[AI] After BPO & KPO, now comes PP

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Saurabh Malav" <saurabhmalav at gmail.com>
To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
Sent: Sunday, July 01, 2007 12:03 AM
Subject: Re: [AI] After BPO & KPO, now comes PP


> There are some issues while using eSpeak with Jaws for hindi language. 
> Some
> are listed below:
>
> 1. Jaws skips some words while reading hindi document.
> 2. eSpeak is using US-English accent for hindi language too. Actually in 
> the
> background eSpeak first converts hindi text into roman english text then
> these converted english is actually spoken by eSpeak for hindi text. Hence
> the accent for both english and hindi voices are same. However the 
> response
> of eSpeak is good.
> 3. Jaws doesn't properly break hindi document while reading by sentence.
> Because in hindi language sentence is broken by using "purna viram" which
> Jaws doesn't recognize.
>
> Regards,
> Saurabh Malav
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Dinesh Kaushal" <dineshkaushal at hotmail.com>
> To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
> Sent: Friday, June 29, 2007 12:45 PM
> Subject: Re: [AI] After BPO & KPO, now comes PP
>
>
>> ...drunsinha
>>
>> Currently I am not working for hindi language softwares, but I got to 
>> know
>> that a synthesiser called ESpeak can be used to speak hindi with jaws.
>>
>> Otherwise better option still is to use safa for hindi, and these days it
>> is
>> very stable.
>>
>> For more details about  safa, contact NAB delhi.
>>
>> Regards
>> Dinesh Kaushal
>>
>> blog at
>> dineshkaushal.blogspot.com
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in
>> [mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of dr.u.n.sinha
>> narain
>> Sent: Friday, June 29, 2007 11:30 AM
>> To: accessindia at accessindia.org.in
>> Subject: Re: [AI] After BPO & KPO, now comes PP
>>
>> dear dinesh,
>> you have told abot india's p.p.o. can you tell me if there are chances to
>> add hindi in jfw. if so, how?
>> ...drunsinha
>>
>> On 6/29/07, Dinesh Kaushal <dineshkaushal at hotmail.com> wrote:
>>> After BPO & KPO, now comes PPO
>>> June 28, 2007
>>>
>>> You have heard about BPO (business process outsourcing) & KPO
>>> (knowledge process outsourcing), but it's time now to add a new word
>>> to your
>>> vocabulary: PPO.
>>>
>>> Coined by Alok Aggarwal, chairman of Evalueserve Inc, PPO means
>>> person-to-person outsourcing. The US-based Aggarwal, who is the
>>> co-founder of the global research and analytics services firm, says
>>> offshoring is now beginning to go mainstream and is touching the upper
>>> class and working class alike.
>>>
>>> "This is very reminiscent of 1991-92 when manufacturing in China and
>>> other low-wage countries began to impact the lives of the rich and the
>>> not-so-rich in developed countries," he says.
>>>
>>> Here's how: small offices, home businesses and even individuals are
>>> utilizing PPO services everyday through various means such as online
>>> tutoring and home & landscape design services. Even invitation cards
>>> for weddings and other parties, personal assistant secretarial
>>> services like scheduling appointments and maintaining calendars are
>>> now being outsourced.
>>>
>>> Many of these professionals work from their homes with a broadband
>>> connection and given the low overhead, vendors and freelancers can
>>> charge fairly low rates.
>>>
>>> A few companies, such as Future Net (a subsidiary of the Alaphuza,
>>> India-based Future Groups) are also experimenting with providing
>>> ancillary and concierge services from low-wage countries.
>>>
>>> In their model, the end-client registers on their website and agrees
>>> on a price. Future Net then provides property deals for customers or
>>> for their family members and friends. Other services would include
>>> payments made to utility service agencies, educational or other
>>> institutions; and purchase of simple items such as movie tickets,
>>> personal computers, and electronics equipment.
>>>
>>> Apart from online tutoring, for instance, companies such as
>>> Transtutors, Career Launcher, Educomp Datamatics, and Tutor Vista also
>>> offer one-on-one "live"
>>> homework assistance over the web and provide essay-writing guidance
>>> and help with educational content. Most Indian tutors charge between
>>> $8 and $40 per hour - a pittance by US standards.
>>>
>>> If you thought the PPO market is too small and hence insignificant,
>>> Aggarwal has an answer. Individual contracts are often of low value -
>>> between $100 and $5,000 - but since the number of end consumers and
>>> small businesses is enormous, the total addressable market in the US
>>> alone easily exceeds $20 billion.
>>>
>>> Evalueserve's research and analysis shows that between April 2006 and
>>> March 2007, the revenue from this sector was more than $250 million
>>> and it is likely to grow to over $2 billion by 2015 - a cumulative
>>> annual growth rate of around 26 per cent. The growth rate, Aggarwal
>>> says, is likely to be much more in the future as many of these PPO
>>> offshoring trends are at the beginning of their lifecycles.
>>>
>>> According to Evalueserve, PPO services follow two business models: the
>>> direct interaction model where the individual client signs a contract
>>> directly with a vendor in a low-wage country, whose employees (tutors,
>>> admin etc) work on a full-time or a part-time basis, or as
>>> sub-contractors.
>>>
>>> Since these contracts are of low monetary value, the individual client
>>> cannot usually travel to the offshore location or perform a costly
>>> due-diligence process, and is therefore exposed to some risk.
>>>
>>> Although payments can be made through cheques or wire transfers, since
>>> the cost of individual projects is fairly low, clients usually pay the
>>> vendors with credit cards, which can help offset some of this risk.
>>>
>>> The second is the online marketplace model where the vendors providing
>>> PPO services enrol in an online marketplace by paying a monthly
>>> subscription fee plus a fixed percentage of the revenue if they win
>>> the project through this marketplace. So, when an individual client
>>> posts requirements for a new project to be conducted on the online
>>> marketplace, the marketplace communicates these opportunities to the
>>> selected vendors and freelancers and requests proposals to be
>>> delivered to the client.
>>>
>>> The client then awards the work to the appropriate vendor depending on
>>> price (which may be on a per hour or a fixed cost basis), delivery
>>> time and a quality score provided by other clients who have been
>>> served by this vendor.
>>>
>>> In this model, the online marketplace typically earns between 5 per
>>> cent and
>>> 15 per cent of the contract price in return for an assurance of a
>>> minimum service level from the vendor, thereby reducing the risk for
>>> the client.
>>>
>>> Evalueserve's research estimates that there are currently more than 90
>>> online marketplaces on the World Wide Web and projects that they have
>>> involve over 500,000 vendors and freelance professionals who are
>>> providing these services from low-wage countries.
>>>
>>> Some of the prominent online marketplaces are Guru.com (the largest
>>> marketplace with more than 625,000 registered vendors and freelance
>>> professionals), California-based Elance.com, Florida-based
>>> RentACoder.com and GetAFreeelancer.com, owned by Sweden-based
>>> Innovateit.
>>>
>>> http://www.rediff.com/money/2007/jun/28bpo.htm
>>>
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