Thursday, April 23, 2009

Offshoring News

City Saves by Outsourcing Construction Technicians, CAD Designers
The Ottawa Business Journal reported that the city of Ottawa has saved significant sums of money by SELECTIVELY outsourcing some of its
computer-aided design (CAD) technicians and construction technicians. However, the city is financially better off using its in-house project managers and senior engineers.

Emerging Offshore Outsourcing Markets You Can't Miss
Computer reported that the London School of Economics Outsourcing Unit ran a study revealing that Egypt has the most market potential among emerging providers of global IT services. The authors, who compared data on costs, infrastructure, skills and other factors among 14 offshoring up-and-comers, say that Egypt has a good cultural connection with the West, strong language skills, good positioning as a partner with other offshore leaders like India, and convenience for European businesses.

TPI Index: Outsourcing Performance Remains Soft posted the results of a study they performed showing that 2009 will be a defining year for outsourcing as companies seek out greater cost savings measures as a result of corporate conservatism evident in the decision-making and the absence of big, transformational deals that usually excites the industry.

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