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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has many of the benefits of India, in terms of computer skills, language skills, and cultural affinity with the UK. As a part of the British empire from 1814 to 1964, English is so well and widely spoken on Malta that large numbers of foreigners come to the island to learn English in one of the many language schools. The Maltese Government has invested heavily in IT and communications infrastructure in the past ten years, leaving the island with a modern IT infrastructure, and is now trying to position