Winter is coming for startups… Smart offshore outsourcing reduces burn rate and enhances execution speed

Frédéric LASNIER


This is not a news anymore. Grey clouds have overwhelmed the permanently blue sky of Silicon Valley and fast expands over East Coast and Europe. Journalists have been pouring articles about failing ventures into the columns of gazettes from everywhere. VCs started to predict a severe downturn, just hoping that some of the unicorns will reincarnate at least in smartmules. It is what it is, investors only bet on miracles. Well, the worst is never certain and it seems that very early ...
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Leverage your prime IT offshore nearshore with Yourshore #Romania #Vietnam #Moldova

Frédéric LASNIER


Yourshore is the white label of Pentalog that can help IT services companies and web agencies around the world create their own Offshore/Nearshore solutions. Now that Pentalog is increasingly emerging as a multiservice digital platform going from online assessment of IT skills to startup funding and to consulting, we decided to implement a white label program for all IT services companies and agencies interested in creating an Offshore or Nearshore centre. I’m a little late on this announcement although our subsidiary Yourshore is operational ...
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Offshore Nearshore: the euro’s fall below $1.10 prompts East-European offshore companies to export outside Europe

Frédéric LASNIER


Given the euro’s current price and as long as it continues to drop, most offshore IT service companies established in a EU country, whether they are members of the eurozone or not, will most likely tend to offer their services outside the EU. Although this may not have any consequences whatsoever on intra-EU relations, there are some exceptions to the rule. For the United Kingdom, for instance, the fall of the European currency brings commercial opportunities with it. The relationship between ...
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With Euro falling vs Dollar, is it the right time to invest in South America for Pentalog?

Frédéric LASNIER


While Euro was reaching tops some years ago I wrote a lot on the impacts of those variations on every layer of the software outsourcing and consulting economy: the coder, the customer and the ITO company. With the Euro now experiencing some of its lowest levels (1.12 for 1 Euro last Friday) the same topic is up raising again with proportionally but inverse consequences on the ITO geopolitics. But currencies are not the only one to move. Pentalog has ...
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Pentalog becoming a WW nearshoring operator with its future South American facilities

Frédéric LASNIER


Pentalog has made its decision to launch its first ops in South America by the beginning of 2015. The final place is not yet clearly defined. But the skill indicators meet to our expectations and the customers’ demand for South American engineering has been confirmed to Monica and me. With that decision Pentalog is becoming part of the very exclusive club of IT consulting companies with facilities on all best coding spots of the world except India (Romania in the EU, ...
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