Industry Perspectives & Insights

Digi-Key: Fueling Innovation, Electrifying the World

Digi-Key: Fueling Innovation, Electrifying the World

Founded and headquartered in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, Digi-Key Electronics is the recognized leader and innovator in the high service distribution of electronic components and automation products worldwide. Digi-Key offers the world’s largest selection of electronic components in stock and available for immediate shipment and has experienced an impressive growth trajectory over the last several years.

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The Economics of a Global Capability Center

The Economics of a Global Capability Center

As outsourcing costs rise, while finding the right talent is akin to locating a needle in a haystack, CIOs search for solutions to these present-day challenges. Thankfully, global capability centers may offer an answer.

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Successfully Outsourcing Offshore Talent

Successfully Outsourcing Offshore Talent

Securing reliable offshore talent to supplement a U.S.-based workforce can be difficult to manage and maintain. This is especially true if a company has no experience with setting up offshore talent pools.

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2021 in 2 minutes. Bring on 2022!

2021 in 2 minutes. Bring on 2022!

Once again, we all made it through another year that we couldn’t have imagined in our wildest dreams. You can take that a couple of ways. Of course, the pandemic continued to test our abilities to adapt to moving targets. But you can also look at all the innovation and “esprit de corps” that were on display as we sought to do more than just rise above the challenges, but actually excel like never before. 

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3 Outsourcing Trends to Consider When Building Your Team

3 Outsourcing Trends to Consider When Building Your Team

As remote and hybrid work environments are making it more difficult for employers to recruit and attain high-quality digital talent, we asked SVP of Global Services and Co-Founder of SMC Squared Steven Stephan to share his thoughts on how to rethink the approach to scaling global teams while minimizing additional hidden costs.

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How to Avoid Hidden Costs of Offshore Hourly Rates

How to Avoid Hidden Costs of Offshore Hourly Rates

Many Global Insourcing Center RFPs ask for hourly rates as a selection criterion to support cost control or optimization. Hourly rates themselves are easy to compare but do not accurately reflect the actual costs to deliver services or projects.  Fixed bids make an attempt at solving this issue, but are often laced with caveats and take a significant effort to understand the scope.  

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