Outsourcing News Round up

February 25, 2009 | 1 Comment

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Business Week shares a CEO guide to Outsourcing in a Recession. The guide is a compilation of articles, slides and podcasts, which includes “Top Emerging Outsourcing Cities” and “Outsourcing After the Satyam Scandal”. Read the guide here

Also available in Business Week is a need-to-know special report on outsourcing for entrepreneurs.

Articles relay business advice and tips on matters such as “Manufacturing at home” and “Using the web for short term outsourcing”. Learn more about this here

The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) has announced the best outsourcers for 2008 through its “Global Outsourcing 100”, a list of outsourcing service providers that provide a full spectrum of services.

The criteria for selection include company size and growth, customer relationship management, scope and quality of competencies. Learn more of the Top Ten Global and Top Ten Indian outsourcing companies here

South Korea

In Seoul, WTO director general Pascal Lamy cite the “Buy American” clause of President Barack Obama’s USD 787 billion bail-out bill would be worst for US partners.

He called for worldwide collective discipline to stem the spread of protectionism during the global slump, saying there are many ways to protect people which are better than protectionism, which at the end of the day does not protect anybody. Read more on this here


A similar call has been declared in Taipei by Yiin Chii-ming, the island’s economic minister who said Taiwan must sign a free trade agreement with China or risk its exports eventually crumbling as regional trade blocs become the global norm. Read more here

Scientists involved in the Philippines’ Engineering Research and Development for Technology (ERDT) program have touched base with technology firms in Taiwan in an effort to discuss new technologies and forge cooperation agreements between the two Asian neighbors.

Read more on this here

More from the Philippines

Private universities and high schools in Cebu, Philippines are urged to emulate the public high schools that are able to provide and sustain Internet connectivity programs in their campuses for their students and also offer basic computer literacy classes for outsiders.

Learn more here


In New Delhi, business process outsourcers (BPOs) are employing new strategies, such as targeting new locations and buy-outs, to take advantage of the financial slowdown. Read more of this here


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