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7 fat years: where will we get our IT people?

14 January 2010 Offshoring

A new research from Forrester says that a new cycle of ‘7 fat years’ starts in 2010. (http://www.forrester.com/ER/Press/Release/0,1769,1317,00.html) Some details from the research: After a dismal performance in 2009, the technology sector will see a recovery in 2010 as businesses and …

Inside perspective: My Experience with Epicerie des allergique

Epicerie des allergique is an online store built on the ecommerce open source package, Magento. With this project, I got a nice exposure to Magento ecommerce, where I had to dig in, to make some modules and to create an …

The rising popularity of outsourcing in Germany

6 January 2010 Outsourcing

kamagra without a prescription In 2006 the phantom of the financial crisis appeared for the first time on the surface, when some bad speculations on the US real estate market emerged. In 2007 the first banks announced losses and depreciations …

A short tale about Moldova & Bridge

16 December 2009 Bridge news

At the beginning of this article I would like to introduce a small country Moldova, located in Eastern Europe between Ukraine and Romania. From 1940-1991 – Moldova was a part of exUSSR. In 1970 – Moldova has received significant allocation from …

The True Definition of Success for Software Projects

The Challenge in Defining True Success Let’s examine the question of the classic definition of on time, on budget, of high quality, with the expected features as a traditional measure of success. Is it possible for a project to meet …

Advanced Planning with Open Source

Most of you will know renowed Open Source applications, like Joomla and WordPress for Content Management. Some applications however, are less familiar, but nothing less useful or powerful. As consultant specialized in planning and forecasting, I use a lot of …

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 …

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