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Easy mistakes to make when embracing LPO

By Danny Ertel Legal Process outsourcing (LPO) is a reality. Legal work is starting to move from law firms to LPO providers around the world. There are those who prophesise the end of (large) law firms and those who are just as cer...

MDV: The visionary financier

Since its foundation eight years ago, Malaysia Debt Venture (MDV) has proven time and time again that there is money to be made from lending to the ICT, biotechnology and other emerging technology sectors in Malaysia. While banks and other fi...

Under the watchful eyes of CyberSecurity Malaysia

By Simon Vella Cyber threat is a serious matter that has come to define the times in which we live in. Cyber security is no more an option – it is a primary requirement – as any lapse would provide major threat not only to...

China surpasses India for outsourcing: KPMG

China has replaced India as the primary destination of outsourcing and shared services for Asia-Pacific companies, KPMG revealed on July 14. The KPMG survey, which covered 280 senior company executives across Asia, showed that China’s outso...

MDeC to introduce product quality assessment framework

WHAT do MSC Malaysia-status companies and camels have in common? No, this is not a trick question. A popular misconception is that a camel’s hump contains water. It actually stores fat to convert into energy. As for MSC Malaysia-status companies...

Cloudy future in store

Sales of cloud services are expected to jump 16.6% to $68.3 billion this year and more than double to US$148.8 billion by 2014, according to a new study from researcher Gartner called “Forecast: Public Cloud Services, Worldwide and Regions, Indu...

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...

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