Saturday, May 27, 2006

Bangladesh, India and China

I m testing Writely as a publishing tool. I've had problems to get the information to flow from Writely to the blogger. This is a test to see if Writely works as it should.

The young woman whose computer screen I peered at through my computer was about an information technology center in Madras. She is a prototypical employee of the new India. She is 25 and a graduate of a local college. Now she works as a transcriber of data for a new Indian IT company. The IT revolution is creating jobs. How about the same development in Malawi and or in Bangladesh? Is this becoming the norm for educated young women in India, Malavia and Bangladesh?
  • doctors dictate their charts and transmit them by satellite or Internet to India as voice files at the end of their working day

Now anyone can do podcasts directly from their computers voice recordings could be transcribed anywhere in the world product documentation

One of the ironies of the recent success of India and China, as global manufacturing and software producers - is the fear that has engulfed the United States that success in these two countries comes at the expense of the US. These fears are fundamentally wrong. The world is not a zero-sum struggle in which one country’s gain is another’s loss, but a positive-sum opportunity in which improving technologies and skills can raise living standards around the world.

Many nations are attempting to craft successful software exporting industries to emulate the remarkable success of India in this area. What are these success factors? Some studies incorporates eight factors that lead software industries to export success.

The eight factors are:
  1. Government vision and policies, including funding and tax benefits.

  2. Human capital, including national orientation and traditions, quantity, composition, language skills, and managerial skills.

  3. Wages.

  4. Quality of life, since talented professionals tend to concentrate in desirable locations.

  5. Linkages, which emerge between individuals, between work groups, between firms, and between nations due to geographic, cultural, linguistic, or ethnic connections.

  6. Technological infrastructure.

  7. Capital, which can come from domestic and foreign sources.

  8. Industry characteristics, including: clustering effects, the number of firms, their size, the associations which organize the industry’s firms, the industry’s degree of common vision and branding, and the standards that the firms aspire to.
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