One of China’s top IT outsourcing vendors is Bleum, which offers its services to U.S. and European firms. The firm has released a whitepaper entitled, "Outsourcing to China — Removing the Risks & Maximize Competitive Advantage" by leading consulting firm Frost and Sullivan.
The consensus is that as the effects of the recession tapers off and recovery ensumes, organizations are likely to demand that their CIOs provide strategies for improved delivery amid flat budgets. Although these variables may be inherently opposite to each other, one consideration is to involve China into the picture. China is now being looked at, as a provider of offshore outsourcing, and its reputations needs to be stepped up to a major provider of these services.
The whitepaper by Frost and Sullivan spells out the drivers and obstacles for making China as an outsourcing destination. The paper also offers recommendations for mitigating risk while choosing Chinese IT providers. This is done via evaluations of vendors, a checklist and a scorecard.
Bleum CEO, Eric Rongley, said in a press release, "Offshoring and Outsourcing are inevitable, and organizations even in this economic turmoil should not only care about cutting cost, but more importantly focus on maximizing their competitive edge over their competitors through offshore outsourcing." He added, "Outsourcing can decrease the total cost of ownership and improve a company’s internal operations, quality and productivity. There are now companies over here which have de-risked outsourcing in China."
Bleum offers services in financial services, high-tech, retail and telecommunications. Additionally, Bleum specializes in developing global developing sites, provides application development services, maintenance and support, along with testing and legacy system upgrading. U.S.-based Bleum invests largely in its people and retains the business culture of its clients.