Outsource To Win

Get a Google Drive – Absolutely Free
February 28, 2006, 6:09 am
Filed under: Google

It has been days since Google has offered Googlepages to the masses (apart from a few glitches and occassional hazzards like:

Due to heavy demand, we are unable to offer new accounts for today.

It is likely the best thing happened to Google after Gmail. You can use Googlepages as a free 100 MB drive that is always with you by using a simple thing:

On your Googlepages admin page, look at the top right. Upload on GooglePages

Click on Upload. Select your file by browsing. Your file is uploaded in an AJAX interface. Since the time I got my Gmail, I was dying to get this feature.

The only flipside. It does not have a document management system. But you don’t get all eggs in the gBasket.



Microsoft free internet voice service challenges Vodafone
February 20, 2006, 2:50 pm
Filed under: Microsoft

MICROSOFT has developed a Skype-style free internet voice service for mobile phones that City analysts believe could wipe billions off the market value of operators such as Vodafone.

The service is included in a mobile version of Microsoft Office Communicator due to be released this year. It will take the form of a voice-over internet protocol (VoIP) application that allows Office users to make free voice calls over wi-fi enabled phones running Windows Mobile software. It uses the internet as a virtual phone network as well as accessing e-mail, PowerPoint and other Office applications.

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Want to get more on Outsourcing?
February 20, 2006, 8:33 am
Filed under: Outsourcing

Here is an entire array of web essays from EWeek on outsourcing. It’s heavily bent on India but outsourcing, per say, is bent towars India. India has more than half of the world’s outsourcing share.

 Start reading it here.

Outsourcing Hasn’t Hit Its Peak
February 18, 2006, 10:59 am
Filed under: Offshoring, Outsourcing

As per a CEO of an Indian company outsourcing has reached only 10% of the total available jobs. So there is a lot of potential for growth. The same magazine, Business Week had a cover story of a ‘Transformational Outsourcing’ which has a potential to grow to about $500 billion. A long way to go baby…

Read the interview here:


Outsourcing to last for 30 years
February 18, 2006, 6:36 am
Filed under: Offshoring, Outsourcing

Labor Arbitrage: Is the Clock Ticking on Outsourcing?

The key finding of the report, released by Everest group, reveals that if current conditions persist, labor arbitrage will sustain in most offshore destinations for 30 years or more. The exceptions being Ireland where arbitrage with the US will last for three to five years, and Canada, and Czech Republic where it is expected to last for 8-20 years.

Read it here:

Why Outsourcing fails
February 18, 2006, 6:15 am
Filed under: Offshoring, Outsourcing

Gartner: Five reasons why offshore deals go bust
Many projects will fail because of poor planning, the research firm says

Businesses will spend more than $50 billion on offshore and near-shore outsourcing by 2007, but many of the offshore projects will fail because of poor planning, according to a recent report from Gartner Inc.Some organizations are rushing into deals hoping to gain a competitive advantage, often through cost-cutting or a boost in productivity. But the expected gains can be severely crimped by many factors. Gartner’s report identifies five areas where outsourcers should apply more thought before taking the plunge:

 Read the complete story here: http://www.computerworld.com/managementtopics/outsourcing/story/0,10801,102677,00.html

Ev’body is Outsourcing
February 14, 2006, 7:17 am
Filed under: Offshoring, Outsourcing

www.silicon.com has this story 

Egypt touts itself as next offshore outsourcing hot-spot

Ancient land of the Pharaohs looks towards a high-tech future…

Egypt is making a pitch to be the next offshore outsourcing hot-spot, claiming that its foreign language skills and low labour costs put the country in a strong position to compete with India and eastern Europe.

AT Kearney recently ranked Egypt number 12 in a list of top offshore outsourcing destinations and while the country’s share of the offshore call-centre market is still very small, analyst Datamonitor predicts it will grow by 52 per cent over the next 12 months.

Read it here http://services.silicon.com/offshoring/0,3800004877,39156347,00.htm