Frank J. Casale
Founder & CEO
This changes everything!
It is not too long ago that the concept of handing over the responsibility for a business function, large or small, was deemed insanity. Different language cultures and time zones would surely make for a disaster. Well, here we are in the year 2005 and scores of companies have discovered the power of tapping into a global marketplace of low cost services supported by world class talents and technology.
India receives credit for pioneering and driving the first wave of offshore. The road was bumpy at times but thousands of executives both on the provider and client side have been through the learning curve and are now reaping huge rewards. What India did by creating this trend, China will be credited for taking it to a level never before imagined.
China emerging onto the scene will truly impact everything in this marketplace. For corporate buyers it will mean even more choices at price points that would make any CFO giddy. For consumers this will translate into more low lost goods and services. For China itself, all this growth, all this revenue is transforming a culture, and increasing the standards of living for many of its citizens. The outsourcing mega trend will have a dramatic impact spanning local businesses to global marketplace.
In response to the ever growing interest in from our members on outsourcing to China, we’ve launched this new section at www.outsourcing.com. We’ve also done four outsourcing seminars in collaboration with the Chinese Software Parks Association in Tianjian, Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen within the past two years. Our goal is to keep you posted to the trends, the players, the best practices and the news. In essence, what you need to succeed when outsourcing to China. Consider this Phase I!
Please let us know what you think and how we can make it more valuable to you.
Frank J. Casale
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