Rising US Protectionism – Testing Times for Global Economic Growth?

After a decade of recuperation from the global economic crisis, today all the major economies of the world are growing together. Global economic indicators are showing positive trend with better stability. International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its ‘World Economic Outlook’ has estimated global output to have grown by 3.7% in 2017 which is half a […]

Outsourcing Conglomerates and Their Bitter-Sweet Relationship with Regulators

Outsourcing conglomerates and regulatory agencies have for long, managed to co-exist without having to interfere much when it came to conducting day-to-day business activities and market expansion operations. This arrangement served well for both parties through 1990s and early 2000s. Nevertheless, this arrangement has evolved considerably in the last decade. The expanding need of global […]

Surge in Divestment amid Changing Market Conditions and Consumer Behavior

Looking back at the first half of 2017, a trend was observed of companies giving off some of their business divisions. Companies across industries have been active in terms of portfolio adjustments. A Look at Some of the Divestments of H1 2017: Avaya, a technology company, agreed to sell its networking business to Extreme Networks. […]

Artificial Intelligence – Will it Affect or Improve Jobs?

It might sound like something out of a science fiction novel, but a world full of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robots is not right around the corner, it’s here. In many industries, it is an everyday reality. The pace of AI development is astounding. Google project robots will reach levels of human intelligence by 2029, […]

Approach toward performing ‘Analysis’

‘Analysis’ – the word is pretty self-explanatory and reminds me of the interaction I had with one of my professors at school back in 1998. We were in a deep conversation in regards to the efforts and transformation that a progressive economy puts in to be transformed into a better and a strong economy.  The […]

China Eying Highly Skilled Indian Engineers

President Trump has started to deliver on his campaign promises within the first month of his presidency. Case in point would the review of H1B visa policy. There have been speculations that the minimum salary for H1B jobs would be raised to $100,000 per annum. If a bill like this gets passed, the number of […]

Risks and Opportunities Shaping IT/BPM

The global IT/BPM sourcing landscape over the past decade and a half has been shaped by a number of factors such as cost arbitrage, availability of human capital, IT/IP protection regimes and ease of doing business. While some of these factors outweigh others, developments in other facets of IT/BPM, covering both buy and supply-side markets, […]