500 000€ in the chatroom… at once

Frédéric LASNIER

CEO & Chairman (Founding Partner)


It happened one evening, last January, when a prospector who had appreciated that the Pentalog.com approach was launched clicked the chatroom icon. Just like he told me much later : ‘if there hadn’t been anybody behind it, I could have continued my Google search and found another supplier !’ And then, he added ‘anyway, at 8 pm and at that moment, I would not have made a phone call, the chat approach was the anonymous contact that I needed for ...
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Tarom = Aeroflot Romania

Frédéric LASNIER

CEO & Chairman (Founding Partner)


I do not like complaining about anything, but Tarom is one bad company … I am writing from Bucharest Airport, in the very base of the Romanian national company. Having boarded in time, our plane tried to take off, but proved incapable of accelerating … mainly a problem with the left brake. Landing, then boarding 1h30 minutes later on the same plane. And there, times and times again, the same pattern, asthma-suffering plane. But the best is that they boarded us without ...
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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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