14th of July : Nothing

Frédéric LASNIER

CEO & Chairman (Founding Partner)


No, we cannot be as blind as Louis XVI now that the central nervous system (the banks) is about to explode. We just hit the low end rates. We just hit recession. Several major banks will disappear with the cash. The consequences on the IT sector will certainly appear in a few days or weeks. From now on, the banks will build their success on emerging economies only. European governments, especially French and German, must quickly liberalize the economy if we don’t ...

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kolossal Business

Frédéric LASNIER

CEO & Chairman (Founding Partner)


Pentalog signs the first big contract with Germany. This contract doubles the actual operations volume we had with Germany. This contract will bring more than 1M€ per year. For now, I don’t know if I can reveal the name of the client, but let’s say it’s one of the major software editors in Germany. In several months, this contract will gather 20 to 25 persons.

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Vietnamese offshore: various information and method of organization

Frédéric LASNIER

CEO & Chairman (Founding Partner)


Saturday, in Saigon, I learnt some interesting information. Cap Gemini has abandoned the idea of a large East-European site (Iasi has been strongly considered). But the salary evolution in Romania must have influenced their intention; to be continued… Another French company, who announced its opening in Vietnam, has, all in all, only a small dedicated team of 5 people, sold by one of the largest local IT services companies. I begin to wonder if the giant French IT services companies ...

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Hanoi : a provincial capital

Frédéric LASNIER

CEO & Chairman (Founding Partner)


We arrived in Hanoi on Saturday, very late at night. Sunday was a very, very calm day. No appointments, after 4 we had on Saturday in Saigon and afterwards the plane to Hanoi, I swam 1km in the huge pool of a luxurious hotel. The afternoon was entirely reserved to a long walk around the lake. Abundance of beautiful villas, some of which seem to have been uprooted from Deauville, while those beside you remind instead the Promenade of Englishmen ...

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Impressions from the rising sun territories

Frédéric LASNIER

CEO & Chairman (Founding Partner)


The 5th day since we arrived in Ho Chi Minh City. It’s spectacular. Ho Chi Minh makes me feel the same as other major former colonial cities that I have encountered. Most of those cities have become sprawling monsters. Nearly 10 million people are busy night and day to run this mega-city. Sometimes I am absolutely blown. You don’t have to go to Saigon to see something, because there’s « almost » nothing to see. We go to Saigon for the ...

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