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5 MNCs That R&D In Bangalore

Kimie Riis Frengler | September 21, 2017

5 MNCs That R&D In Bangalore

Forty years ago, Bangalore turned on a dime. From pensioner’s paradise, the city morphed into a global leader of technological innovation. A virtuous circle of growth followed up by an explosive dynamism and a network of intellectual capital substantiated by ongoing knowledge exchange. In 2016, Bangalore accounted for 35% of the presence of global in-house centres (GIC) in India. The value of R&D work being done in India is estimated to be around $10 billion and is forecast to rise to $45 billion by 2020. What has made Bangalore particularly attractive is the heavy concentration of high-tech talent at a low cost. It has a special appeal to Western companies whose increased market pressure means a need for increased competitiveness without an increase in costs.   Read full post ›

5 Initiatives That Transformed Bangalore's IT Ecosystem

Kimie Riis Frengler | September 18, 2017

5 Initiatives That Transformed Bangalore's IT Ecosystem

Planning out the architectural sketches for an innovation hub is not a job done overnight. A myriad of initiatives, changes and sheer serendipities compile in criss-cross patterns until a system is in place and the natural breeding of ideas can commence. Bangalore is one of those places. The city has fostered the macro forces that in return created opportunities for innovation, entrepreneurship and digitalisation to blossom.   Read full post ›

How Companies Can Help Get More Women In Tech

Kimie Riis Frengler | September 14, 2017

How Companies Can Help Get More Women In Tech

When Tesla engineer AJ Vandermeyden sued the automotive company for disregarding her complaints about pervasive discrimination, she joined hands with the countless women facing a steep battle against the tech industry’s unrelenting sexism. Uber engineer Susan Fowler joined in when she shared a blog post describing how her career had been sabotaged by enduring sexual harassment. These cases echo the problems of an industry which bemoans the paralysing lack of engineers while systematically excluding women from tech positions and depriving them of equal pay and opportunities. The recent lawsuit against SoFi CEO, Mike Cagney, for sexual harassment causing him to step down, and Fowler’s big swing at Uber ousting CEO Travis Kalanick, they were important catalysts in speeding up the fight against Silicon Valley’s toxic bro-culture.   Read full post ›

7 Offshoring Terms You Need To Be Familiar With

Kimie Riis Frengler | September 12, 2017

7 Offshoring Terms You Need To Be Familiar With

With steep increases every year, the world has taken off on an offshore pilgrimage searching for the scripted blueprints for successful relocation of corporate functions. But many companies are still unsure about how to slalom through the jungle of overseas offerings. Different models, geographical locations and blurry track records all intersect in ways that are extremely difficult to untangle. This collection of offshoring terms provides the first tentative step towards pigeonholing vendors and making an informed decision for moving parts of your business somewhere else.   Read full post ›

The State of the Startup: What Talking to a Bunch of Danish Companies Taught Us About Hiring Developers

Kimie Riis Frengler | August 21, 2017

The State of the Startup: What Talking to a Bunch of Danish Companies Taught Us About Hiring Developers

Just a few months ago, Denmark became the first country to appoint a digital diplomat- or tech ambassador- depending on how you prefer to juggle the language. The unconventional spin on the traditionally political role has been a way for the small Nordic nation to take on the world of tech and innovation.   Read full post ›

"We needed to go somewhere we could scale up quickly"

Kimie Riis Frengler | February 13, 2017

"We needed to go somewhere we could scale up quickly"

INTERVIEW: Director of Global Support Services at Stibo Systems A/S, Hans Jørgen Kahr, talks to The Scalers about the company's decision to move its IT operations to Bangalore and why it became such a big success.   Read full post ›

The Scandinavian IT Dilemma

Kimie Riis Frengler | January 9, 2017

The Scandinavian IT Dilemma

While it’s a joint cheer for the thriving startup scene in Scandinavia, these countries are facing a hard time scooping up the right talent for their innovative endeavours. Because solutions are scarce, we are bound to explore subsidiary alternatives to existing models.   Read full post ›

The Ethical Dilemmas Of Offshore Outsourcing

Kimie Riis Frengler | October 19, 2016

The Ethical Dilemmas Of Offshore Outsourcing

The big boom in offshore outsourcing has kicked off a fierce debate surrounding its practical and ethical implications. Ranging from resulting job loss to low-quality output, the industry has been under attack. However, software offshore outsourcing in India tells a different story through its contribution to the country’s thriving IT ecosystem and speedy economic growth.  Read full post ›

5 Reasons Why Indian Software Developers Are Winning At The Offshore Game

Kimie Riis Frengler | October 12, 2016

5 Reasons Why Indian Software Developers Are Winning At The Offshore Game

Countries across the West are facing an increasingly hard time scooping up web developers. As this mismatch between supply and demand have left vacancies unfilled for months, Indian software developers - adept, affordable and abundant- are busy pushing the world’s tech industry eastward.  Read full post ›

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