Author : Nick Krym

Mumbai terrorist attacks

Never during my visits to Mumbai I had a chance to stay in Taj Mahal; it was always booked solid. I am sure I won’t be staying in that symbol of luxury any time soon. As a matter of fact, I am not sure it will be as high in demand as it was for some time now. Terror atrocities are not new to India, as but till now they were mainly off the radar for many of US execs. Last couple days will change the landscape for a long time. As a matter of fact for many IT execs of my generation the word […]

IT Outsourcing ’09 Predictions

Hip hip hooray, the crystal ball is unveiled, and early predictions for offhshoring are out – IT Offshore Outsourcing: Early Predictions for 2009. Looks like there will be more business coming to the offshore vendors despite all the economic turmoil. I bet the jury is still out, as a matter of fact, the survey of 230 CIOs must have taken some time to process and summarize. The figures we are seeing today (DOW at 7500) are based on the data which probably goes back at least a few months (when DOW was let’s say at 12000). My predictions are on a negative side, nowadays more […]

IT Budgets Will Go Up Or Stay Flat For ’09

An interesting article in InformationWeek. The title is pretty bold and encouraging: IT Budgets Will Go Up Or Stay Flat For Most Companies In 2009. Looking outside from my window following the market indices I find it difficult to believe, but I certainly hope so.  It would be nice to put the gloom and doom behind. An interesting question here; will that translates to the same in budgets for offshore outsourcing?  Most likely yes.  The outsourcing market is fairly established and correlate well with spending in IT arena.   The supply / demand balance of IT talent has not changed drastically and solid IT resources […]