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The Top 100 Outsourcing Cities in 2013


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The Top 100 Outsourcing Cities in 2013 by Tholons

IT Hub for Outsourcing in Bacolod City

Growing IT Hub for Outsourcing in South East Asia

Read the Summery: Top 100 Outsourcing Cities 2013

The Full Report of Top 100 Outsourcing Cities for 2013 

The Tholons Report for Top 100 Outsourcing Destinations for 2013 has come out last January. I was wondering why I haven’t heard about Bacolod City – it is confirmed the it didn’t make the list in 2011 and 2012.  The Tholons Report reflects the changes in the global competition for outsourcing.

The Big Three

The report shows a significant change in 3 major regions: Southeast Asia, South America and Eastern Europe. Continue reading

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Manila at 4th, Bacolod City back at 94th of Top 100 Outsourcing Cities in 2013


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Manila at 4th, Bacolod City back at 94th of Top 100 Outsourcing Cities in 2013

IT Hub for Outsourcing in Bacolod City

IT Hub for Outsourcing in Bacolod City

After a long hiatus in 2011 and 2012, Bacolod City comes back to the prestigious list of the List of the Top 100 Outsourcing Cities in the World for 2013.

At the Top of the list are the two greatest Information Technology Cities in India, – Bangalore and Mumbai. Their strong competitive advantage is having English as their second language. This is followed by our beloved Manila, in 3rd place – one notch higher than before. What is interesting in the list is that it is dominated by India followed by China. Continue reading


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Bacolod NGOs: Starvation Cycle of Non-Profit Organizations


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Repost from Stanford Social Innovation Review

Starvation Cycle of Non-Profit Organizations
There is a vicious cycle running on most nonprofit organizations that are leaving them so hungry for decent infrastructure that they would barely function as organizations—let alone serve their beneficiaries.

NGOs in Bacolod & the Organizers

NGOs in Bacolod & the Event Organizers

The cycle starts with Sponsors’ unrealistic expectations about how much running a nonprofit costs, and results in nonprofits’ misrepresenting their costs while skimping on vital systems—acts that feed Sponsors’ skewed beliefs. To break the nonprofit Starvation cycle, Sponsors must take the lead.

Organizations that build strong information technology systems, financial systems, skills training, fundraising processes, and other essential overhead are more likely to succeed than those that do not. This is not news, and nonprofits are no exception to the rule.

It is not surprising that most nonprofits do not spend enough money on overhead. In research, most organizations agree with the idea of improving  infrastructure and augmenting their management capacity, yet they are not willing to actually make these changes to limit increase in overhead expenses. But under-funding these expenses can have Continue reading


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Microsoft NGO Connection Day – L’Fisher Hotel, Bacolod


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Good Morning Bacolod. Non-Government Organizations all over Bacolod came together in L’Fisher Hotel to meet with leading Software Company Microsoft for NGO Day.

Microsoft NGO Connection Day

Microsoft NGO Connection Day

What’s up?
Microsoft is hosting an Event with Benefit Last November 8, 2011 in L’Fisher Hotel in Bacolod City. The Event, “NGO Connection Day” started in 9:30am and lasted till 5pm.

What’s it about?
For most NGOs, Information & Communication Technology is a big expense – yet it is crucial for most Global Organizations.

People working with the poorest and the most challenging causes  in our society can benefit from Microsoft’s Platforms, most of which are Free.

See the Program Below. Continue reading