IT Outsourcing On the Rise, While Offshoring Plummets
March 30, 2010

According to a major UK business survey, IT outsourcing appears to be a growing trend to UK-based suppliers. 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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IT Outsourcing Buffers Outflow of Funds During Recession
March 17, 2010

IT outsourcing continues to be of great concern to many companies. Most firms are interested in doing what they do best and they are not overly concerned about the technicalities of making software. Hence, the practice of IT outsourcing has become a relevant and dominant practice in modern business. 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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India’s ITES/BPO Industry Turns to Domestic Market, New Geographies in Difficult Times
February 23, 2010

Although the U.S. market is still huge as far as outsourcing is concerned and Europe is an income generator for software outsourcing to India, the downturn in the global economy has made some waves in the domestic market and other new locations. Read more

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Zynga to Build Next Generation Offshore Center in Bangalore, Tap India Online Game Market
February 18, 2010

Social game provider, Zynga, has said it plans to expand its operations from its base in the U.S. to a center in India. Not surprising, since Bangalore, India heralds the title – the world’s outsourcing hub. Read more

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Will Obama’s proposed withdrawal of tax incentives to outsourcing companies impact India?
February 11, 2010

The Indian outsourcing industry does not seem to think so. As a matter of fact they are quite sanguine that it will be business as usual for Indian companies as they feel that US companies will continue to find outsourcing to India cheaper for their businesses. They are actually willing to concede that Obama may have had to resort to these measures more as a symbol of his solidarity with the people who have lost jobs in the current difficult times and also to shore up his slipping popularity ratings. 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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Expatriates abroad: Is it time to return home?
January 17, 2010

With unemployment hovering above 10% in the USA and even higher in many parts of Europe, the prospects for unemployed foreign professionals to find work in the West are looking bleak. In fact, the Wall Street Journal recently noted that foreign based companies, especially those in Asia, are using the bleak employment picture in the USA to lure their country’s citizens back home. Read more

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