Is Outsourcing Bad for the US?

Posted March 10, 2008 by merjohn32
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Do you think that Outsourcing will have negative effects on the US Economy?

This ABC news video tackles this topic:

The video shows that Outsourcing may not be a bad thing for America. What do you think? Do You agree with Dobbs?

For me, well I have to say that I like outsourcing because I earn a living because of it. Without outsourcing, I’d have a harder time finding a job as a writer.


The Top OffShore IT Outsourcing Asia/Pacific Nations

Posted February 15, 2008 by merjohn32
Categories: Outsourcing

Here is the list of the top IT outsourcing nations in the Asia Pacific Region.

  • Australia
  • China
  • India
  • Malaysia
  • New Zealand
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka
  • Vietnam

I expect that more nations from the Asia Pacific Region will join the ranks as the top sources of IT outsourcing. There are plenty of poor nations in Asia and offshore outsourcing can provide plenty of jobs for young students.

Click here to know the top IT offshore outsourcing countries in the other regions of the world.

Nice Outsourcing Video

Posted January 31, 2008 by merjohn32
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I’m a bit busy for the moment. So I decided to post this great Asian Outsourcing video. It shows how outsourcing is changing lives in India

Posting videos in blogs is good I think. videos can be entertaining and they offer a unique perspective that words may not be able to convey.

Anyway, I have been busy with my work so I was unable to compose a long post. I have been learning about wireless phone contracts, wireless phone plans, and other mobile phone related stuff. It’s fascinating and exciting.

I hope that I can find the time to write about the new events in outsourcing next time. I hope that this post have taught you something about outsourcing.

Solutions to IT Hiring Crisis

Posted January 10, 2008 by merjohn32
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The current IT outsourcing industry may be in trouble.

The steadily declining computer science enrollments and imminently retiring Baby Boomers in the coming years is bringing a possible talent gap.  Also the people the field needs the most are the least interested in joining the industry.

Some  analyst say that IT companies must alter the recruitment process they employ if they want to attract the talented people they need.  IT outsourcing companies have to take positive steps to convince talented individuals that a career in the IT industry is an attractive career option. Or else, people who end up detouring into fields that they believe will yield more satisfying and stable careers and the chasm between IT and the rest of the enterprise is going to grow even wider.

A good program for IT outsourcing companies would be to find ways to reach out to parents.  Parents probably hold the most sway over potential IT candidates career choices and they can also be a big factor in discouraging their offspring from pursuing an IT outsourcing career.

IT companies also have to overcome their reputation as workplaces stuck in the industrial age metaphor of the assembly line. They have to find ways to get the message out that IT work is more than that. Placing ads that seek intelligent and motivated individuals interested in a career enhancing business execution would be a good start.

Many computer science programs at universities are teaching students highly technical content which may need to be enhanced. IT is changing at such a rapid pace that it now requires a different generation of skilled workers. The industry may fail at  attracting and delivering the right type of students/graduates the corporations need without changing some of the basic structure of the academic programs. The gap will only become bigger if this issue is not addressed.

The industry should also strive for a balance between work and life. Let’s face it.  Any field is going to have constant recruiting issues if it continues to  requires constant overtime, weekend work and frequently requires workers to show up on holidays.

Balancing work requirements with personal and family requirements will help the quality of life for IT outsourcing workers. Helping them maintain a better work/life balance is a critical step in making enterprise IT a better place to work.

These are just some of the solutions that may help improve the state and future of the IT outsourcing industry. I’m sure there are other ways that can help make it a more attractive option to young and talented people.

Malaysia Unfazed by ASian Outsourcing Rival

Posted December 18, 2007 by merjohn32
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Malaysia, one of the rising outsourcing economies in South East Asia is not concerned with the emergence of the Philippines as a potential outsourcing rival.

There is no cause for concern since country is positioning itself to be a destination that offers high-value competencies. It’s focus will not be on low-end voice services that is predominant in the Philippines.

Bobby Varanasi, head of marketing and branding at Outsourcing Malaysia explains that, “growth comparisons in today’s outsourcing world are no longer undertaken at an industry level, but at a vertical level. Outsourcing Malaysia is a non-profit association representing Malaysia-based outsourcing services providers.

Malaysia has ambitions of becoming a one-stop outsourcing center for multinationals and upstaging current favorites in the Asian continent. Read more about this outsourcing development and other related topics at Sourcing Mag

News: Pfizer to Outsource Some Manufacturing to Asia

Posted December 5, 2007 by merjohn32
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A few days ago, Pfizer Inc, the world””s largest pharmaceutical manufacturer announced some of its plans for the future. The company has made plans to save money by outsourcing as much as 30 per cent of its manufacturing to facilities in India, China and other parts of Asia. This significant increase in outsourcing of manufacturing capabilities was announced at an investor presentation in Hong Kong.

Among the potential countries considered to take on the outsourcing tasks, China is considered to among the top choices. The problem however, is that the company will cutting 10 per cent of its global work force, or about 10,000 jobs i9n order to cut costs. Manufacturing sites in Brooklyn, New York and Omaha, Nebraska will be closed and a third manufacturing site in Feucht, Germany will be sold as part of the cost cutting measures.

Pfizer is also planning to make research and development spending expansions in China, India, Japan and South Korea. In fact, the company spent $7.6 billion on research and development last year. Asian researchers are currently doing 80 research studies for the major pharmaceutical company.

Officials from the company explained that these measures are aimed at coping with the challenges Pfizer is facing. The atent expiration of some drugs, rising competition from imitated drugs and risks from new drug R&D are all major threats to the company’s well being. Hopefully, the company will be able to use the money to discover new drugs that will help Pfizer recover.

This move will surely be meet with protest from those who will lose their jobs and from people who are opposed to the principle of outsourcing. On the other hand, Asia will benefit from the outsourcing jobs and will be a vital element in the growth of the company.

Keyword Research at AOV Outsourcing Service

Posted November 7, 2007 by merjohn32
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If you want to promote your site, then you have to learn about keywords. A search engine optimization endeavor begins with proper keyword research. If you want people to visit your site, then you have to find keywords that are relevant and are used by searchers. You will be rewarded with increasing traffic, sales and revenue if you can successfully obtain the best keywords for your business.

Do you know how to find the keywords for your site? If you don’t then you should seek help or find someone to do it for you. You can try outsourcing companies like AOV Outsourcing service to research the keywords for your site and to help promote it as well. You can hire agents from AOV Philippines outsourcing who are skilled in using tools such as KeywordDiscovery, Wordtracker, Google AdWords and Yahoo Search Marketing.

When you outsource to the Philippines AOV, the agent will use web analytics software and other search engine sites that provide keyword research tools to produce what you need. They will research potential keywords on Google to see the sites that come up and to figure out the popularity and competitiveness of the phrases.

They can find several, different keywords for each page of your site so as to target more words and people. Keyword research and analysisare ongoing processes so you can instruct an AOV Philippines outsourcing to repeat this after a few months. An employee from AOV Outsourcing service can also create content for your site by using these terms and add the keywords on your headline, title tag, meta tag and anchor text.

You don’t have to go to extreme measures because keyword research can be outsourced to trained professionals. Contact them or other outsourcing company to get more information on outsourcing your keyword research needs. I’m sure you won’t find it a waste of your valuable time.