Category Archives: political risk

Addressing Visa Risk in the Global Services Industry

Writing in Forbes, veteran Forrester analyst Stephanie Moore recently wrote that “every offshore development team requires an onsite component, [and] that [the] onsite component could be provided by American citizens — who naturally have more contextual business understanding, thus satisfying … Continue reading

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Speaking of Supporting International Trade…

Just after I wrote about a nationalistic tone in Obama’s speech where he encouraged selling into international markets, he signs into law dramatically higher fees on H1B visas that seem to be targeted directly at Indian IT/BPO services companies.  The … Continue reading

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Outsourcing to Support Socioeconomic Development

I recently traveled to Israel with my family, and got to catch up with some friends I haven’t seen in 10 years!  After a lovely dinner, one of their Jewish Israeli neighbors dropped by and mentioned his involvement with a … Continue reading

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Outsourcing and Fair Trade?

Phil Fersht’s blog Horses for Sources published a piece about Senator Schumer’s proposed tax on calls transferred to foreign call centers several weeks ago that has received spirited comments for and against the proposed legislation. One comment in particular caught … Continue reading

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Outsourcing Fear and Loathing

Back in September, Boston media gave extensive coverage to the decision of Boston area Hyatts to layoff their housecleaning employees and engage an outside cleaning service.  You might think this would be Hyatt’s internal business, but in this area at … Continue reading

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