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Digital Transformation Boosts Captive Offshore Center Growth | In the News

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Global in-house centers — wholly owned captive offshore operations that deliver offshore IT services to their parent companies — today provide a quarter of the offshore and nearshore digital services market, according to outsourcing research firm Everest Group. And that percentage is likely to grow as enterprise demand for digital transformation continues. “Global in-house centers (GICs) are typically more strongly integrated with the core business as they are perceived as an extended team of the parent or onshore organizations,” says Aditya Verma, co-director of Everest Group’s global sourcing practice. Read more.

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Hang 10: Riding the Digital Adoption Wave | In the News

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The convergence of digital technology has enabled enterprises to use technology in new ways, moving beyond simply running the organization to creatively solving real business problems. In this environment, it is critical for enterprises to stay ahead of their competitors’ adoption curve, yielding efficiencies across the entire value chain, from back office to customer-facing. To understand the true nature of the adoption and use of these technologies within organizations in Europe, Everest Group undertook a survey with IT and business leaders in 100 European enterprises that have adopted or are considering adoption of three or more digital technology themes. Read more.

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The Most Attractive European Countries for Outsourcing | In the News

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Nearshoring is on the rise thanks to a number of reasons such as the affinity between British companies and their European peers and a pool of highly qualified workers. “With increasing digitalisation, we see nearshore locations being better equipped for some types of processes that require close cultural alignment with Western Europe”, says Sarah Burnett, vice president of research at the Everest Group. Read more.

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DevOps, Digital Transformation Go Together | In the News

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DevOps, which Wikipedia defines as “a culture, movement or practice that emphasizes the collaboration and communication of both software developers and other IT professionals while automating the process of software delivery and infrastructure changes,” will play a key role in digital transformation strategies for many companies, according to Everest Group’s annual report on application services.

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Q&A: Prashray Kala of Everest Group Analyzes IT Services Delivery from Colombia | In the News

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Colombia has been trying to make a name for itself as an outsourcing destination. It wants companies, particularly from the United States, that are looking to move their IT and back-office work offshore to start thinking about Colombia.

While the nation has made steady progress, there is a lot more to be done before it can truly compete with the likes of Mexico, Costa Rica, and some other Latin American rivals . The improving security situation has been the best boost so far, with some U.S. decision makers starting to realize there is a large population center — much closer than cities in Brazil, Argentina, or Chile — that is now safe and capable of doing high-level work.

More marketing, education, and training still needs to be done, however, if the country wants to continue its growth in IT outsourcing (ITO), business process outsourcing (BPO), and related areas. To learn more, we recently sat down with Prashray Kala, practice director at Everest Group. Read more.