Ashok bagdy on the state of e publishing outsourcing
Ashok Bagdy on the State of E-publishing
•Vice President of Outsourcing Services for Cameo Corporate Services Limited,
Ashok Bagdy facilitates the work of transcription and data entry services for the
company’s Healthcare Outsourcing division.
Additionally, he is responsible for the development of the business, and to that
end, has implemented new technologies to optimize the company’s services.
Ashok Bagdy holds a Master of Science in Computer and Information Science
from Temple University.
•A report published in the Business Standard in December of 2012 outlined
survey results indicating that India remained the preferred location for
companies in the United States and the United Kingdom to choose for
outsourcing their e-publishing.
The report went on to suggest a number of reasons for India’s successes in the
survey. Technological developments, combined with significant numbers of welleducated and tech-savvy individuals with a high proficiency in English, have
allowed India to press ahead of other countries such as China and the
Quality has been the only serious concern, but over the last decade or more,
the number of e-publishing companies in India has grown to accommodate the
required levels of expertise and the demands of publishing partners in the
United States and elsewhere.
•The report, however, did not unequivocally show India as the superior choice.
Magazine publishers more readily chose the Philippines, possibly due to its
closer cultural connection with the United States, which allows it to better adapt
to shifts in expression and behavior of U.S. audiences.
In fact, the Philippines appears to be India’s closest competitor for countries in
Europe, and for Australia, as well as for the U.S. and the U.K.