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GE to Save $ 1 Billion
by 2005 Through Offshore Outsourcing
ABN-AMRO Bank Cuts Total
Costs on Business Processes by 40 to 70 Percent Through Offshoring
Northwestern Mutual Solves
the IT Talent Shortage Problem Through Offshore Outsourcing
CHICAGO, IL -- (MARKET
WIRE) -- 03/23/2004 -- A book capturing the controversial trend
of offshore outsourcing was published and is available in book
stores. Titled, "Offshore Outsourcing: A Path to New Efficiencies
in IT and Business Processes," the book is a guide to achieving
new efficiencies through offshore outsourcing. It also deals
with the offshore imperative and its benefits, current trends,
legislative issues, the future of global trade and jobs.
The book is authored
by Dr. Nandu Thondavadi, Professor at the Kellogg School of
Management & the Founding Managing Director of Mascon Global
Limited, an India based listed IT/BPO outsourcing firm; and
George Albert, a freelance journalist. Scott Bayman, President
and CEO of GE India wrote its preface.
Nearly 50 percent
is devoted to real life case studies of GE, Citibank, ABN-AMRO
Bank, NorthWestern Mutual, Infosys Technologies, and Mascon
Global. The book also addresses the success strategies of companies
like EDS, IBM, HSBC, and Microsoft among others. Companies such
as GE predict a saving of $1billion by 2005, Citibank currently
saves around $75 million on its trade finance processes and
British Airways has reduced costs by $42 million through offshore
outsourcing to India.
has created a revolution in developed economies, in the backdrop
of political controversy and potential global trade wars. Corporations
in the US and Europe have cut costs on IT and business processes
by as much as 50 percent, improved quality, refocused on core
competencies, and increased speed to market by migrating process
offshore. This book details the steps, risks, and benefits of
offshore outsourcing and is a must read.
Dr. Thondavadi brings
his exceptional academic and real life learning to bear in authoring
this book. George Albert brings his extensive experience as
a business journalist in its creation.
Commenting on the
launch of the book, Dr. Thondavadi said, "Offshoring services
will bring the next round of efficiencies that will transcend
from large companies to smaller companies creating new market
realities. The offshoring non-believers are converts now."
Scott Bayman, comments
in the preface, "Despite the hurdles, offshore outsourcing
will prevail. Global competitiveness drives it; the basic law
of economics command it; and shareholder returns demand it.
This book provides an in-depth look at the outsourcing process,
the benefits that companies accrue, and the path to achieve
The book proves how
erecting trade barriers is detrimental to growth both in the
developed countries and the developing countries where processes
"GM, Ford, and
McDonalds can sell their products in India, due to the offshore
outsourcing phenomenon that has expanded the middle class in
that country. Also the appreciating currencies of these developing
nations make US exports more competitive," said Dr. Thondavadi
commenting on controversies around outsourcing.
touches companies, investors and employees and this book is
an essential reference for managers to understand the hidden
costs of offshoring, offshore delivery channels, and the strategies
for successful offshoring.
A section details
strategies adopted by independent local service providers such
as Infosys, TCS, Mascon, and Wipro; independent multinational
service providers such as EDS and IBM Global Services; and Captive
Service providers like GE, ABN-AMRO Bank, and Microsoft.
About the Book: Published
by 1st Books Library and distributed by Ingram Books the book
is priced at $ 29.50 (hard cover), $ 17.50 (paper back) and
$ 4.95 (e-book). Buy it on Amazon.com now