I was talking to a contact of mine some weeks back and he was telling me about moves by Chinese IT giant Huawei to get into more mainstream IT services rather than its telecoms home ground.
He said despite the US and UK governments, particularly the US, being suspicious of the company because it is Chinese he does not think it will stop corporates from looking at Huwawei for IT services.
The company’s acting CEO, Guo Ping, admitted recently it had not been an easy year for Huawei, which was surrounded by controversy after a report by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence in the US claimed using its equipment posed a threat to national security.
China has ambitious outsourcing plans. Read this blog: China plans 30% annual outsourcing growth but will IT compete with India?
I recently ran a poll asking people whether they would outsource IT to a Chinese supplier. So far 49 people have answered the question. 25 said no, 20 said yes and 4 said they have never thought about it.
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