Business IT Outsourcing Gains In Popularity
February 4, 2011

Outsourcing has becoming a popular phenomenon in Western Europe and in the U.S.  For the most part, services are being shipped to cheaper markets such as Eastern Europe, Africa, South America and Asia. Some justifiable reasons for this shift in sourcing services offshore has a lot to do w with a company’s strategic planning, cutting costs and improving customer service. Read more

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Impact of outsourcing
February 2, 2011

We all have heard that outsourcing is beneficial for businesses, bringing down costs and saving time. But how exactly does this happen? It is estimated that 36% of the companies that outsource do it because it saves them costs. An equal percentage do it because it enables them to focus on their central activity. 13% companies think that outsourcing improves overall quality, while 10% like it because it speeds up deliveries. A further 4% think that it encourages innovation, while the balance feel that it enables better deployment of capital. Read more

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Wipro Shuffles IT Management After Reporting Less Net Profit Than Outsourcing Rivals
January 25, 2011

Reports say that outsourcing giant, Wipro, has made changes to its outsourcing management. The move comes on the heels of its profit growth report that revealed less net profit than its competitors. One company that releases earnings earlier was rival, Infosys. Read more

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Boeing’s Delays May Stem From Outsourcing Manufacturing & Design
January 21, 2011

Premier transatlantic airplane maker Boeing has announced further delays – actually its seventh. And now analysts are questioning the Boeing management’s practice that has been in place for decades – outsourcing. Read more

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Freelance.com, World’s Biggest Outsourcer With 2 Million Registered Users
January 3, 2011

According to a recent report, outsourcing firm, Freelancer.com has reached a target of 2 million registered professionals on it sits by the end of 2010. Freelancer.com’s registration of professionals surged through two million on December 29, 2010. Read more

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Has morning arrived in India?
December 31, 2010

Last October, Thomas L. Friedman wrote a thought provoking piece from India for the New York Times entitled It’s Morning in India which he began by first noting how unrealistic French students are to be rioting over a small increase in the pension retirement age when France has already discovered that a 35-hour workweek is impossible in a world where Indian engineers are attempting to work 35-hour days. He then went on to write that many of the Indians he met on his trip to India expressed their concern that America as well seems to be running away from the world it created and their country is adopting. After all, so many American politicians were denouncing immigration, free trade and outsourcing when it was America that had created many of the technologies and free market ideas that led to globalization and a flattening of the world. Read more

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PINC Research Report Gives ‘Buy’ Rating To Outsourcing Giant Infosys
December 23, 2010

According to PINC Research, shares of outsourcing giant Infosys Technologies are likely to climb. The consultancy firm has tagged the stock with a buy rating. The company’s research suggests that Infosys will hit Rs. 3500 in its report for December 16. Read more

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How to encourage US job growth
December 20, 2010

With the official unemployment rate hovering at just below 10%, President Obama and many of the policymakers in Washington DC seem to be completely out of new ideas about how to encourage job growth in America – unless you believe that more government spending, more protectionism, restricting outsourcing and fewer visas for foreigner workers will lead to more jobs for Americans. However, we have collected some alternative suggestions that would be worth considering Washington DC policy makers: Read more

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Is Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) a sweatshop?
November 29, 2010

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

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Main IT outsourcing trends in CEE region – and much, much more at no cost…
November 28, 2010

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:

http://ceeoa.org/CEE_ITO_Review_2010.zip

Magdalena Szarafin
http://www.szarafin.info

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