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 […]

Health Insurers Grappling with the New Dawn | Sherpas in Blue Shirts

If you’re a stakeholder – any stakeholder – in the United States’ healthcare system, the data in the following charts is troubling and flummoxing. The U.S. Healthcare System Paradox   Although the country’s outlay on healthcare (as a share of GDP and per capita) substantially exceeds that of other developed countries, it ranks behind most […]

Crossword Puzzle: Test Your Knowledge of the India GIC Landscape | Sherpas in Blue Shirts

We recently published a report on the Global in-house Center (formerly known as captives) landscape in India that provides comprehensive coverage of the GIC landscape in the country. (Download a complimentary preview deck of the report.) India is now home to 700+ GICs delivering a range of IT, business process and engineering services to buyers globally. […]

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