25 000 kilometres accross Europe in one month

Frédéric LASNIER

CEO & Chairman (Founding Partner)


I just beat my absolute travel record during the last 4 weeks. I travelled the length and breadth of Europe (25 000 kilometers), visiting 7 countries I entered 15 times and took 17 flights in 27 days… I also managed to drive 3 500 kilometers accross Germany, Austria, Romania and Moldova! Stop now. I will get back to Orléans this week and I will try not to make more than two trips to Paris. Elena asked me on Saturday evening if ...
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The offshore and the value added chain: thank you, Laurence Parisot

Frédéric LASNIER

CEO & Chairman (Founding Partner)


I wanted a long time ago to write about this, but I continuously postpone it; little because of lack of courage in front of such a hot subject as unpopular. And then suddenly last week, travelling through Tunis, Laurence Parisot, the President of the Movement of French Enterprises (the largest union of employers in France), gave me the free pitch, declaring that externalization creates opportunities for the West. Even better, she called (I took it for myself) to better explain ...
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First visits at Mircea’s German clients and first impressions

Frédéric LASNIER

CEO & Chairman (Founding Partner)


Alex, Mircea and me, we have just finished an Austro-German little trip, who led us from Frankfurt to Wien, passing through Munchen. We met 3 actual customers of Mircea, in Munchen and Wien, and a pre-existing customer of Pentalog in Munchen. We also visited 3 prospective buyers: start-ups and grow-up and worldwide leader! I would say that comparative to French companies, the German ones are more careful, even interested in our offers. Back to Frankfurt (the headquarters of Pentalog Gmbh), we ...
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BPO services are expanding within Pentalog

Frédéric LASNIER

CEO & Chairman (Founding Partner)


I often complain about the slow rollout of our new services. But this is normal, since I am the boss. 😀 But it’s also true that it’s sometimes difficult to make a company’s position evolve. In 2006 we launched our BPO offer and at the beginning of 2007 the R&D offer (mainly embedded software). The R&D activity has developed significantly and now represents 35 engineers and technicians, after 12 months only. Now I want to come back to lower added value ...
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Is the lack of engineering resources unavoidable no matter what the economic tendency for the upcoming years will be? Is the Pentalog Internship Programme a remedy?

Frédéric LASNIER

CEO & Chairman (Founding Partner)


A few days ago I read an interesting article about the long-term trend in computer science and engineering. It revealed a lack of engineers, regardless of the quality of the economic situation. This human deficit would become worse if a positive long-term economic tendency appeared. Why? I think that it will be necessary to take a look from 2 points of view to find a valid explanation: 1. Trends in education: the time when becoming an engineer was a must is already ...
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