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Growth on the Banks of the Nile - Outsourcing in Egypt
by James Tate, Sourcingfocus.com
The Egyptian ICT industry has remained resilient throughout the past five years, overcoming the political uncertainty that spread across the region in 2011 thanks in part to its infrastructure, pool of talented young workers and its proximity to the lucrative European market. The Egyptian government has realised the potential for continued growth in the sector with its Egypt ICT 2030 strategy supporting the industry and making clear to international markets the commitment that the Egyptian government can offer the sector.
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Behind the Headline - IT Outsourcing in Ukraine
by sourcingfocus.com
Ukraine offers much for the IT sourcing sector, from a highly skilled workforce of young professionals, a busy community of foreign investors and firms and the support of the Ukrainian government. Ukraine is the fourth largest exporter of IT products and services in the world.
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AI in Business: It starts with the basics
by By Kevin Gidney, Co-founder and CTO, Seal Software
Kevin Gidney, Co-founder and CTO of Seal Software writes about the usefulness and opportunities of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the digital age.
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Delivering Value from Indiana to India
by Susir Kumar, Executive Chairman of Intelenet® Global Services
Susir Kumar, Executive Chairman of Intelenet® Global Services, explains how outsourcers can now deliver value from anywhere in the world.
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The Industry 4.0 - new generation of Smart Factories
by JCommerce
In 1990 Detroit, USA, was one of the economic centers of the world. At that time, the value of the top three companies in the automotive sector was estimated at $36 billion. Within a quarter of a century, most of Detroit's factories had shut down, and the city had lost half its population, gaining only the title of the murder and arson capital of America in return; while the value of the three largest companies from the new center of the global economy, Silicon Valley, exceeded $1 trillion, employing 10 times fewer staff than Detroit's automotive giants during their own glory days.
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Technological debt – everything you need to know
by JCommerce
Sometimes there comes a date which must be circled on the calendar. It looks different for different people: for a programmer it can be a "spaghetti code" where it is necessary to add a new feature, and for an IT Director it will be the need to implement a new tool and integrate it with a complex ecosystem of years of patchwork IT infrastructure.
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Donald Trump and business analytics – trends in BI in 2017
by JCommerce
It has been estimated that as many as 91% of the ‘facts’ from Donald Trump’s election campaign are untrue. The scale of this phenomenon means that the denial of false information has ceased to be effective, because such messages are drowning in a sea of memes, tweets, catchy titles and brainless posts. No wonder that Oxford Dictionaries declared post-truth the word of the year for 2016.
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Follow the yellow brick road to customer experience outcome
by By Imogen Lees, Content Editor at Partners Andrews Aldridge
Good CX saves money and makes money. A 2% increase in customer retention has the same effect as decreasing costs by 10%, while 86% of buyers will pay more for good customer experience.
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Page not found: how to avoid a customer experience roadblock
by Alastair Cole, Chief Innovation Officer, Partners Andrews Aldridge
For automotive brands, customer experience is easy. It’s all about the swish showroom, smooth test drive, and slick salesman spiel – right? Wrong.
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Social Sourcing and the New Ethics of Business
by Fatmir Hyseni, Marketing and Business Development, kosbit L.L.C.
In recent years, the global sourcing industry has had to cope with numerous changes to the way it does business. The Internet of Things, more in-depth analytics, compliance with government regulations, and the need for efficiency have all made service providers’ task that much more difficult. In order to still make a profit, they therefore need to get the maximum usage out of the resources available to them.
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Will the Next Uber-like Company Hit Your Business?
by JCommerce
Until recently, the concept of organizational flexibility was one of the hottest topics in the world of organizational management. But it's time to delete it from your vocabulary, because the events of recent years - whether it be the crisis in the Euro zone, the emergence of the sharing economy, Brexit or the US elections - have made the word passé. So what’s the buzzword of today? Well, resilience is the new flexibility.
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RPA and AI are not the future – they are the Now!
by sourcingfocus.com
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are becoming more prevalent in business and society. As the technology becomes more accessible and efficient, more and more organisations are looking at RPA and AI. Although both of these technologies are not new it does seem that they are now beginning to come of age and radically changing the way the world does business.
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Best of Brexit
by James Tate, Editor of Sourcingfocus.com
What the sourcing industry needs from the Brexit negotiations.
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ERP and BI Systems Come in Handy for Startups as Well. Find Out Why.
by JCommerce
IT tools for managing enterprise resources, such as ERP or Business Intelligence systems, are mainly associated with large, well-developed organizations that require modern, integrated information systems for the purposes of effective management. But can these systems also be useful for start-ups?
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Sourcing Predictions 2017
by sourcingfocus.com
The sourcing world is changing fast, embracing new technology and ideas while transforming business models. 2017 will be another twelve months of evolution in the industry. Sourcingfocus.com has been asking what people predict for the industry in 2017.
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