Tag: Eastern Europe

Study: U.S. Companies Prefer “Farshore” to Nearshore Outsourcing, Send Higher Value Work Abroad | Article

Study: U.S. Companies Prefer “Farshore” to Nearshore Outsourcing, Send Higher Value Work Abroad | Article

For all the talk of the new allure of nearshore or even stateside outsourcing, most U.S. companies today still prefer to base their service operations half a world away, according to researchers at the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) and the International Offshoring Research Network’s (ORN) Project at Duke University’s Fuqua School […]

Outsourcing Allows Back-up Services Provider to Retain Market Leadership | Article

Outsourcing Allows Back-up Services Provider to Retain Market Leadership | Article

Web 2.0 created a dilemma for Intronis, a provider of online data back-up systems. Its customers needed the software to back up their burgeoning data faster. Its proprietary software was increasingly unable to accommodate their needs and it didn’t have specs for a fix. Outsourcing to Exigen saved the day.

Teaming with the Right Provider Enables Application Developer to be First to Market | Article

Teaming with the Right Provider Enables Application Developer to be First to Market | Article

Mitek Systems had a great idea: the applications developer wanted to turn camera phones into scanning devices so customers could make payments and deposit checks. However, the company lacked the internal staff to develop the application which had to work on four disparate systems. Outsourcing was the answer.

Eastern European Trends in Software Outsourcing Services | Article

Eastern European Trends in Software Outsourcing Services | Article

Software service providers in Eastern Europe are at a crossroads. Here’s a view of the current and future perspectives, advice on selecting a provider, and how to tell if an outsourcing provider is a follower or a leader.

Eastern Europe – A Burgeoning Nearshore Alternative | Article

Eastern Europe – A Burgeoning Nearshore Alternative | Article

Offshore activities are nothing new for Europe. But what’s new is nearshoring is now starting to be internal to the EU, especially in Eastern Europe. Read why this is happening, what kinds of work are best for this region, and which suppliers are currently dominating the landscape.

Consolidation in Eastern Europe: Who is Still in the Outsourcing Game? | Article

Consolidation in Eastern Europe: Who is Still in the Outsourcing Game? | Article

The fight for IT resources gets tougher across Eastern Europe. In Russia many software development companies have seen more success on the local IT market than abroad. The Russian economy finally showed a need for the talented engineers back home. The Polish IT labor pool is almost exhausted and the outsourcing industry in Romania is sold out. Here’s what’s happening.

Outsourcing to Ukraine: Why the US$246 Million Industry Is Expanding to the Provinces | Article

Outsourcing to Ukraine: Why the US$246 Million Industry Is Expanding to the Provinces | Article

The Netherlands is experiencing a shortage of IT engineers, so ISM eCompany, an Internet solution provider, had to find alternatives to hiring locally. The company looked at 20 countries and came up with India, China, and Ukraine as the top three locations to set up a captive operation. Ukraine turned out to be the best option. Here’s why.

Seven Trends in Offshore Outsourcing for 2007 and Why They Matter | Article

Seven Trends in Offshore Outsourcing for 2007 and Why They Matter | Article

Offshore outsourcing is changing dramatically. Read about the changes and their implications for buyers and providers of outsourced services.

The Romanian IT Outsourcing Industry: A Stable Stable of Freelancers for the Online Marketplaces | Article

The Romanian IT Outsourcing Industry: A Stable Stable of Freelancers for the Online Marketplaces | Article

Small-to-medium businesses in the US are turning to IT experts in Romania. Cost is not the only consideration. They say Romanians are harder working and more reliable with deadlines In addition, they didn’t pester them with requests for payment before the job was completed.

Global Sourcing Changes the Way CFOs Think about Sourcing F&A Services | Article

Global Sourcing Changes the Way CFOs Think about Sourcing F&A Services | Article

Since 2004, almost all third-party outsourcing contracts included an offshore component. Today buyers want to know how to maximize the rewards and minimize the risks. Paul Nowacki and Sonal Singla address those questions.

Insider Views on Trends in Global Sourcing | Article

Insider Views on Trends in Global Sourcing | Article

Where will suppliers outsource work in the next couple of years? And why? There are dramatic changes in attitudes toward this decision!

Ukraine: Will the Orange Revolution Boost the IT Outsourcing Industry? | Article

Ukraine: Will the Orange Revolution Boost the IT Outsourcing Industry? | Article

Ukrainian IT suppliers signed new deals in 2005. Will the Ukraine turn into an Eastern European outsourcing hot spot?

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Bulgaria: Eastern Europe’s Newest Hot Spot? | Article

Bulgaria: Eastern Europe’s Newest Hot Spot? | Article

Bulgaria is boxing way above its weight. SAP is sending important IT work to its captive in Sofia. Did you know Bulgarian SAT scores rank second in the world? Read why North American and European companies are considering sending ADM work to Bulgaria.

Belarus Attempts to Become the Eastern European Bangalore | Article

Belarus Attempts to Become the Eastern European Bangalore | Article

Inspired by Indian success, other countries are attempting to find their own niches in IT outsourcing. This story on Belarus is the second in a series on offshore locations other than India.

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New Offshore Hot Spots: 2005 and Beyond | Article

New Offshore Hot Spots: 2005 and Beyond | Article

The next wave of BPO hot spots could well emerge in 2005 as global corporations rethink their sourcing strategies and look beyond cost as the key driver for outsourcing. Here’s our list.

HR Outsourcing: Where It Needs To Go | Article

HR Outsourcing: Where It Needs To Go | Article

Gartner says 85 percent of American companies will have outsourced some portion of HR by next year. Here’s what’s happening in this dynamic sector of BPO.