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REMEMBER REMEMBER……

11 December 2009 Bridge news

Remember when mobile phones were introduced?? This goes as far back as 1973 (yes really! that long ago!). Remember people saying: “That’s not for me” and “That will never catch on”?? Remember when the fist PC was introduced? This was …

How flexible is your organization?

10 December 2009 Offshoring

In the Dutch magazine ‘ondernemen’ I read the following facts from a research conducted by ‘TNO Arbeid’: –          In 2008 and 2009, 1 out of 5 SME’s in Holland has fired people –          Half of SME’s plan to grow the …

The differences between Indian and Dutch designers.

Willem Woudenberg (Edenspiekermann) and Frits Lintmeijer organised an intercultural workshop for Indian and Dutch professionals at this year’s Design Yatra in Mumbai. Masculinity, group work and uncertainty avoidance Text by DutchDFA “Indian designers take time to argue all the ins and …

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 …

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