Tag Archives: Offshore Services

The Cloud and Infrastructure Management Services

Infrastructure Management Services or IMS is one of the fastest growing services for IT Services companies. But computing infrastructure is what the Cloud will impact first and foremost. Is the fast growing IMS in jeopardy, then? There are good reasons … Continue reading

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Another Trip to the Cookie Jar

In August Congress passed a bill to fund enhanced border security which is now Public Law 111-230. The funding for this bill was achieved by increasing the visa fees for H-1B and L-1 visas by $2,000. The fees apply selectively … Continue reading

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The Problem with the Human Cloud

Last month I vented about why IT Services companies weren’t taking the lead on the Human Cloud. I met an executive at a leading offshore company recently who explained why this was so. In the past few years, clients have … Continue reading

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IT Services Should be Setting Agenda on Human Cloud

GigaOm’s conference NetWork 2010 next month is about the future of work. Mathew Ingram describes the collaboration in distributed teams as the Human Cloud The biggest change, for both workers and companies, is a move toward what we call “the … Continue reading

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Chart of the Day

This chart plots the trend line for Trade in Services as a percent of GDP. Trade in Services includes both imports and exports. The data is from the World Bank’s excellent databank. Till the mid 90s India’s Trade in Services … Continue reading

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Comparing Chinese Manufacturing and Indian Services

I was doing some number crunching for the book and came up with this chart. When you hear the phrase “outsourcing of jobs to India and China”, which you do often in American politics today, there is going to be … Continue reading

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Keane and Sonata

Last week NTT announced the acquisition of Keane. With roughly a billion dollars in revenue, this was a major acquisition, just a few months after their acquisition of Intelligroup, a $126 million IT Services company. Now, the ET reports that … Continue reading

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The Cloud and Services

Yesterday, IBM put its cloud services under its Services arm. It will be sold by IBM Global Services. From the FT: In its latest revamp, IBM said it would sell cloud computing through its services division, which generates nearly 60 … Continue reading

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The Yin and Yang of HR in Services Companies

I will start out saying something provocative, but true nonetheless. There are just two key elements in making a Services company successful – Leadership and the HR function. The company that does better on both these elements, wins. In the … Continue reading

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Rumored Candidates for NEC Director

Candidates being suggested to replace Larry Summers as Director of the National Economic Council – basically, the President’s top economic advisor – include Indra Nooyi and Diana Farrell. Indra Nooyi is one of the many CEOs whose name is being … Continue reading

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