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The Opportunities and Challenges of Hiring Internationally for SMBs

The Global Small Business Blog

©iStock/Ca-ssis With the rise of entrepreneurship, the need for SMBs to manage their costs, and a talent shortage in the U.S., international hiring will continue growing at an accelerated pace. Access to international talent will become increasingly important for U.S. SMBs’ success – and so will their need for tools and processes that make it easier for their global teams to collaborate.

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Legal Process Outsourcing in Mexico: Unlocking Efficiency and Quality

Intugo

Legal Process Outsourcing in Mexico: Unlocking Efficiency and Quality In today’s global economy, legal process outsourcing is an investment for cost-effective solutions without sacrificing quality. Fourthly, Mexico is a top choice, with its skilled workforce excelling in legal research, document drafting, case management, and compliance tasks, offering unmatched advantages.

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Navigating the World of Tech Solutions Outsourcing: A Guide

NoonDalton

Tech solutions outsourcing is steadily transforming how businesses scale, innovate, and stay ahead in the digital age. In a world where technology evolves at breakneck speed, the concept of outsourcing tech solutions has become not just an option, but a strategic necessity. Tech solutions outsourcing, at its core, is the practice of entrusting external service providers with specific tech-related tasks, projects, or services.

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This Doesn’t Have to Keep You Up at Night: How to Seamlessly Transition Your Outsourced Customer Care Program

Blue Ocean

Love them or hate them, in business, as in life, transitions are inevitable. On the Blue Ocean blog, we talk a lot about the process of sourcing a strategic partner for your outsourced customer care program. Usually, we focus on the buying cycle or key decision-making elements to consider, but the fact is, choosing your new strategic partner is just the first step in a long dance together.

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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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Building for operational resilience in the age of AI and hybrid cloud

IBM Services

Each year we see the challenges that enterprises face become more complex as they strive to keep up with the latest technologies, such as generative AI, and increasing customer expectations. For highly regulated industries, these challenges take on an entirely new level of expectation as they navigate evolving regulatory landscape and manage requirements for privacy, resiliency, cybersecurity, data sovereignty and more.

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Oh, Be Happy, That is, If You Live in Finland

The Global Small Business Blog

©iStock/ASphotowed The World Happiness Report draws on global survey data from people in more than 140 countries. Countries are ranked on happiness based on their average life evaluations over the three preceding years, in this case 2021 to 2023. The report is a partnership of Gallup, the Oxford Wellbeing Research Centre, the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network and an editorial board.

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Why You Want To Use Looker Studio For Data Visualization on BigQuery

Perficient Digital Transformation

If you have built or are building a Data Lake on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and BigQuery you already know that BigQuery is a fully managed enterprise data warehouse that helps you manage and analyze your data with built-in features like machine learning, geospatial analysis, and business intelligence. BigQuery’s serverless architecture lets you use SQL queries to answer your organization’s biggest questions with zero infrastructure management.

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Analyzing the EU AI Act Impact for Global Businesses | Webinar

Everest Group

LIVE WEBINAR Analyzing the EU AI Act Impact for Global Businesses April 18, 2024 | 10:30 a.m. BST | 11:30 a.m. CEST | 12:30 p.m. EEST | 3:00 p.m. IST Regulation in the AI space is about to change significantly with the introduction of the EU AI Act. How will this new legislation affect enterprises in the EU and beyond? This webinar, hosted by Everest Group Partners Anil Vijayan and Nitish Mittal alongside Mark Lewis, Senior Consultant at Stephenson Harwood LLP, will dive into this first-of-its-k

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Congrats to Debra Dudley, Recipient of the Gail Adinamis wegg® Award for Global Exemplary Leadership® 2024!

The Global Small Business Blog

©2024 Women Entrepreneurs Grow Global®. All rights reserved. There are woman business owners and then there are global women business owners. Congratulations to Debra Dudley, Founder, Oscarware, Inc. for receiving the Gail Adinamis wegg® Award for Global Exemplary Leadership® 2024! Read on to discover what the award is about and why Debra earned it.

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Unleashing the potential: 7 ways to optimize Infrastructure for AI workloads 

IBM Services

Artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing industries by enabling advanced analytics, automation and personalized experiences. Enterprises have reported a 30% productivity gain in application modernization after implementing Gen AI. However, the success of AI initiatives heavily depends on the underlying infrastructure’s ability to support demanding workloads efficiently.

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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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We’re All Outraged! Turning Passion into Results.

Perficient Digital Transformation

If you were to pop open any social media platform or news app right now and scroll through a couple dozen posts, you’ll easily get the feeling that everything is #%&$ falling apart. Everyone is mad at something. We now use the term “doomscrolling.” In the past we had Yellow Journalism and we are there once again. As humans we tend to get addicted to outrage and drama.

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Unlocking Enterprise Preparedness for T+1 Settlement: The Crucial Role of IT and Technology Services Providers | Blog

Everest Group

By partnering with IT and technology services providers, banks and financial institutions can prepare for the new T+1 settlement. This security trade rule change to shorten the order finalization date by a day is expected to enhance operational efficiencies and reduce risk. Read on to understand how this updated regulation will impact the industry landscape and rapidly transform critical areas.

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Are Products Sold On Temu Made With Forced Labor?

The Global Small Business Blog

©iStock/zhaojiankang Temu, a Chinese-owned e-commerce company, selling everything from clothes to electronics and furniture, first launched in the US in 2022 and later in the UK and the rest of the world. In case you missed it, they also did six 30-second commercials during this year's Super Bowl that pulled in a record 123 million Americans. That's the good news.

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The Importance of Human IT Solutions in the Age of AI

Global Help Desk Services

When used correctly, AI can be a huge help. An AI chatbot can quickly tell you your co-pay before you head to a doctor’s appointment or point you to the correct aisle to get a flathead screwdriver on your way to the hardware store. But AI can also be less than helpful. (That same health insurance chatbot could suggest you reduce your stress by recycling your old VCR.

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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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All Aboard! Visualize Business Impact with the Enterprise Cloud Transit Map

Perficient Digital Transformation

Cloud modernization is the primary driver of digital transformation and impactful business value. Cloud platforms have evolved from core technology to disruptive ecosystems of strategic advantage. Migration and modernization are vital to reach new markets, deliver innovative products, improve resiliency, reduce costs, and improve customer experiences.

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Unified Communication & Collaboration (UCC) Specialist Services PEAK Matrix® Assessment 2024

Everest Group

Unified Communication & Collaboration (UCC) Specialist Services As the hybrid workplace model solidifies its position as the new norm for enterprises, the demand for seamless communication and collaboration services continues to surge unabated. Enterprises strive to adapt to the ever-evolving Unified Communication and Collaboration (UCC) landscape.

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Today in Global Small Business: Why Are the Houthis Attacking the Red Sea Ships?

The Global Small Business Blog

©iStock/PeterHermesFurian What's affecting me, my clients, my colleagues and other global small business owners: Why are the Houthis attacking the Red Sea ships. The Red Sea shipping crisis: lessons for importers. The impacts of the Red Sea crisis. Quote of the week: "What’s happened right now is short-term chaos, and chaos leads to increased costs,” says Ryan Petersen, CEO of the supply chain management company Flexport.

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A Mad March Tale: I’m Fired? Okay, I’ll Keep Doing My Job.

Eclaro

If you’ve filled out a March Madness bracket, you’ve seen that Long Beach State drew a 15 seed in the 2024 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament this year, its first appearance in the tournament since 2012. Maybe you even picked them as a Cinderella story. Stranger things have happened.

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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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[Podcast] What if Digital Could Outsmart Climate Change? An Interview With Kristine Swan, Bayer

Perficient Digital Transformation

In our latest podcast episode, Jim talks with Kristine Swan , the VP of Digital Transformation and IT at Bayer Crop Science , for a conversation that’s as rich and fertile as the soil our future depends on. Kristine brings a personal touch to the digital revolution in agriculture, drawing on her roots on a Missouri farm. With her at the helm, Bayer is not just sowing seeds but also sowing data – data that empowers farmers across the globe to tackle pressing challenges like climate change and sus

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Decoding Quantum Computing: Uncovering its Potential Impact and Opportunities, Part I | Blog

Everest Group

With their exceptional computing prowess, quantum computers have the potential to revolutionize various sectors by expediting complex problem-solving. In this first blog of our two-part series, we delve into quantum computer types, opportunities for businesses and IT service providers, and their impact on modern cryptographic algorithms. Get in touch to discuss further.

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The Irish Emit a Kind of Happiness, a Joy

The Global Small Business Blog

©2024 Laurel J. Delaney. All rights reserved. "Even when they have nothing, the Irish emit a kind of happiness, a joy." —Fiona Shaw [Happy St. Patrick's Day 2024! Photo of Grace O'Malley's.

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Pros & Cons: Outsourced IT Services

Magellan Solutions

Technology has become integral to business operations, enabling companies to expand their teams, reach broader customer bases, and streamline processes. However, managing IT systems can overwhelm business owners, particularly those without dedicated in-house IT departments, and this is where outsourced IT services come into play. According to industry statistics, 54% of businesses face difficulties hiring qualified employees due to a shortage of specialized IT personnel, budget limitations, or a

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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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Showing Grit When Performing Manual QA

Perficient Digital Transformation

Many times, in my career when performing QA, I’ve dealt with many times where I’ve felt uncertain about my efforts. Through my work at Perficient—and with the help of my team—I’ve learned over time how to persist and show grit in testing to be able to ensure the highest quality of work delivered throughout a project. Here are some tips to help your breakthrough any blockers you may have when performing QA.

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Beyond the Hype: Approaching Gen AI in BFSI Enterprises with the Generative AI-EXCEL Framework | Blog

Everest Group

To successfully adopt Gen AI in BFSI, enterprises need to consider four fundamental aspects that can lead to responsible and effective deployment. Carefully evaluating each framework component is essential to ensure a positive Gen AI journey. Read on to learn about the Generative AI-EXCEL Framework and the importance of each element, or get in touch.

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AI Mixtape: Insights from C-Suite Technologists

Zinnov

In this special episode of the Zinnov Podcast, we’ve curated a mix tape of invaluable insights on AI from leaders across organizations like Microsoft, PTC, Pegasystems, and others. Gain a nuanced perspective on AI’s current capabilities from those at the forefront. Understand the tangible use cases already transforming sectors like healthcare through advanced predictive analytics and enhanced diagnostics.

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Medical Data Entry Outsourcing: 7 Benefits Healthcare Firms

Offshore India Data Entry

Imagine a healthcare business overflowing with data – patient records, test results, treatment plans. Keeping all this information accurate and readily available is like having a well-oiled machine running your operations and delivering top-notch patient care. But for many healthcare providers, managing this data mountain in-house becomes a frustrating struggle.

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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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Perficient Recognized in Forrester’s Automation Fabric Services Landscape, Q1 2024 Report

Perficient Digital Transformation

In an era where automation plays a pivotal role in reshaping businesses, selecting the right partner for automation fabric services is critical. Forrester’s report, The Automation Fabric Services Landscape, Q1 2024, offers insights into the evolving landscape and recognizes notable providers in the industry. Perficient is listed among these notable providers as a large automation fabric consultancy, with an industry focus in financial services, healthcare, and manufacturing/production of c

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Marketing Services PEAK Matrix® Assessment 2024

Everest Group

Marketing Services Advances in technology such as generative AI and Web3, coupled with changing consumer preferences and dynamic macroeconomic conditions, have transformed the marketing landscape. As CMOs reassess their strategies, marketing service providers are also evolving, shifting from traditional offerings to strategic enablement of innovative solutions focused on Customer Experience (CX).

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Data Accuracy: What Is It, and Why Is It So Challenging?

Magellan Solutions

Have you ever wondered why data accuracy is essential? One mistake can ruin plans. Imagine leaving a US$3.1 trillion pile of cash on the table—that’s essentially what businesses across America do annually by tolerating inaccurate data. Faulty data is a critical error that no company can overlook. It leads to confusion, waste, risks, and disaster.

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Zinnov-nasscom India GCC Trends – Quarterly Analysis: The Rise of Semiconductor GCCs – Q4 2023

Zinnov

As the year 2023 neared its end, India’s Global Capability Centers (GCCs) sector adeptly steered through a challenging economic environment. The sector faced a global backdrop shadowed by potential recessions, rising interest rates, and persistent inflation, which naturally tempered growth expectations. However, India’s GCCs displayed a formidable resilience amidst these trials.

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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.