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September 28, 2012  11:34 AM

India’s dominance as offshore IT location being diluted

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Brazil, China, Gartner, India, Poland, South Africa

Effective alternatives to India for IT services are reducing its dominance as an offshore location for large businesses, according to Gartner.

But where are the alternatives and who is using them?

There are,

December 5, 2011  11:12 AM

Brazil will be a massive location to source IT, but challenges remain

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Brazil, BRIC, Offshoring

Following my blog post last week about ten years of the BRIC (Brazil,...

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July 12, 2011  3:31 PM

Emerging economies might eventually make UK businesses second class IT services customers

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Brazil, Capgemini, China, Gartner, India, IT services

The UK gets a lot of focus from IT services companies for good reason. It is worth a lot of money to them.

Gartner says the IT services market in the UK will be worth about $77bn in 2011. This is massive when you compare it to India which Gartner expects to have a domestic IT services...

April 7, 2011  12:17 PM

Could IBM’s prediction of reverse IT offshoring be coming true?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Brazil, India, offshoreing

Can it be true that overseas companies, including those in India, are demanding UK IT workers in increasing numbers?


Back in October I wrote

October 29, 2010  11:14 AM

Will using pictures to specify software requirements open up more offshore destinations?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Brazil, China, Deloitte, India, Software development

Deloitte says that using requirement visualisation tools in software development will save billions. Basically this is using interactive images to...

September 14, 2010  1:48 PM

Are businesses ready to look beyond India for IT services?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Brazil, Capgemini, China, India

Hot-on-the heals of acquiring a 55% stake in Brazil's largest IT service provider CPM Braxis for €233m Capgemini is talking up Latin...

September 2, 2010  3:00 PM

Capgemini’s Brazilian buy will give it resources such as open source skills

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Brazil, Capgemini, Open source

After writing a series of blog posts about Brazil as a destination for IT services I thought Capgemini's latest acquisition was worth a mention.

The French IT services giant has taken a 55% share in Brazilian IT service provider CPM Braxis for €233m.

Brazil has a really...

July 5, 2010  11:49 AM

Brazil and Murray crashes create 42% internet spike

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Brazil, Murray, nadal, Netherlands, Star

I thought it would be interesting to see how much internet traffic there would be on friday. The fact that Britain's great hope at Wimbledon was playing as well as Brazil in the World Cup was bound to drive internet traffic.

Managed service provider Star agreed to measure traffic within...

June 29, 2010  11:29 AM

Egypt guns for India, Brazil and China in offshore battle

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Brazil, China, egypt, Offshoring

Countries have watched India's meteoric rise in the global IT market with envious eyes.

Everybody wants a piece of the action. And why not?

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June 17, 2010  3:14 PM

General Electric plans to reduce its reliance on India for offshore IT

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Brazil, China, India

General Electric in Latin America told Computer Weekly journalist Angelica Mari that it wants to use more countries for IT services and in the process reduce its reliance on India.

There is a lot of choice these days about where to offshore.

I mean look at

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