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Nearshore: Quality, not Quantity
Offshore, Nearshore, Onshore – why so many acronyms to describe outsourcing? And isn't outsourcing a politically touchy subject, with a down economy and grumblings about how we've 'exported' too many jobs?
On-Demand Webinar: Selling Services to the U.S. Market - Lessons Learned and Strategies for Growing Costa Rican Services ExportsThe U.S. market for IT and Business Process Services continues to grow and amidst a fear of over commitment to offshore firms in other countries, there is a fantastic opportunity for suppliers in Costa Rica and Latin America. Critical to success in cracking this market is having an effective strategy and executing well to beat the competition. This webinar discusses approaches to help drive more sales in the U.S. market. We have brought together an expert panel to guide you with some recommended approaches and lessons learned over years of success in the global outsourcing market.
Our expert speakers:
Sponsored by: The Outsourcing Institute
On-Demand Webinar: Who you must know in LATAM? Costa Rica, a Proven Track Record Destination to OutsourceWhat makes a country in LATAM attractive for outsourcing services? A talent pool, the legal framework, the intellectual and data protection laws, country economic stability, the competitiveness of their business and resources, perhaps? These and more are some of the drivers that you can learn from the experience and a perspective of our two American speakers that have traveled and hired resources in LATAM.
Frank Casale, Founder, CEO, The Outsourcing Institute
Jonathan Washburn, CIO, Tranzact
Tony Mataya, Managing Partner, ThinkSolutions
Sponsored by: The Outsourcing Institute in conjunction with PROCOMER and CAMTIC Tony Mataya, Managing Partner, ThinkSolutions
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On-Demand Webinar: Alternative Near-shoring Opportunity in Electronic Assembly: A client perspective on Barbados
Savvy outsourcers are uncovering new locales with distinct potential to provide successful outsourcing outcomes. What can you expect to find as you expand your definition of the outsourcing destination? In this spotlight on Barbados, the client provides a unique perspective, offering specific details of his own experiences in outsourcing electronic assembly to Barbados with Artel.
Michael Arthur - President and CEO, Artel-CiMTEC Inc.
Ron Sanders - Vice President Operations, Santron Inc.
Michael Ledyard - Program Faculty, UT Center for Executive Education
Outsourcers looking to explore new working destinations should plan to take advantage of this free opportunity to gain a client's invaluable first hand perspective.
Sponsored by: Artel
Three Reasons to Consider a Near-Sourcing Strategy For Applications Development
Since the idea of outsourcing applications development became popular in the past 20 years, much of that activity has taken place in geographies such as India, the Middle East and even Russia. Those regions have offered an abundant, increasingly tech-savvy labor force and relatively low labor rates. See the document
Why Costa Rica for Near Shore Software Development
Outsourcing software development from the US has been common
practice for over 20 years. However, most popular locations were offshore
in places such as India. Over recent years near shore locations
have gained popularity as they give many advantages such as similar
time zone, cultural affinity, language similarities, and competitive
The Best Nearshore Destinations - 3rd Quarter 2011 Country Rankings
Nearshoring is growing as an effective strategy for outsourcing both Information Technology (ITO) and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) as an alternative to onshore and offshore
locations. What are the key drivers for Nearshoring?
Tequila Sunrise: The Rise of Mexico 2.0.
Tequila Valley is Mexico's new Web 2.0 community. A community of geeks, business people, and writers who are hoping to change Mexico's business landscape.
Nearshore 2.0: A Mexican Nearshore Company Does it Right
There are many nearshore software development firms who are up-and-coming out of Latin America. There is one, however, that is using Web 2.0 maketing savvy to really gain an advantage in the marketplace: Nearsoft, out of San Jose, California and Hermosillo, Mexico.
Nearshore 2.0 Part 2: Interview with Matt Perez and Robert Martinez from Nearsof
Interiew with with Nearsoft's CEO and COO about nearshore, marketing and what it takes to be successful as a nearshore provider.
CIO Magazine says Nearshore Has Arrived
CIO Magazine is finally giving the nearshore outsourced software development phenomenon it's day in the sun. My review of this recent article.
Are you Missing the Boat in Latin America?
If you're outsourcing your software development projects and you haven't looked sout of the border yet, you're missing out. Why you should consider Latin America for your software outsourcing needs.
Destination Latin America:
Latin America has arrived front and center as a desirable off-shore destination, a niche that India is most commonly thought to occupy. As a "near-shore" destination, Latin America offers significant value and resources when compared to Asia, especially for U.S.-based companies attracted to the region's cost advantages, cultural affinity and abundant resources.
Five Questions you should ask before near-shoring in Latin America
Congratulations! You have decided on near-shoring to Latin America, a low-risk, high reward destination for companies seeking talent of all kinds. The region is experiencing real growth in economic and social terms, and there are hundreds of thousands of well-trained, eager, culturally adept people to service your business needs.
Interview with Frank J. Casale and Dalton Luz
While Brazil gained favor as a preferred market for U.S. companies as far back as 1926, when General Motors of Brazil first opened, Latin America's largest country continues to find a place among multinational corporations looking for alternative markets for a variety of solution services and providers. For companies seeking sourcing solutions, Brazil is a rising star – being a recognized equal among equals in the global outsourcing arena. Hear what Frank J. Casale, Founder & CEO of The Outsourcing Institute, discovered during this conversation with Dalton Luz, VP of Corporate Affairs.
Colombia's IT, the best kept secret
The IT sector of the Colombian economy has experienced a huge surge. Today is one of the most dynamic segments with ample competitive advantages for any business that wants to profit from the tremendous values offered by the Colombian IT companies in the software and BPO markets.
Frank J. Casale interviews Mauricio Minas
There's a new player on the sourcing landscape. Only this one's been around for two decades. It's Brazil. And companies from Latin America, the U.S. and beyond are discovering that its strong economy, robust IT infrastructure, proximity to hemispheric markets, and universities that graduate over 100,000 IT professionals each year are making Brazil a viable sourcing destination.
New muscles in the marketplace
Brazil, Russia, India and China, the so-called Brics, are predicted to emerge as major world players by 2050. In this, the third of a four-part World Service series called Brics: The Changing Face of Global Power, the BBC's Peter Day examines what a world dominated by Brazil, Russia, India and China would be like to live in.
U.S. investors put faith in Mexico
A solid legal framework is essential if foreign investors are to continue lending their support to the development of technology in Mexico.
Interview with Jose A. Gonzalez and Frank J. Casale
Short of "home-shoring" outsourcing by providers beyond U.S. borders doesn't get any closer than Mexico. This near-shoring market has gained favor among numerous buyers keen to keep their solutions closer at hand.
Specialized Outsourcing – Impact of Best Practices on Project Efficiency
PSL's case proves, in hard numbers, how best-practices in software engineering tangibly diminish IT outsourcing costs.
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