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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Why you can’t stop outsourcing?
October 18, 2010

In most of my blogs I mention somewhere that outsourcing to India from the US and other countries will continue till the time it makes economic sense for businesses to outsource. Proposed legislation against it would not work for the simple reason that businesses are not run on election time contingencies, but are based on the cold facts of efficiency and cost effectiveness. The recent non passage of President Obama’s protectionist legislation may or may not have been foreseen by perceptive analysts, but outsourcing would have continued unabated even if it had been passed. 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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Outsourcing Accounting To India
September 5, 2010

Accounting and bookkeeping are tedious tasks for any company. And it makes sense to outsource these tasks, as they are peripheral components of most businesses. However, it is also important to keep in mind that accounting is not just a cakewalk. It in fact requires a great deal of expert knowledge and skill. This also enhances accurate detailing of the company. Read more

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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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Boutique Players Likely To Play A Big Role In India’s Outsourcing
August 25, 2010

According to a new report by Forrester Research, second tier outsourcers located in India can offer specialized services in certain areas that their larger counterparts like Infosys or TCS may find too niche to resolve. Read more

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U.S. Hikes Visa Fees For Overseas Workers; Angers Indian Outsourcers
August 15, 2010

The outsourcing industry, one of India’s flagship industries, responded vehemently to a U.S. law that is designed to toughen the control of the Mexican border. It will also spike visa fees for American work visas. Many Indian IT graduates are employed on the work visa by companies in the U.S. India is among the top outsourcing locations and has dominated the outsourcing landscape for the last decade. Read more

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What contributes to the success of LPO
July 24, 2010

LPO is not a new phenomenon, driven by the competition, temptation of lower cost and client’s preference to have quality work with lower cost led to the emergence of Legal Process Outsourcing in 1995. US based Bickel and Brewer was the first law firm to outsource its legal processes to India in this regard. Thereafter, many LPO’s got established and some of LPO’s were closed down as they were not able to get the projects and not able to convince the benefits what the LPO industry is offering for its clients. Read more

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Outsourcing IT Makes Horse Sense
July 14, 2010

Despite the controversy regarding outsourcing, IT outsourcing is catching on among U.S. firms. There are a few reasons why. Read more

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Advantages Of Offshoring Business Process To India
July 3, 2010

Outsourcing has turned into a popular strategy used by businesses today. The reason: outsourcing offers an inexpensive strategy for completing all or part of the bpo task. Currently, outsourcing has emerged as the most recent trend in business. Read more

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