How to Reduce IT Costs Without Going Offshore

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Tips to reduce your IT project cost and improve efficiency and quality without taking it completely offshore. Technology

8 things to know before working with an offshore dev team

The Next Web

Most of us have been tempted to outsource some or all of our development work to an offshore team in order to save money. I asked them the following: I’m considering working with an offshore development team.

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Infosys in a world of Amazon, Workday and Foxconn

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Offshoring (TCS, Infosys, Wipro, Cognizant Vishal Sikka has resigned as CEO of Infosys. In a blog post he says “It is clear to me that despite our successes over the last three years, and the powerful seeds of innovation that we have sown, I cannot.

Massive Data Leak Revels Offshore Money Hidden By World Leaders And The Super Wealthy

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A massive leak of information about the secret financial holdings of wealthy people and world leaders reveals some potentially serious corruption

BitAngels Invests in BlueSeed, an Offshore Incubator

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BitAngels, a network that invests in early-stage Bitcoin and cryptocurrency startups, has invested $100,000 in BlueSeed, an offshore Bitcoin incubator. The venture is based offshore in international waters in the Silicon Valley area so it’s not subject to U.S.

NASSCOM: More Moore, less ABAP

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Offshoring (other vendors) Offshoring (TCS, Infosys, Wipro, Cognizant) Offshoring Negotiations/Best Practices Outsourcing (Business Process - BPO) Outsourcing (IBM, Accenture, EDS) Outsourcing (other vendors) Outsourcing Negotiations/Best Practices My friend Phil Fersht was at the annual Nasscom event in Mumbai last week and wrote “More MBA, less ABAP is the recipe for India’s digital success”. There is much to like in what he says, but I would go.

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Indian outsourcing: The lost decade

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Offshoring (TCS, Infosys, Wipro, Cognizant The WSJ profiles Dave Smoley, CIO of AstraZeneca in a story about how cloud computing is pressuring Indian outsourcing. Dave is one of my favorite CIOs and he had allowed me to showcase in SAP Nation his remarkably brave initative.

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5 Reasons Why I Would Never Offshore

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I'd be super rich if I had a nickel for every time someone asked me if I consider offshoring our call centers. And when it comes to commodity services like call centers, why not offshore to save a buck and drive more to the bottom line?

Profitability Of Offshore Outsourcing Of Android Development

YoungUpstarts

With the Android platform continuing to grow in popularity across the globe, the need for application development has never before been greater.

Sikka and the state of outsourcing

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Offshoring (TCS, Infosys, Wipro, Cognizant) Outsourcing (IBM, Accenture, EDS Vishal Sikka, the new CEO of Infosys, has some candid commentary on the state of the IT services market "It''s like a treadmill of increasingly lower cost, hiring people faster and faster, from more and more mediocre places, training people.

Vishal Sikka at Infosys

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Offshoring (TCS, Infosys, Wipro, Cognizant Vishal Sikka has landed as CEO of Infosys, a few weeks after a tumultuous exit at SAP. My reaction – beyond the short term calming of jittery investors, Vishal will have his plenty of other opportunities. As I wrote last.

Big Brains focused on Big Things

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Industry Commentary Offshoring (TCS, Infosys, Wipro, Cognizant Five years ago, I heard Jeff Immelt, CEO of GE use the term Industrial Internet of locomotives, wind turbines, aircraft engine and MRI scanners to differentiate from the Consumer Web that Apple. Google, Microsoft, Amazon and others have made part.

Retro Motorcycles Signal Innovation In Goshen, IN

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

You don’t reverse a 40 year trend of offshoring just by talking loud. Manufacturing in America — Using the Past to Create an Innovative Future. It’s heartening to learn about a small USA manufacturer who’s doing something creative, new, and intere sting.

Onshore vs. Offshore Mobile App Development: 4 Factors to Guide Your Decision

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Differences in time zone and language along with payment security are all risks when offshoring your mobile app. Applico CEO Alex Moazed discusses 4 factors to guide your decision - onshore vs. offshore

Nasscom and outsourcing innovation

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Offshoring (other vendors) Offshoring (TCS, Infosys, Wipro, Cognizant) Outsourcing (Business Process - BPO) Outsourcing (IBM, Accenture, EDS The Nasscom Leadership Forum, an annual fixture in Mumbai is on this week. It exudes a bullish tone after a subdued one the last couple of years. But while there is plenty of talk of innovation at the event, the.

Barbarians at the Cloud Gate

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Cloud Computing, SaaS Offshoring (TCS, Infosys, Wipro, Cognizant) Outsourcing (Business Process - BPO) Outsourcing (IBM, Accenture, EDS In the last year, as I built the model for SAP Nation, I have had conversations with several cloud vendors and shared my view that outsourcers/SIs from the on-premise world are looking for new parking places for their massive workforces.

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Are You Properly Managing Your Core Competency?

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Dont expect a contract company, either offshore, onshore, or near-shore, to implement a vision that is still in your head. core competency entrepreneur near shoring offshoring outsource startup

Outsourcers need better performers, not marketers

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Offshoring (other vendors) Outsourcing (IBM, Accenture, EDS) Outsourcing (other vendors My friend Phil Fersht laments outsourcers are poor marketers. Marketing is easy if you are delivering standout solutions to customers.

8 Reasons Not to Offshore For Your Business

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There is an increasing chorus of caveats from businesses that outsource overseas

DefCon 2: Cloud and Digital Service Providers

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Cloud Computing, SaaS Offshoring (other vendors) Outsourcing (other vendors Wipro is acquiring Appirio. Congratulations to my friends at Appirio which I have profiled in many of my blog posts and books as a cloud pioneer. But the move needs to come with a warning. The Appirio deal is the.

How Infosys lost its sheen

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Offshoring (TCS, Infosys, Wipro, Cognizant Narayana Murthy is a revered figure in India. So, not surprising he is hearing murmurs to return, Steve Jobs style, to Infosys, the firm he co-founded. Reading this interview with him though it struck me how little of a.

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What happened to NASSCOM?

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Globalization and Technology Offshoring (other vendors) Offshoring (TCS, Infosys, Wipro, Cognizant) Outsourcing (Business Process - BPO) Outsourcing (other vendors For a while, the annual Leadership Forum in Mumbai was the IT equivalent of a pilgrimage to Mecca – you had to go at least once in your career. But, last week’s event came and went without a whimper.

How To Manage Your Offshore Investments

YoungUpstarts

Offshore investments often get a bad reputation, but contrary to some popular myths, this investment strategy is perfectly legal when done properly. Managing offshore investments is a complex business that’s best done with professional assistance.

Outsourcing: Gullivers Travels

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Offshoring (other vendors) Outsourcing (Business Process - BPO) Outsourcing (IBM, Accenture, EDS) Outsourcing (other vendors I was struck by two lists I saw this past week. One was in an advertising section in the back of the Fortune 500 issue from the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) with its list of 100 outsourcing leaders.

Is outsourcing success an oxymoron?

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Industry Commentary Offshoring (other vendors) Outsourcing (other vendors Phil Fersht and his team wrote a pretty stern column recently : “Let’s cut to the chase here – “outsourcing”, for most buyers, is like purchasing a wedding dress – a one-time transaction followed by seven years of relationship struggles.

The Other Innovators Dilemma

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Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Industry Commentary Innovative Business Uses of Technology Offshoring (TCS, Infosys, Wipro, Cognizant) Outsourcing (IBM, Accenture, EDS I like to believe, somewhat naively, my innovation case studies and talks inspire everyone. Reading this GE Innovation Barometer report, it becomes clear that innovation stories also cause anxiety and stress. I guess I have had several clues myself. Brian.

Cognizant: Run Better AND Run Different

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Offshoring (TCS, Infosys, Wipro, Cognizant) Outsourcing (IBM, Accenture, EDS It is on Fortune’s World’s Most Admired List. It is on Forbes Fast 25 Tech list. Its revenues grew 2.5 times through the deep recession. Things are peachy. So why has CEO Francisco D’Souza been tinkering with the company over.

7 Powerful Tips for Recruiting Talent From All Over the World

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Offshore development can work--but you need to know what to look for. How to Hire the Best

Puerto Rico Tech Companies Start the Work of Rebuilding

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The cloud and offshore customers will be important to their future success. The island's fast-growth tech companies, despite their disaster plans, were laid low by Hurricane Maria.

Memo to Infosys

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Industry Commentary Offshoring (TCS, Infosys, Wipro, Cognizant You guys are killing me. I make a living blogging about innovation, writing books about it, presenting on it. Innovation should make people go “wow” – your presentation at OOW made the lady next to me go to sleep.

The End Offshore Secret Banking & Subsequent US Spying?

Chaganomics

Monday, July 01, 2013 12:46 PM GMT "PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande is demanding that the United States immediately stop its alleged eavesdropping of the European Union. According to weekend reports, U.S. intelligence agencies have bugged EU offices in three cities.

Reshoring, New USA Manufacturing Trend?

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Many believe that the USA simply can’t compete with offshore countries like China. I’m in Cincinnati next week to help pitch a recycling business concept to investors. It’s an exciting idea — taking waste plastic and transforming it into high value-add products.

The truth about digital offshoring

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No one is sending kids down mines with digital offshoring. Tags: entrepreneurship outsourcing offshoring time management entrepreneurs startups web 2.0 BRIC nations (Brazil, Russia, India and China) are the buzz word in business for good reason.

The Static Outsourcing Market

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Offshoring Negotiations/Best Practices Outsourcing Negotiations/Best Practices“Is it just us, or does the outsourcing sector evolve much slower than other tech sectors?” asked a client recently. Yes and No” I replied. Many companies sign multi-year contracts, then renew with incumbents so there is a definite feel.

North Carolina governor opposes offshore drilling

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. (AP) AP) — North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper says he's opposed to drilling for natural gas and oil off the Atlantic coast, saying it's not worth the risk of harming the state's pristine beaches and tourism economy

Virginia Beach hoteliers against proposed offshore drilling

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Virginia Beach's hotel association has voiced its disapproval of offshore drilling VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP)

Why I disagree with most offshoring

Alien Entrepreneur

My goal is just to articulate why I believe arbitrage of human labor, specifically with countries with whom the United States has a major trade deficit hurts us all, and why some companies engaged in offshoring are literally destroying their client base.

Wilmington the latest to oppose offshore drilling

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Wilmington has become the latest city in the Carolinas to oppose offshore drilling for oil WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP)

Everyone’s Business: Drinking on the job, Overpaid NBA Players, Offshore Accounts

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Holy jeebies: The Guardian is reporting that secret financial records of offshore funds were uncovered. Everyone''s Business Beer entrepreneurship Forbes NBA Offshore account The Guardian

The Brave New World of Software and Services

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Globalization and Technology Offshoring (TCS, Infosys, Wipro, Cognizant) Outsourcing Negotiations/Best Practices On the anniversary of GE’s launch of the Industrial Internet, CEO Jeff Immelt presented an update last week in Chicago. You can watch his full talk here.