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Viable alternatives to reshoring

Is IT reshoring the new buzzword on the ITO market? Although not common yet at global level, the concept of IT reshoring, meaning when companies decide to bring back home their IT activities (mostly outsourced to India), is becoming a real trend. Daimler, Procter & Gamble, General Motors, American Express are just some examples of companies that decided it’s more viable to bring IT operations back to the U.S. from India: “We want better control over our IT activities to remain competitive”. Some leaders also evoked a so-called “patriotic choice”, but I believe that the reasons they resort to reshoring are actually more practical than that.

In practice, the related constraints – cultural gap, language problems, different time zones, wage inflation, turnover – can sometimes happen to make an offshore outsourcing operation a less positive

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IT offshore press review week 22/2012

It’s a new week, it’s a new IT offshore press review!

- Massive Layoffs at HP Make for IT Outsourcing Identity Crisis (May 24, 2012, CIO)
- Panel: Future CIOs Will have Careers Blending Non-Tech Roles with Traditional IT Duties (May 23, 2012, CIO)
- Japan robot lab readies second prototype for work at crippled nuclear reactor (May 25, 2012, Computer world)
- Why utility is the new ROI for IT projects (May 25, 2012, Computer weekly)
- Spinning off IT dept makes biz sense, but carries risk (May 24, 2012, ZDNet Asia)
- 10 Skills, die CIOs brauchen (May 27, 2012, Computer woche)
- Vier Tipps für den erfolgreichen Einsatz von Cloud Services (May 25, 2012, IT Business)

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IT offshore press review week 21/2012

The main subject was Facebook IPO trading, so we begin this IT offshore press review with this article:

- Reports: Nasdaq Admits Technical Bugs Affected Facebook IPO Trading (May 20, 2012, CIO)
- Offshore Suppliers: Beware of Hidden Costs (May 21, 2012, CFO News)
- Facebook Buys Mobile E-commerce App Karma (May 18, 2012, CIO)
- CIOs Don’t Need to Be Business Leaders (May 18, 2012, CIO)
- Twitter jumps on Do Not Track bandwagon (May 18, 2012, Computer world)
- Consumerization trend creates IT worries, worker benefits (May 18, 2012, Computer world)
- Refer.ly: recommending products for personal profit (May 16, 2012, IT World)
- Cloud meets hardware: The inevitable merger (May 18, 2012, ZDNet)
- Security Think Tank: Outsource only run-of-the-mill security functions (May 21, 2012, Computer weekly)
- Ohne Sicherheit bleibt die

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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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IT offshore press review week 11/2012

Gartner announces that less than 30% of large organisations will block social media access by 2014. Is your outsourcer agile enough? Could new breed of Indian IT suppliers sneak under the radar again? These are just a few of the subjects of the IT offshore press review. Enjoy your reading !

- Outsourcing IT Services (March 12, 2012, ITO News)
- Gartner – Fewer Than 30 Per Cent of Large Organisations Will Block Social Media by 2014 (March 12, 2012, CFO News)
- Is your outsourcer agile enough? (March 12, 2012, Computer World)
- French team brings down IE9 at Pwn2Own hacking contest (March 9, 2012, Computer World)
- Open source status rising, Nvidia joins Linux Foundation (March 11, 2012, Computer Weekly)
- Could new breed of Indian IT suppliers sneak under the radar again

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IT offshore press review week 10/2012

A lot of fun and interesting subjects in this IT offshore press review. Enjoy!

- Mobile World Congress 2012 roundup: All you need to know from Barcelona (March 2, 2012, Computer world)
- Facebook woos businesses with redesigned business pages, Timeline (February 29, 2012, Computer world)
- Science-and-engineering workforce has stalled in U.S., report says (March 2, 2012, Computer world)
- RSA 2012: IT security experts urge enterprises to ban smartphone BYOD schemes (March 2, 2012, Computer weekly)
- Europe plans high-performance ‘science cloud’ (March 2, 2012, ZDNet)
- Zynga’s play platform a big test for its cloud computing prowess (March 2, 2012, ZDNet)
- How Cloud Computing Is Forcing IT Evolution (February 29, 2012, CIO)
- IT Outsourcing Buyers Still Don’t Care About Sustainability (March 2, 2012, CIO)
- How the Cloud Cuts VC

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IT offshore press review week 08/2012

Do you know the 4 not so easy steps to make in order to save the IT industry? The first article of today’s IT offshore press review contains a short presentation of these steps. Do you agree?

- How to Save the IT Industry in 4 (Not So Easy) Steps (February 12, 2012, CIO)
- Twitter finally completes redesign rollout for all users (February 17, 2012, Computer world)
- Six crucial tech companies you’ve never heard of (February 20, 2012, IT World)
- CIO priorities 2012: Ali Jaffri, ICT manager, Gallions Housing (February 20, 2012, Computer weekly)
- Technology ‘geeks’ the most productive employees, says research (February 17, 2012, Computer weekly)
- Singapore CIOs point to value, not cost, to assess IT investment (February 17, 2012, ZDNet Asia)
- No easy recovery for Japanese

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IT offshore press review week 07/2012

Welcome to the IT offshore press review. ComputerWeekly announces that Indian IT services firms are becoming attractive options for strategic partnerships with European enterprises as IT budget constraints persist. Do you agree?

- Offshoring to take a larger slice of flat IT budgets (February 9, 2012, Computer weekly)
- Locals have edge despite Europe IT talent influx to Asia (February 13, 2012, ZDNet Asia)
- The IT Pro report: Cloud Computing in 2012 (February 3, 2012, IT Pro)
- Thousands protest ACTA across Europe (February 13, 2012, IT Pro)
- IT industry must drive broadband to boost UK economy, Intellect tells Annual Regent Conference 2012 (February 9, 2012, Computer weekly)
- 10 Business Skills Every IT Pro Must Master (February 9, 2012, CIO)
- Apple Innovation: 10 Future Tech Ideas (February 9, 2012, CIO)

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IT offshore press review week 06/2012

Welcome to the fresh IT offshore press review.

- Opacity: Why IT services aren’t services at all (February 2, 2012, Computer World)
- Facebook IPO details strategy and its vision of itself (February 2, 2012, Computer World)
- Innovation and optimisation top UK’s 2012 IT agenda, survey shows (February 3, 2012, Computer weekly)
- Java’s road ahead in 2012, Oracle at the wheel (February 5, 2012, Computer weekly)
- Check how cloud computing suppliers are doing compared to traditional IT players (February 3, 2012, Computer weekly)
- Gartner: Start rethinking your application architecture (February 1, 2012, Computer weekly)
- Facebook’s IPO in pictures (February 3, 2012, ZDNet)
- H-1B Workers Are Better Paid, More Educated, Study Finds (February 3, 2012, CIO)
- 8 CRM Trends You Need to Watch (February 3, 2012, CIO)
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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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IT offshore press review week 47/2011

Here’s the IT offshore press review! Enjoy!

- Gartner: IT challenges in the current economic crisis (November 17, 2011, Computer Weekly)
- Hot skills in IT (November 16, 2011, Computer Weekly)
- 10 things you must teach new Linux users (November 21, 2011, ZDNet Asia)
- Resume Makeover: How to Write an IT Executive Resume (November 16, 2011, CIO)
- Two Top Indian Mobile Companies Under Investigation (November 20, 2011, CIO)
- Exclusive Research Shows CIOs Embrace Consumerization of IT (November 18, 2011, CIO)
- PWC: Retail CEOs Turn to Global and E-Commerce Expansion Strategies (November 16, 2011, E-commerce Facts)
- Android läuft auf über der Hälfte der Smartphones (November 16, 2011, Silicon)
- Keine Angst vor Big Data (November 15, 2011, Computer Woche)
- Embedded Software macht CIOs Probleme (November 14, 2011, CIO)

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IT offshore press review week 45/2011

E-financing, geolocation marketing, mobility, M2M.. just a few of the subjects of this week’s IT offshore press review. Enjoy!

- E-financing : a new market on the shoulders of e-invoicing (November 7, 2011, CFO News)
- The Benefits Of Geolocation Marketing (November 7, 2011, Forbes)
- Apple To Make Billions On Google’s Android (November 4, 2011, Forbes)
- Wi-Fi tethering 101: Use a smartphone as a mobile hotspot (November 4, 2011, Computer World)
- Is the offshore contact centre honeymoon over? (October 31, 2011, Computer Weekly)
- Does Oracle’s Larry Ellison care about open source and Java? (November 6, 2011, Computer Weekly)
- IT operations in Malaysia could offer the near China experience (November 4, 2011, Computer Weekly)
- Mobile Goes Data Mad (November 7, 2011, Computer Weekly)
- Android handsets

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