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Featured Blog Posts – April 2010 Archive (13)

Outsourcing Providers should get on the Cloud

Analysts say cloud computing represents a sea change in the way computing is done in corporations. Merrill Lynch estimates that within the next five years, the annual global market for cloud computing will surge to $95 billion. In a May 2008 report, Merrill Lynch estimated that 12% of the worldwide software market would go to the cloud in that period. According to a Tier1 Research server virtualization is currently being used by more than 70% of enterprises to reduce costs, and cloud computing… Continue

Added by Pentalog High Tech on April 30, 2010 at 8:16pm — No Comments

Promise and Challenges in Ruralsourcing

With the Indian BPO on the rise recently, many companies have turned their attention to building up centers in Rural India.

This is a welcome development. With the cities already bursting at the seams, the last thing you need are more people migrating there from the villages in search of jobs. Rural Outsourcing has the potential to stop this by keeping trained or trainable people in smaller Tier 3 and Tier 4 towns in their new BPO centers.

It brings much needed economic… Continue

Added by Nari Kannan on April 27, 2010 at 8:27pm — 3 Comments

'Old school economy' sourcing approaches have to be put to rest

Many outsourcing contracts are still driven by the aim to cut cost. Cutting cost can be achieved by economies of scale and standardization of similar activities and assets. This means that the scope of typically outsource contracts is defined in terms functional area’s or processes (e.g. IT infrastructure support, payroll, logistics).

Many of the functional area’s or business processes being outsourced can often indeed be split off without large consequences for the retained… Continue

Added by Francois Zielemans on April 23, 2010 at 3:08pm — No Comments

Undoing the Impact of Outsourcing & Globalization

The combination of globalization with outsourcing is a major thrust for China’s blistering economic growth. However, the end result has also caused a trade imbalance with the U.S.

Most recently, American factories, jobs, and niche technologies have been offshored to top web design companies, web development firms and… Continue

Added by Jacob Cherian on April 18, 2010 at 7:46am — No Comments

First Quarter 2010 Part 4 of 4: Strategic Outsourcing Partnerships Abound in March

What have certainly abounded this first quarter are the strategic partnerships that have been formed among different types of companies across the industry. Efforts to diversify their product offerings are at the root of this trend as competition for outsourcing contracts increases.

Just for this quarter alone, there has been a surge in… Continue

Added by Outsourcing Insider on April 16, 2010 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Gershon drives Tory efficiency plans

So the Tories have snapped up Sir Peter Gershon - exciting times! Sir Gershon, not one to beat about the bush, has already started doing what most have been too afraid to do – actually looking at where public sector savings will be made.

This could be a dangerous move for the Tories just weeks before the election, especially as the headline most media outlets have gone with concerns the 40,000 jobs that could be ‘at risk’ in Tory hands. But pragmatism is vital if we’re going to get… Continue

Added by Martyn Hart on April 13, 2010 at 6:47pm — No Comments

First Quarter 2010 Part 3 of 4: Notable Contracts Are Won

For the first quarter of 2010, there were some notable outsourcing contracts established, albeit they’re not the ‘mega deals’ of old, but substantial they are still.

It was data and advisory firm… Continue

Added by Outsourcing Insider on April 13, 2010 at 2:09pm — No Comments

First Quarter 2010 Part 2 of 4: Prospects in Outsourcing

Prospects for outsourcing in the current year seem very bright indeed; this is according to different surveys and market estimates indicated during this first quarter.

On the 6th of January, PriceWaterhouseCoopers… Continue

Added by Outsourcing Insider on April 13, 2010 at 7:35am — No Comments

First Quarter 2010 Part 1 of 4: New Outsourcing Techniques in Play

For the first quarter 2010, expectations and estimates are high, buoyed by the continued recovery of the economy from the recession. And although there have been job cuts and closing of centers in some outsourcing companies such as… Continue

Added by Outsourcing Insider on April 8, 2010 at 1:34pm — No Comments

HealthCare, I.T. and Outsourcing’s Old Prospect Just Got Hotter

A few months back I wrote an article on how outsourcing has already been helping with cost reductions in the Healthcare Industry, and with the recent passing of the U.S. Healthcare Reform Bill, many are anticipating an increase in business opportunities in… Continue

Added by Outsourcing Insider on April 7, 2010 at 10:20am — No Comments

Economic Recovery Brings More Global Expansions in Outsourcing

It was English historian Edward Gibbon who said that that, “all that is human must retrograde if it does not advance”, and in outsourcing, this is likewise the case. As the end of the first quarter draws near, it is noticeable that business expansion among outsourcing companies have become more marked, and is in various different parts of the world.… Continue

Added by Outsourcing Insider on April 5, 2010 at 5:58am — No Comments

Does Terrorism Effect Outsourcing?

When outsourcing was just blooming, the threat of terrorism particularly to the business community was thought to be a third world phenomenon. But, with the attack on American soil during the 9/11 attacks, the business world opened its eyes to the way terrorsim impacts the way we do business.

India is one of the favored destinations for outsourcing, It has also seen its share terrorism with the Indian parliament attack in 2001 and the recent Mumbai attacks that brought the country to… Continue

Added by Jacob Cherian on April 1, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

BPO Flourishes in the Philippines

BPO has expanded boundaries for underdeveloped countries to global business and this has inspired local talent to rise to excellent credentials and compete with top-notch rivals. Philippines is one of these third world countries.

Since Philippines has a proven track record for outsourcing, trailing behind Asian rival India, companies around the world are sending projects to the Philippines Philippines, which…


Added by Jacob Cherian on April 1, 2010 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

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