Photos: Offshore outsourcing like an Egyptian

Photos: Offshore outsourcing like an Egyptian

Summary: No jokes about pyramid selling, please

TOPICS: Tech Industry

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  • No jokes about pyramid selling, please

    This might be the image of Egypt that most people are used to - pyramids and sand. But the government is trying to encourage companies to see it as a destination for business process and contact centre outsourcing.

    Photo credit: Steve Ranger

  • A 'Smart Village' is being built in the desert 25km outside of Cairo. Xceed - a contact centre outfit - is one of the first companies to move in, along with the Ministry of Communications and IT itself.

    Photo credit: Steve Ranger

  • Not all of Cairo is so futuristic - around the ring road there is a huge amount of building going on as the city struggles to cope with its huge population. Many homes have steel columns sticking out of the roof so that another level can be put on top by the next generation of the family.

    Photo credit: Steve Ranger

Topic: Tech Industry

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