP to Drive Business Success

Amzur

Many businesses invest in enterprise resource planning (ERP) software hoping to streamline operations and gain better insight into their data. However, off-the-shelf ERP solutions often force businesses to adapt their processes, leading to inefficiencies, frustrations, and missed opportunities. NetSuite offers a compelling alternative: a highly customizable ERP platform that empowers businesses to tailor the system to their precise needs.

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From Spreadsheet Chaos to Data Strategy Triumph with Perficient

Perficient Digital Transformation

Uncovering the Challenge: Relying on Spreadsheets for Portfolio Analysis A leading wealth and asset management firm recently sought our financial services expertise for a critical challenge. Relying on complex spreadsheets for portfolio analysis, the firm faced operational hurdles due to immense computing demands. The Perficient Approach: Transforming Operations through Strategic Consulting Our team embraced the challenge, conducting a meticulous two-week analysis to uncover the root issue: a cu

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International Tax Laws On E-Commerce May Change Global Trade

The Global Small Business Blog

©iStock/Galeanu Mihai International tax laws on e-commerce may change the industry and global trade — perhaps not for the better, resulting in higher consumer prices. E-commerce has enjoyed such a meteoric rise over the past decade that ordering pretty much anything online and receiving it within a few days is now routine for consumers all over the world.

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How to prevent prompt injection attacks

IBM Services

Large language models (LLMs) may be the biggest technological breakthrough of the decade. They are also vulnerable to prompt injections , a significant security flaw with no apparent fix. As generative AI applications become increasingly ingrained in enterprise IT environments, organizations must find ways to combat this pernicious cyberattack. While researchers have not yet found a way to completely prevent prompt injections, there are ways of mitigating the risk.

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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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What the NFL Draft Reveals About Hiring the Right People

Eclaro

The 2024 NFL Draft is providing great theater, as it does every year, a mix of drama and dreams come true, franchise-quarterback picks and head-scratching selections, gigantic cheers and profane jeers we can’t repeat here fill every round from the first pick through Mr. Irrelevant. Amid the entertainment, the NFL Draft is, at its core, an exercise in finding the Right People.

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Perficient Wins the Köerber OMS New Partner of the Year 2023 North America!

Perficient Digital Transformation

We’re excited to share some wonderful news with you all! Perficient achieved the Köerber 2023 Evolve Partner Award for New OMS Partner of the Year North America. We see this as a shared achievement, one that wouldn’t be possible without the support of our incredible team and partner Köerber. Recognizing Excellence in the Supply Chain The Evolve Partner Awards have been established to recognize the efforts of Köerber’s partners in key Sales and Customer Success categories, which are related

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How Saudi Arabia Is Becoming a Hot Spot For Global Technology Manufacturing

The Global Small Business Blog

©iStock/SweetBunFactory Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 transformation has already brought change and growth to the nation's economy and society, with technology, tourism, and sports gaining global attention. Now Saudi Arabia has set its intentions on advanced manufacturing, and one company, Alat (Arabic for "machine"), is taking the lead to make the country a new global center for advanced and sustainable industry.

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Data privacy examples

IBM Services

An online retailer always gets users’ explicit consent before sharing customer data with its partners. A navigation app anonymizes activity data before analyzing it for travel trends. A school asks parents to verify their identities before giving out student information. These are just some examples of how organizations support data privacy , the principle that people should have control of their personal data, including who can see it, who can collect it, and how it can be used.

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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 impact of employee engagement on your organisation

The Scalers

Employees today are looking for more than just a 9-to-5 job. They want to be motivated, appreciated, and enthusiastic about the organisation they work for. In other words, they want to be engaged. According to a 2023 report by communications firm Edelman, 80% of people desire personal empowerment at work , and 71% prioritise making a societal impact.

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A High Five to the Power of the High Five

Eclaro

We are thrilled here in the halls of ECLARO that the full-on NBA playoffs are tipping off (and not just because there are more than a few long-suffering Knicks fans among our ranks). As the games play out, there will be plenty of talk about the secrets and success to building a winning team, how to get the most out of those team members, how to motivate and manage talent.

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Rainbow of Awesome

The Global Small Business Blog

©2024 Laurel J. Delaney. All rights reserved. "You are like a rainbow of awesome!

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AI transforms the IT support experience

IBM Services

We know that understanding clients’ technical issues is paramount for delivering effective support service. Enterprises demand prompt and accurate solutions to their technical issues, requiring support teams to possess deep technical knowledge and communicate action plans clearly. Product-embedded or online support tools, such as virtual assistants, can drive more informed and efficient support interactions with client self-service.

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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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Healthcare Innovation Requires Deliberate Action, Not More Strategy

3Pillar Global

Over the past 15 years I’ve led strategy and product work with leaders across health systems, payers, and pharmaceutical manufacturers. I’ve launched new pharmacy businesses, built patient check-in flows, and planned how to revamp payer ASO offerings. My big takeaway: healthcare leaders already know what needs to be built. They know what needs to change to make life better for patients and drive the business forward.

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Navigating the Shift to Next-Gen Customer Engagement Technology Products in the Life Sciences Sector | Blog

Everest Group

Life sciences enterprises are undergoing a generational shift, transitioning from outdated legacy customer relationship management (CRM) systems to modern Customer Experience Platforms (CXP). Discover the three emerging customer engagement layers in these platforms, the readiness of enterprises to adopt the latest solutions, and the factors to consider when selecting customer engagement technology in this blog.

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Safeguarding Against AI-Powered Cyberattacks: AI As An Antidote

Amzur

Introduction As intruders and attackers become more intelligent by embracing AI technologies, CIOs are under immense pressure to confront AI-powered cyberattacks to protect their infrastructure and assets. If you’re one among them, it’s time to reassess and strengthen your cybersecurity strategies to ensure the organization’s security and trust. But why?

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Deployable architecture on IBM Cloud: Simplifying system deployment

IBM Services

Deployable architecture (DA) refers to a specific design pattern or approach that allows an application or system to be easily deployed and managed across various environments. A deployable architecture involves components, modules and dependencies in a way that allows for seamless deployment and makes it easy for developers and operations teams to quickly deploy new features and updates to the system, without requiring extensive manual intervention.

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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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Leveraging Data Cloud for Medical Devices

Perficient Digital Transformation

From patient records to medical device telemetry, the volume and diversity of data generated for medical device companies can be staggering. However, harnessing this data to its full potential remains a significant challenge for many. Healthcare organizations, including medical device companies, grapple with dispersed data across various departments and technologies.

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Boosting Project Readiness in Technology Talent: A Comprehensive Framework for Developing Project-Ready Workforce | Blog

Everest Group

To combat the technology talent shortage and improve project readiness, technology firms are investing in comprehensive initiatives across the talent management value chain, including learning and development platforms, niche partnerships, and other strategies. Explore how Everest Group’s 3A framework can help firms assess, acquire, and activate project-ready talent at scale.

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Top 9 Questions: ESG & the Contact Center RFP

Blue Ocean

The concept of ESG has had its place in the business world for a couple of decades, but it is only recently that it has become mainstream. One of the more complex aspects of upholding the standards a company values is ensuring its vendors are similarly committed. This holds especially true in the world of outsourced customer service, where your vendor is literally representing your brand and your values.

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5 steps for implementing change management in your organization

IBM Services

Change is inevitable in an organization; especially in the age of digital transformation and emerging technologies, businesses and employees need to adapt. Change management (CM) is a methodology that ensures both leaders and employees are equipped and supported when implementing changes to an organization. The goal of a change management plan, or more accurately an organizational change plan, is to embed processes that have stakeholder buy-in and support the success of both the business and the

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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.