Industry Perspectives & Insights
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.
A Different Way to Think About the Game
Why are companies still sourcing talent from a bench? In the race for talent, there seems to be a huge frustration to find team members that even vaguely meet the requirements. That doesn’t even begin to consider company culture, soft skills, and retention.
Corporate Social Responsibility Spotlight: Ecolab
Last month, Ecolab Digital Center and SMC Squared joined together to raise funds to support our community in India. On April 25, the country crossed the 350,000 mark of new single-day Covid-19 cases, the highest number of daily cases in the world since the beginning of the pandemic. As a result of the significant increase of daily cases, India is experiencing a shortage of equipment to help Covid-19 patients breathe.
Congratulations to Our MAC Award Winners
We’re proud to announce the recipients of the inaugural Marcella A Connolly Scholarship Award or “MAC” Scholarship, for the 2020-2021 academic school year. Each year, the MAC Scholarship Award, established by SMC Squared and the Connolly family, will recognize remarkable young women who are working to achieve an education in a STEM-related program.
How Do You Address the Challenges of a Hybrid Work Model?
While organizations across the globe are being challenged to re-evaluate their workforce models, the hybrid workplace creates varied and arguably unique challenges for IT leaders.
Comparing a Hybrid Workforce with Remote Work Realities
As access to COVID-19 vaccines increases, companies around the world are actively discussing how to prepare for a hybrid work culture, somewhere along the continuum of fully returning and fully remote, with many options in between.
How to Accelerate Digital Capability Despite IT Talent Scarcity in the US
Whether the focus is to build smart applications or update mobile apps for end-users, to increase intelligence using advanced algorithms, or to look at opportunities to automate internal operations to drive high-value outcomes, IT leaders are actively evaluating their digital strategy and seeking ways to rapidly transform.
How to Emerge with Higher Performing Tech Teams
As more businesses are looking offshore to increase their digital capabilities, the question of how to guarantee success and a strong return on investment ensues. Will CIO efforts drive the innovation and change their customers are seeking or will their efforts fizzle as they race against their competitors?
A Radically Different Approach for Ramping Up IT Engineering Talent
In 2020 we saw companies sink or float as they either rose to the occasion to digitally transform or missed the mark in adapting their business practices to meet quickly changing consumer needs.
Recognizing Passion and Perseverance
As remote work environments become the new norm, CIOs in the Minneapolis community discussed how to leverage new technologies to streamline a remote work environment, leveraging IT’s newfound influence for deeper business engagement and how to help each other adapt and overcome new business challenges.
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