Investigating Outsourcing:


March 16, 2011  3:13 PM

MindTree and 2e2 deal shows mid market offshore opportunity

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
2e2, MindTree, SAP, SME, TCS

An agreement between 2e2 and Indian IT service provider MindTree is an interesting one.

The deal sees MindTree provide SAP helpdesk, support and development work for 2e2's clients. The interesting part is that this will open up offshore resources to customers that would not normally be...

July 12, 2010  9:18 PM

What makes a great outsourcing agreement?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
CSC, MindTree

Outsourcing agreements are often controversial and to be honest people rarely sound that they are fully satisfied by what they get.

This goes for the suppliers and the customers.

We journalists tend to write about the deals that go wrong, with some relish,...

July 9, 2010  1:59 PM

Indian ID project will work because it is about alleviating poverty and not privacy

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
biometric, MindTree

This is the second part of my interview with Anjan lahiri from Indian IT firm MindTree, when we discussed the Indian biometric ID project.


July 8, 2010  2:55 PM

Open source chosen for first major contract for Indian ID cards project

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
ID cards, MindTree, Open source

I interviewed Anjan Lahiri (pictured) today. He is one of the founders of IT service provider MindTree.
We talked about the Indian biometric ID cards scheme....

July 6, 2010  3:21 PM

Over a billion biometric ID cards for Indians on the way

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Infosys, MindTree

The UK ID cards scheme was massively controversial, massively expensive and a massive waste of time in the end.

But compared to the challenge of giving 1.2 billion Indian citizens biometric ID cards it was a tiny undertaking.

June 3, 2010  10:43 AM

Indian IT supplier to white label Linux smartphones

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Android, Kyocera, Liunx, MindTree, Smartphones

I was just reading about the latest ABI Research announcement that Linux based smartphones, that use the Google Android operating system, will take a 33% of the worldwide smartphone market by...

May 18, 2010  3:07 PM

IT suppliers should come out the closet over SME sector

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
MindTree, SME, TCS

Having worked for the press covering the IT channel and for the last few years being more end user focused, I couldn't have avoided noticing a degree of snobbery in the supplies sector, when it come to the SME market.

The SME market is bigger as a whole than the corporate sector. It...

May 18, 2010  12:32 PM

Can MindTree combine low cost services with high end consultancy?

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Lucent, MindTree, Wipro

As promised in an earlier post I thought I would write a bit more about my meeting with Indian service provider MindTree and the

May 17, 2010  3:52 PM

Western IT giants ignored the Indians too long

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
MindTree, Wipro, Y2K

I met up with Ashok Soota on Friday. He is the executive chairman of tier two Indian service provider MindTree.

I will write more about MindTree in due course because they are an interesting...

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