Safeway, the UK's fourth-largest supermarket, spends over £100 million (GBP) a year on their information technology (IT )operations. Five years ago, Safeway transferred its offshoring operations to Malta-based Crimsonwing. Since then, Crimsonwing has undertaken some 200 projects for Safeway, including a sales data warehouse, an intranet portal, and an integrated transport solution designed in conjunction with IBM.
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India''s position as the outsourcing destination, with over 90 per cent of the market according to estimates from research group Gartner, will remain unchallenged for some time. But many companies are finding the skills they need at competitive prices in other countries. China, South-East Asia, South Africa and Eastern Europe are all emerging as contenders. But for Safeway, the Mediterranean island of Malta, better known as a holiday destination than a hub of IT expertise proved a better solution. As UK''s