2006: The year of living globally

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2006: The year of living globally

Motorbikes are the preferred vehicle of many on jammed highways in India's top technology hub.

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2006: The year of living globally - It all started here

This is the original headquarters building of Infosys on the company's Bangalore campus.

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2006: The year of living globally - Infosys today: Daring architecture

Striking buildings now hold sway on the sprawling Infosys campus.

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2006: The year of living globally - Infosys today: Manicured gardens

The pristine campus of Infosys is dotted with impeccably kept shrubs and flowers.

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2006: The year of living globally - Arunkumar Srinivasan, Hewlett-Packard

Srinivasan is a leader of HP's business processing initiative in Bangalore, which carries out accounts payable tasks for global consumer products giant Procter & Gamble.

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2006: The year of living globally - Procter & Gamble's Linda Clement-Holmes

Clement-Holmes heads P&G's outsourcing initiative, which includes business process outsourcing by HP in Bangalore.

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2006: The year of living globally - ABN Amro's Louis Rosenthal

Rosenthal heads the Dutch bank's global outsourcing drive, including much work that is done in India.

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2006: The year of living globally - Samuel Palmisano, chairman and CEO of IBM

Palmisano led his company's annual analyst briefings at IBM's Bangalore facility in June 2006; in November he hosted announcements at IBM's Beijing facilities.

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2006: The year of living globally - Thomas Friedman, New York Times columnist and author

Friedman, whose best-selling book 'The World Is Flat' spread the word about the new global economy, keynoted the Nasscom conference of Indian software companies in Mumbai in February 2006.

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2006: The year of living globally - S. Ramadorai, chairman of Tata Consultancy Services

Having led TCS to the top of the outsourcing market in India, Ramadorai spurred TCS to build a facility in China.

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2006: The year of living globally - Nandan Nilekani, CEO, Infosys

Nilekani says a big new training center in Mysore will help Infosys stem the tide of wage inflation, a major stumbling block for India's high-flying software outsourcers.

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2006: The year of living globally - Azim Premji, CEO, Wipro

One of the founders of the Indian software resurgence, Premji says it's time for Indian companies to expand beyond India.

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2006: The year of living globally - St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow

Russia's past, present and future: The historic Russian Orthodox cathedral is flanked by Lenin's Tomb on the right and new construction on the left.

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2006: The year of living globally - Moscow Cineplex

This movie complex typifies new construction in Moscow.

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2006: The year of living globally - Alexis Sukharev, president, Auriga

Sukharev taught at Moscow State University before founding Auriga, a Moscow-based software outsourcing company.

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2006: The year of living globally - Inside the Kremlin

Within the walls of the Kremlin fortress is this church, with the Kremlin Palace in the background.

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2006: The year of living globally - Is Egypt next?

New players are stepping up to show what they can do in the global economy. Egypt hosts a thriving call center community and global clients, including Microsoft.

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