Play checkers and chess when sourcing IT
June 28, 2011

Technology is everywhere and is becoming of increasing importance to attract and retain consumers and engage with upstream and downstream business partners. It is changing industries, impact the roles of CEO, COO and CIO. Insurance companies are transforming their business model from selling though big, impressive marble decorated buildings and well paid sales men in Porsche cars, to a lean no fuss companies using internet as the primary sales channel. Physical newspapers are increasingly replaced by digital versions and we shop on the internet when it rains or just for our convenience. The part of the IT portfolio where time-to-market, intense business-IT interaction and innovation are the key success factors (Enabling IT). Read more

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North Carolina Firm To Lay Off 30% Of IT Staff After HCL Contract
June 17, 2011

Media reports say that a North Carolina company has laid off workers before singing agreements with an IT service provider from India. Read more

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Latin America To Challenge India’s Favored Outsourcing Destination Status
June 15, 2011

Although India and China have dominated the outsourcing landscape for some time, it looks like Latin America is about to take a huge leap forward, reports topix.com Read more

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Satyam Auditor Price-WaterHouse Allowed To Cross Examine Execs In Fraud Case
June 8, 2011

Price-WaterHouse (PW) has won a significant struggle with capital markets regulatory body, Securities and Exchange Board of India over Satyam Computer Ltd.’s falsification of funds, which led to a scandal in 2008. Read more

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Serco Makes Strategic Move, Acquiring Intelenet to Increase International Outsourcing Exposure
June 6, 2011

Although the deal is expensive, Britain’s Serco plans to acquire Indian outsourcer, Intelenet, for approximately $634 million. This will be an initiative to drive growth into overseas market that has high-growth. Read more

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Offshoring, The Dark Side Of Globalization
June 5, 2011

More and more people in the U.S. are now asking the question, “Is it possible for my job to be outsourced?” Read more

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Indian Software Services Firms To Take A Hit From Earthquake-Stricken Japan
April 6, 2011

Prior to the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the country was home to a $108 billion IT services market. Since the country is still tackling the ongoing crisis, Indian software services firms may not be able to tap into this lucrative market, until Japan’s infrastructure has returned to normalcy. Read more

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Can outsourcing create innovative business models?
September 24, 2010

In the last blog I explained how outsourcing helps innovation. In this blog I will discuss how outsourcing can help companies to come up with new and innovative business models using Bharti Airtel as an example. Read more

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Outsourcing with Solvency II in mind
August 5, 2010

Where within banks the Basel II implementation projects come to an end, are European insurers burning the midnight oil to get Solvency II implemented before the end of 2012. The Solvency II legislation is aimed at improving risk management practices within insurance companies and providing better protection for policyholders. For this purpose, the legislation demands: Read more

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Java & MySQL Thrive Under Oracle
July 17, 2010

According to a recent developer survey finding from Jaspersoft, an open-source business intelligence supplier, there has been little damage done by the acquisition of Sun Microsystems by Oracle. The report reiterates that Java and MySQL appear to be doing well n their abode. Read more

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