Nearshoring

What do you think about the New Year? Is the future looking bright for you? If you are in outsourcing we believe it is. After concluding our 2010 outsourcing predictions proved to be quite ok, we already promised you to share our opinion for 2011. Based on the changes we’ve noticed over the past months we will try to predict what will happen in the upcoming months. Although, it’s based on real facts it still feels like looking into a crystal ball. Nobody can really predict the future. But, this time the crystal ball is clear: a major shift in IT outsourcing is ahead of us. Read the full article →

Reviewing the 2010 outsourcing trends

by Peter Horsten December 28, 2010 Management
About a year ago I shared my 2010 forecast for the 5 major outsourcing trends. Writing such a prediction is rather easy and in general nobody will remind you about it. But I think it’s important to review what happened before we raise the glass and light the fireworks, because from that moment we think [...]
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Tholons Top 100 Outsourcing list includes 3 Polish cities

by Dorota Jaguścik November 17, 2010 Best practices
The outsourcing market is shifting from offshore to nearshore outsourcing. That can be concluded bases on this year’s Top 100 Outsourcing Cities ranking. While Bangalore retained the first place for the fourth year, Mumbai moved up to the second place. Last week during a webinar Tholons presented the list, announcing Bangalore will be facing severe competition in [...]
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Poland a very attractive outsourcing destination

by Peter Horsten October 22, 2010 Outsourcing
The Consulate General of Poland in New York recently hosted an event to portray Poland as an attractive outsourcing Destination for BPO, ITO and KPO. The event was organized by the Trade and Investment Section of the Consulate. The event attracted many global companies like: JP Morgan Chase, Citi Group, Accenture, Berclays Capital, Chartis Insurance, [...]
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Poland among Top 10 outsourcing nations

by Peter Horsten October 22, 2009 Best practices
As I mentioned in one of my previous posts, the IT outsourcing industry is slowly expanding despite the downturn. Outsourcers continuously seem to be aware of the advantages of outsourcing. But what location do you choose once you have decided to move your IT development to a service provider? And how important is the location, [...]
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10 reasons why you should consider IT outsourcing

by Peter Horsten August 7, 2009 Outsourcing
Outsourcing your IT development could be a hard decision. Very often during discussions with CxO’s, directors and business owners we conclude that despite the advantages they still don’t dare to do it. They are afraid of losing control. And this is something I fully understand. It’s like your kids growing up and then at once they [...]
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Poland among 5 safest outsourcing destinations

by Peter Horsten June 12, 2009 Outsourcing
This week’s post “The 10 Safest Places In The World For Outsourcing” by Bob Evans led to quite some discussion online. Or probably even more discussion was initiated by his last week’s post “The 10 Riskiest Locations In The World For Outsourcing”. The conclusion of both posts is that Poland is a safe have for [...]
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Successful outsourcing needs client’s attention

by Peter Horsten June 8, 2009 Best practices
Computerworld UK published an article in April saying: “Outsourcing Not the Big Savings Firms Expect, Study Says”. Summarizing, the recession is pushing businesses to cut the cost of their software portfolios, but most companies overestimate the savings that offshoring can deliver, as presented by CIO.com. On the other hand I firmly believe it is possible to save [...]
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Poland still among the top offshore locations

by Peter Horsten May 20, 2009 Market research
“The Shifting Geography of Offshoring” is the title of this year’s Global Services Location Index ™ by AT Kearney. And the title is self-explanatory. AT Kearney concluded that there are some dramatic changes in the attractiveness of offshore outsourcing locations. Especially a lot of Central  and Eastern European countries, among them Poland, dropped dramatically in [...]
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3 ways to cut your software development cost by 50%

by Peter Horsten May 19, 2009 Agile software development
Faced with economic crisis we all become more cost focused, whether we like it or not. It’s common knowledge that more and more companies are in for heavy cost cutting operations. On the other hand, we all know that we will have to invest as well. Without new developments there is no competitive advantage, which [...]
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