Click here to close now.




















Welcome!

SAP HANA Cloud Authors: Jayaram Krishnaswamy, Carmen Gonzalez, Elizabeth White, Liz McMillan, Pat Romanski

News Feed Item

Five Solid Locations for Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and Managed Service FDI in 2013

LONDON, January 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

As 2013 dawns, and the wheels of business and investment begin to turn at full speed, companies will be looking in earnest at high-value locations to plant foreign direct investment roots. One growing sector, which touches many different industries, as varied as IT or financial services and call-centre customer care to more hands-off SaaS, cloud-computing and server-farm solutions, is the business services industry.

Many very different business functions fall under this umbrella, making it difficult to give the sector a proper name that encompasses everything that the sector actually offers. That said, it is safe to include business process outsourcing, customer service, ICT services, tech services, managed services and subsectors within these broad fields.

Odds-On BPO and Managed Services Favourites: Five Winning Investment Locations 2013

Forward-looking business investment locations have all placed considerable effort into promoting themselves as ideal places to set up and relocate BPO and managed services companies. Most countries and cities have put strategies and tactics in motion to attract companies from across the spectrum of the managed services sector.

Some locations, though, stand out as offering a potential return-on-investment beyond the basics as well as greater value for money.

Iceland

Iceland offers a tech-savvy, highly educated population in an advanced society - offering exceptional advantages to potential investors. Whether seeking human capital and knowledge in ICT and software development outsourcing or the power of machines in cloud computing and server farms, Iceland has everything. Technical skills, institutional and corporate support, an advanced infrastructure and affordable, abundant, renewable energy for power-intensive operations - it is all available here.

Malta

Thanks to a highly skilled, multilingual workforce coupled with low labour costs, favourable taxation schemes and regulatory environment, Malta enjoys a positive reputation as an ICT and offshoring hub. Although it has already been discovered as a notable nearshore offshoring powerhouse, Malta's benefits remain intact and compelling for potential investors. Malta is a part of the EU and is fully aligned with EU law but has weathered the economic storm that has hit the rest of the eurozone and maintained a high standard of living that is available at lower costs (both to businesses seeking to invest and to residents) than in other European Unioncountries.

Spain

With the global economic crisis hitting Spain particularly hard, the time to invest in Spain has never been better. A depth of IT and finance talent is available in unprecedented numbers, and the costs of doing business are lower because Spain is highly motivated to attract new business to inject the economy with welcome new blood. Spain also has extensive ties with South America, which is booming in a variety of sectors and industries and can offer numerous connections for potential investors in the entire Spanish-speaking world. Spain has a depth of expertise in finance that is unparalleled in Europe, particularly for the costs of doing business in the Spain of the future.

Ireland

Ireland has long enjoyed a reputation as the go-to outsourcing and IT location in Europe. While the economic downturn has hit Ireland hard, and many of the IT workers who flocked to Ireland during its boom times have departed, Ireland remains a solid, if unexpected, given the circumstances, choice for IT outsourcing and BPO solutions. Ireland's IT reputation is well-deserved, and it has the infrastructure, training, facilities - and bright, available, uniquely skilled workforce required - available now more than ever.

Egypt

Assuming that the political climate shows sustained stability, Egypt is an emerging star in both ICT services and outsourcing. Having one of the more diverse economies in the entire MENA region, and being the most populous country in Africa and the Middle East, Egypt has a well-educated, multilingual and skilled pool of labour eager for work. Likewise, while Cairo is highly praised for its strengths, Egypt has worked to develop its IT infrastructure and commercial real estate in locations outside the capital. A prime example is the Polaris Parks project in 6th of October City, one of Egypt's flagship "future cities". Polaris is home to Egypt's Smart Village technology park, one of Egypt's clear pushes toward attracting future large-scale investment in the BPO and managed services sector.

Locations4business is an online business-to-business resource that offers independent, third-party site selection and location information to help companies research and make decisions on locating their business operations.

Visit L ocations4business to learn more about investment in business processoutsourcing, investment in Iceland, Malta, Spain, Ireland and Egypt or to find the right location for your business or direct investment.

Contact:
Locations4business
Emma Tessier, PR manager
[email protected]
+44-207-183-7671
http://www.locations4business.com

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@ThingsExpo Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that HPM Networks will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. For 20 years, HPM Networks has been integrating technology solutions that solve complex business challenges. HPM Networks has designed solutions for both SMB and enterprise customers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
For IoT to grow as quickly as analyst firms’ project, a lot is going to fall on developers to quickly bring applications to market. But the lack of a standard development platform threatens to slow growth and make application development more time consuming and costly, much like we’ve seen in the mobile space. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mike Weiner, Product Manager of the Omega DevCloud with KORE Telematics Inc., discussed the evolving requirements for developers as IoT matures and conducted a live demonstration of how quickly application development can happen when the need to comply wit...
The Internet of Everything (IoE) brings together people, process, data and things to make networked connections more relevant and valuable than ever before – transforming information into knowledge and knowledge into wisdom. IoE creates new capabilities, richer experiences, and unprecedented opportunities to improve business and government operations, decision making and mission support capabilities.
Explosive growth in connected devices. Enormous amounts of data for collection and analysis. Critical use of data for split-second decision making and actionable information. All three are factors in making the Internet of Things a reality. Yet, any one factor would have an IT organization pondering its infrastructure strategy. How should your organization enhance its IT framework to enable an Internet of Things implementation? In his session at @ThingsExpo, James Kirkland, Red Hat's Chief Architect for the Internet of Things and Intelligent Systems, described how to revolutionize your archit...
MuleSoft has announced the findings of its 2015 Connectivity Benchmark Report on the adoption and business impact of APIs. The findings suggest traditional businesses are quickly evolving into "composable enterprises" built out of hundreds of connected software services, applications and devices. Most are embracing the Internet of Things (IoT) and microservices technologies like Docker. A majority are integrating wearables, like smart watches, and more than half plan to generate revenue with APIs within the next year.
Growth hacking is common for startups to make unheard-of progress in building their business. Career Hacks can help Geek Girls and those who support them (yes, that's you too, Dad!) to excel in this typically male-dominated world. Get ready to learn the facts: Is there a bias against women in the tech / developer communities? Why are women 50% of the workforce, but hold only 24% of the STEM or IT positions? Some beginnings of what to do about it! In her Opening Keynote at 16th Cloud Expo, Sandy Carter, IBM General Manager Cloud Ecosystem and Developers, and a Social Business Evangelist, d...
In his keynote at 16th Cloud Expo, Rodney Rogers, CEO of Virtustream, discussed the evolution of the company from inception to its recent acquisition by EMC – including personal insights, lessons learned (and some WTF moments) along the way. Learn how Virtustream’s unique approach of combining the economics and elasticity of the consumer cloud model with proper performance, application automation and security into a platform became a breakout success with enterprise customers and a natural fit for the EMC Federation.
The Internet of Things is not only adding billions of sensors and billions of terabytes to the Internet. It is also forcing a fundamental change in the way we envision Information Technology. For the first time, more data is being created by devices at the edge of the Internet rather than from centralized systems. What does this mean for today's IT professional? In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists addressed this very serious issue of profound change in the industry.
Discussions about cloud computing are evolving into discussions about enterprise IT in general. As enterprises increasingly migrate toward their own unique clouds, new issues such as the use of containers and microservices emerge to keep things interesting. In this Power Panel at 16th Cloud Expo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists addressed the state of cloud computing today, and what enterprise IT professionals need to know about how the latest topics and trends affect their organization.
It is one thing to build single industrial IoT applications, but what will it take to build the Smart Cities and truly society-changing applications of the future? The technology won’t be the problem, it will be the number of parties that need to work together and be aligned in their motivation to succeed. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jason Mondanaro, Director, Product Management at Metanga, discussed how you can plan to cooperate, partner, and form lasting all-star teams to change the world and it starts with business models and monetization strategies.
Converging digital disruptions is creating a major sea change - Cisco calls this the Internet of Everything (IoE). IoE is the network connection of People, Process, Data and Things, fueled by Cloud, Mobile, Social, Analytics and Security, and it represents a $19Trillion value-at-stake over the next 10 years. In her keynote at @ThingsExpo, Manjula Talreja, VP of Cisco Consulting Services, discussed IoE and the enormous opportunities it provides to public and private firms alike. She will share what businesses must do to thrive in the IoE economy, citing examples from several industry sectors.
There will be 150 billion connected devices by 2020. New digital businesses have already disrupted value chains across every industry. APIs are at the center of the digital business. You need to understand what assets you have that can be exposed digitally, what their digital value chain is, and how to create an effective business model around that value chain to compete in this economy. No enterprise can be complacent and not engage in the digital economy. Learn how to be the disruptor and not the disruptee.
Akana has released Envision, an enhanced API analytics platform that helps enterprises mine critical insights across their digital eco-systems, understand their customers and partners and offer value-added personalized services. “In today’s digital economy, data-driven insights are proving to be a key differentiator for businesses. Understanding the data that is being tunneled through their APIs and how it can be used to optimize their business and operations is of paramount importance,” said Alistair Farquharson, CTO of Akana.
Business as usual for IT is evolving into a "Make or Buy" decision on a service-by-service conversation with input from the LOBs. How does your organization move forward with cloud? In his general session at 16th Cloud Expo, Paul Maravei, Regional Sales Manager, Hybrid Cloud and Managed Services at Cisco, discusses how Cisco and its partners offer a market-leading portfolio and ecosystem of cloud infrastructure and application services that allow you to uniquely and securely combine cloud business applications and services across multiple cloud delivery models.
The enterprise market will drive IoT device adoption over the next five years. In his session at @ThingsExpo, John Greenough, an analyst at BI Intelligence, division of Business Insider, analyzed how companies will adopt IoT products and the associated cost of adopting those products. John Greenough is the lead analyst covering the Internet of Things for BI Intelligence- Business Insider’s paid research service. Numerous IoT companies have cited his analysis of the IoT. Prior to joining BI Intelligence, he worked analyzing bank technology for Corporate Insight and The Clearing House Payment...
"Optimal Design is a technology integration and product development firm that specializes in connecting devices to the cloud," stated Joe Wascow, Co-Founder & CMO of Optimal Design, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
SYS-CON Events announced today that CommVault has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. A singular vision – a belief in a better way to address current and future data management needs – guides CommVault in the development of Singular Information Management® solutions for high-performance data protection, universal availability and simplified management of data on complex storage networks. CommVault's exclusive single-platform architecture gives companies unp...
Electric Cloud and Arynga have announced a product integration partnership that will bring Continuous Delivery solutions to the automotive Internet-of-Things (IoT) market. The joint solution will help automotive manufacturers, OEMs and system integrators adopt DevOps automation and Continuous Delivery practices that reduce software build and release cycle times within the complex and specific parameters of embedded and IoT software systems.
"ciqada is a combined platform of hardware modules and server products that lets people take their existing devices or new devices and lets them be accessible over the Internet for their users," noted Geoff Engelstein of ciqada, a division of Mars International, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
Internet of Things is moving from being a hype to a reality. Experts estimate that internet connected cars will grow to 152 million, while over 100 million internet connected wireless light bulbs and lamps will be operational by 2020. These and many other intriguing statistics highlight the importance of Internet powered devices and how market penetration is going to multiply many times over in the next few years.