Dispatches from the road: San Diego (India Calling)

Here is a better link for Jacques Poitras’ recent series of reports from India on the rise of that country as an outsourcing location. This is a very good assessment of the rise of India and the implications for a place like New Brunswick. South Africa recently inked a partnership deal with India to jointly attract business process outsourcing operators under what’s known as either a ‘follow the sun’ model or an offshore/nearshore model. The idea is that companies should have operations strategically located around the world to conduct global operations.

Why can’t NB be the third leg on that stool? India/South Africa/NB. Maybe?

Nah. I don’t think there’s enough brain power around to conceive of this.