Global Outsourcing Market Up 40% in Q3
This quarter has seen the highest total contract value since the fourth quarter of 2008 and reported a rise of 21 percent sequentially and 40 percent year -on-year, according to sourcing data and advisory firm TPI.
With a total contract value (TCV) of $24.7 billion in the third quarter, the global outsourcing market is taking an upward direction. Select network operations outsourcing contracts handed out by telecom carriers are the biggest market drivers.


World's Largest Hotel Group Reducing Energy Consumption by up to 25% with Outsourced Software Development Solution
SolovatDesign, an outsource software development company, helped to develop energy efficiency software for IHG, the largest hotel group in the world. The system tracks energy, water and waste across all brands. IHG Hotel is implementing the system to lessen the environmental impact of their chain of 4,000 hotels.


Working With an Offshore Development Team
Follow one CEO & Senior Project Manager with experience working on more than 200 successful offshoring projects as he shares his expertise on various facets of managing small and large-scale virtual projects with teams spread around the world, including project specifications, periodicity of communication, reward systems, and overcoming distance.


Outsourcing Myths Have No Grounds, Says Deloitte CIO
Outsourcing continues to present advantages to companies looking to streamline and save costs, the CIO of professional-services provider Deloitte LLP insisted during the Global Sourcing Forum and Expo in New York City. While working to dispel some of the myths that have evidently become attached to outsourcing, he also noted arguments about off-shoring being ultimately bad for the U.S. economy.


Report: IT salaries and benefits drop, IT job market over-saturated
Both salaries for IT professionals and overall IT job openings are down in the past 18 months, according to new data released by Janco on Monday as part of its 2009 Mid Year IT Salary Survey. The survey also contained some other residual bad news for IT pros, although there were a couple a few bright spots.


Why outsource to Russia?
Russia's strength is its engineering and scientific talent. It has about 3,500 engineers for every 1 million people, nearly the same ratio as the United States. The technical skills of the Russian workforce go beyond basic programming and extend to complex engineering tasks.


Offshore Practices
» World's Largest Hotel Group Reducing Energy Consumption by up to 25% with Outsourced Software Development Solution
PR web
October 13, 2009
» Working With an Offshore Development Team
SolovatDesign is sharing offshore knowledge on how to benefit by successfully managing outsourcing relationships.
IT ToolBox
November 3, 2009
» Outsourcing Myths Have No Grounds
EWeek
November 16, 2009
» Report: IT salaries and benefits drop, IT job market over-saturated
EWeek
November 16, 2009
» Intel ramps up Russian R&D
ZDNet News
» Russian engineers are highly skilled in software development
Russian universities won five of the top ten places (including first place!) in the 2006 International Inter-collegiate Programming Contests. They beat MIT, Harvard, and Cal Tech. SolovatDesign