Know More About Asia

This article explains some interesting information about Asia, and if you’re interested, then this is worth reading, because you can never tell what you don’t know.

Asia is the largest continent in the world by a considerable margin, and it is rich in natural resources, such as petroleum and iron.

As a matter of fact, the only difference between you and Asia experts is time. If you’ll invest a little more time in reading, you’ll be that much nearer to expert status when it comes to Asia.

Asia is one of the most extraordinary and diverse continent in terms of people and travel destinations. As it consists of many countries (about 55 countries) then you will be able to imagine how vast the territory of this region. Because It covers about 10% of the entire Earth’s total surface area, or about 30% of its land area, so the whole area of this continent is range from the mountains around the Black Sea in the west, to the snow fields of Siberia in the east and it contains more than 60% of the world’s human population

Asia is one of the seven continents in the world. But even though it is the seventh continent but it is the largest continent among all. As you can see that its border stretches from Japan in the East through Russia in the West, which across about 34 countries on its path. Apart from that, in terms of population, Asia has about more than half of entire of the world’s population, which mostly they are in China and India. Apart from that, not only in terms of number of population, they also have wide range of human races, which about 1,400 human races living in Asia.

However, there is an interesting point in terms of what people trying to re-establish new territory of Asia, that is many of geographers try to take a further study and make new conclusions that there are really is no definite dividing line between Asia from the west and Europe to the East. As a result of this theory, the new idea of continent called Eurasia has been defined, of which is known as the largest continuous in the world and has population of around 5 billion and this is more than 70% of the world population.

Therefore, there are plenty of travel destinations for you to choose, I can say that it almost have everything that correspond to your vacation style. Wide range from the desert ruins and modern malls of the Middle East to the beach bungalows and jungle treks of South-East Asia lone Thailand and Indonesia to the mega cities and hi-technological capitals of East Asia in the United Arab Emirates and there are a lot more attractions waiting for you in the rest of this beautiful continent such as in Central Asia, East Asia, Middle East, South Asia, South-East Asia, Russia and the Caucasus. You can visit tons of travel website to find out more about these superb travel destinations.

This article’s coverage of the information is as complete as it can be today. But you should always leave open the possibility that future research could uncover new facts.

Perspectives and Potential of Asia’s Hotspots – China and Philippines in Focus

Global IT spend is expected to increase at a faster rate post 2009 as several service buyer markets unentangle themselves from recession. Growth may still be tepid but nonetheless more significant than the previous 3 years.

Post recession clients are more aligned towards offshore benefits.

Drivers for Technology Spend:

• Cost reduction as clients look for demand recovery
• Growth in competition leading to need for scalable, optimized and effective operations
• Diversification of business and expansion into new markets is pushing clients for innovation and faster time to market
• Growing SMB participation as service buyer (currently at 33% of total spend) globally

How suppliers can exploit growth in IT spend?

There remain opportunities for outsourcers, as offshoring spend remains relatively small

• Identification of new delivery and engagement models
• Overhauling of existing resources/ network to offer higher value
• Foster innovation/ IP/ assets- must for gaining edge over competition
• Develop ready to deploy platforms / frameworks for multiple geographies in order to enable faster time to market

The demand side is still composed of two regions of the globe- North America and Western Europe, which together contribute about 55% of global IT/ BPO spend. Offshore revenue share is 75%. But domestic markets from BRIC nations will also become increasingly important players in the near term.

The supply side will stretch across geographies and begin accelerating the pace of competition. Countries in S. America such as Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Uruguay, etc. are some which will be vying to supply clients, particularly the Hispanic population in US.

The incumbent Indian providers will continue to build delivery centers in key delivery regions such as Latin America, Eastern Europe and China.

Game changing strategies on supply side:

• Vendors positioning themselves as End to End service providers rather than cost saviors to increase wallet share

• Increased vendor consolidation and diversification (eg. Dell acquired Perot Systems, Product vendors expanding services portfolio etc)

• Building capabilities around RIM/ IO* and platform based BPO services (Service lines witnessing traction from client side)

• Vendors entering new regions to support existing client’s localization needs (deepens client reach and wallet share)

Strong Domestic and Regional Markets –

There is strong market potential in Asia Pacific region as evidenced by robust growth rates of regional domestic economies. Apart from India and China, smaller countries like Philippines and Vietnam, which are seen as supply side components, have strong domestic consumption potential, as evidenced by their strong growth rates on the back of increased domestic consumption.

• Healthy growth in IT spend provides tremendous scale for growth in these markets
• Current outsourced market for the region is over US$22 billion – primarily served by local & regional vendors
• Technology spend by government, BFSI, telecommunication and manufacturing will drive the growth
• International and regional vendors serving these markets have witnessed double digit growth

Service Delivery Cluster-

In the past 10 years, the service delivery cluster in Asia (earlier composed primarily of India, Sri Lanka and Philippines) has evolved to a circle of multiple nations providing a multitude of services and catering to a diverse group of markets and verticals.

For this cluster to further expand, and further clusters will emerge across the globe. Each service cluster will develop its own niche and market development segment. These clusters will lead to growth of the region as a whole.

Top Cities in Asia

Continuous demand has led to proliferation of outsourcing locations in Asia.

• Indian cities continue to lead the pack, followed by Philippines and China catering to both global and domestic requirements. Many, particularly in China are looking at catering to the domestic market instead of the global requirements.

• Manila NCR, after Indian cities like Bangalore and Delhi, has been consistently making it to the top of the outsourcing cities lists.

• China follows India in terms of most number of cities on the lists. Dalian has been consistently moving up rankings.

• Several cities moving down the rankings are also an indication of strong competition among the cities. This also indicates the aggressiveness of cities in promoting themselves as locations of choice.

• Most of the emerging Tier II/III cities are from Southeast Asia- from Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia. This could be mostly due to initiatives undertaken like by the Business Processing Association of Philippines (BPAC)

A Step Closer to Paradise – A Trip to Asia

Have you ever though about escaping from your daily, boring routine and diving into a fresh new world that you have never experienced before? Did it ever cross your mind that just a few hundred (heh, thousands probably!) miles away you could find the most exotic and colorful bazaar of people, religions and nature? Well, I bet you have thought about that but in most cases your mind would have fantasized about exotic beaches like Miami or the Caribbean isles. Not bad, not at all! However, I have something better to propose, Asia. Yes, if you are seeking for a brand new, shockingly different experience then Asia is the place to go!

Asia is the mother of countless religions, cultures, stories and myths. Each country in Asia has its very unique living style and customs; experiences you might never have if you never leave the boarders of the western world. You should bear in mind that there are lots of countries that you could visit while roaming around Asia. You could be in the most hi-tech country of the world, Japan or you could go to virgin exotic places, never touched by the human kind such as Singapore, Thailand and Laos. Of course, you shouldn’t miss Asia’s big sons, China and India! Sri Lanka is a really good destination if you need to concentrate inside yourself and possibly test your limits.

If you are a fan of sight seeing then you should spend some time in Bangkok and Singapore. You just can’t imagine how beautiful those places are! Apart from sight seeing, you could pay a visit to the Crocodile farm or to one of the Bangkok’s Zoos; you could visit the Thai Human Imagery museum or you could simply relax yourself in spas. In case you are seeking for adventure you could always take a night safari in Singapore and watch all wild animals in action! Of course, there are countless other interesting things to do but wouldn’t it be cooler if you discovered them by yourself?