Google’s answers to data mining needs

Read what Google Answers has to say about O2I’s services in response to a customer’s search for a good outsource partner. You can also read the whole page here.

Question-
I wish to hire employees overseas. My business searches national (USA) databases for potential witnesses in litigation. I currently have 6 employees through a company in India. I am considering shifting my business. I expect my business to grow to 20 – 50 employees.

The employees must speak English and have computers with high speed internet access and Microsoft Word.

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Is risk-free outsourcing possible?

How do you trust someone who’s halfway around the world, who you’ve never met?

How do you hand over the future of your business to someone who’s only been a voice on the phone? It isn’t easy. But if you know what to look out for, you could be saving yourself a lot of trouble.

Be particular about choosing vendors who are sensitive to your apprehensions. Ask for references from previous customers they’ve worked for. While all of this may give you a fair idea of their communication and delivery timelines, how do you test them for their ability to actually carry out your need? That’s the acid test and can only be discovered through a sample or a pilot. Ask your vendor if he can perform a pilot for you, before you take the decision to outsource your entire project. Even if it means paying for it, its safer to invest in the reassurance of a pilot, than regret it later.
If you have a project you want to outsource and you’re wondering if the vendor will actually be able to perform it, try O2I’s pilot test project.

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India now, who’s next in line?

India is the preferred outsourcing destination today. But with rising inflation, higher standards of living and infrastructural inadequacies, other countries are investing in infrastructure and people to gear up as the next hot outsourcing destination. Here’s a quick analysis of the next in line.
Source- http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/06_05/b3969409.htm

Russia
Despite its ample supply of sophisticated engineers and scientists, Russia didn’t embrace outsourcing until about a year ago. That’s when President Vladimir Putin made an official visit to Bangalore, India, and returned singing the praises of IT services and programming-for-hire.

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