Tag Archives: Offshore Services

Acquisitions in the Offshore Industry

Horses for Sources has a post on the rumored merger discussions between Cognizant and Genpact. Financial Express reported on it first. I disagree with the premise of the post and wrote a long comment which for some reason did not … Continue reading

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The Long Backlash Against Offshore

The US and Western Europe account for the lion’s share of the market for Offshore services. In the medium term they are expecting slow or no growth and at least in the US, high unemployment rates. In such a scenario, … Continue reading

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The Cost of Onsite Hiring Just Went Down

The US Southwest Border Bill imposes an increased application fee of an additional $2000 for every H1B and L1 employee on a few Indian Offshore Services companies. Much has already been said about it by politicians, Indian companies and NASSCOM. … Continue reading

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Indian Balance of Payments and Offshore Services

The RBI is concerned about India’s Balance of Payments. One of the reasons ascribed to the growing problem is the slow down in the Indian Offshore Services industry. From today’s FT One reason, the central bank said, for the deterioration … Continue reading

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The Quest for Higher Bill Rates

Thanks for all your comments on last week’s post on Local Hiring. Here’s the outline of the key issues we want to tackle in another chapter of the book called The Quest for Higher Bill Rates. The need for higher … Continue reading

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What’s the Size of the Offshore Industry?

I thought I knew the answer to this one. Turns out, the correct answer is “it depends”. The GoI puts out a number which is called “Miscellaneous- of which Software Services” or Software Services in short. This data is available … Continue reading

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Why is Local Hiring in Offshore Services so Sparse?

For some parts of the book that I feel the need to reach out to my blog readers. Your feedback will make a better product. One of the chapters in the book is on Local Hiring – why Indian services … Continue reading

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IT Services Companies Should Empower Middle Management

Last week was quite eventful in the “Workshop of the World”. Foxconn, a Chinese manufacturer for companies such as Apple, Dell and HP, gave a 20% ad hoc raise to its workers after as many as ten suicides which called … Continue reading

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Indians and Unpredictability

A notice at a neighbourhood Postal Annex. Truly, a picture is worth a thousand words. The proprietor is, you guessed it, Desi. The notice is a microcosm of Indianness. If you get past the English (hey, its a foreign tongue, … Continue reading

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Growth and the IT Services Pyramid

This appraisal cycle has been rough for Infosys. Unfortunately, at over $5B in revenues, everything it does becomes a media circus. Or in this case a social media circus. Economic Times published a few stories in February and March of … Continue reading

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