2023

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AI will destroy outsourcing…or will it?

Intelligent Sourcing

Search engines are integrating it. Some writers are striking because of it. Recently, few topics have garnered as much attention as artificial intelligence. With the introduction of new AI platforms, many people are worried about how this technology will affect their jobs. In fact, some are even wondering if AI will eventually replace ALL human-led […] The post AI will destroy outsourcing…or will it?

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Mainframe and the cloud? It’s easy with open source

IBM Business Partners

This is part four in a five-part series on mainframe modernization. The secret to mainstreaming the mainframe into today’s modern, cloud-centric IT environments is to make the experience of working with the mainframe like the experience of working off the mainframe—especially the developer experience (DX). Historically, working on the mainframe was an entirely different experience from the distributed world.

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The EU digital strategy: The impact of data privacy on global business

McKinsey and Company

New data regulations from the European Union require organizational attention, and three key steps can help navigate the data privacy landscape.

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From Data Swamp to Data Lake

Perficient Digital Transformation

For several years now I have heard people that wanted to slow the progress of companies becoming data-driven use the term “Data Swamp”, usually without much understanding of what a Data Swamp is. In this series of blogs, I will define what a Data Swamp really is and why it may not be a bad thing. More importantly, I will explain how straightforward it is to keep a data lake from becoming a Data Swamp or how to turn your Data Swamp into a data lake.

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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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What is the future of work?

McKinsey and Company

Just like the world at large, the world of work shifts and changes over time. The future of work refers to an informed perspective on what businesses and other organizations need to know about how work could shift (given digitization and other trends), plus how workforces and workplaces can prepare for those changes, big and small.

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Ethical Outsourcing and a Regenerative Economy

Intelligent Sourcing

In the fast-paced world of global commerce, ‘outsourcing’ has often been synonymous with cost-cutting and efficiency—sometimes at the expense of ethical considerations and long-term sustainability. However, a new paradigm is emerging: Ethical Outsourcing. This progressive approach intertwines moral responsibility with business processes, ensuring that the work outsourced contributes positively to the workforce and communities involved. […] The post Ethical Outsourcing and a Regenerative Ec

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How can AI help media companies overcome their biggest challenges?

3Pillar Global

Artificial intelligence, or AI, has long been part of the cultural conversation, often as a theme for science fiction. However, AI has truly reached a tipping point recently with the accessibility and widespread adoption of applications like ChatGPT, Bing, Bard, Midjourney, and DALL-E. As these platforms catch on with consumers, many businesses are wondering how they can leverage AI within their strategies.

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E-Commerce SMBs Go Global

The Global Small Business Blog

©iStock/CherriesJD Just by clicking buttons, thousands of small businesses are daring to go global with their wares through e-commerce and this has all been brought on by the pandemic. According to the ‘Amazon Seller Report 2022’ by Payoneer a FinTech company and SellerApp, the year 2022, approximately 63% of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are present on global marketplaces, contributing to nearly 60% of their overall retail sales.

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Everest Group Unveils Inaugural ‘Artificial Intelligence Top 50’ Recognizing Global Market-Leading AI-first Technology Providers

Everest Group

Collectively, these AI technology providers have raised over US$50 billion in total lifetime private funding, showcasing huge investor trust and growing importance of the technology. DALLAS, November 16, 2023 — Everest Group today released the inaugural edition of the “Everest Group Artificial Intelligence Top 50 ” (AI Top 50), a list of the world’s largest AI technology providers.

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Confused about the Theory of Constraints? Don’t be!

Intelligent Management Inc.

A lot of confusion has arisen about the Theory of Constraints (TOC) and people publish the strangest things about it. Just this week, an entrepreneur in the USA is quoted as saying that his company “applies the theory of constraints to help identify the most pressing factors that stand in the way of achieving a goal and then systematically acts to remove or lessen the constraint to minimize its impact.

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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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Digital Transformation 2.0 And Its Impact on Business (DT 2.0)

Zinnov

Digital Transformation 2.0 (DT 2.0) is an extension of the first wave of digital transformation, which was primarily focused on automating existing business processes and enhancing customer experiences. DT 2.0 pertains to utilizing emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and the Internet of Things (IoT) to create innovative business models, streamline operations, and derive valuable insights from data.

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Brazil is a world leader in renewable energy job creation

Airswift

Source: AlexLMX/Shutterstock With over 1 million vacancies in the sector, Brazil is one of the largest job creators in renewable energy, and the opportunities in the segment are increasing. According to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the country is only behind China in the number of jobs added. These include jobs related to biofuels, hydroelectric, wind and solar energy, as well as biomass and biogas.

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Hackett: 2023 Brings Increasing Cost for HR But Greater Business Impact

The Hackett Group

Miami, FL — September 28, 2023 — Human resources (HR) operating costs increased significantly in 2023, with key contributors being wage inflation and high turnover rates, according to new Digital World Class ® HR research from The Hackett Group , Inc. (NASDAQ: HCKT). Our elite HR performers – Digital World Class – continue to spend significantly less than their peers, while operating with fewer HR staff and delivering far more resiliency, employee productivity, greater business value, and improv

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Deploying a Sitecore instance on a “local” Kubernetes (k8s) setup

Perficient Digital Transformation

Have you ever wondered about having a local Sitecore instance on a local deployment of k8s? I was curious and decided to dive headfirst into the unknown world of k8s virtualization on a local setup. In this blog series I will be sharing the details my journey, my findings the mistakes/successes, and the final state of my discovery. The Idea Having experience with developing/deploying Sitecore with Docker Containers, I was curious as to the possibility of doing the same using Kubernetes.

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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 is generative AI?

McKinsey and Company

Generative artificial intelligence (AI) describes algorithms (such as ChatGPT) that can be used to create new content, including audio, code, images, text, simulations, and videos. Recent new breakthroughs in the field have the potential to drastically change the way we approach content creation.

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Meet Harishma Devi: #SheTheFuture

HCL Technologies

Meet Harishma Devi: #SheTheFuture abhinay.khandelwal Tue, 03/07/2023 - 11:34 Harishma Devi, a software engineer who is pursuing her B.Sc. Design & Computing offered by BITS, Pilani for TechBees shares her STEM story in this edition of She the Future : “It was love at first sight. The moment I set my eyes on a computer, I knew my life had changed forever.

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Introducing the technology behind watsonx.ai, IBM’s AI and data platform for enterprise

IBM Services

We stand on the frontier of an AI revolution. Over the past decade, deep learning arose from a seismic collision of data availability and sheer compute power, enabling a host of impressive AI capabilities. But we’ve faced a paradoxical challenge: automation is labor intensive. It sounds like a joke, but it’s not, as anyone who has tried to solve business problems with AI may know.

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Solving Retail Industry Challenges with Data Lakes

V-Soft Consulting

In the fast-paced world of retail, the industry is leaning towards harnessing the power of data and other related techniques. Why? The retail industry faces an array of challenges from consistent market trends and customer preferences to on-site issues with inventory management and supply chain optimization. There fore, Data L akes have emerged as a powerful tool to overcome the challenges faced by the retail industry.

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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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Bright Ideas Closer Together

The Global Small Business Blog

©2023 Laurel J. Delaney. All rights reserved. "Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together." – Georg C.

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Types of cyberthreats

IBM Business Partners

In the simplest sense, a cybersecurity threat, or cyberthreat, is an indication that a hacker or malicious actor is attempting to gain unauthorized access to a network for the purpose of launching a cyberattack. Cyberthreats can range from the obvious, such as an email from a foreign potentate offering a small fortune if you’ll just provide your bank account number, to the deviously stealthy, such as a line of malicious code that sneaks past cyberdefenses and lives on the network for month

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Navigating the New FINCEN Reporting Requirements: Beneficial Ownership Information (BOI)

inDinero

It is crucial for businesses to stay compliant with regulations, and a significant change is on the horizon. The Corporate Transparency Act, which was passed in 2021, introduces new ownership information reporting requirements for businesses in the US, which will be effective from January 1, 2024. This new regulation is aimed at promoting transparency and combating financial crimes.

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Technology Trends 2023

Zinnov

Tech companies are inching closer towards Digital Transformation 2.0. With social media even more mainstream now than ever before, and business decisions being influenced by data-backed AI and digital twin technologies, technology has evolved multi-fold, since its advent. In this forecast for the tech trends of 2023, we put forth how different technologies will shape up, change industries while benefitting other industries, and how technology will change the way we work.

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Reshoring – The Future of Supply Chains

Speaker: Rosemary Coates - Board Member & Founder at Reshoring Institute, Best-selling Author, Host of the Frictionless Supply Chain podcast

Supply chain disruptions create uncertainty and unpredictability for both businesses and consumers. These disruptions bring to light an organization's supply chain dependencies, which they were often unaware of when everything was running smoothly. Re-shoring is one solution that is gaining popularity as a result of pandemic-related issues. Companies can lower the risk of disruptions by shortening the supply chain and moving manufacturing close to the points of sale to reduce the need for expens

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Low-code Application Development Platforms PEAK Matrix® Assessment 2023

Everest Group

Low-code Application Development Platforms As 2024 approaches, the low-code application development platforms market experiences robust growth and significant innovation. Organizations across various industries are increasingly embracing low-code solutions to streamline their application development processes and enhance operational agility. This surge in demand has fueled intense competition among platform providers, resulting in a wide range of specialized low-code tools to meet diverse requir

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Giving Back and Giving Thanks: Global CSR

SEBPO

BLOG Giving Back and Giving Thanks: Global CSR November 15, 2023 As Thanksgiving approaches in the US, we are grateful for a year marked by purposeful Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives. We celebrate and recognize our people for fostering meaningful connections and positively impacting our business and the communities we call home. Giving Back and Giving Thanks: Global CSR Our teams take a holistic approach to philanthropy, resourcefully employing the three pillars of giving : tim

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Optimizely CMS 12 – Unique upgrade challenges

Perficient Digital Transformation

By now, a lot of us have already participated in one or more CMS 12 upgrade projects. The others are still evaluating whether they should do it now or wait some more. Regardless of when you do it, there will definitely be some unique upgrade challenges you will come across, as I and many others did with the projects we worked on. And most of these depend on the actual project and its previous implementations that need more than normal tweaking with upgrade, or sometimes a complete redo as the ex

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One billion days lost: How COVID-19 is hurting the US workforce

McKinsey and Company

COVID-19 may no longer be a pandemic, but the disease likely reduced the availability of the US workforce by as much as 2.6 percent in 2022—a burden on productivity that could last for years.

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Addressing the Global Talent War

Speaker: Jason Ciment - Get Visible | Mark Wald - SPRCHRGR | Leo Gestetner - Thankz | Michael S. Kraus - Expak Logistics

Remote work has helped future-proof organizations and increased their flexibility. However, sourcing candidates nationally poses new challenges and is proving difficult. The global sourcing industry seems to be in a state of war. DEI, attracting qualified candidates, and physical demographics are just a few of the issues that organizations face. Many companies are failing to win in this new landscape due to the intersectionality of problems in global sourcing.

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The Hackett Group Announces Third Quarter 2023 Results

The Hackett Group

MIAMI, FL (November 7, 2023) – The Hackett Group , Inc. (NASDAQ: HCKT), a leading benchmarking, executive advisory and strategic consultancy firm that enables organizations to achieve Digital World Class ® performance, today announced its financial results for the third quarter, which ended on September 29, 2023. Financial Highlights Total revenue in the third quarter of 2023 was $75.9 million and revenue before reimbursements was $74.6 million, which was above the high end of our guidance.

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Generative AI: Meet your partner in customer service

IBM Services

Brands that deliver an excellent customer experience (CX) will always be more resilient than those that don’t. Giving our customers personalized support at every stage of their journey is proven to earn their longtime loyalty—and keep them from switching to a competitor. The challenge, however, is that many teams operate in siloes that inhibit them from applying their customer insights in meaningful ways.

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How Data Governance Elevates Data Quality in Healthcare

V-Soft Consulting

Data is an invaluable asset in modern healthcare systems. It serves as the lifeblood of the industry, driving critical decisions, shaping patient outcomes, and influencing research and innovation. However, the quality and integrity of healthcare data must be good to ensure it can be used efficiently. This is where data governance steps in. In this blog, we'll explore the pivotal role data governance plays in ensuring data quality in healthcare.

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Today in Global Small Business: Changing How We See The World

The Global Small Business Blog

©iStock/Chris_Tefme What's affecting me, my clients, my colleagues and other global small business owners: Changing how we see the world in all its beauty and bizarreness. Kylie Jenner: from successful global beauty empire to soon to be fashion empire. Globalization is a funny thing, and McDonald’s today is a many-tentacled entity that morphs to fit the politics of the moment and the regions that franchises operate in.

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Build a Mentorship Experience That Drives Engagement, Promotion, and Retention

Retain, engage and support a diverse workforce with an effective mentorship program. Companies with mentorship programs can see a boost in minority representation at management levels of up to 24%, with higher employee engagement. The 10KC Mentorship Solution provides the tools & resources to create a scalable, centralized and measurable program that will help you achieve your goals.