Outsourcers Go Global

Illustration for TIME by Alex Nabaum

One glance at the travel itinerary of Natarajan Chandrasekaran will tell you just how dramatically the postrecession economy is changing. Since October, when he became CEO of Indian IT firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Chandrasekaran has retraced the business trips his predecessors have been making for years to New York City and London, the home cities of big banks and other companies that have traditionally outsourced computer programming and other work to Indian firms. But jaunts to the industrialized world may no longer be sufficient to keep his Mumbai-based firm growing at top speed. So Chandrasekaran is also venturing...

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