Clark, Philippines 17th August 2016
On July 20, Australian offshoring company Beepo and a host of other international businesses were inducted into the Clark Investors and Locators Association (CILA) at a lunchtime ceremony held at the Widus Convention Centre.
WHEN Aimee Engelmann flew to Manila two years ago, her aim was to determine whether the buzz around outsourcing matched reality.
What she found was a fledgling industry with enormous potential.
IT IS AS IF THE CITY WAS LIGHTING UP AS BEEPO REACHED ANOTHER FLICKERING MILESTONE. A stunning night view taken from the rooftop of Azzurro Hotel, where celebration of Beepo's 2nd birthday took place
Australia boasts a large population of local datacentres, cloud service providers and managed service offerings. However, it still has to compete with international rivals and, while some Australian organisations like to keep their processing in country, many others are prepared to move it offshore.
Aimee Engelmann first travelled to the Philippines in late 2013 to seek out graphic designers, office administration help and some bookkeepers for her Brisbane-based marketing business. What she planned as a one-off trip turned into 10 week-long excursions within a year
“I was absolutely astounded with the level of talent, and it really did open my eyes to the way the service industry is changing,” says Engelmann.