Barcelona — In the midst of what it calls a new wave of application modernization in the enterprise, HP on Tuesday rolled out the latest version of its application lifecycle management (ALM) platform here at the Software Universe conference. Read more
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has recently announced its second quarter numbers which have not only surpassed market expectations but have also achieved several milestones that were recently noted by N Chandrasekaran, their managing director, CEO, and S Mahalingam, their chief financial officer, in an interview for the Business Standard. They noted that from a demand point of view, the recent uptick has been robust and they are seeing significant deal flow and deal closures across market segments. Moreover, they noted that they are seeing double-digit growth in BPO and will maintain margins in the 27% range but nevertheless, there is still some uncertainty in the overall macro environment. Read more
What are the main development trends on IT outsourcing services market? How about the main outsourcing drivers in the near future? Has the recession and the following cost-pressures changed the companies’ attitude to outsourcing? What are the main advantages, disadvantages, trends, image and specifics of the CEE region as a cluster of IT outsourcing services providers? Will Europe outrun the USA as the biggest outsourcing spender in the coming years? How does the growth of new technology trends (Cloud computing, virtualization, etc) impact IT outsourcing and business models? – These and other important ITO issues have been discussed in the newest report “Central and Eastern Europe IT Outsourcing Review”, being a research effort undertaken annually by the Central and Eastern European Outsourcing Association (CEEOA).
Except of that, the report presents results of an online survey, where representatives of 246 companies located in CEE countries have been interviewed. This unique publication also presents profiles of these countries, covering such data as capital, population, GDP, ITO market volume, number of companies, number of professionals in IT services industry, their hourly rates and useful links. A comprehensive list of companies operating in CEE countries is a useful reference for individuals and companies interested in CEE region.
The full 164-page-report (which is free of charge) can be downloaded from the following location:
China is seeing tremendous growth in general and its BPO sector is no exception. Choosing China is not considered a risky proposition anymore as China BPO is no longer in its infancy. The key is to pick the right processes and to work with the right providers that adhere to global standards. The whitepaper discusses China as a viable alternative to India for BPO work, China’s prominence as an East-Asian hub, and recent actions China has taken to mitigate its previous challenges to foreign investment.
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Cannes, France, November 9, 2010 — With 2011 predicted to be the year when the IT industry will reach nearly $3.5 trillion in revenue and show long-term growth for the next five years, Gartner, Inc. analysts today presented business and IT issues that warrant the greatest attention and demand the clearest strategies for the future. Read more
Outsourcing either business or IT activities to improve the organizations capabilities to innovate and speed-to-market may look at first sight a contradiction. Typically outsourcing is used to reduce cost, with standardization and less responsiveness regarding new business demand as a side effect. It has to be efficient and low cost comes typically at a price. Read more