Categories: Services/Outsourcing

The Indian Outsourcer to Watch is Based in Teaneck

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on March 25

(This post originally referred incorrectly to HCL Technology. The correct name is HCL Technologies.) Indian outsourcers are getting ready for more growth. Indian newspaper The Economic Times reports today that...

Demand Grows Despite H-1B Fight, TCS Exec Says

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on August 18

The chop-shop fallout continues. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) caused an uproar in India recently after he called Indian IT outsourcing companies chop shops during debate on a proposal to double...

Philippines IT Outsourcing Booming

Posted by: Frederik Balfour on May 26

It’s tough not to feel upbeat sitting aboard a plane making its approach to Cebu, the second largest city in Philippines. With its lush, emerald green hills, a gentle surf...

Obama vs. Outsourcing

Posted by: Mehul Srivastava on May 06

While American companies are up in arms about U.S. President Barack Obama’s new tax plans, Indian companies are just plain confused. Take, for instance, his fixation on Bangalore. Talking about...

India's Outsourcers Should Worry about Delta's Move

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on April 20

Even when times were good and the U.S. economy was humming along at full employment, American companies got some flack for outsourcing jobs to India. Now, with the unemployment rate...

Satyam's new CEO: asset or liability

Posted by: Manjeet Krpalani on February 06

On Feb 5, A.S. Murthy, a Satyam veteran of 15 years, was appointed by the government-constituted board as the new chief executive of the beleagured company. The announcement was made...

After Satyam, an IT Bill of Rights?

Posted by: Manjeet Krpalani on January 28

The Satyam scandal is still spilling blood. On Jan 19, State Farm Insurance, a major client which contributed a large chunk of the outsourcer's last fourth quarters' earnings, withdrew its...

SAP's golden opportunity in Satyam

Posted by: Manjeet Krpalani on January 12

As the Satyam drama unfolds, becomes more mysterious and draws other players into its web of deception, the immediate thoughts of investors and analysts are: Will Satyam as a company...

After Satyam: Is Wipro Next?

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on January 12

The fall of Satyam was supposed to have created a big opportunity for Wipro. The Indian outsourcing powerhouse, a member of India's Big Three (along with Infosys and TCS), might...

Some relief on the Satyam front

Posted by: Manjeet Krpalani on January 11

The afternoon of Sunday, January 11, brought the first relief to the distressed employees, customers and shareholders of Satyam Computers, the fourth largest Indian software services company whose owner confessed...

The Satyam Saga...and more

Posted by: Manjeet Krpalani on January 08

The Satyam saga gets murkier. This morning brought news that Satyam chairman Ramalingam Raju was absconding with his CFO, followed by information that two American law firms representing Satyam’s ADR...

Who Wins from India's Satyam Scandal?

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on January 08

Where's Raju? That's a question people in India are now asking. A day after his shocking confession of fraud at Satyam Computer Services, disgraced former chairman B. Ramalinga Raju's whereabouts...

Reliance and Cap Gemini. Huh?

Posted by: Manjeet Krpalani on February 17

The latest rumour about Reliance Communications bidding for Cap Gemini has people scratching their heads. Reliance Communications, headed by Anil Ambani, does media and telecom. Cap Gemini does software and...

Help in Guangzhou

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on December 10

From my BusinessWeek colleague David Rocks, who's traveling in southern China's Guangdong province: "I was having trouble getting online at the White Swan Hotel in Guangzhou, in the heart of...

New Delhi Discovers New Jersey

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on September 25

With the U.S. presidential campaign well underway, it looks like the favorite Asian target for politicians looking to score some points will be China and its manufacturing scandals. But outsourcing...

Infosys finds Thailand

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on July 26

What to make of the $250 million Infosys-Philips deal? Yesterday the Bangalore-based Infosys signed a BPO contract with Philips and bought three of the Dutch company’s outsourcing offices – in...

IDC says China can catch India as an outsourcing center

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on July 05

Is India’s software services industry light years ahead of China? Or are the Indians about to lose their lead to the up-and-coming Chinese? Over the past few days, two very...

Can China close the software gap with India?

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on November 20

With Chinese President Hu Jintao in India, regional research house DBS has a timely look at the software rivalry between the two Asian countries. ‘What rivalry?’ scoff the India boosters...

TCS looks to China and India

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on November 14

Are Indian IT companies outgrowing India? In high-tech hubs like Bangalore, it’s getting harder and harder to hire new engineers or keep existing ones. That’s one reason that up-and-coming China-based...

TopCoder chooses China over India

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on October 26

Rob Hughes is in a good position to judge the merits of China’s software engineers compared to their counterparts in India. He’s president of TopCoder Inc., the Connecticut company that...

Is India finally waking up to its AIDS problem?

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on August 14

Just in time for the big AIDS conference now taking place in Toronto, some good news at long last from India. The country has more HIV patients than anywhere else...

Sapient's Indian Reincarnation

Posted by: Manjeet Krpalani on August 09

Remember Sapient? At the start of the decade, the Cambridge, (Mass.) based E-consultant and IT service provider had gone from dot.com hero to zero and looked likely to join other...

Chasing the China outsourcing market

Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on June 30

Is China ever going to be a threat in software? Building a software industry that can rival India’s has been a goal of Chinese leaders for a long time. So...

Asia's Living Large IT Outsourcing Market

Posted by: Brian Bremner on June 28

It is scarcely a news flash that big U.S. and European multinationals are shifting IT management and back-office operations to India. Less appreciated, though, is that Asian companies (yes, that...

A New Face in Tech Services

Posted by: Manjeet Krpalani on June 15

The tech outsourcing business is going mainstream. Far from being a service that only big and mighty players like IBM and GE could master, its benefits are more obvious and...

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