December 15, 2006

Dec. 15, 2006: Bahrain & Outsourcing Offshore

Brokerage, Banking, Insurance, Investment Banking and Venture Capital

www.investmentbankingcentral.com/
2006/12/investments_of_.html

One example: Investments of insurance firm set to reach $1 billion, December 13, 2006

www.typepad.com/t/trackback/7149475


Bahrain-based Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) International will soon become a billion dollar company, it was revealed yesterday. The company has been granted licence by the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) to sell life insurance products to citizens and other residents of Bahrain, said LIC of India managing director D K Mehrotra.

[....] at the Ritz Carlton Bahrain Hotel and Spa.

[....] "The growth in the volume of sales in the current year is at present 33 per cent and is expected to accelerate further in the coming months." [....]


www.gulf-daily-news.com/Story.asp?Article=
164320&Sn=BUSI&IssueID=29268

There is also a free book available listed on that website, A Guide to Blogging and RSS.

www.thewebmarketingblog.com/
a_book_on_blogging_and_rss/index.html

www.investmentbank
ingcentral.com/index.rdf

Note favourite blogs-menu: the first one caught my notice, but there are others.
Offshore Outsourcing World Blog News and Events

www.offshoreoutsourcingworld.com

China partners Singapore in outsourcing push



Chinese software services provider TifoSoft Software Services has established operations in the island-state to jointly promote offshore outsourcing capabilities of Chengdu and Singapore to Europe and the United States. [....]


It's time to play in the big boys' pond, isn't it? Global -- it's the only way to go. Of course, if you lack access to OPM to test the waters, well, keep schmoozing ... and join, network ... civil society? a political party? NGO? a business council? an agency? foundation? ... so much to choose from ... Think hard and you'll succeed.


As for bloggers: 5 IT Predictions by Gartner

www.offshoreoutsourcingworld.com/blog
/_archives/2006/12/15/2574679.html



[....] there are already more than 200 million ex-bloggers

[....] Plummer says the threat environment is changing--financially motivated, targeted attacks are increasing, and automated malware-generation kits allow simple creation of thousands of variants quickly. Worst yet, security processes and technologies haven't kept up.

Last, Plummer sees Vista being the last major release of Microsoft Windows. [....]

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