Aussie Department Store, Myer To Hike Outsourcing Manufacturng To China
June 8, 2011

Australia’s biggest department store, Myer, is expected to increase its outsourced merchandise from China by twofold. The merchandise includes fashion and homewares. Read more

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From outsourcing to globalization – 2011 and beyond
December 22, 2010

Outsourcing started in the early 90’s as a revolutionary phenomenon of sending unskilled work from developed countries to developing countries and is now transformed into globalization. Globalization fundamentally changed the structure of business, consumers, and the political landscape that revolves around us. Goldman Sachs predicts that the Chinese economy will overtake the American economy by 2020 and Indian economy will overtake the American economy by 2043(see graph below). Whether China and India can overtake the United States might be a different matter, but it is a fact that both countries are growing faster than the US. Read more

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The US midterm elections: India, China and outsourcing become attack ad topics
November 9, 2010

The mid-term elections in the USA are just around the corner and as with other recent elections, the heated topic of outsourcing has come up – especially since many of the GOP challengers have business and private sector backgrounds. For example: Read more

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Should India’s outsourcers fear China?
October 6, 2010

In the span of a just couple of decades, China has managed to wipe out much of the manufacturing base of the West (and the USA in particular) and now Indian outsourcers are asking the question: Will we be next? On the surface, Indian outsourcers need to be looking in the rear view mirror. After all, a recent article in the Financial Times noted that: Read more

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Outsource yourself to China as a fake white executive
July 14, 2010

CNBC plus the Atlantic Monthly have reported about another odd story involving “fakes” and China, only this time its not fake DVDs or purses but fake white executives. Apparently, white guys from the USA and other Western countries are being hired there as fake executives in order to bring the appearance of the Western world into the Chinese business world.  Read more

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Specialization in outsourcing
April 9, 2010

Specialization or the theory of comparative costis the main reason for the continued relevance of outsourcing. Of course the recent telecommunications revolution and the fall in the rates of communication and data transfer played their part. This is the reason why outsourcing works best for the service industry-where there is no physical product that needs relocating. Read more

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Egypt Offers Incentive Packages for Burgeoning Offshoring Industry
March 25, 2010

CAIRO – One of the emerging destinations in outsourcing is Egypt and its burgeoning offshoring sector is expected to generate $2 billion in revenues toward 2013. That figure is projected to climb to $10 billion in just a decade. The increase in outsourcing is assisted by planned incentives for foreign firms, according to an Egyptian government official. Read more

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China, India and the Google wars
March 14, 2010

Google is increasingly facing its share of controversies in both China and India – two countries that are also competing head-to-head on the IT, IT services and outsourcing fronts. To recap recent events: An investigation by Google official found that the company in mid-December had been hit with major cyber attacks it believes originated from China. In fact, the attack had targeted as many as 34 different companies or other entities and investigators are investigating whether the attack may some how be linked to the Chinese government or its intelligence services. Google then announced that it will no longer help to enforce China’s censorship policies and this may force it to exit China – leaving behind US$300 million in annual revenues and a country with more than 330 million internet users. Read more

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Stock Valuations of IT Outsourcing Firms Up
March 13, 2010

The Information Technology business in India has been making progress at a rapid pace converting cost benefits and technical superiority into swelling revenues for the last ten years. Although share prices of these IT firms have dwindled amid the recession phase, they are rebounding as a recovery takes form in developing markets. Read more

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Outsourcing in 2010
January 31, 2010

The last decade saw outsourcing  come into its own as a global multibillion dollar industry that had the ability to turn around economies and arouse a great deal of passionate debate on its desirability or otherwise. As we hit the second decade of the new millennium, what are the challenges that this industry faces and what are the opportunities? Read more

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