EDF Renewables, Shell In Joint Venture On 2500MW Offshore Wind Project

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According to the two, the area has the potential to produce approximately 2,500 megawatts of offshore wind energy. If built to capacity, the project would be a significant increase in EDF Renewables' offshore wind portfolio: the company says it currently has 2,800 MW of offshore wind in Europe. renewables shell offshore wind project cleantech clean energy turbine

Alorica Names Marketing Head

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alorica business process outsourcing offshoring executive chief marketing officer colson hillierIrvine-based Alorica , a provider of outsource, business process outsourcing and "customer experience" outsourcing, named Colson Hillier as its new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), the company said on Tuesday. Hillier will lead the company's global marketing and communications efforts, according to the company. Hillier was most recently at Verizon Wireless.

Alorica Opens Office In India

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alorica business process outsourcing expansion india offshoring internationalIrvine-based business process outsourcer Alorica said late Thursday evening that it has opened up an office in India, and esablished a new "innovation lab" in the country. According to Alorica, the new innovation lab will be based in Bengaluru, which it will call its "Digital Center of Excellence". Alorica said it will use the new facility to be able to utilize India's talent pool.

High-End Drone Tech Finds Way

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How domestic drone makers can fly above offshore competitors

Mojix Selected By BP

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Los Angeles-based passive RFID tracking technology provider Mojix said last week that it has been selected by BP , for a $7 billion, offshore drilling project. mojix offshore drilling rfid wireless tracking asset

Alorica Pays $275M For BPO Business, Tops 48,000 Employees

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Alorica said it has also hired 1,500 nearshore employees in Jamaica and Mexico, 5,400 offshore employees in the Philippines, and 18,400 domestic employees to the company--bringing the company''s total employee base to over 48,000. alorica business process outsourcing west corporation merger acquisition customer service nearshoring offshoring

Tougher “Immigration” Policies On Foreign Tech Crossing U.S. Border

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CalWave Ocean Wave Energy Project in California

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William Toman, President of Protean Wave Energy, will discuss the new national CalWave Wave Energy testing center offshore near Vandenberg Air Force Base. Wednesday, October 12, 2016 -- CalWave Ocean Wave Energy Project in California. He will address how Wave Energy impacts the environment and alternative energy plans. See https://www.eventbrite.com/e/valwave-ocean-wave-energy-project-in-california-tickets-27611497733.

Teledyne Buys Bolt Technology

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Thousand Oaks-based Teledyne Technologies said Wednesday afternoon that it has acquired Bolt Technology Corporation , a supplier of equipment for the offshore energy exploration market. Bolt, which was founded in 1965, develops replacement parts for offshore energy exploration, high-reliability underwater cables and connectors, electronic controllers, monitoring systems, and other related marine equipment, as well as its own line of miniature, underwater remotely operated vehicles.

Five ways we are surviving long term

Berkonomics

Interestingly, we’ve won a number of deals by being the not–offshore alternative. Most people I know have had extremely bad experiences with offshore development.

TCVN Workshop LA

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Join us for a workshop on managing offshoring successfully, your guide to reducing software development costs and increasing quality. Our software development and offshoring guru Jack Bicer will also provide guidance for your specific circumstances. Thursday, April 9, 2009 -- TCVN Workshop LA. Please bring your questions. See [link] (more

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TCVN Workshop Orange County

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Join us for a workshop on managing offshoring successfully, your guide to reducing software development costs and increasing quality. Our software development and offshoring guru Jack Bicer will also provide guidance for your specific circumstances. Thursday, April 2, 2009 -- TCVN Workshop Orange County. Please bring your questions. See [link] (more

Teledyne Completes Bolt Technology Acquisition

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Bolt is a supplier of marine seismic energy sources and replacement parts for offshore energy exploration, and also makes underwater cables and connectors, along with developing underwater remotely operated vehicles (Mini ROVs). Thousand Oaks-based Teledyne Technologies said Tuesday afternoon that it has complted its acquisition of Bolt Technology Corporation. The deal was worth approximately $171M, or $22.00 per share in cash.

Former Qualcomm Exec Faces Charges In Insider Trading Case

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The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a former executive at San Diego''s Qualcomm , with trading stock in the company ahead of major announcements, via a secret offshore brokerage account. According to the SEC, Jing Wang, the former Executive Vice President of President of Global Business Operations at Qualcomm, made more than a quarter million dollars in profits from his insider trading, via a secret, offshore brokerage account.

Murano Software Takes On Google Android

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According to the firm, it has created G1MobileSoft, an offshore development company devoted solely to creating mobhile applications. Murano Software maintains four offshore development centers in Russia. Agoura Hills-based Murano Software, a provider of outsourced software development, is branching out into Google Android application development. The firm said it will create both iPhone and Android applications for its clients.

LAVA Healthcare

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LAVA Healthcare is an ongoing conversation about how we might fix the mess applying innovation across a wide range of dimensions including technology, business models, patient involvement, offshore outsourcing, and training programs. Friday, January 18, 2013 -- LAVA Healthcare January 2013 meeting. About LAVA Healthcare. No one disputes that the U.S. healthcare system is a mess that has been deteriorating for decades.

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LAVA Healthcare Meeting

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LAVA Healthcare was formed to have "an ongoing conversation about how we might fix the healthcare-industry's mess applying innovation across a wide range of dimensions  including technology, business models, patient involvement, offshore outsourcing, and training programs." Friday, July 22, 2011 -- LAVA Healthcare Meeting.

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Outsourcing: Build vs Buy

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With offshoring, custom solutions became much more cost effective, but at the expense of increased management or sometimes increased project failure risk. There is no impetus to get everything done in-house and not everything is sent offshore for cost savings either. Wednesday, April 21, 2010 -- Build vs Buy. TechbizConnection. With every new project comes the big question: Should you develop a solution from scratch or buy something off the shelf?

The Power of “In Person” – Why Distributed Teams are Less Effective

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What about offshoring? First, many people confuse outsourcing and offshoring. Offshoring is when you have your own team build it but your own team is located a separate location where wages are significantly cheaper. I prefer that early stage companies not offshore development.

Teledyne Signs Oil and Gas Deal

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hHousand Oaks-based electronics and instrumentation firm Teledyne Technologies announced this morning that its Teledyne Oil & Gas group has scored a three year agreement with FMC Technologies, to provide interconnect and sensing products and services for FMC's offshore oil and gas business.

3 Mistakes Software Developers Make That Can Cost You Your Business

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At Inverted Software we often help our clients manage offshore and onshore development teams. Our proprietary processes and unique experience helps us evaluate and correct software development practices that have proven inefficient and instill practices that insure productivity and success. Below we have compiled the 3 most common issues developers tend to generate when left unsupervised and ways to mitigate their impact: Checking code at the end of the day.

Five Keys to Our Long Term Survival

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Interestingly, we’ve won a number of deals by being the not-offshore alternative. Most people I know have had extremely bad experiences with offshore development. Guest Post by William Fisher.

MindSpark Taps Autistic Individuals For Software Testing Workforce

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The company says it is superior to alternative, offshore software QA providers, both due to time zone and cultural advantages, as well as because its services helps companies meet corporate social responsibility (CSR) and community relations goals. Santa Monica-based startup MindSpark announced on Tuesday that it is expanding its efforts to provide enterprise level, software testing, tapping into a workforce of employees who are specifically on the autism spectrum.

LAVA Healthcare

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LAVA Healthcare is an ongoing conversation about how we might fix the healthcare-industry's mess applying innovation across a wide range of dimensions  including technology, business models, patient involvement, offshore outsourcing, and training programs. Friday, January 27, 2012 -- LAVA Healthcare.

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LAVA Healthcare

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LAVA Healthcare is an ongoing conversation about how we might fix the mess applying innovation across a wide range of dimensions  including technology, business models, patient involvement, offshore outsourcing, and training programs. Friday, June 24, 2011 -- LAVA Healthcare. No one disputes that the U.S. healthcare system is a mess that has been deteriorating for decades. Many argue that ObamaCare will worsen the problem, others argue its a great solution.

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Direct Drive Systems Acquired for $120M

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According to FMC, it will pay $120M for Direct Drive Systems, which makes components used for pumping natural gas pipelines, offshore platforms, and for the subsea processing market. Cerritos-based Direct Drive Systems , a developer of high speed motors for the oil and gas industry, has been acquired by Houston-based FMC Technologies, FMC said earlier this week.

Product Development

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Given the mind boggling speed of change in web and mobile technologies, on shoring, offshoring, intellectual property protection and slew of other challenges, the road to success is full of obstacles. Thursday, June 14, 2012 -- Software Product Development - How to Triple Your Likelihood of Success. Product development has always been challenging. Software products, while being easier to mold and perfect, offer additional set of management and technical challenges.

LAVA Healthcare

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LAVA Healthcare is an ongoing conversation about how we might fix the healthcare-industry's mess applying innovation across a wide range of dimensions  including technology, business models, patient involvement, offshore outsourcing, and training programs. Friday, April 27, 2012 -- LAVA Healthcare.

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In 15 Years From Now Half of US Universities May Be in Bankruptcy. My Surprise Discussion with @ClayChristensen

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He believes that one of the financial metrics taught at business schools and reinforced by Wall Street has accelerated offshoring of industries. But “on capital employed” encourages companies to push more off balance sheet and thus into offshore & outsourced situations.

Palomar Ventures Teams With Soros On Wireless Investment

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According to ExteNet, Palomar, an existing investor in the firm, was part of a new round of equity financing led by SSP Offshore LLC, an affiliate of Soros Fund Management and SBA Communications Corporation, which also included Centennial Ventures, Columbia Capital, Sevin Rosen Funds, and CenterPoint Ventures. Los Angeles-based Palomar Ventures is in a new funding with Soros Fund Management, in a deal worth $128.4M to Illinois wireless firm ExteNet Systems.

Wireless Info Tech Acquired By Chinese Firm

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VanceInfo is an IT services provider providing offshore software development in China. San Diego-based Wireless Info Tech Ltd., a provider of mobile testing and application development services for the wireless industry, has been acquired by a Chinese firm. According to VanceInfo Technologies, it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Wireless Info Tech, in a deal worth $1.08M in cash plus stock.

EntComm Sells Division

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TAKE is also buying EntComm's offshore operations, which will merge with Take Solutions' center in Chennai. Gardena-based EntComm , a developer of software-as-a-service products, has sold its product division to a Indian software firm, TAKE Solutions. Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed.

Finding Developers is Tough Again

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Their list is fairly similar to Here’s what we hear in roughly the order of preference: Direct referral LinkedIn (both Job Postings and Searching for Talent) Dice.com Recruiters Developer Groups Craigslist Of course, there are lots of firms that you can offshore your work. I’ll leave that for another discussion as the inquiry that I keep getting is more about local talent than offshore talent.

Teledyne Buys Instrumentation Firm

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Teledyne said that Baton Rouge-based Odom has designs and manufactures equipment for port survey, dredging, offshore energy and other applications. Thousand Oaks-based Teledyne Technologies said today that it has acquired Odom Hydrographic Systems, a Louisiana-based firm developing hydrographic survey instrumentation. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The Corrosive Downside of Acquihires

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Usually the location of the engineers matters great so having offshore engineering makes acquihires unlikely. For the past 5 years or so Google, Facebook and a handful of tech industry giants have been quietly buying scores of early-stage startups for their talent.

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