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Strategy: What Digital Business Service Providers Mean When They Say It
Strategy in digital business has become an increasingly significant component of Digital Business Service Provider (DBSP) offerings. Pure plays have and are

what is a skill gap  should be understood that what is meant by strategy consulting by a DBSP can differ markedly from the traditional role of say a McKinsey process. DBSP strategists take over where the McKinsey process lets go (see figure Phase I). DBSPs serve largely in the operational strategic role by taking the business idea to the step of design and architect to achieve deliverable capabilities. Obviously, some overlap of the McKinsey-like and Operational strategic consulting functions is inevitable, and the realities

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Recruitment and Staffing

Recruitment and Staffing functionality allows the user to select and hire the right people with the right skill sets, as well as track the information regarding their recruitment for later analysis. It covers criteria such as Organization Structures and Modeling, Corporate Branding, Sourcing, Applicant Tracking, Assessment and Selection, Governance and Compliance, Vendor Management Systems (VMS) Portal, Recruitment Analytics and Reporting, and Product Technology. 

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