Will Cloud computing kill the traditional outsourcing industry?
September 30, 2010

Arjun Sethi and Olivier Aries have recently written a thought provoking article for Bloomberg where they predicted that outsourcing as we know will come to an end due to cloud computing. According to the pair, the rise of cloud computing and technology giants like Amazon and Google will grab market share from smaller or midsized players in both the USA and India. Moreover, mid-tier Indian outsourcers who do not have the size or the capabilities to enter the cloud computing arena will either be sidelined or acquired by larger and more aggressive players for their client bases, low cost operations and process expertise. Furthermore, the pair believe that traditional outsourcing has reached a limit in the amount of savings it can achieve. Read more

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Automated governance: Cloud computing’s lynchpin for success or failure
September 29, 2010

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China Makes Headway In Outsourcing
September 26, 2010

Outsourcing has turned out to be a controversial subject but it has taken a lot of significance in the wake of a recovery as firms are looking to cut costs. So far, India has dominated the outsourcing landscape with outsourcing giants like Infosys, Wipro and Tata Consultancy Services. However, things are changing post recession. There have been a number of competitors that are giving Indian outsourcing firms a run for the money. Read more

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Outsourcing blues: What should Indian companies do?
September 26, 2010

Now that Obama has once again come out strongly against outsourcing stressing that the 8 million Americans who lost their jobs during the recession needed succor and putting the brakes on outsourcing was one step in that direction. One may of course question the wisdom and indeed the efficacy of the move, and attribute it to populism which is aimed at garnering voter support in the coming November election; the fact is that the Indian IT sector which obtains 60% of its revenue from the US is smarting from it. Read more

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SaaS grows in HRO but Slow in Other BPO Segments
September 25, 2010

Although adoption of software-as-a-service (SaaS) and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) is growing rapidly, the combined SaaS-BPO approach is yet to see significant traction in BPO beyond Human Resources Outsourcing (HRO), according to Everest, a global consulting and research firm. Read more

Wipro and Oracle develop solutions on next generation Oracle Fusion Applications
September 25, 2010

Wipro Technologies the global Consulting, System Integration and Outsourcing business of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT), and Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) today announced the launch of joint development initiative on next generation Oracle Fusion Applications. Read more

Infosys cited as a Leader in North American Applications Outsourcing
September 25, 2010

* Infosys Technologies Limited (NASDAQ: INFY) today announced that it was named as a leader in applications outsourcing (AO) among North American AO providers in the Forrester Research, Inc. report entitled, “The Forrester Wave™: North American Applications Outsourcing, Q3 2010.” Read more

TCS named as a leader in Analyst’s Magic Quadrant for 2010
September 25, 2010

Mumbai, September 23, 2010: TCS Financial Solutions, a strategic business unit of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: TCS.BO, NSE: TCS.NS) dedicated to providing business application solutions to the banking, insurance and capital markets industries announced that TCS BaNCS has been placed in the Leaders Quadrant in the International Retail Core Banking report. TCS BaNCS is one of the 18 core banking platforms that were profiled from an original list of 40 submissions. Read more

Can outsourcing create innovative business models?
September 24, 2010

In the last blog I explained how outsourcing helps innovation. In this blog I will discuss how outsourcing can help companies to come up with new and innovative business models using Bharti Airtel as an example. Read more

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Sonoa becomes Apigee, offers new and rebranded API management and analysis product lines
September 23, 2010

Sonoa Systems, a provider of application programming interface (API) solutions, has changed its name this week to Apigee. Read more

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