Outsourcing Is Unstoppable

Bangalore | Updated: Sep 9 2004, 05:30am hrs
Outsourcing is unstoppable, it will continue. It is a life changer, said Ben Verwaayen, British Telecom group CEO, speaking on the sidelines of a Nasscom meeting in Bangalore.

On his first visit to India, Mr Verwaayen said that British Telecom would be strengthening the JVs and partnerships with Indian companies. Addressing Nasscom members, Mr Verwaayen predicted that the telecom segment would see one more convergence. The first one was the convergence between voice and data, and the next would be a convergence of networks, he said. On globalisation, he said: It means adding best in class to best in class.He said that everybody should work to fill the gap caused by the digital divide. I think we also have to make sure that not only the knowledge as such, but also the fruits of the knowledge are going to be divided better in the society. Digital divide is something we should as industry, not accept, he said.