Poland very promising though no longer a low-cost market

Yesterday the Polish Investforum 2010 had its kick-off in Gdansk in the beautiful Baltic Philharmonic. Two days long representatives of governmental organizations and foreign investors are discussing the Polish potential. The main objective of the Investforum is to promote the image of Poland and present its attractiveness as the location for foreign investment. The question is whether or not they managed.

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Outsourcing: the SME market is ready for it

Cost reduction, lack of available resources, focus on the core competences. These are just some reasons to start considering outsourcing of IT activities. Big companies are already used to this way of working. Right now the SME market seems to be ready. On a daily basis I meet SME company owners who consider outsourcing some parts of their IT. Their motives differ, their “fear” is identical.

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Showing around Dutch guests

This week a group of 12 Dutch students and 5 teachers are visiting Gdansk. The purpose of their visit is to investigate the nearshore opportunities. We already had some nice meetings, among others, with the local government of Gdansk. One of the students’ tasks for this week is to advise the government of Gdansk about the possibilties of Poland and more specifically Gdansk as an IT nearshore location.

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