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Malaysia aims to become software-testing hub

Malaysia aims to become a major player in the lucrative software testing market as it seeks to develop a sustainable ecosystem for software testing and certification services. At the launching of the Q-Lab recently, Malay...

Wipro and Microsoft ink legal deal

The BPO division of Wipro Technologies will provide legal process outsourcing (LPO) to Microsoft’s vast intellectual property (IP) portfolio. In July 2008, Wipro began providing US Patent and Trademark filing and docketing services to Microso...

Sunway E-Systems and NetSuite inks deal

Sunway Group’s subsidiary Sunway E-Systems has signed a contract with Net- Suite to distribute, resell, implement and support the US-based company’s cloud computing business management suites in Malaysia. The partnership also gave Sun...

Slasscom out to boost BPO industry

The Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM) has partnered with the Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka (AAT) to jointly drive capacity building in accounting and finance to cater to t...

Saudi firm-HCL pact

HCL Technologies recently announced its seven-year total IT outsourcing services agreement with Al Majdouie Group, a leading conglomerate based in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The end-to-end IT services agreement undertaken by HCL will enable st...

KRU and Crest take the Ribbit way

Malaysia’s KRU Studios recently announced its collaboration with India’s Crest Animation Studios (Crest) on the co-production of its 3D animated feature film entitled Ribbit. Ribbit – with a production budget estimated at US$25 mill...

Infosys shuts down Thai office

Infosys Technologies, one India’s biggest software services exporter, has closed down a small outsourcing facility in Bangkok, one of the three it had bought from Royal Philips Electronics. In July 2007, the BPO arm of ...

Philippines BPO revenues right on mark

The Philippinesbusiness process outsourcing (BPO) industry has already attained half or US$4.7 billion out of its US$9.4-billion revenue target this year as players reported of as much as 50% revenue growth expansion, Manil...

Egypt grabs top honours at Euro awards

Egypt was awarded the title of “Offshoring Destination of the Year” at the 2010 European Outsourcing Association Awards held in Brussels early July. Dr. Hazem Abdelazim, CEO of Egypt’s Information Technology Industry Development Age...

MOL partners with Facebook

MOL Global announced a strategic partnership with Facebook that will make it significantly easier and more convenient for millions of people across Asia to purchase virtual goods in online games and applications on Facebook. Under the agreemen...

IBM takes blame for failure

IBM took responsibility for a major IT system failure suffered by one of Singapore’s largest banks on July 5, saying an employee’s error caused the outage, IDG News Service reported. In a statement released on July 13...

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