Archive for August, 2007

Betfair sets up software-development centre in Romania

worldOnline betting and gaming company Betfair has set up a new software-development centre in Romania to take advantage of skills as well as low costs.
The company opened the centre earlier this year with eight developers, and there are now 35 staff with the company expecting the centre to reach its capacity of 50 in September. (more…)

August 1st, 2007

Eastern Europe outsourcing increases

outsourcing increaseMulti-sourcing of IT services is on the increase with Eastern Europe emerging as one of the most popular destinations for outsourcing managers, according to a report by the Aberdeen Group.

The study, “Who Outsourced the Outsourcers?”, was based on in-depth analysis of the IT outsourcing strategies, plans and effectiveness of more than 200 enterprises in several industries across the world.

According to the report, Eastern Europe is no longer seen as a cheap source of services, but in many cases is being regarded as the source of “best in class” service providers. The bar has been raised for outsourcing companies, the report noted, in reaction to increasing press to keep strategic work in the hands of internal IT staff. (more…)

August 1st, 2007

Managers estimate third quarter growth in all areas of the economy

marketing increaseNot only production, but prices, too, will rise at a pace comparable to the month of June. The manufacturing, constructions, retail and service sectors will see a July-September growth comparable with that registered in the second quarter, according to a study conducted by the National Institute of Statistics (INS) among managers, Rompres informs. Managers in the industrial sector predict a production growth in both the volume of the manufacturing sector and the inventory of contracts and orders. Managers in the manufacturing sector estimate a price rise similar to that back in June. Employment throughout the sector remains steady, according to 77 per cent of the views expressed. (more…)

August 1st, 2007

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