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  • D.C. awards Obamacare IT work to offshore outsourcer

    Posted July 1, 2013 - 11:30 am

    Infosys recently announced that it won a $49.5 million contract to develop a health benefit exchange for the District of Columbia. It is one of the larger government contracts won by an offshore outsourcing firm, but it's unclear whether any of the work will be done overseas.
  • Immigration bill could hike IT hiring, or send more IT jobs offshore, says Gartner

    Posted June 11, 2013 - 2:33 pm

    The Senate immigration bill's impact on offshore outsourcing will be disruptive to outsourcers, their customers and potentially to the U.S. IT labor market, according to Gartner.
  • 7 lessons of the offshoring pioneers

    Posted April 22, 2013 - 10:00 am

    Still wondering what and how to offshore? Learn from these offshore pioneers who have amassed more than a decade's worth of lessons about what works -- and what doesn't -- that often get overlooked.
  • Anti-offshoring bill scores 77 U.S. House co-sponsors

    Posted March 8, 2012 - 8:55 am

    A bill designed to discourage U.S. companies from setting up offshore call centers is gaining bipartisan support in the U.S. House.
  • Is offshoring different in the cloud?

    Posted June 28, 2011 - 10:24 am

    Offshoring IT work to India, China, Eastern Europe, and even South America has been a staple of IT cost reduction. And by definition the Cloud means location independence. Generally speaking, they're practically made for each other.
  • Offshoring blamed in part for IT's jobless recovery

    Posted December 6, 2010 - 9:33 am

    Data center workers were a big part of the unexpectedly weak U.S. labor report released Friday as TechServe Alliance said only 600 new IT jobs were created in November.
  • Offshore outsourcing: 24 ways to compare India vs. China

    Posted November 29, 2010 - 3:22 pm

    Major differences remain in the two mega-markets for offshore IT services, from language and management skills to industry focus and supplier bases. Here's a look at how the two stack up, using 24 key measures.
  • Offshore outsourcing: Can China steal India's thunder?

    Posted November 19, 2010 - 3:23 pm

    Competitive costs, robust government support, the largest labor market in the world. It's no wonder that for the past decade China has been deemed the biggest--and only--threat to India's dominance in the IT offshore outsourcing industry. In recent years, all the big names in IT outsourcing--from IBM, HP and Accenture to Wipro, TCS, and Infosys--have set up shop there. (See "Inside HP's $1 Billion Outsourcing Plan".) Gartner research vice president Frances Karamouzis calls China "one of the most analyzed alternatives to India." Ovum principal analyst Jens Butler describes it as "a two horse race to the finish."
  • Problem with Schumer's Plan to Tax Offshore Call Center Use

    Posted June 3, 2010 - 9:44 pm

    Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) said this week that he will introduce an anti-offshoring bill that would impose an excise tax on companies that transfer domestic customer service inquiries to foreign call centers.
  • Congress gets bills that attack offshoring

    Posted June 2, 2010 - 9:53 pm

    U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said he plans to propose legislation aimed at discouraging the use of offshore call centers, following a House vote to approve legislation that would close tax loopholes that are said to encourage offshoring.
  • Patent filing describes IBM's new offshoring math

    Posted March 30, 2009 - 4:34 pm

    IBM last week filed a patent application for an offshore outsourcing methodology that's intended to help companies minimize the financial risks associated with sending work overseas.
  • Five trends that challenge technology offshoring

    Posted March 26, 2009 - 5:10 pm

    Having your job get shipped overseas sucks and having it shipped away in a cruddy economy is a double whammy, but calling for boycotts or trying to legislate job security is not going to work. Tech vendors will put jobs where they can get an acceptable (note, not necessarily the best) work done at the lowest rate. All that said, I think there are five trends that suggest those big outsourcing waves will wane.
  • 5 tips to reduce outsourcing risk

    Posted March 3, 2009 - 10:56 am

    Ways to reduce the risk if you outsource some or all of your IT needs.
  • Building the High-Performance Global Workforce

    Posted December 23, 2008 - 9:54 am

    Companies that can work cheaper, faster, and better are well-positioned to develop and market products and services that give higher value to their customers. But how do project managers and business leaders effectively manage geographically dispersed workforces?

  • Beyond Cost-Savings: How to Make the Most Out of IT Outsourcing

    Posted December 16, 2008 - 7:01 am

    If technology is so critical to the success of the company, then why is it being outsourced to different parts of the planet? These suggested strategies can prove that there is more to outsourcing beyond cutting costs.

  • Survey: One in four IT jobs moving offshore

    Posted December 10, 2008 - 10:48 am

    Large companies are accelerating their use of offshore outsourcing and as many as a quarter of IT jobs at Global 1000 firms may be moved offshore by 2010, according to The Hackett Group, a Miami-based consulting firm whose clients include many multinational firms.
  • IT Offshore Outsourcing: Early Predictions for 2009.

    Posted November 20, 2008 - 12:40 pm

    TEAM International reviews and shares recent research findings and expert predictions for key attributes of the 2009 IT offshore outsourcing environment.
  • Offshore Outsourcing: Quantifying ROI

    Posted November 10, 2008 - 9:33 pm

    When quantifying the business value of offshore outsourcing, customers must consider three important aspects that are often ignored: the appropriate comparisons, the hidden costs and the distinction between theory and reality.
  • The Key Drivers Behind Knowledge Process Outsourcing

    Posted October 28, 2008 - 10:00 am

    The shift from business process outsourcing to knowledge process outsourcing did not happen by accident. Instead, the ongoing change is a natural outcome as players in the BPO gain the necessary expertise needed to provide higher-level services.

  • Beyond the Price of Labor: IT Outsourcers Shifting Focus

    Posted October 23, 2008 - 6:52 am

    The trends are clear… IT outsourcers are demanding more than cheap labor from their offshore partners. Learn how Central and Eastern Europe have gained a stronghold in this evolving industry!

  • The Key Elements to Managing Projects the Virtual Way

    Posted October 21, 2008 - 5:51 am

    It is not enough to manage projects virtually, but to properly apply e-project management processes that result in less development time but with improved quality. This is about value and not just cutting costs, after all.
  • 5 Outsourcing Models: What are They?

    Posted October 16, 2008 - 5:56 am

    Knowing the five outsourcing models should equip you in deciding which one to adopt. Which one would benefit your organization more?

  • Is your country competitive in IT?

    Posted October 14, 2008 - 6:07 am

    The most conclusive insight from the study shows that a combination of macro- and micro-economic activities stimulate innovation.

  • TEAM International receives CMMI Level 3 certification

    Posted August 7, 2008 - 9:40 am

    TEAM International proudly announces being certified within Capability Maturity Model Integration Level 3. It took the company twelve months to adjust its business and operational strategies as well as corporate culture and set of policies to CMMI standards and requirements for the purpose of reaching a higher level of customer satisfaction. The CMMI implementation process involved three TEAM software development departments - CA, QA and development - and a wealth of internal and external resources.
  • Offshore Application Development Helps Customer Intelligence Provider Get State-of-the-Art Product.

    Posted July 23, 2008 - 10:02 am

    "VueLogic needed and found a partner in TEAM; TEAM understands our business needs and translates them into state-of-the-art technology for our clients. TEAM fulfills all aspects of the application development lifecycle from infrastructure, data and application architecture through coding, testing and the deliver of documentation and processes. Our partnership with TEAM has gone above and beyond standard delivery of application code. They are highly skilled individuals with an extraordinary work ethic and strong desire to understand our business model.
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