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The year end is approaching fast. As this asks for some ethical reflections, I would like to refer to a survey executed by the BSA (Business Software Alliance). This survey shows that there is currently a rather “casual” approach towards the rules of installation and usage of software.

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Offshore development, we need it, but is it worth the pain?

When doing IT projects, the use of people in various locations across the world has become common practice for a number of reasons:

  • Cost savings: this is often the main reason to look for team members in different regions where the people cost is lower. Doing certain tasks or even the majority of the work abroad helps you keep the budget under control.
  • Scalability: sometimes there are just not enough people available locally and your team needs to be extended.


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Good or bad?

People often ask experts: “How do you do it?”. The response frequently is: “I do not know, I just do it.” When you admire the skill of the expert, you tend to marvel and would like to learn that skill as well. However, if the skill is perceived as “a problem”, you typically criticize and want to change that person’s behavior, e.g. someone who is always late. In both instances, we are talking about a skill, a habit, a comfort zone, an automated behavior. It is something that you can learn and acquire.

When my son was three, he used to throw away anything he got his hands on. Is that good or bad? In my kitchen I considered it bad. In the basketball team, he is now one of the top players. This shows that the context often determines how we perceive habits.

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Do you find the title of this article strange? Should it not be normal and obvious for all of us, to love our job? But do you know how many people drag themselves to work? How many people experience long and boring days and have no satisfaction in their work? Unfortunately, there are quite a few: 1 out of 5! I am happy not to be one of them.

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Many businesses use barcode scanners somewhere on their shop floor. Do you use scanners to manage your stock or to track production? Quite often, it is the same worker who has to both scan barcodes and move the object that was scanned. To do so in a safe manner, he has to put his scanner down after each scan. Wouldn’t it be easier and more efficient if he could just scan everything hands-free?  

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Every year on September 1st something remarkable happens at Delaware Consulting. You arrive at our Kortrijk office early in the morning, but it is hard to find an available parking spot?! Then you see all the new cars lined up and realize: “ah, it’s the first day of the juniors”. A new generation is starting their career at Delaware Consulting!

In the past month we conducted in-depth interviews with every one of them. This is how we try to find out the answers to the questions: “Who are they? ”, “What is their passion? ”, “What motivates them?”. We also asked them: “What is your favorite quote?”. This resulted in some interesting insights that we would like to share with you below.

We are happy to introduce you the new generation of Delaware Consulting Junior Consultants 2014!

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Every year on September 1st something remarkable happens at Delaware Consulting. You arrive at our Kortrijk office early in the morning, but it is hard to find an available parking spot?! Then you see all the new cars lined up and realize: “ah, it’s the first day of the juniors”. A new generation is starting their career at Delaware Consulting!

In the past month we conducted in-depth interviews with every one of them. This is how we try to find out the answers to the questions: “Who are they? ”, “What is their passion? ”, “What motivates them?”. We also asked them: “Which movie character can you identify yourself with? ”. This resulted in some interesting insights that we would like to share with you below.

We are happy to introduce you the new generation of Delaware Consulting!

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Every year on September 1st something remarkable happens at Delaware Consulting. You arrive at our Kortrijk office early in the morning, but it is hard to find an available parking spot?! Then you see all the new cars lined up and realize: “ah, it’s the first day of the juniors”. A new generation is starting their career at Delaware Consulting!

In the past month we conducted in-depth interviews with every one of them. This is how we try to find out the answers to the questions: “Who are they? ”, “What is their passion? ”, “What motivates them?”. We also asked them: “What is/was your nickname or scouts totem and why?”. This resulted in some interesting insights that we would like to share with you below.

We are happy to introduce you the new generation of Delaware Consulting!

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