Tag: Eastern Europe
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Where will suppliers outsource work in the next couple of years? And why? There are dramatic changes in attitudes toward this decision!
Ukrainian IT suppliers signed new deals in 2005. Will the Ukraine turn into an Eastern European outsourcing hot spot?
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.
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.
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.
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.