What Are the Best Practices In Managing Outsourced R&D Projects?

Predictions about the growth of outsourcing have proven to be quite on the mark. According to Partnering Forum, by the end of 2010 it is projected that over 40 percent of research and development (R&D) will be outsourced in pharmaceutical industries alone. If your company is planning on outsourcing its R&D projects, this whitepaper can help you learn how to manage them successfully.

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Best Practices for Managing Just-in-time (JIT) Production

Just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing “is not procrastination, but making a commitment once the scales are tipped in the favor of certainty.” How do you keep your company from falling prey to the “deer-in-the-headlights” syndrome and suffering from decision failures? In this guide, experts share their top seven best practices for deftly managing JIT manufacturing. Read More

Network Monitoring & Troubleshooting for Dummies (Second Edition)

This book introduces you to the common challenges today’s information technology (IT) teams face with respect to managing the performance of their network. It presents a new way to think about how you monitor your network, troubleshoot issues, identify security threats, and plan for changes to your network and your IT infrastructure.

Download the 2nd Riverbed Special Edition of Network Monitoring & Troubleshooting for Dummies. You will learn:

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How to Protect Your Employer Brand: Your Guide to Planning and Conducting an Organizational Workforce Reduction

Delivering news that a position is being eliminated may be one of the most difficult responsibilities a human resources professional will face. Conducting an event that impacts a handful, hundreds, or even thousands of employees can take an emotional toll. In any situation, having an unusually high level of stress can make simple projects seem difficult, and difficult projects seem insurmountable.

This guide outlines some best practices for conducting a workforce reduction event.

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Six Important Skills Needed in PEO

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Outsourcing Best Practices

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