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A Game-Changer For Finding On-Demand Technical Talent

A Game-Changer For Finding On-Demand Technical Talent

Originally posted on www.crn.com by Michael Novinson. Core Technology Solutions received a particularly daunting project request last summer. A major retailer asked the outsourced integration services provider to swap out equipment in 12,000 of their locations all over the country in just eight to ten weeks, according to Gary Dedoussis, CEO of the Whippany, N.J.- based…Read More

The Big Enterprise Freelance Debacle

The Big Enterprise Freelance Debacle

$300 billion. That’s how much is spent on contingent labor globally, according to a recent Accenture report. That figure will undoubtedly grow in the coming years as large enterprises begin to realize the benefits (optimized cost structures, improved work quality, accelerated go-to-market capabilities) of a flexible workforce. Unfortunately, a majority of that investment on freelancers and…Read More

Top 10 Retailers Daring to Risk Big

Top 10 Retailers Daring to Risk Big

This post from Susan Reda was originally published in STORES Magazine. There’s a Cadillac commercial that stops me in my tracks every time I see or hear it. Called “Dare Greatly,” it focuses on a handful of individuals who have challenged convention in their quest to drive the world forward. Those in the ad declare, “Don’t…Read More

Smarter schedules, better budgets: How to improve retail store operations

Smarter schedules, better budgets: How to improve retail store operations

This post from Daniel Läubli, Gernot Schlögl, and Patrik Silén was originally featured on McKinsey & Company’s blog.  In recent years, retailers have taken steps to “lean out” their processes and gain efficiencies—with impressive results. Lean-retailing initiatives have yielded as much as a 15 percent reduction in retailers’ operating costs. But with competition intensifying and with…Read More

3 Keys to Unlocking IT Field Service Success

3 Keys to Unlocking IT Field Service Success

Achieving success in a turbulent and unpredictable service world is becoming more difficult by the day. Organizations face steep competition from their peers, while enterprise manufacturers from HP and Cisco to Microsoft and IBM demand better service. The pressure is on to keep costs under control, boost profits and drive revenue, while at the same time…Read More