IT offshore development : the impact of a euro worth $1.40 and a return to 3,40 lei

Frédéric LASNIER

CEO & Chairman (Founding Partner)


This is not the least of the news for European offshorers. The competition with India for all companies located in the euro area will become more and more sensitive. In exchange, the attraction force of salaries on engineers from those companies that sell in euro will become stronger in the months to come. I don’t know anymore how it’s been since I last heard in Romania and Moldavia the cliché according to which Americans would pay better than Europeans. The reality is ...
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The buyer job and globalisation

Frédéric LASNIER

CEO & Chairman (Founding Partner)


I have just found an article on a website, written by Lowendal Masaï Group, French and maybe European leader on consultancy for operating costs reduction, and Pentalog customer. This article refers to a study on the evolution of the customer/Low Cost supplier relationship. He underlines that worldwide we are probably witnessing a true change in the trend of the relationship that binds the customer and the HCC (High Cost Country) are and the return of the LCC (Low Cost Country) Supplier. ...
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Cap Gemini announces recruiting 2000 people in Iasi

Frédéric LASNIER

CEO & Chairman (Founding Partner)


This announcement is very typical for the company that has not understood anything about the Romanian labour market. Romania is no longer a traditional offshore platform. Recruiting 2000 engineers in Iasi is simply impossible. This announcement contradicts the overall capacity of the university and demography. They will dive head first in a real-estate precipe. They must be thinking they are in India! Recruiting 2000 people in Romania is possible for Cap, no problem, but on 5 up to 10 regional platforms. ...
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Bucharest, at the junction of the local market and offshore!

Monica JIMAN

Deputy CEO (Senior Partner)


ZF (Ziarul Financiar), the Romanian peer of Financial Times or les Echos, asked me a couple of days ago about the strategy of the Pentalog branches in Romania and Moldavia See the article (in Romanian): In outsourcing e riscant sa pariezi 100% pe Bucuresti I had already tackled this topic in a previous article, explaining why our strategy for Bucharest has such a powerful local approach. Bucharest cannot be an offshore development centre anymore. That is understood if my peers ...
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Let’s talk about Romania and Moldova


Dear counterparts, I recently discovered the German Business Contact Network “Open BC” and I read some interesting articles and comments in their “Offshore Outsourcing Forum”. Some professionals wrote that offshore outsourcing is only a matter of finding a reliable partner with consistent experience, wherever this company may be located. I do not agree. I believe it is much more complex than that… One has to consider offshore business from several perspectives, not only as a cost effective venture. It is also ...
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