Friday, July 27, 2007

Offshoring finds new shores

Largely picked up the thread from this post here, very aptly titled - Infosys finds Thailand.

In much the same way that TCS has found Mexico, UK, Poland and other companies have found other shores like Philiplines (and we still arent talking Sri Lanka). So, while it is a nice thing to worry about Chinese dominance in software, IT services; it might come as a good news (or bad depending on which side of the fence you are on) that Indian IT companies are spreading their footprint all over the globe. Chances are, with their processes and controls, they could cut costs just about anywhere - not only in India. And with their establishing of centers at other low cost centers around the world, the age of the Indian services MNC could finally arrive.

I am optimistic...

2 comments:

Anand said...

While it's true that Indian companies are going to these destinations, one must understand that the typical western MNC type corporations are already there in many cases! We must remember that those guys [IBM, Accenture, EDS] are already used to thinking "global delivery", while for Indian companies, that's nothing but delivery from India, and not truly "global" in that sense. [Clients = global; delivery = India!] Our companies are getting into that mindset, albeit at their own pace. It can't be happening fast enough for me!

Neelakantan said...

Yup, we need to move faster and faster in this space...