The current global recession hit most of the developing countried very badly, it may be a blessing for BPO industries in developing countries. Most of the global players cannot have high fixed costs when their revenues are going down,and that impacts their bottomline. So they will have to make their costs variable, which is keeping with the decrease in the revenue. Thus offshoring and outsourcing are the two top choices they have.For example, many BPO companies who handle mortgage business are doing well during this slowdown period. That’s because many homeowners are going for foreclosure.
Google Wave is a real time communication and collaboration tool which will be available by the later part of 2009. The announcement came couple of days back. It integrates email, instant messaging, wikis, web chat, social networking, and project management to build a browser based communication client. This model helps people communicate and work together in unique ways.
As per the latest research by international research firm Parks Associates, when most of the industries are suffering from the impact of recession, gaming industry is considered recession-proof. The projection is that gaming industry will surpass $1 billion by the year 2013. As per the latest report by NPD group, the gaming software sale stands at $669 million until February which is a rise of 47% sales. The NPD’s Entertainment Trends In America reports that 65 five percent of the 10,000 consumers surveyed want to spend the same amount on video games - or more – in 2009 in comparison with 2008
Microsoft just unveiled Zune High Definition Music Player that can play High Defintion Music and Video files. The portable media player brings new level of listening and viewing experience. As per Microsoft, the music player will be available in Fall. Although, the price was not announced.
Platform virtualization is performed on a given hardware platform by host software (a control program), which creates a simulated computer environment, a virtual machine, for its guest software. Currently, virtualization technology is at every walk of our market. It is sometimes confusing to pick up right product and do the architecture for them. I reviewed a few virtualization software for installation at our workplace. Here, I cover up some of them as follows: Full article »
RSS feed is an efficient way to read news and weblog. There are several RSS readers available in the market. You may have to do a lot of investigations to find a smart reader that suits your need to search or organize the news. I found that the following RSS Readers very interesting and I would like to share my view with you. Full article »
ADDIS ABABA - An Indian project management firm wants to participate in the building of Ethiopia’s 5,000-km national railway network that will also link it with neighbouring Djibouti in the Horn of Africa.
Although, weekly claims for unemployment insurance went down in USA, but, ongoing claims increases to 7 million. The Labor Dept reports that new claims for jobless benefit dropped to 631,000, down from 643,000 the previous week. The dept further reported that continuing claims increases from 6.6 million to 6.7 million. This is the highest total record since 1967. The projection is that labor market will remain weak in 2010 and beyond that.
Recently, the debate regarding US Immigration policy in terms of reform for H1b and L1 workers visa resurfaced at US Congress. Those visas are mostly used by temporary foreign workers to work in USA. Senators Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) reintroduced a bill which was designed to prevent any fraud or misuse of H1b and L1 visas.