May 27, 2009

OUTER-SOURCING::

Indian Outsourcer May Send Work to Egypt: With Egyptian costs up to 15% lower than India's, Wipro is looking to the country as an outsourcing alternative (Pankaj Mishra and Peerzada Abrar, 5/26/09, Business Week)

India, the offshoring capital of the world, is now outsourcing software and back-office projects to Egypt as vendors like Wipro plan to send more domestic work to the most populous Arab country to leverage lower costs and availability of skilled professionals.

Wipro, which counts Bharti Airtel, Unitech Wireless and Dena Bank among its top customers, said with 10-15% lower costs than India, and availability of required technical skills across different programming languages including Windows and Unix, Egypt is emerging as an attractive location for offshoring.

"We believe that 20% of our work can be offshored to Egypt," said Anand Sankaran, senior VP and business head, India and Middle East Business, Wipro. "We are offshoring jobs from Middle East and India to Egypt."


If even mildly-skilled jobs can be moved imagine how short the Chinese "economic miracle" will be?

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 27, 2009 7:29 AM
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