This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

ISG: Visa Delays Require New Approaches To Sourcing Transitions

STAMFORD, Conn., July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Information Services Group (ISG) (NASDAQ: III), a leading technology insights, market intelligence and advisory services company, published research this week recommending that clients and service providers reassess their approach to the transition phase of sourcing projects due to delays in obtaining visas to work in the United States.

Temporary work visas are a central component of offshore outsourcing service delivery, enabling service providers to bring skilled resources on board during the transition phase of a project. However, data analyzed by ISG shows increasing volumes of both H1 and L1 visas are being rejected or delayed, stretching the typical on-boarding time for new workers from two weeks to six weeks.

"Tighter restrictions on visa applications and the delays they cause make it increasingly difficult for service providers to quickly ramp up staffing levels for the critical transition phases of outsourcing initiatives," said Jim Hussey, Global Head of Transition Services for ISG. "That in turn threatens to derail aggressive project schedules that have little or no room for error."

Compounding the problem, service providers are often reluctant to acknowledge the need to revise overly aggressive timelines. As a result, transition plans fail to address client objectives, setting a foundation for long-term dysfunction in outsourcing  relationships.

"Both clients and service providers need to recognize that the rules of the game are changing," said Hussey. "Today it takes longer to get resources in place, and in many cases those resources are more difficult to find. Everyone's expectations and schedules need to adjust, and we need new approaches to managing L1 resources and the overall transition process."

To learn more, download the new ISG Research, "Visa Issues Require New Approach to Transition Plans" at

About Information Services GroupInformation Services Group (ISG) (NASDAQ: III) is a leading technology insights, market intelligence and advisory services company, serving more than 500 clients around the world to help them achieve operational excellence. ISG supports private and public sector organizations to transform and optimize their operational environments through research, benchmarking, consulting and managed services, with a focus on information technology, business process transformation, program management services and enterprise resource planning. Clients look to ISG for unique insights and innovative solutions for leveraging technology, the deepest data source in the industry, and more than five decades of experience of global leadership in information and advisory services. Based in Stamford, Conn., the company has more than 700 employees and operates in 21 countries. For additional information, visit


1 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Real Money

More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.

Product Features:
  • Access to Jim Cramer's daily blog
  • Intraday commentary and news
  • Real-time trading forums
Only $49.95
14-Days Free
14-Days Free


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 16,795.20 +18.77 0.11%
S&P 500 1,980.79 -6.26 -0.32%
NASDAQ 4,744.9890 -36.2750 -0.76%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs