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Britons Spend More Time On Tech Than Asleep

Britons spend more time using technology devices than they do sleeping, research suggests. Communications regulator Ofcom said UK adults spend an average of eight hours and 41 minutes a day on media devices, compared with the average night’s...

Payroll & Tax: Top Choices For Outsourcing In Finance

Payroll and tax remain the most often outsourced functions for accounting and finance departments in the United States and Canada, according to a new survey. Outsourcing of payroll occurs at nearly half of US and Canadian companies participati...

Obamacare Faces The Heat

President Obama spent US$831 billion of taxpayer money on a stimulus plan for the economy. He gave nearly $50 billion in aid to GM to keep it afloat. He lost $500 million on energy company Solyndra. All in the name of saving jobs. Yet when it ...

Obamacare to Pave Way for Outsourcing

The new insurance plan by United States President Barack Obama called Obamacare, or formally the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, marks a big development and great news for outsourcing companies who handle customer care for insurers. ...

Crystal Ball: What Remainder of 2013 Holds

By Atul Vashistha The following summarises some of this year’s more interesting developments from around the world as extracted from Neo Group’s Global Supply Risk MonitorSM (GSRMSM) – which tracks hundreds of the world...

Chaos In The Clouds

By Dr ArLyne Diamond The ebb and flow of the business environment is interesting. Before the Industrial Revolution, most businesses were very small – “mom-and-pop shops” in today’s vernacular. People worked closely...

U.S.A. Seeking To Buck The Trends Of Global Trade By Manufacturing At Home

Six dollars. That’s how much more an American consumer would have to pay for the typical T-shirt made in the U.S. rather than in a potentially unsafe factory in a poor, faraway country. So reckons Eric Henry, chief executive officer of a Nor...

Ignite The “Social” In Social Media

A recent report from Forrester Research (FORR) found that a third of U.S. marketers surveyed were dissatisfied with their social marketing results. Meanwhile, only 38 percent of those surveyed targeted their fans on social networks, and just 38 pe...

Don’t Build Fences, Build Bridges

By Atul Vashistha As we struggle in America to figure out how to stimulate the economy, we are seeing a rising sentiment against outsourcing. So, I want to take this opportunity to share my thoughts, though others have made ma...

Kielce In The Centre Of Attention Of The Outsourcing Sector

The most important representatives of the dynamically developing sector of Business Process Outsourcing are invited by City of Kielce and Deloitte to come to Kielce on 4th and 5th of April. They will participate in “Appetite for outsourcing. Dev...

GSC 3S Awards - Sustainable & Socially Responsible Sourcing Awards- SOURCING THAT EMPOWERS

Are your sourcing practices ethical? Are they sustainable? What do you give back to the community that provides you with their labor? If you consider yourself an advocate and an example of Socially responsible and Sustainable Sourcing, APPLY ...

Global Sourcing Council announces 3S Awards 2012 – awards in Sustainable and Socially Responsible Sourcing

NEW YORK, N.Y. (June 27, 2012)– It might be easier to source labor from a third-world country in order to cut production costs. But are your sourcing actions ethical? Are they sustainable? What do you give back to the community that provides you...

WORLD BPO/ITO FORUM 2012- New York, NY USA

June 26 - 27, 2012 (NYAC on Central Park): The 5th annual World BPO/ITO Forum is an exclusive event for C-suite executives and senior decision-makers from enterprise companies who are currently engaged in strategic global sourcing and/or eval...

‘Dying’ American industries

The list of dying industries in the US is quite interesting. A few thoughts from me: 1. Some industries are not considered industries by themselves in the context of a non-American perspective. Rather they are at best pro...

Outsourcing a threat to Canadian businesses?

A very poignant statement – “Aggressive outsourcing will hollow out Canadian business; prolonged economic recovery will have left people without jobs and jobs without skilled people; and immigration will sputter in response to the country’s ...

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