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Frances Karamouzis
Research VP
10 years at Gartner
23 years IT industry

Frances Karamouzis is a research vice president in Gartner Research and Advisory Services. Ms. Karamouzis focuses on the IT services and outsourcing market and is also the lead analyst for global sourcing research in North America. Read Full Bio

Central Eastern Europe (CEE) Positioning in Global Sourcing

by Frances Karamouzis  |  June 4, 2010

These past 3 weeks, I had the opportunity to visit four countries in CEE namely, Romania, Hungary, Czech Republic and Poland.  It was quite an interesting trip that was filled with a array of meetings with lots of different stakeholders and constituencies within the value chain of Global sourcing. While this was a three week trip, and I felt that […]

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China vs. India

by Frances Karamouzis  |  May 31, 2010

 Is China Cheaper than India?  One of the most frequently asked questions about China is an attempt to verify the competitive cost structures variables for sourcing business consulting, IT consulting, applications development, maintenance and management or some type business process management services. And more specifically, many clients ask about labor costs as it is one […]

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Impact of India IT Services on Cloud Services

by Frances Karamouzis  |  December 23, 2009

As we approach the end of the year, I thought I take the opportunity to launch this blog with a question and hopefully engaging discussion about the extensively hyped topic of Cloud.   As a Gartner analyst, clearly our organization has put forth lots and lots of research regarding Cloud Computing.   However, I want to focus on “IT Services” and the […]

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