The Sharing Economy and the Airbnb of Outsourcing | Sherpas in Blue Shirts

The ideas are not new – for many years people have been sharing spare capacity or capabilities with each other, for example carpooling, holiday home swaps. etc. New channels, such as Airbnb, which enable sharing on a larger scale, have drawn the attention of governments, which in turn are looking for new ways to boost […]

Global Services and Politics | Sherpas in Blue Shirts

It’s a sign of the times. Understandable and predictable. But unfortunate. The Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial candidate and the media are hammering Republican opponent Charlie Baker for an outsourcing award presented in 2008 to Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and service provider Perot Systems. Baker was Harvard Pilgrim’s CEO at the time, and the turnaround from bankruptcy […]

Tier-2/3 Cities’ Growing Attractiveness as Promising Locations to Deliver Global Services – Can Runners Up Be Winners as Well? | Sherpas in Blue Shirts

The broad picture With both buyers and service providers increasingly understanding the benefits of tier-2 and 3 cities in their quest for greater cost savings and access to additional talent, these lower tier locations are witnessing significant growth in new set-ups and expansions. Companies typically look for at least 10-15 percent additional cost savings over […]

Here’s the Answer Key: India GIC Landscape Crossword Puzzle | Sherpas in Blue Shirts

Hope you enjoyed solving the India GIC landscape crossword we posted last week. Below is the answer key to it. (Download a printer-friendly version of the answer key.) Across   One of the first entrants in the India GIC landscape Texas Instruments and GE were among the first entrants in the GIC landscape Number of GIC […]

Nearshored GICs Experiencing Significant Growth among UK-based Buyers | Sherpas in Blue Shirts

Over the last 18 months, we have seen a significant shift in the global in-house center (GIC) location strategy of UK-based firms, with many more embracing Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) over offshore countries for their GICs. Factors driving the growth in nearshore locations include: High attrition rates in offshore locations, and far more expensive […]

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