Integrating the best practices in Information Technology (IT) into its framework, the Hewlett-Packard (HP) Company Hong Kong recently completed a course on the fundamental concepts of the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) for Development (CMMI-DEV), a tool that helps organizations improve their ability to develop and maintain quality products and services. The three-day course, led… Continue reading HP Completes Training on Process Improvement
A change is coming to the workplace. Studies show that millennials, also known as the millennial generation or those born in the early 1980s to the early 2000s, are forecasted to drive the biggest generation in companies by 2030—representing nearly 75 percent of the work force in the next decade. But are companies ready for… Continue reading Re-post: Millennials In The Workplace: They Don’t Need Trophies But They Want Reinforcement
For small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), the benefits of IT outsourcing seem pretty obvious—it is, for the majority, the most practical solution to reducing a company’s expenditure. Wages for in-house IT professionals and the price for running complex computer networks, for instance, when outsourced, can cut a company’s IT cost by 30 to 40 percent.… Continue reading Seeing beyond the bottom line: Breeding a Better Business Through IT Outsourcing
Outsourcing, for many, is the most convenient and cost-effective way to get things done. And while some firms consider outsourcing as the right approach to hit their targets, it has, in some cases, welcomed more challenges, especially in maintaining one’s value proposition. Of this topic, AJ Agrawal, a renowned entrepreneur, writer, and speaker, shares with… Continue reading Re-post: 8 Disastrous Outsourcing Mistakes You Need to Avoid
In one his interviews, singer-songwriter, Dave Matthews, was quoted saying: “A guy and a girl can be just friends, but at one point or another, they will fall for each other…Maybe temporarily, maybe at the wrong time, maybe too late, or maybe forever.” While this generally pertains to romantic relationships, it is, in many ways,… Continue reading The Road to #Forever: Tips for Building Meaningful, Lasting Outsourcing Relationships
McKinsey & Company, a worldwide management consulting firm, defines capability as “anything an organization does well that drives meaningful business results.” Among all management strategies, the development of capability has remained the most consistent approach towards sustained success. According to a global survey conducted by McKinsey Global Institute, 50 percent of executives consider “building capabilities”… Continue reading Driving meaningful business results: Why investing in capabilities matter
Any reduction in operational cost can improve a company’s profitability. Hence, for entrepreneurs who are aiming to boost the operational growth of their startup company, one of the most efficient solutions is to outsource, which is a practice that involves the contracting out of a business process to another party, usually from a Business Process… Continue reading The BIG question of the SMALL: To Outsource or Not?