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In search of IT services outsourcing? Come and visit our Delivery Centers!

Outsourcing your IT services goes beyond trusting a third party with the creation of a product or solution. The process must be part of a real corporate strategy entailing an engaging and productive approach. This is why we have always taken time to explain to our clients what we do, how we do it, and what the costs are. But in order to understand how the entire process works, maybe you should first come and visit our delivery centers.

What are the benefits of this discovery circuit? Among other things, you can:

  • check out your service provider’s premises
  • speak to your collaborators face to face
  • better understand their culture and share your own corporate culture
  • spot the constraints that a long-distance relationship may bring along

If you are not yet convinced, we offer you

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One (or two) Pentastock festivals in 2013?

Pentalog has taken the decision to celebrate its 20 years of existence. All those who took part in Pentastock 2010, celebrating 10 years of Pentalog in Romania and 5 years of Pentalog in the Republic of Moldova, remember this extraordinary and boisterous party preceded by a double concert of Bere Gratis and Iris for us only. This first festival brought together about 250 Pentalogians from the Balkans.
20 years ago, almost to the day, the first Pentalogians, still at the University of Orleans at the time, were feverishly preparing to embark on the adventure of their lives (but, I must admit, we weren’t aware of this back then).

During the seminar in Orleans, we announced all the managers that we have decided to start organizing a new Pentastock festival which will

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Is Pentalog practicing CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)?

What is social responsibility and what makes it different from social innovation? What is Pentalog‘s standing in these matters? What is the meaning of these two notions on our different offices?

On the occasion of Spring Campus de Croissance Plus, that Monica and me attended last weekend in Evian, we met two specialists in the field, namely Perrine and Pierre, both founders of La 2ème Maison, a company specialised in this field and a supplier of the greatests references of CAC40, among which Lafarge and Danone.

Social responsibility is practiced beyond national legal constraints. Once you find yourself on the territory of two countries, the legal aspects of one can largely exceed those of the other. A perfectly unified corporate vision of CSR is not easy to achieve. Thus, there are two

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Start-up incentives for innovating companies

On March 21st I took part in États Généraux du Cloud organised by EuroCloud France association. It was a truly dynamic day with rich exchanges during the workshops, quality participants and companies that really deserved their prizes.

During this event, Ms Laure de la Raudière, MP (UMP) has made an interesting intervention talking about her vision of the digital economy where cloud has definitely a significant place.

The participants have largely admitted that the innovation and research & development start-up incentives are, in France, well implemented and truly valuable. In addition, emphasis was put on the improvement of OSEO practices.

We received from the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research the renewal of our R&D tax credit accreditation for 2012-2014. This enables our customers to integrate part of

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IT offshore press review week 14/2012

Welcome to the IT offshore press review.

- IT Outsourcing System Is Broken, How Can Service Providers Fix It? (March 29, 2012, CIO)
- 5 Business Analytics Tech Trends and How to Exploit Them March 23, CIO)
- 10 Best U.S. Cities for IT Jobs with Tech Startups (March 27, 2012, CIO)
- India’s IT Firms Hire U.S. Workers As They Fight for Visas (March 27, 2012, CIO)
- Life after IT: When CIOs leave at the top of their game (April 29, 2012, ComputerWorld)
- IT jobs will grow 22% through 2020, says U.S. (March 29, 2012, ComputerWorld)
- Gartner’s five cloud computing trends to watch (April 02, 2012, Computer Weekly)
- Forums complement APAC customer service (March 30, 2012, ZDNet Asia)
- Social analytics for recruitment inaccurate, breaches privacy (March 30, 2012,

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The first feedback on our new catalog and on the “Private Sales” policy

When our catalog was freely downloadable, we observed, outside the direct marketing campaigns, an amount of downloads per month that reached as many as 700. During campaigns, we even exceeded this figure sometimes during one day.
Our last campaign, which has just started, offers to download our new catalog from a space of the type “Private sales” on which the user has to create an account. The trend after the first delivery to 1,000 recipients shows us that the number of download requests on this campaign (total number of our contacts) should reach 200. When we know that an average Pentalog client brings more than €300,000 sales figure per year, we consider that it is worth the effort.

In the following months, we will propose them to discover in preview, in order to reduce the

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Pentalog has a good start of the year as its organic growth reaches 24% in Q1 2012

The French IT outsourcing company, leader of the offshore-nearshore R&D in the European Union, reaches an organic growth of around 24% in the first quarter of 2012. Once again, it is the sales achieved outside France, in particular in Switzerland and Germany, that account for this achievement. The French group based in Orleans indeed continues to increase its production capacities for the first economy in Europe and is investing on ever larger businesses within the country.
France is very active when it comes to new customers at this beginning of the year. Pentalog indeed enjoys new commercial relations with very dynamic young companies, in the field of web and health, which represents a potential growth sector newly identified by Pentalog. First, in the web, operations start with the European leader of web browsers dedicated

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A little revolution in consulting: setting up Pentalog Institute to reduce your experts’ cost of intervention

Several months ago, Cornel Fatulescu, Sophie Lelarge and me decided to set up a new high-level department dedicated to consulting operations in various fields with the aim of challenging the European leaders in discipline, based on many advantages that Pentalog has. These last years, we sometimes had to coexist with consultants from prestigious consultancies, invoicing between €750 and €1500 a day without making any difference compared to our best collaborators. Thus, we decided to reconcile Offshore and Consulting with the purpose of improving clients’ ROI for this type of service.

1. Geographical advantages:

Our presence in 8 European cities and in one Asian city enables us to incorporate diverse fields of expertise and activities, to have offices in the West, as well as in the East, and resources which are closer to the majority of

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Annual report 2011

Pentalog releases information about the year 2011 regarding its sales figure, manpower, new customers, current projects…

- 26% growth in sales figure, under Pentalog brand, while Syntec federation records only 3.6% (software, services and IT consulting).

- 35% growth not including the joint venture with Ausy group, which recorded 19% growth.

- Over 35% growth in sales figure, including the contributions of PentaLabbs , within Pentalog’s incubation program.

- 3 new companies have joined Pentalabbs in 2011: Easyflyer (1 out of 5 French leaders in online printing), a business bank specialized in IT, Web IT Factory; the overall sales figure of the incubated companies has increased by 200%; Pentalabbs already backs up 5 start-ups.

- Sales of our services in 9 countries, for a presence in 6 countries and a sales force in 3 countries.

- No 2 in IT services in Romania.

- No 1 of the French-speaking

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Annual report 2011

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In 2012, Pentalog has a surprisingly good start of the year for offshore-neashore activities

The first weeks of 2012 have been very intense and do not seem anything like a regular start of the year. For instance, in January, production has not registered the slump to which IT services departments are so accustomed during this month when annual renewals are long coming. This year, January will be a month of high production. On the other hand, we are witnessing a high degree of anxiety in many clients. So, we are not envisaging the intense period of newbiz that we experienced in Q1 2011, even if we are expecting some confirmations to this effect. Also, several of our customers have lowered their business volumes with us. One has left us, a small-scale one though. Fortunately, this is not the attitude of the majority of our clients. Quite the contrary, our

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Offshore and nearshore IT services company: Online estimate generator no longer available on the Pentalog site

It was indeed one of the key functions of the Pentalog Group‘s website galaxy and one of our main differentiating aspects in the context of the transparency policy introduced in 2008 with our first free download services catalog. Nothing is ever perfect, but we have thus unified our pricing practices, and pricing on a case-by-case basis, as all consultancy and outsourcing businesses usually do, has never been practiced by Pentalog.

We are equally aware of the fact that, thanks to this practice, we have brought our contribution to structuring offshore prices in Europe, North Africa and the Far East. Many of our competitors used this system to check their prices and adapt them according to the scale of our IT outsourcing company. In this respect, we have played a special commercial

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Mobile market liberalization may bring about a boom in M2M services and real productivity growth!

It is a fact that most of us hesitate when it comes to turning to a 100% mobile (online) world, as up to now fares have been really high. And, while we hesitate, all the related services fail to take off. Once we receive attractive offers (Thank you Mr Niel ), we’ll most likely have fewer scruples about taking the leap: 3G tablets, 3G ultra-light laptops, etc. Thus, we could be connected “full time” to social networks, to our company’s information systems (IS), to objects (M2M), etc.

The attractiveness of mobile prices will be reflected on full data offers in the field of connected objects (M2M or Machine to machine), which will eliminate the last but one obstacle to M2M take off: its price.

Why did I say “the last

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