Blogs

Inside perspective; How to choose the right offshore team?

24 November 2009 Bridge news

To hire a new employee is always a little bit challenging and it costs the employer a lot of effort to find the right person. Especially in Western Europe it is often hard to find good skilled programmers and designers …

Is the world that flat?

24 November 2009 Outsourcing

Here I am, a typical Dutch guy, working in our office in India. Where our Indian programmers are working with customers in Holland, Germany and Sweden. Where a designer from our office in Odessa (Ukraine) provides me with a design …

Is ‘open’ the new organizational principle?

20 November 2009 Outsourcing

The past months I have intensely observed the ‘open’ movement in various forms. At Bridge we do a lot with open source. We organize open coffee. And we are an open company with open people.  I wonder whether in the …

Dedicated team or fixed price?

6 November 2009 Bridge news

The past few years, Bridge has experimented with several delivery models. The two models we have built and used most for our customers are ‘fixed price’ and ‘dedicated team’. And every day we are wondering: which of these two models …

Inside perspective: Dutch Mobile solutions team in Ukraine

28 October 2009 Bridge news

This article gives you an inside perspective into the way Bridge has built a team in Ukraine for our customer Sigmax. Sigmax Mobile Solutions makes sure people can continue working. Whether it is mobile working or working in the office. …

Welcome to the world of Eastern Europe

You’re probable not very familiar with the ins and outs of Ukraine. For our Dutch, German, Swedish and Indian colleagues this was also an unknown area. Now that we are working together, things are clearer. Let me share this with …

Festival of lights – Diwali

Its Diwali today in India. Diwali is known as the Festival of light. It’s one of the biggest festivals for Indians and its celebrated, irrespective of the religion, equally among Hindus, Sikhs, Jain’s and buddhists..

The impact of Globalization & Offshoring

17 October 2009 Offshoring

I was just reading a chapter in the book ‘wikinomics’ written by Don Tapscott & Anthony D. Williams. It is always interesting to find your own beliefs written down on paper. As the topic offshoring, outsourcing and the future of …

Corporate Social Responsibility – see the world through the eyes of others

15 October 2009 Outsourcing

In the last centuries the issue of social responsibility of companies (Corporate Social Responsibility or short CSR) has been given a lot of attention by our society. As the ecological load limit became more and more noticeable, CSR is more …

Cup of Coffee?!

Last Tuesday, Bridge organized the first Open Coffee of Alkmaar. With a  great amount of people (more then 50), we can call it a success already. The sometimes ‘boring’ character of a networking meeting doesn’t fit open coffee. In a …

The benefits of outsourcing for web & software companies in tough economic times

24 September 2009 Outsourcing

Did you ever wonder how offshore/nearshore outsourcing can help you through the current economic downturn? Did you ever consider the major benefits offshoring can bring to your company? If you run a web or software development company, you probably did …

Why focus on requirements?

10 September 2009 Outsourcing

I just read an interesting article from Bob Larivee of AIIM (‘Requirements, we don’t need any requirements’ ) about the importance of requirements. He writes ‘Know where you want to go and how you want to work then address the …

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