The rupee's depreciation has been a windfall for IT service providers in India, but there are steps customers can take to share in the benefits. Before you head to the negotiating, or renegotiating, table, there are some things you should keep in mind. Here are six tips for leveraging the rupee's depreciation to get a better deal.
The perception that Indian call centers and back office operations cost U.S. jobs is an old stereotype that ignores today’s reality that two-way trade between the U.S. and India is helping create jobs and raise the standard of living in both countries, U.S. President Barack Obama told a gathering of business executives in Mumbai on Saturday.
Second-tier outsourcers in India can provide specialized services and domain expertise in areas which their larger competitors such as Tata Consultancy Services and Infosys Technologies may find too niche to address, according to a report from Forrester Research.
Customers are looking for a variety of new capabilities from IT outsourcers, ranging from their involvement in business outcomes to greater knowledge of the customer's area of business, according to a report by Forrester Research.
IEEE, an association of technical professionals, plans to launch a training and certification program in India in tandem with industry and educational institutions, to get around the problem of falling standards at the country's engineering colleges.
Since Slumdog Millionaire took home eight Oscars earlier this year--inspiring increased interest in many things Indian--2009 has been dubbed by some as "the year of India." But, in terms of IT services, it probably won't be the year of India Inc.