No matter how much due diligence you attempt, making a decision on contracting with an onshore or offshore IT service provider is much like buying promises. To some extent you are going to have to trust in your selected partner to be committed to providing your company with the high quality services that they have promised. Your lawyers will surely not agree but offshore contracts are only worth the integrity of the company that you are contracting with. Dun & Bradstreet does not include this metric (integrity) in corporate profiles yet and it is not on a credit report either. One of my partners in Brazil would often tell me Henry we are highly motivated for this opportunity, but I did not fully understand the value of that statement until we got into the trenches together. Here are a few of the promises you are accepting or questions you may have doubts about when signing that offshore IT staff augmentation or support contract:1.Will I really get the hours I am paying for?2.Is my intellectual property and information secure?3.Am I really going to be provided with qualified professionals?4.Will billing rates go up after I train the new team in my business?5.Can I reach this vendor when I need immediate support?6.Will this vendor work with me when the going gets rough?7.Is this a stable country politically, socially, and economically?8.Are currency exchange rates an issue?9.Is this a safe country for business travel?10.Is this vendors location in a safe part of town?11.What is the cost of business travel to this location?12.What is the cost for offshore professionals from there to travel to the U.S.?13.Can professionals at this location get a U.S. passport and visa for U.S. visits? 14.Are U.S. contracts legally binding in this country?15.How long does it take to get a visa and passport for team members to make training and onsite orientation trips to my location? 16.What will it cost for visas and passports for your offshore team?17.Will the offshore team have someone full time who is experienced in managing offshore projects?18.Is this a stable company, i.e. good credit and strong experienced management?19.Does this vendors company have the interpersonal skills to work with my company?20.Does this offshore vendor have executive management that speak English and will be responsive and share your since of urgency?21.Are this vendors team management and executive management going to be available in your workday time zone on short notice when you need them?22.Can this vendor grow with your companies needs?23.Do they have commercial liability insurance, errors and omissions insurance?24.Can they buy commercial liability insurance in their country?25.Will they work in your workday time zone?26.Does this company have a secure network infrastructure?27.Is their network infrastructure professionally designed and firewall protected?28.Is their facility physically secure?29.Are extreme weather conditions a factor affecting travel, security, or work schedules in this country?30.Does this location pose natural disaster risk to your business?31.Is this vendor going to be flexible as your needs change?No matter how much time on money you spend developing a clam tight contract with an offshore outsourcing provider you never want to have to consider international litigation or international arbitration for contract disputes. Unless your needs are well defined and static, which I have never seen, the requirements better be very general in that contract or they will need review and changes before the ink gets dry.In any offshore project establishing good relationships are key to clear communications. Vision TRE has been nurturing relationships with our offshore partner locations in Brazil and Panama for years. We have business relationships in South and Central America that have been proven dependable over the years. Integrity, trust, mutual cultural respect, and a shared since of urgency make these relationships valuable to any company that contract with us to establish an offshore team.
Success means different things to different people. Success can involve personal development or achieving financial security. To others, success can be getting that 'dream job'. To others, an achievement can be related to personal life or family. Success basically means the achievement of something desired, planned, or attempted, and this may be in any aspect of one's life.In spite of the various ways through which success is defined, there are some common traits which successful people tend to have. Being successful requires a lot of discipline and commitment to work towards the attainment of the desired goals.There are four specific factors which anyone will need to become successful. 1. Goals and plans. Successful people have clearly laid out goals which guide them along. These goals are broken down into measurable and achievable components, with the necessary actions for achieving these goals also stated. What do you want to achieve in one year, in two years? What exactly do you want to have? What will you need to do on a daily basis so that you can achieve those goals? If you want to become financially secure, maybe you need to start a home based business. What level of profits do you want to make with this business? What are you going to need to do to make this business a success and earn the money you want? All these questions must help you have clear goals and plans on what you want to achieve.2. Optimism. Maintaining a positive attitude is very important because it will keep you motivated to work towards your goal. With a positive attitude, one can remain committed to the goals. Additionally, no temporary setbacks can discourage you; and you will not procrastinate doing what you must do to achieve your goals. A famous quote says "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." A positive attitude also builds up courage and determination to go ahead and achieve your goals, whether it's personal development or financial freedom. "Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence."3. Focus. In order to be successful, you must have undivided attention towards your goals. Successful people pursue their goals with complete dedication and commitment, and all their energy is focused on their goals. If you want to achieve your goals and become successful, you must be focused on your vision and goals. Do not lose that vision. Being focused will also help you constantly assess your progress, and make any necessary adjustments along the way.4. Perseverance. This means persistence in any thing undertaken; continued pursuit or prosecution of any business or enterprise begun. In order to be successful, you will need to be determined to achieve your goals. Your success will not happen overnight. Also, you will face some discouragement, and these must not stop you from working towards your goals. These 4 qualities set apart those who succeed in reaching their goals and those who fail. If you want to become successful or wealthy, you must have these qualities. It is worth it to make all the necessary adjustments in your mindset and personality so that you will have what it takes to become successful. It takes a lot of hard work and commitment to be successful. These qualities will help you achieve your goals, be they starting your own business, financial security or personal development.
Palacio de Bahia is now back on, but it is a different building. Now it is 83 stories down from 97. It still has a hotel. We are not sure about the prices but we are thinking the prices will be higher. The average price of a new project condo in Panama City is now $2,000 a sq. meter. Some of the icon projects are being offered for $3,500 a sq. meter and everything in between. Some think Panama will reach $5,000 a sq. meter. Others think prices will recede back to the $1,000 a sq meter previous level. We are in the middle somewhere thinking between $1100 and $1800 a sq. meter to be about right for this market.Please bear in mind to the European who is on a Euro economy buy in Panama, which is on the US Dollar, reflects a discount of better than one third. Once the dollar regains its strength (or for some readers I should say if
If you knew that a Canada Internet merchant account could dramatically improve profits and reduce overhead costs, would you get one? Well, the good news is that it can and you should! A merchant account conveys a host of benefits that can help your business expand to meet the demands of todays time-conscious consumers. To apply for your merchant services account, simply follow the following easy steps. 1. Apply for a Canada Internet merchant account through a reputable banker, loan agent, or financial underwriter. You may be able to work with a banker with whom you have already established a business relationship. Or you can shop around for a better deal if you feel your bank is asking too much money for too few benefits. These accounts can be quite competitive, so it pays to browse a host of providers in your town or on the Internet, where financial offers are waiting for your perusal. Just do a search for merchant accounts or merchant services, and you will soon find that a number of potential lenders will pop up on your screen. You also may want to get the names of other financial institutions from colleagues, friends, and family members who already have successful merchant accounts. 2. Check out possible Canada Internet merchant account providers by running their names through a business checking service, like the Better Business Bureau. While this is not a comprehensive background check or a certification of the lenders ability to meet your needs or keep its promises, it does provide a starting place for ensuring that the provider is not a total fraud and may be somewhat likely to live up to its promises. You also can check out online testimonials or ask for references. If the company has a longstanding history of providing merchant services, there is a fairly good chance that it will work out well for you, too. 3. Browse available services offered by Canada Internet merchant account providers. Perhaps the most sought-after benefit is the ability to offer credit card payment processing services to clients who shop at your Internet site. Find out how much this service will cost through your choice of Canada provider, and determine whether the benefits are worth the asking price. You may end up paying some of the expenses yourself, such as a domain registration and site-hosting fee, but this is to be expected from just about any provider. It is important to compare fees among various lenders to get the most affordable package. Some underwriters will ask for an application fee or an annual membership fee, as well as several other types. Look for the lowest available costs before deciding on the provider you want to work with. 4. Find out which services will by covered by your choice of Canada Internet merchant account underwriter. Some companies may provide free monthly statement printouts while others charge for this service. You also need to check service rates, which typically are billed by a few cents per transaction or via a low monthly interest rate. Set up your company budget and evaluate your customers buying patterns to figure out which billing method will work most in your favor. Finding the right underwriter will help you to maximize your Canada Internet merchant account.
Examinons donc les diffrentes thories de jeux existants, leur srieux et leur efficacit, pour ne pas dire inefficacit.Tout d'abord, il est une chose essentielle a toujours garde en mmoire: le jeu est un sport, un loisir lie aux alas du hasard. Comprenez donc la chose suivante: rien ne peut dfier le hasard. Perdre est donc naturel et il faut bien l'accepter.Tout n'est donc que question de chance. Ainsi, toutes les thories sur "Comment battre les Casinos" n'ont aucun fondement et n'ont, par ailleurs, jamais prouve leur efficacit.Ces dernires n'ont t inventes que pour donner de faux espoirs de contrle d'une partie, face a un manque de confiance en soi.1) L'une des mthodes les plus clbres est celle de parier sur un vnement qui n'a pas eu lieu a un moment prcis. Selon des calculs statistiques, un vnement qui ne s'est pas produit a ce moment sera forcement rcurent sous peu. Grave erreur. Par exemple, a la roulette: 3 cases rouges sortent coup sur coup,le joueur parie alors sur une case noire pour le quatrime tour. Manque de chance, une autre case rouge est sortie. Hors cette mthode est trs courante au sein des casinos, surtout parmi les joueurs cherchant a battre le casino. Regardez donc le nombre de personnes autour du table avec leur air songeur! En fait, ils analysent les parties. 2) La seule mthode plus fiable jusqu'a prsent fut le comptage de cartes des sabots. Or, sachez que les casinos peuvent mettre dans un mme sabot 8 voir 10 jeux diffrents pour le Blackjack. Donc cette mthode n'est plus trop en vigueur de nos jours.Cette dernire fut trs prise car non base sur les probabilits, et offrant, a long terme, plus d'avantage sur le Casino.3) Toutefois, certaines mthodes ont vues le jour comme les Martingales pour la casino en ligne pour la roulettes. Celles-ci ont au moins le mrite d'annoncer la couleur des le dpart: "Aucune fiabilit a 100%". Toutefois, elles offrent l'avantage de proposer les meilleures possibilits de paris (comment miser pour rcuprer la prcdente mise,combien, etc..), tout en ayant fait d'avantages de preuves que la premire.Les casinos permettent-ils ceci ? Les casinos connaissent mme mieux que nous ces fameuses stratgies "miracles". Par consquent, les casinotiers changent rgulirement leurs conditions gnrales de jeu ou leur matriel, sans pour autant tre trop inquites. En effet, contre le comptage de cartes, le casino a par exemple rajout des jeux dans son sabot afin de le rendre impossible.De plus, ces derniers savent qu'a la longue, l'avantage revient a la maison (soit, le casino).Mais pour viter de tout perdre:Autre que le conseil singulier de "faites attention a vos mises. Ne misez jamais plus que vous ne disposez", il est utile de rappeler que les allers/ retours a Las Vegas ou Atlantic City ne sont pas ncessaires pour pouvoir bnficier de bons casinos. Le choix s'offre a vous,: dans votre rgion ou en ligne. Alors pourquoi gaspiller en plus de l'argent dans des billets d'avions tous les deux mois?