Archive for May, 2008

Analysis of Romania as an Offshore Services Location

This report analyzes Romania’s suitability for offshore outsourcing, based on 10 criteria: language, government support, labor pool, infrastructure, educational system, cost, political and economic environment, cultural compatibility, global and legal maturity, and data and intellectual property security and privacy. Sourcing managers can use this report to judge whether Romania might be a good location for their organizations’ captive or outsourced offshore IT and business process services.

Key Findings
• Romania’s key strength is its availability of skilled IT services labor pools at competitive low costs.
• Romania is transforming its entire economic and political systems to bring them into line with European Union (EU) standards. (more…)

May 27th, 2008

Ways to Increase Revenues Through Outsourcing

Introduction – Only a couple of years ago, only very few business operators would ever have given any consideration to letting a vendor take on a part – no matter how large or small – of their contracts or projects as a part of an outsourcing agreement. However, even within that very short time, things have made a dramatic change. Outsourcing has become an important part of business reality, and successful business owners are coming to realize how truly valuable it really is as a practical part of their business strategy. Cost cutting and renewed dedication to the core business itself – the meeting of the customer needs – has required that many tasks be delegated not among employees, but instead to the most worthy bidder. To the small business person, the benefits of outsourcing are double-sided. (more…)

May 27th, 2008

Central & Eastern Europe IT Outsourcing Review

By the results of the “Central & Eastern Europe IT Outsourcing Review ‘2007”, conducted by Ukrainian Hi-Tech Initiative with the support of information portal ITONews.eu, Baltic Outsourcing Association (Lithuania), Employers’ Association of the Software and Services Industry (Romania) and JNN Consult Ltd (Bulgaria) – in 2007 IT Outsourcing market of the Central and Eastern Europe reached a volume of 3 bln. US dollars.

The research was conducted in August-February 2007-2008. National IT associations, as well as the largest IT companies, from 16 countries of the region responded to the survey. The main goal of the research was getting a whole overview of the potential of CEE as a cluster of provision of the nearshore IT outsourcing services for the EU countries and offshore outsourcing services for the USA. (more…)

May 9th, 2008

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