Xceed: Pioneering the Contact Center Industry in Egypt

Sherif Kamel (The American University in Cairo, Egypt) and Maha Hussein (The American University in Cairo, Egypt)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 84
EISBN13: 9781605666143|DOI: 10.4018/jcit.2008010105
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The global spending on outsourcing has exceeded one trillion U.S. dollars in 2000 and it is expected to reach much higher heights by 2010. Outsourcing represents a major opportunity for developing nations with different capacities and skills in the field of information and communication technology (ICT) coupled with communication, business, and marketing capacities of their human capital. Contact centers are one of the growing trends that can benefit from the opportunities enabled through outsourcing. Over the last decade, India, the Philippines, and Mexico took the lead in the contact center industry in the context of developing nations. Moreover, in the 1990s Egypt, through its massive efforts to position itself as one of the ICT hubs in the Middle East, had started its efforts to develop itself as a destination for offshore outsourcing as well as penetrating the global marketplace for contact centers. This case demonstrates the process of establishing Xceed, the pioneer contact center in Egypt serving a global community of customers and excelling to become one of the brand names of the industry worldwide.
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