Archive for June, 2007

Is scientific research reviving?

scientific researchThe 9th National Conference on Scientific Research in Romania has recently taken place in Cluj – Napoca and has highlighted the core issues of this crucial sector of national economy.

Basically, it is about two fundamental features of the Romanian scientific research. The first, a positive one, is identified with the fact that the Romanian researchers have a first level competence, in general. This has been outlined by the European Commissioner for Research and Development during the visit he made in Bucharest, when he specified that Romania has been participating for several years in the European research programmes. Due to this competence, Romania has never been penalized by the EU with yellow or red flags, regarding research, during its preparation for accession.

The second feature, which is a negative one this time, is the under-financing experienced for many years by the Romanian scientific research. (more…)

June 20th, 2007

Supply of IT Pros Down, Though Demand Is Up

quality security outsourcingThe bad news is IT job growth is bad; the good news is because there aren’t enough good workers to go around. Good news if you’re in the workforce, that is.

IT employment posted a small increase in April, but has remained essentially flat for the last 11 months, finds the April 2007 IT employment report released on May 9 by the National Association of Computer Consultant Businesses, a trade association that represents IT staffing firms.

April saw an increase of 900 IT workers, leaving the total level of IT employment at 3.67 million, where it has rested since August 2006, found the report. Between May and July 2006, IT employment rested at 3.66 million. (more…)

June 20th, 2007

MCIT Organizes an Informative Session Regarding the Community Programme ICT PSP

Informative SessionThe Ministry of Communications and Information Technology will organize on July 3, 2007 an informative session regarding the ICT PSP programme (The ICT Policy Support Programme), community programme from the Information Society area.

ICT PSP is part of Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP) and is developed for a period of seven years (2007-2013), having a total budget of 728.4 milions euro. The programme’s list of discussion includes topics regarding the efficient and interoperable e-government services, e-inclusion, e-health and thematic networks.
The beneficiaries of this financing programme are mostly public institutions but also the small and middle enterprises, in fields targetting the sustainable development, the intelligent machines or data protection. (more…)

June 18th, 2007

Finance & Accounting Outsourcing Suppliers Must Innovate and Differentiate as Competition in the FAO Market Heats Up

Finance Accounting OutsourcingInvestments in Delivery Capability and M&A Activity on the Rise as FAO Suppliers Vie to Capture Market Share

To stave off competition in today’s dynamic marketplace and capitalize on promising growth opportunities, Finance & Accounting Outsourcing (FAO) suppliers must differentiate themselves by investing in technology, focusing on vertical industries, and adapting business strategies to provide complex end-to-end Finance and Accounting (F&A) processes, according to a new, in-depth study from the Everest Research Institute.

The multi-process FAO market has more than doubled since the beginning of 2005 and is now nearly a US $2 billion market growing at over 25 percent annually. (more…)

June 18th, 2007

One-third of managers to beef up outsourcing

Outsourcing monitorsOne-third of investment management firms will increase their use of outsourcing over the next two years.

Due to regulatory and investor demand, firms that offer alternative investments will have to look outside of their companies for help with back-office functions, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers survey.

Sure enough, 40% said that their primary reason for expanding outsourcing is to turn their company’s focus on core competencies. (more…)

June 6th, 2007

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