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Global engineering R&D market takes flight

A new study has found that the global market for Engineering Research & Development (ER&D) services sourcing has defied the economic downturn. Demand from sectors including computing systems, medical devices, energy, and infrastructure is ...

A conversation with Avinash Vashistha

Outsourcing magazine’s Sritharan Vellasamy has a friendly chat with the co-author of ‘The Offshore Nation’ in Kuala Lumpur. Vashistha is also the CEO and Chairman of Tholons Inc. – a global investment, advisory, research and management fir...

‘Socialising’ with research

By Suheil Patel Benjamin Franklin said, “Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.”Maybe Benjamin Franklin did foresee how social media would operate in the 21st century. The rate ...

Bob Chua: The man behind pulsating Pulse

By Sritharan Vellasamy In the business world, ideas are at a dime a dozen. It doesn’t mean much to have an idea unless you have the guts and know-how to turn that bright spark into realistic goals. Just ask Bob Chua, the fou...

Further growth for IT outsourcing

A new poll has predicted that more companies will start to use IT outsourcing in the coming years. Research carried out by services company PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) asked 514 outsourcing providers in 50 countries about how they expect the ...

Challenging times for data centres

Symantec Corp recently released the findings of its 2008 State of the Data Centre report. The second annual study found that data centre managers are caught between two conflicting goals – more demanding user expectations and higher levels of pe...

A New Year ray of hope

Dr Alan G. Downe Economic recovery. The phrase sounds pretty darn nice, doesn’t it? And after the horrible year that just ended, there’s probably not an outsourcing person around who hasn’t included it as an item on thei...

Outsourcing trends for this year

Companies will return to using outsourcing to recapture innovation and provide flexibility in 2010, versus simply saving money, but global economic uncertainty will continue to impact the industry, according to year-end predictions by the Internat...

Outsourcing not a good fit for garment industry

The common practice in the garment industry of outsourcing production and distribution through, “slow boat” channels may create “gross inefficiencies” that cause firms to miss out on significant profits, according to new research. Stan...

How to implement Change effectively

By: Dr Wendell Jones A CEO announcement of a major change does not automatically mean that everyone will agree, fall in line, and help implement the changes. Senior management edicts in American companies are not enough to mak...

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