Wednesday, January 14, 2009

CapGemini, Gartner Magic Quadrants

A couple of posts ago I wrote about Gartner's Magic Quadrant and how Oracle placed itself in CPM, just read this blogpost to see what I am referring to.

It is nice to know that the model for offshoring done by CapGemini is working and is recognized by Gartner in such in way that it is deserving a place in the Magic Quadrant.

"In the report, Gartner uses its unique Magic Quadrant to evaluate the strengths of IT solutions providers operating in the European Offshore Application Services market. Providers are placed within the quadrant based on their ratings along two axes: their ability to execute and the completeness of their vision."

CapGemini is using a Rightshore model where not everything is moved over to India but when a customer decides that he want to outsource some or all its IT activities we will not move it to India directly. We will look at the location and requests of customer and find a country to 'outsource' to. For France this could be somewhere in Africa because the french language is spoken in large parts of Africa as a second language. South America and Spain and Portugal are a good mix. India is not ruled out but also other options are possible and Gartner is recognizing this and is sharing the vision that this is a great way to go.

"Gartner said: “Although some traditional providers are still trying to build critical mass in India, all providers must invest further in nearshore or possibly low-cost onshore European delivery centers. India is no longer the only delivery source.”

Therefore, in this regard, our pan-European presence and growing visibility in Latin America and Africa - which exemplifies our Rightshore model - are among our strongest differentiators."

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