The Warm Introduction is Key for Start-ups Wanting to Attract Investor Attention
> As the Dublin Tech Summit Kicks-off we continue our series filled with expert insights and new best practices as well as strategies for starting, building, and growing businesses and brands.
> After 20 years of growth and performance improvement, the outsourcing industry reached peak maturity before a decline, and shared services are the norm rather than a novelty. With performance plateauing, CFO’s are taking control back with global-local hybrid business services models that integrate new digital technologies, automation and platform services. In this article co-authored by IAFEI / Lumiu and TMF Group we discuss trends and impact for organizations.
Location, Location, Location: Making the Right Choice in 2016
Rightshoring Special Report
Professional Outsourcing Magazine
> In today's interconnected World, does location still matter for business services? Absolutely. As intelligent automation increasingly removes pure labour arbitrage motivations, companies focus more than ever on accessing the right talent, leveraging ecosystems that are innovation-driven, and delivering value beyond lower costs. Getting back-to-basics, we revisit the people, processes and data required for successful business services location projects in 2017.
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Why Portugal for Tech industry and Start-ups?
Success builds on the back of strong Business Services & Outsourcing Sector
Portugal has become a leading hub for modern business services, with more than 450 shared service and internal business centres serving clients around the globe. Portugal's success is linked to a multi-lingual, skilled multinational labor pool that attracts global corporations along with an affordable, cosmopolitan quality of life.
Today, companies are shifting their global footprints. Rapid digital and technological advances bring ready solutions thanks to automation. Combine with a changed regulatory environment, priority to be close to customers, Global Business Services industry is radically transforming. Offshore people dependent services are moving back, particularly in Europe, the US and UK. Across Europe, Portugal, Ireland, Poland remain strong providers of business services, along with the UK .
Lumiu's collaboratied with APO, the association of leaders in shared services and outsourcing, TICE, Nova Business School and PowerData PT on a project to understand how the sector could develop further, in in the wake of new business and technology trends. Our analysis showed the success of the business services and outsourcing sectors created a strong base to enable Portugal to attract a new generation of talent and technology based companies. Portugal's assets closely match the mix currently sought by foreign investors. Skilled multi-lingual talent, EU membership, government commitments to simplify business regulation, and attractive tax measures, combine with an enviable international lifestyle. With the installed base of SSC's, BPO and Technology companies, Lisbon, Porto and Braga strong contenders to attract new entrepreneurs, compete for expansions of existing and new technology companies, and entice start-ups as well as European headquarters for established firms in Silicon Valley.
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Investing in POLAND:
Financial Times Special Report
> Poland continues to be one of the World's most attractive investment locations, having built a solid reputation for delivering value and growth thanks to its human capital and a flexible economy. Now, after 25 years of economic and social progress, leaders reflect on the way forward. What will be the impacts for the business services sector?
Technology, Gig Economy & Changing Labor Markets
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Gibralter: Small Rock, big ambition poised as a hot location for nearshore business services and IT outsourcing
> In the NewStateman we share our view on Gibraltar as an emerging hub for European business services.
Special Report: What drives IBM and others to choose Katowice?
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CFOs & Finance Directors: Partners Delivering Strategy, Leveraging Transformed Business Services
> In Professional Outsourcing Magazine we discuss how CFOs and Finance directors are taking different approaches to transform, organize and leverage business services that support strategic and operational performance.