Thursday, August 09, 2007

Brown-Wilson group's Black Book is back!

Update: Here's Pangea3's press release.

Integreon released this press note on the findings of the fourth annual “Black Book of Outsourcing,” the Brown-Wilson Group's prestigious annual survey of outsourcing vendors and advisors.

Results published in the survey were compiled using information received from more than 22,000 global outsourcing users, decision-makers, analysts, employees and customers.

At the face of it, 22,000 would seem like a very reasonable number for a survey and results would seem worth their salt. But, things start to make little sense when one reviews the vendors being asked about in the survey from the participants - the list contains some of the mammoth IT services companies including EDS, CapGemini, IBM, SAP, CSC, Accenture, the Indian bunch of Infosys, TCS, Wipro, Satyam, HCL and so on and on!

Ah, you say - so how many of those 22,000 were actually LPO users? Well, its anybody's guess!

Anyway, here are the LPO-relevant rankings:

It is normal to seek salt while you re-read the pieces!