Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Worlds most advanced Formula 1 track is onpaper.
Sounds intersting eh ? Any guesses who’s designing this high tech track ?
Somewhere in US obviously, right ?
Wrong .. Its there in Newdelhi ,the capital city of India !

Now Guess who’s doing all these designing and modelling ?
Cherry picked top 10 architects of India ? No it’s the generation next 20 something young architects from top Arch schools of India.

Welcome to the Next phase of Offshore Outsourcing,its Architecture Offshoring.Its here and its growing.

Delhi based Satellier LLC is considered as the pioneers in the Architecture off-shoring business. Headquartered in Chicago, Satellier maintains a 15,000 square foot studio in NOIDA, a suburb near New Delhi.

"None of our clients want to be open, because they are making a lot of money by working with us.
They don’t want anyone else to.” Jansen says his firm charges about $150,000 for production work that would cost a U.S. firm $400,000 to do in-house.”

Says Michel Janeson , CEO of Satellier LLC

Its really exciting ... Its really " Global Team Work " say what ?

Friday, February 10, 2006

Shopping Login Name : IBM Add to Cart : Viacore, Inc

IBM announced that it will strengthen its Business Transformation Outsourcing (BTO) capabilities in the $23.5 billion market for supply chain optimization and management services through the acquisition of Viacore, Inc., a leading provider of business process integration solutions for real-time supply chain visibility. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Business Transformation Outsourcing (BTO) transforms client organizations and delivers enterprise optimization through innovative business and technology approaches. Using its global network of expertise, industry-leading consulting methodologies, research and engineering capabilities, advanced technologies and analytical tools, IBM's BTO services standardize, streamline and improve business processes. IBM BTO services transform key business functions including Finance and Accounting, Customer Relationship Management, Supply Chain, Procurement and Human Resources.

IBM provides BTO services to many of the world's leading organizations, and over the last four years has made a number of strategic acquisitions and investments to expand and strengthen its capabilities, including the acquisitions of PwC Consulting, Daksh eServices, Liberty Insurance Services Corp., Maersk Data, Key MRO, Equitant and Healthlink.

for more info visit IBM

Friday, February 03, 2006

GM Outsources IT for $15B

Our primary goals are to avoid any business disruptions and ensure our efforts
fully support the company’s global operations

said GM CIO Ralph Szygenda.

General Motors signed five-year technology-outsourcing deals Thursday worth up to $15 billion with a group of systems integrators including Electronic Data Systems, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Capgemini, Wipro, and Compuware Covisint.

“It’s a pretty big win for EDS,
” said Lorrie Scardino, a research vice president with Gartner.

They recorded that they won 70 percent of the work that they competed on. It’s a
nice healthy percentage. They were awarded more contract value than the other
five players.”

Shares of GM fell $0.79 to $23.71 in recent trading, while shares of IBM dropped $0.94 to $81.00, HP shares slipped $0.36 to $30.87, EDS shares rose $0.14 to $25.86, and Wipro climbed $0.21 to $14.87.

IBM, Wipro, and Compuware Covisint will continue to be strategic IT partners for GM.
Wipro said it is getting a $300-million five-year contract from GM.

Of critical importance is the focus we have had on driving innovation and
supporting future globalization and digitization of the company
said GM CIO Ralph Szygenda.

HP and Capgemini will increase their current business with GM. HP is receiving $700 million to help provide server management, application maintenance, and systems integration to GM. It will work with GM’s product development, manufacturing, GMAC customer and dealer information systems, and global SAP management support.
Capgemini is receiving a five-year contract worth more than $500 million to integrate applications in the areas of company strategy, quality control, purchasing, supply chain management, sales support, and marketing.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Sutherland Global to Invest INR 2.5Bn in New BPO Campus

Sutherland Global Services, a US-based BPO service provider, is contemplating to setup a new campus in the South Indian city of Cochin (Kochi) with an investment of about INR 2.5 billion.
The new campus will initially provide jobs to about 3,000 people, which is expected to reach 7,500 over the next few years.

Sutherland got $30 million equity funding from Oak Investment Partners, which is a private equity firm with a total of $4.2 billion in committed capital.With the funding from Oak, Mr.Vellodi CEO of Sutherland, still holds the majority stake, with 10 percent stock available for the employees and the remaining with Oak.
Accenture to Increase Presence in India, China, Philippines

Accenture, the US-based IT and outsourcing major, will double its presence in the frontline outsourcing destinations of India, China and the Philippines from the current 24,000 to about 50,000 over the next three years.

The move, according to an Accenture spokesperson, would result in a major expansion drive in India. The company currently employs close to 16,500 people in the country in the IT, BPO and consulting divisions and account for 13 percent of the 126,000 staff across the world.

A number of major outsourcing service providers including Oracle, IBM, Dell have announced significant growth plans in India to take advantage of the low cost talent pool as well as to compete better against an increasing number of Indian outsourcing service providers like TCS, Wipro and others.