Wipro's World-Class AmbitionsBy Channel Insider Staff | Posted 2004-02-23 Email Print
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Outsourcer's chief exec Vivek Paul talks on the rise of outsourcing, India's role and the bum rap the industry's getting.
Vivek Paul is at the center of the outsourcing debate. As vice chairman of Wipro Ltd. and CEO of Wipro's global IT, product engineering and business process services segments, Paul has been central to the company's growth; the $1 billion company has 26,000 employees and 24 locations around the world. Editor in Chief Eric Lundquist interviewed Paul at the company's Mountain View, Calif., offices.
Why the dramatic rise in interest and activity in outsourcing?
In the 1990s we learned that manufacturing could be done anywhere. In the 2000s we are learning that knowledge can be done anywhere.
What are the limits?
Anything can be done because you have all the enabling technologies in place.