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India’s ITES-BPO growth

India’s ITES (IT enabled services) BPO (Business process outsourcing) exports grew to $8.4 billion in 2006-07 from $6.3 billion in 2005-06. To keep up with this trend just talent is not enough so NASSCOM (The National Association of Software and Services Companies) has been trying to keep up with the expectations of the corporate sector and now has announced a framework for the ITES and BPO’s to adopt ethical practices and corporate governance.

The goal is that the NASSCOM Assessment of Competance (NAC) will ensure a robust and continuous supply of talent for the IT industry. The reasons cited for this growth are that apart from the abundance of skilled people the factors that play an important role are quality and scaleable infrastructure, operational excellence, conducive business environment and the growing domestic BPO market.

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August 8, 2007 Posted by | Indian IT sector | Leave a comment

Beyond GPS

I am directionally challenged so when the Global Positioning System (GPS) came out and I bought (actually my husband bought me) a vehicle with it I thought I was all set, but here I read that it is no longer about getting from point A to point B and with advancement in digital technology companies like Navteq Corp, rival Tele Atlas and also Google are providing more information that people want, like where to jog in another city, where the nearest 24 hour gas stations are, one-way signs, turn restrictions, lane information etc and the list keeps growing based on customer demands.

Another product that Navteq has is called Advanced Driver Assistance System which has cool features like it turns headlights to match the road’s curves, changes the transmission as the car approaches a large hill and warns the driver when a lane line is crossed without a turn signal.

So, the present day GPS seems to be in its infancy but that is great because these latest digital technologies will definitely help directionally challenged people like me.

August 8, 2007 Posted by | Digital technology | 1 Comment