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June 24, 2011  2:04 PM

Capgemini buys foothold in China

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Bleum, Capgemini, China, VanceInfo

After gaining access to the massive Brazilian market through the acquisition of CPM Braxis last year, Capgemini has put its roots down in...

December 3, 2010  5:00 AM

Can the UK preclude China for offshore IT services?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Bleum, China, Reuters, VanceInfo

The government needs to cut its costs and IT is one area where it can do this without compromising services. In theory that is.

The government has made it clear that it wants offshore companies to bid for government work. The coalition government has already been cosying up with India....

November 30, 2010  2:20 PM

How to cut software defects to 0.012 per thousand lines of code with software Big Brother

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Bleum, China, Governance, Hydra, Offshoring, Software development

I was with Chinese offshore software company Bleum last week. The company was updating me on its recent entry into...

November 25, 2010  4:43 AM

Is China a serious alternative to India for software development?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Bleum, Offshoring, Software development, VanceInfo

I met up with Bleum today. This is a software services company that provides all of its services from China.

I first met Bleum in May when it was embarking on its first steps into the UK market. It had previously had customers in the US, including...

September 13, 2010  3:55 PM

Chinese IT services providers can be a gateway to Chinese economy for big business

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Bleum, China, VanceInfo

Multinationals that want to build business in China can increase their opportunities if they sign outsourcing contracts with China based suppliers.

This is the view of a China based IT services firm I met today.

August 20, 2010  9:18 AM

Could China be about to reduce India’s offshore IT dominance?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Bleum, China, India, Software development

China offers a deep pool of IT talent. This talent is available at relatively low cost. Some would say very low cost.

I am trying to keep up to date with what's available in China and news of another official UK office for a Chinese service provider is worth a post.

It is...

June 30, 2010  10:44 AM

Could China’s offshore cost advantage become a handicap?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Bleum, China, Offshoring

I recently met a company that provides offshore IT services from China, known as Bleum. The company was clear to me that one of the big advantages of China is the fact...

May 20, 2010  8:16 AM

Does China offshoring need a Western Hand?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Bleum, China, Offshoring

Do Chinese IT suppliers need to be managed from the West to make it big in global offshoring?

Following my meeting with Nigel Grieve of Bleum, I though I would ask...

May 19, 2010  4:01 PM

China needs a Y2K to overtake India

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Bleum, China, Offshoring

I met with  Bleum today. This is a software development firm that is based in China. It is US owned and managed and boasts Walmart as a customer.

I was with its UK director Nigel Grieve today and we had an interesting conversation.

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