Tag Archives: Offshore Services

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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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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