Process automation elevates virtualization use while transforming IT’s function to app and cloud service broker
August 31, 2010

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Despite globalization, why is India still socialist?
August 31, 2010

India in the 21st century remains a country of stark contrasts and perhaps one of the biggest contrasts is how a country with a thoroughly globalized and thriving IT services and outsourcing industry can still be (officially) socialist. In fact, a recent opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal by Barun S. Mitra is well worth reading as he noted that in India, “we’re all (still) socialists.” His article began by noting that Indian politicians love to talk about “reform” and yet most of them still like to spend more money (Americans and Europeans, does this sound familiar?). Moreover and when it comes to spending US$22 billion in annual food or fertilizer subsidies or the rural employment guarantee scheme (and so on), there is little to no debate – despite the fact that India has a vibrant democracy around 50 political parties at the national level. Read more

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NASSCOM annual rankings for the ITO-BPO industry for the years 09-10
August 30, 2010

National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) today announced the findings of its annual survey on the outlook for FY10-11. The Indian IT-BPO exports are projected to grow by 13-15% while the domestic IT-BPO is expected to grow by 15-17% during FY11. NASSCOM also released the annual rankings for the following categories, for FY09-10: Read more

HP eyes automated apps deployment, ‘standardized’ private cloud creation with integrated CloudStart package
August 30, 2010

Clearly seeing a sweet spot amid complex and costly applications support for Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint and SAP R/3 implementations, HP on Monday delivered a CloudStart package of turnkey private cloud infrastructure capabilities with a self-service, SasS portal included. Read more

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Genpact wins 2010 global outsourcing 100 honor
August 28, 2010

NEW YORK – August 25, 2010: Genpact Limited (NYSE: G), a global leader in business process and technology management, today announced that it has been recognized as one of the world’s top outsourcing service providers as featured in the 2010 Global Services 100 provider list. This marks the fourth consecutive year that Genpact has been acknowledged as one of the top service providers. The 5th Annual GS100 study was conducted by Global Services in association with NeoAdvisory, the globalization and sourcing advisory firm. Genpact secures its place in the GS100 list and has been featured in five categories: Top BPO, FAO, HRO, Procurement Outsourcing and Top Industry-specific BPO Vendors in recognition for its competence and excellence as a service provider. Read more

Wipro drives UCO Regional Rural Bank initiative
August 28, 2010

Wipro Infotech, the India, Middle East and Africa, IT Business of Wipro Ltd and a leading provider of IT and business transformation services, today announced that it has signed a 7 year Total Outsourcing contract with 5 RRBs sponsored by UCO Bank, a leading Public Sector Bank. The contract is for implementing a Core Banking Solution (CBS) across 803 branches of Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) under UCO Bank’s sponsorship. Read more

Infosys Win Top Honors in IT Service Management Awards
August 28, 2010

Melbourne, Australia – August 26, 2010: Telstra Opens in a new window and Infosys Technologies Ltd have won Best ITSM (IT Service Management) Project of the Year, the top industry award bestowed by itSMF Australia Opens in a new window, the peak body for ITSM in Australia. The Telstra-Infosys submission tied with one from the Department of Immigration. Read more

Does outsourcing really kill innovation?
August 28, 2010

Recently I read a blog in the Harvard Business Review web site. It is an interesting blog that discusses outsourcing and IT innovation. The blog suggests that large scale IT outsourcing limits strategic value of companies and limits innovation using IT as a strategic asset. It is sad that still blogs and articles are being written questioning the value of outsourcing and connecting company’s lagging innovation to outsourcing. Most of the Fortune 1000 companies in US have fully-owned subsidiaries in emerging countries like China, India, Brazil, Philippines, etc. US companies have been sending work from US to its subsidiaries all over the world. What do you call this practice? Outsourcing, offshore outsourcing, insourcing? Read more

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Platform Computing steps up with easy-entry solution for building private clouds
August 27, 2010

Platform Computing has paved the way to faster private cloud adoption with a low-risk, low-cost way for companies to evaluate their use of cloud computing. The Platform ISF Starter Pack, announced this week, will enable architects and IT managers to get a cloud sandbox environment up and running in less than 30 minutes, the company says. Read more

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Trio of cloud companies collaborate on new private cloud platform offerings
August 26, 2010

A trio of cloud ecosystem companies have collaborated to offer an integrated technology platform that aims to deliver a swift on-ramp to private and hybrid cloud computing models in the enterprise. Read more

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