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    29/11/2012: Why Bangladesh is right choice for IT outsourcing

    The Government of Bangladesh, with its vision of "Digital Bangladesh by 2021", is trying to create IT investor-friendly environment. Along with some capacity development programmes, the government willingly promotes export oriented IT business with cheaper bandwidth, alternate internet connection, tax holidays etc.

    Also the government has taken several initiatives through legalizing e-Commerce platform. According to The Global Information Technology Report 2012 prepared by the World Economic Forum, the government of Bangladesh scored 5 out of 7 for Government Prioritization for ICT and 4.1 out of 7 for Importance of ICT to Government Vision.

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    27/09/2012: NTFII Bangladesh Project organizes a B2B Programme for in Copenhagen

    UN/WTO International Trade Centre organizes a Business-to-Business (B2B) programme in Copenhagen on last 19th September in the framework of NTFII Bangladesh Project. 12 IT & ITES companies participated to this program from Bangladesh. This year the program's theme was - Mobile and Tablet Application Development.

    The B2B program started with a day-long training on Danish Business Culture and Online Marketing in Scandinavian Countries, held at DFSME office on 18 September, 2012. On second day, the main B2B program took place at Danish Society of Engineers. 18 Danish companies met Bangladeshi companies for about 60 pre-arranged B2B meetings.

    Before that a seminar presented by Thomas Wittenburg demonstrating provocative insights into the future of mobile and Russell T Ahmed, Secretary General at BASIS, introduced the Danish attendees to the benefits of choosing Bangladesh as their next IT outsourcing destination.

    The Bangladeshi Companies taking part to this program are - BJIT, Brainstation-23, HawarIT, Impulse Technology, Informatix Technologies, Kento Studios, Latitude-23, Relisource Technologies, Rightbrain Solutions, Sentrana BD and Structured Data Systems. Finally this three day-long B2B program ended with a field visit at the Gaming Incubator of the University of Copenhagen on 20th September morning.

    Mentionworthy that the Netherlands Government has been funded for NTFII Bangladesh project since 2010 for giving platform to 40 IT & ITES companies of Bangladesh through building sustainable business linkaging in Netherlands, Denmark, UK and Germany along with other project activities in favor of outsourcing industry of Bangladesh.

    Likely, six B2B program already organized in the framework of this project since inception of this project. UN/WTO International Trade Centre has been implementing this project here in partnership with the Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industries (DCCI) and the Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS).

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    24/02/2012: Show real strength - IT and trade expert advises Bangladeshi tech companies

    Bangladeshi IT companies will have to build trust with European companies by focusing on their real strength. They should not 'overpromise', said an adviser working for branding Bangladeshi tech firms in the European market on the sidelines of BASIS SoftExpo 2012.

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    24/01/2012: Bangladeshi SMEs must go global for outsourcing

    Small technology companies can enjoy the benefits of ‘brain extension’ as both clients and suppliers. In my last column, The LaaS frontier, I described the 3500 IT freelancers in Bangladesh who, courtesy of the Web and the US enabling venture oDesk, are working for a diversity of global clients. I suggested the acronym Labour-as-a-Service (LaaS) be added to the growing portfolio of cloud sourcing possibilities.

    02/09/2011: 20,500 schools, colleges receive free laptops in Bangladesh

    A senior official of the Prime Minister’s Office said in Dhaka yesterday the government would provide free laptop computers to 7,114 secondary schools across Bangladesh in the next one year as part of its current endeavour of building ‘Digital Bangladesh.

    30/09-04/11/2010: New IT company ambitions to become Bangladesh's outsourcing champion

    During a recent joint ITC-CBI mission to Dhaka, Bangladesh, in the framework of the Netherlands Trust Fund II, ITC met with Mr. Kazi Islam, the young and talented CEO of Grameenphone IT Ltd (GPIT) to discuss Bangladesh's potential as an outsourcing destination, the challenges ahead and how trade-related technical assistance could help local companies get noticed and land contracts.

    31/01/2011: SoftExpo-2011 begins in city tomorrow

    The country’s largest exposition for software and ICT-enabled services — BASIS SoftExpo 2011 — will begin tomorrow in the city with a view to bridging the gap between service providers and users. About 110 local companies and 10 firms from different European countries will participate at the five-day event scheduled to be held at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre.

    31/01/2011: Flagship software fair starts tomorrow

    The country's largest exposition for software and ICT-enabled services -- BASIS SoftExpo 2011 -- will begin tomorrow in the city with a view to bridging the gap between service providers and users. About 110 local companies and 10 firms from different European countries will participate at the five-day event scheduled to be held at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre.

    04/02/2011: Bangladesh can emerge as preferred destination for IT oursourcing

    Dhaka, Feb 3: Bangladesh could emerge as one of the most preferred destinations for information technology (IT) outsourcing, if it could address certain obstacles at the shortest possible time, said IT leaders of the country at a seminar organised by Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS), at SoftExpo 2011 yesterday. According to a recent study by global IT consulting firm Gartner, Bangladesh is one of the top 30 emerging destinations worldwide. "Our target is to be among the top three on the Gartner list,” said BASIS president Mahboob Zaman, adding that obstacles need to be removed at the earliest.

    05/02/2011: Bangladesh holds huge potential in IT sector

    The Netherlands Ambassador to Dhaka Alphons Hennekens said IT services industry here has huge potentials for growth because of its low-cost nature and vast human capital.“Netherlands considers Bangladeshi IT sector as a huge potential industry.
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