Tough laws for foreign IT professionals
October 30, 2009

After US, it is UK putting barrier in place against IT workers. UK’s home secretary Alan Johnson has announced that from next year onwards, a UK employer would have to announce all jobs to British workers in Jobcentre Plus for four running weeks (Up from two)- before these can be thrown open to workers from other nationalities. Read more

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IT outsourcing with business value in mind
October 28, 2009

A streamlined IT value chain with capable actors can provide more added value at a lower cost level in a sustainable manner. This requires the IT organization to understand the fundamental aspects and dynamics of the business processes. Understanding how the Business makes money and which risks it faces is for many IT organizations however still a major challenge. Most IT organizations therefore still base their sourcing decisions on traditional IT silo’s. Read more

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Chinese outsource domination a mirage?
October 27, 2009

A new report out this week by global consultancy McKinsey & Co, Destination: China, A Perspective on the Offshoring and Outsourcing Industry maintains that while China has made tremendous leaps in terms of software development in recent years, it can’t realize its ambition of becoming the leading global offshore-outsourcing destination anytime soon, predict industry watchers. Out of a total of $80 billion worldwide revenues for providers of offshore services in business and technology, India leads by a wide margin, garnering $58 billion — a market share of over 70%. Read more

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Europe’s Outsourcing Market Lagging Rest Of World
October 27, 2009

LONDON, 22 October 2009 ― TPI, the largest sourcing data and advisory firm in the world and a unit of Information Services Group, Inc. (ISG) (NASDAQ:III, IIIU, IIIW), an industry-leading information-based services company, announced today that the outsourcing market in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) continued to struggle during the third quarter despite a record performance for the industry globally. Read more

LPO Data Security
October 25, 2009

Notwithstanding the hype created over Legal Service Outsourcing (LPO), Value-Notes, a Pune-based consultancy in business intelligence and research recently published a survey of top US-Based law firms that revealed that nearly 50% haven’t heard about LPO; 36% think they do not require the service; 10% had tried and tested the model and did not find it suitable for their needs; while only a minuscule 4% declared they might use in near or distant future. Read more

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Is geographic diversification a threat to the Philippines’ share of the global outsourcing market?
October 25, 2009

Last week, the Business Processing Association of the Philippines (BPAP) held its first International Outsourcing Summit to discuss the issues, threats and opportunities emerging for the outsourcing industry in general and for the Philippines in particular. Read more

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Wipro wins Outsourcing Engagement with DIAL
October 23, 2009

First of its kind JV structured around 10-years Total Outsourcing Engagement in the Airports space
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Top 10 strategic technologies for 2010 from Gartner
October 22, 2009

Gartner, Inc. analysts today highlighted the top 10 technologies and trends that will be strategic for most organizations in 2010. The analysts presented their findings during Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, being held here through October 22. Read more

LPO can save upto 70% of your litigation costs
October 22, 2009

In 2006, a series of amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure made it mandatory for companies to preserve and present electronically stored data for litigation purposes. KPMG estimates that first level document review costs anywhere between 58% and 90% of total litigation costs. In order to comply with the changed rules, US companies are working overtime to identify strategies to control and reduce these costs, thereby turning document review into a huge opportunity ($30 to $50 billion) for Indian LPO vendors. Read more

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TCS Wins 2009 Excellence Award
October 21, 2009

Mumbai, India, October 20, 2009: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: TCS.BO, NSE: TCS.NS), a leading global IT services and consulting firm, announced today that Technology Marketing Corporation’s (TMC) INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine named TCS’ IPTV service as a recipient of the 2009 IPTV Excellence Award. ( Read more