Eight Indian cities among world’s 25 riskiest offshoring locations
May 31, 2009

Press Trust Of India
India may have been hailed for long as the world’s top outsourcing destination, but a new study has named as many as eight cities in the country among the world’s 25 riskiest places for offshoring, mainly on concerns like terrorism, pollution and geopolitical issues. Read more

Manpower Inc. Annual Survey Reveals Talent Shortages Continue Despite Current Economic Environment
May 31, 2009

MILWAUKEE, May 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN) today released the results of its fourth annual talent shortage survey, revealing that 30 percent of employers across the globe continue to struggle to fill positions available despite the global economic downturn. Read more

The Philippines: India’s outsourcing step child
May 31, 2009

The Philippines, with is 90 million plus people at home and a growing Diaspora abroad, has long marketed itself as the third largest English speaking country in the world and as an alternative location to India in the world of outsourcing – especially in voice related work (See the May 30, 2009 Wall Street Journal article entitled: Philippine Call Centers Ring Up Business). After all, even Indian based call centers will concede that the Philippines is a more attractive place to do voice related work as the Filipino accent is much easier on North American ears and bluntly speaking, Filipinos are simply better at being customer service representatives than Indians. Moreover, having been a former colony of the USA, there is a great affinity towards and understanding of American culture in the country. Read more

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Managing Offshore Software Teams
May 29, 2009

The effect of Globalization touched all industries and jobs; software development is no different. Now a days software developers working for a company are physically separated with each other and they may be in different timezones within in a country or anywhere in the world. Companies often outsource software development projects to countries like India, China, Russia, etc. and they also started using crowdsourcing web sites for all their software development efforts. Read more

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Patni opens new EMEA headquarters to drive growth for outsourced IT and BPO services
May 28, 2009

Mumbai/London, 28 May, 2009: Patni Computer Systems (BSE: PATNI COMPUT, NSE: PATNI, NYSE: PTI), a leading global IT and BPO services provider, today opened its new EMEA headquarters, based at Heathrow in London. Read more

Multi-Country Payroll Outsourcing an Increasing Trend for Large Multinational Companies
May 26, 2009

DALLAS & GURGAON, India–(Business Wire)–
Outsourcing of some or all payroll sub-processes in two or more countries is an
increasing trend for large multinational companies seeking cost reductions in
the current economy as well as other benefits, according to a new study by the
Everest Research Institute. Read more

Global eProcure Releases The Updated Version Of The eCompliance Module
May 26, 2009

Global eProcure’s has recently released (version x.0), a significantly enhanced eCompliance module of its procurement suite which will provide government agencies the ability to compare and track disbursement against allocation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dollars through its off-the shelf commercial software providing transparency and visibility. Read more

Small and Mid-Sized Businesses Turn to MyGlobalStaff.com to Cut Costs
May 26, 2009

SEATTLE, Wash., May 26 /PRNewswire/ — MyGlobalStaff.com is helping small to
mid-sized businesses optimize efficiency and reduce bottom line expenditures. Read more

Challenges faced by LPO industry
May 26, 2009

Legal Process Outsourcing (often abbreviated as LPO), is a section of the outsourcing industry that is gaining popularity quite fast. Read more

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US immigration curbs may impact biz growth: Wipro
May 25, 2009

New York, PTI:
Sunday, May 24, 2009, 12:00 [IST]

With the Obama administration turning the wave against outsourcing activities, Indian IT major Wipro fears that restrictions on foreign workers in the US could hamper its growth. Read more