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The pros and cons of hiring vs. outsourcing

Influx

When it comes to expanding a business or taking on new projects, there’s a decision that companies often need to make: whether to hire new employees or outsource the work to an external company. Before making a decision, it’s essential to carefully consider your specific business needs and goals and then weigh the pros and cons of each option. We’ll cover the benefits and disadvantages in simple, digestible bullet points to help you make an informed decision that aligns with your expectations.

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Where to Start with Nearshoring to Mexico

Ivemsa

Nearshoring to Mexico has been a key strategy for decades as U.S. and other foreign operators search for ways to reduce manufacturing costs. However, for those considering expansion for the first time, getting started may feel overwhelming. That’s why it’s beneficial to employ the help of a shelter company in Mexico. They can help break down the process step by step and tackle the administrative responsibilities necessary for launch so you can solely focus on production.

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Five Innovative Organizational Concepts Can Help Tech Execs Become Future Fit By Design

Forrester Digital Transformation

Changing business landscapes have prompted IT organizations to explore creative and innovative ways of structuring their business and operating models. Five key organizational concepts have emerged as particularly promising approaches: fractal organization, distributed autonomous organization, ecosystem organization, boundaryless organization, and adaptive organization.

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Overseas Markets Offer Fantastic Growth Prospects

The Global Small Business Blog

©iStock/small smiles While it is true that many businesses can achieve the aim of international expansion, it is still not the simplest of undertakings. Yet by going global, you can broaden your network of business partners while also enhancing how everyone else around the world views your company. Internationalization comes with expenses and risks, but with careful planning and a well-thought-out export strategy, overseas markets offer fantastic growth prospects.

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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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China Labor Laws: A Complete Guide for Global Companies

Velocity Global

International companies seeking to hire talent in the People’s Republic of China must understand and abide by its labor laws. Employment law in China is complex, and maintaining compliance is an overwhelming undertaking for foreign companies that aren’t up to date on current legal and labor requirements in the country. This guide provides an overview of China labor laws to know before building a team in the country, as well as how to simplify and ensure compliance with the right global partner.

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Remote Desktop Security Best Practices: Protecting Your Data

31 West

Businesses saw the biggest transformation during and post-pandemic. Some companies had to embrace hybrid working culture for employees, while others dealt with a sudden increase in remote connections. Most companies using Windows paid editions have enabled remote desktops for employees working from home. IT help desk providers also establish remote desktop connections to access devices remotely.

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Prohibiting Imports of Goods Made With Forced Labor

The Global Small Business Blog

©iStock/Stephen Barnes I [Laurel Delaney] talked about child labor laws and compliance in a January, 2023 wegginar® for Women Entrepreneurs Grow Global®, which you can find here. Now, according to Sandler, Travis and Rosenberg, P.A., U.S. Customs and Border Protection is being urged to take specific actions to ensure that its forced labor enforcement efforts don’t result in supply chain disruptions.

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What is business transformation?

McKinsey and Company

Business transformations are designed to boost overall performance through increased revenue, lower operating costs, and better customer satisfaction and workforce productivity.

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How To Integrate SharePoint With Microsoft Teams?

31 West

Microsoft Teams is a workspace where your team can experience real-time cooperation and communication, content sharing, meetings, etc. You can obtain all these advantages in one place, which is accessible to all you allow. MS Teams provides multi-level authentication, ensuring complete safety for your files and documents. Both individual sign-in and data encryption by SharePoint encryption, where data is stored, provide the ultimate security.

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The Emerging Role Of The Field Sales Coach: A Success Story

Forrester Digital Transformation

Who doesn’t love a success story? Every year at Forrester’s B2B Summit North America, our sales research team presents new and exciting research, topped off with a captivating B2B Program Of The Year Award presented in a fireside chat with a Forrester analyst.

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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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Women Are Fueling the Growth in Global Entrepreneurship

The Global Small Business Blog

©iStock/uzenzen Doesn't take much data to understand what's happening with women interested in entrepreneurship. Visit Women Entrepreneurs Grow Global® to witness first hand the power of women taking on the world with their businesses. And in the United States, according to The World Economic Forum , many women are fueling the uptick in global entrepreneurship, creating around half of all new businesses in 2022.

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ISO 20022: Are your payment systems ready?

IBM Services

ISO 20022 is a global standard for financial messaging that aims to standardize electronic data interchange between financial institutions. It provides a structured way of exchanging data for financial transactions, including payments, securities and trade services. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) developed the standard, which is being adopted by countries and financial institutions worldwide.

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How To Access Remote Desktop On Mac?

31 West

A remote desktop is an advanced program that gives users remote access to a specific computer and its software and hardware components. The software captures the keyboard, mouse, screen, and other features of the device and transfers it to another device operated remotely. The system comes in handy for IT help desk providers that need remote access to the client’s system for troubleshooting technical issues.

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Hybrid Cloud Is Hard To Manage

Forrester Digital Transformation

The de facto cloud strategy is hybrid. This term encapsulates pretty much every flavor of cloud strategy today and does little to give you the specifics. Whether you’re bursting from private cloud to public (you’re not) or managing two separate siloes of applications on different platforms – the term fits.

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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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Today in Global Small Business: Ending Extreme Poverty by 2030

The Global Small Business Blog

©iStock/Stas_V What's affecting me, my clients, my colleagues and other global small business owners: A purpose-driven fund to end extreme poverty by 2030. 10 best states for working from home. Grandmothers of the world unite (requires subscription). Quote of the week: "Only together can we keep the promise of the Global Goals for everyone, everywhere.

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Cracking the code on digital talent

McKinsey and Company

Even with recent industry layoffs, the tech talent shortage shows few signs of abating. To attract this critical segment, it’s important to understand what they want (hint: it’s not just compensation).

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8 Secrets to Improving Customer Service in the Insurance Industry with Outsourcing

Magellan Solutions

8 Secrets to Improving Customer Service in the Insurance Industry with Outsourcing If customers do not get satisfactory service, they easily switch to other competitors. In order to keep up with the changing needs, improving customer service in insurance is one of the top priorities of businesses. Customer experience is a key aspect for companies trying to increase sales, satisfaction, and referrals.

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Oh, What A Crisis Can Do!

Forrester Digital Transformation

It’s not proven that Winston Churchill said “Never let a crisis go to waste.” But whoever said it, they could have been talking about chatbot deployments. Our world is littered with unloved chatbots, useless offerings that deliver horrible experiences and are used by no one. Typically, this is the result of trying to boil the ocean, overthink things, and attempt to create the perfect chatbot right out of the gate.

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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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IAOP Names SEBPO to The Global Outsourcing 100® List for the Ninth Year in a Row

SEBPO

IAOP Names SEBPO to The Global Outsourcing 100® List for the Ninth Year in a Row NEWS April 18, 2023 IAOP Names SEBPO to The Global Outsourcing 100® List for the Ninth Year in a Row Marlton, NJ – SEBPO, a leading global outsourcing partner, is named to The 2023 Global Outsourcing 100® (GO100) list by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP) in the Rising Star category.

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Green growth: Unlocking sustainability opportunities for retail banks

McKinsey and Company

A recent McKinsey survey shows broad, unmet consumer demand for climate-linked financial products—but will financial institutions provide the education consumers require and the differentiated offerings needed to win this space?

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H-1B Visa Extension: Key Factors and Eligibility Requirements

Global Expansion

The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant (temporary) visa designed for employers seeking to bring foreign professionals to work for them in the U.S. Each year, 85,000 H-1B visas are issued through a lottery system. Sixty-five thousand applicants are selected from the first lottery, while the remaining 20,000 master’s degree or higher level applicants are chosen in the second lottery.

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Are LLMs Poised To Be A Great Business Intelligence Equalizer? Not Yet.

Forrester Digital Transformation

The generative AI boom is fundamentally changing the landscape of vendor offerings. We believe one largely ignored area where generative AI will have a disruptive impact is in enterprise analytics, specifically business intelligence (BI).

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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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How to Go Paperless for Earth Day with IDP Services

Metasource

With Earth Day around the corner on April 22 nd , now is the perfect time to think about changes your business can make to reduce your environmental impact. While there are many environmentally friendly practices you could implement, there’s one change that will have a positive impact on the environment and your business: going paperless. After all, 50% of waste produced by businesses is made up of paper, with offices in the U.S. using over 12 trillion sheets every year, according to TheWorldCou

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Space launch: Are we heading for oversupply or a shortfall?

McKinsey and Company

As the space economy expands, satellite constellations are proliferating. But launch providers must make tricky decisions on how to ramp up capacity.

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Boosting Product Engineering with Language Models like ChatGPT

comeMakeit

We published an article on ChatGPT in Dec’22 with the help of the AI tool. Despite numerous ChatGPT blogs and tutorials on the internet, we’ve decided to publish another one, this time written completely by a human and not an AI tool, for two reasons. One, we can still write, and two, we wanted to write on what we think about AI Tools and not on what the AI tool thinks we should think.

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Keys To Succeeding As A Chief Sustainability Officer

Forrester Digital Transformation

Urgency isn’t enough to drive climate action and improve environmental sustainability practices. Learn several key insights from successful chief sustainability officers.

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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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IBM and Texas A&M AgriLife provide data, technology and expertise to farmers in need

IBM Services

In Texas, 2022 was one of the driest years on record. With failed crops, low yields for farmers and diminished grazing for cattle, the Texas Department of Agriculture identified climate change as a potential threat to the state’s food supply. Smallholder farmers, particularly those in arid and drought-prone regions, struggle to manage their farms because they lack access to guidance on how much water to use for specific crops to ensure a good yield. “We’re in hills, so some are

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Gen what? Debunking age-based myths about worker preferences

McKinsey and Company

Our latest analysis of talent trends suggests that employees of all ages seem to want the same things from their work experience—with a few important caveats.

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Our Reality is Systemic – Time for Decision Makers to Understand the Implications

Intelligent Management Inc.

Today’s post ‘Our Reality is Systemic’ is by Dr. Domenico Lepore. It is an excerpt adapted from ‘ Sechel: Logic, Language and Tools to Manage Any Organization as a Network ‘ that is even more relevant today than when it was written during the global financial crisis. Our reality is systemic. As communication becomes more instantaneous, we are increasingly aware that we are not separate from others the way we perceived ourselves to be in the past.

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Convincing Customers To Share “More Data”: A CX NA Sneek Peak

Forrester Digital Transformation

“Get more data” isn’t a strategy. A winning marketing data strategy has to be specific and detailed. Learn more in this preview of my CX North America session.

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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.