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January 17, 2013  12:23 PM

US software programmer outsources his own job to China

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
China, Virtual Private Network

I was recently asked by the BBC whether IT contractors, known as Ringers, were winning multiple contracts and...

January 10, 2013  2:53 PM

Can Huwawei cut it in mainstream IT services?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
China, Huawei

I was talking to a contact of mine some weeks back and he was telling me about moves by Chinese IT giant Huawei to get into more mainstream IT services rather than its telecoms home ground.

October 2, 2012  10:22 AM

Offshoring no longer synonymous with India but what does offshore IT mean today?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
China, Gartner, India, Philippines, Poland

Last week Gartner announced its figures on where in the world are the main areas where businesses offshore their IT.

Western European buyers...

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,

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...

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...

January 5, 2011  11:01 AM

What is in store for IT outsourcing in 2011?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
China, datacentre, Outsourcing

It's the beginning of another year. I thought I would kick-off this year's Inside Outsourcing blog posts with some predictions for 2011.

This comes from Burnt Oak Partners' Jean Louis Bravard. He is a director at the sourcing broker...

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 30, 2010  11:33 AM

China and Sri-Lanka try and get one over India in software testing

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Cast, China, Software testing, TMMi

Testing software is critical because the cost of fixing bugs once the software is up and running is extremely high. As a result software testing is in demand and is a growing market.

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