Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Google, AOL & Dell Outsource to India, So Can You

More on PPO (person to person outsourcing), see previous post here:

“We are addressing the bottom of the pyramid,” says Krishnan Ganesh, an Indian entrepreneur, of his latest venture, TutorVista. Mr. Ganesh founded the company in late 2005 after spotting that personal tutoring for American schoolchildren was unaffordable for most parents. His solution is to use tutors in India to teach Western students over the Internet.

The teachers all work from home, which means that the company is better able to avoid India's high-wage employment hotspots. TutorVista further hammers home its labour-cost advantage through its pricing model. It offers unlimited tuition in a range of subjects for a subscription fee of $100 per month in America (and £50 a month in UK, where the service launched earlier this year) rather than charging by the hour. Tutors are available around the clock; appointments can be made with only 12 hours' notice.

Continue reading The Economist article here.


At 7/25/2007 3:04 AM, Anonymous Software Developers said...

Also Ethics should be adhered to by these companies. For instance they should NOT help complete home works given to students etc.

At 7/25/2007 4:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 7/25/2007 11:05 AM, Blogger juandos said...

Geez! Now that's a pretty good idea assuming the info on the site is accurate and useful....

Caveat emptor is still the name of the game...

Hmmm, I wonder if there is a practical way I could outsource the physical loading and unloading of airplanes I deal with on a daily basis?

Nah! Probably not...


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