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I don't know how many times I've flipped through the channels and heard Lou Dobbs talking about "Exporting America." Now, I know Lou is discussing the political and economic context of American companies outsourcing their jobs overseas. However, this new one-dimensional definition of outsourcing has other implications to some of us in the States.
I am no expert on politics, economics or Lou Dobbs, so I'll keep my opinions on those subjects to myself. However, what I would like to discus ...more
Outsource marketplaces are websites to connect to buyers and sellers of software development services. Buyers and sellers of services are located worldwide. Therefore, outsource marketplaces are often linked to the following terms: offshore, nearshore, inshore, ruralshore when describing procurement of software development services.
Buyers and sellers use software development outsource marketplaces similar to using auction sites like eBay. A buyer defines and posts a software develop ...more
This model becomes a safe-keeper when it fulfills all the criteria as follows: 1) The IT Outsourcing project stakeholders should be willing to invest in evolving the model into documentation. 2) There should be clear and valid reason to make things permanent. 3) For provision of values there should be an audience with the IT Outsourcing document.
Use of tool: Before commencement of IT Outsourcing, if we have clear ideas of the toolset used, which is prob ...more
Outsourcing Success Mantra
Managers managing successful outsourcing relationships increasingly believe that success is tightly bound to the ability to adopt and exploit practices that drive sustained process innovations/ improvement. Such business processes innovations are characterized by a no-holds barred commitment to the overall business goals and hence are aligned to individual skills/competencies. Along with today's leading edge technological resources like ERP, new pro ...more
‘Globalism' Sweeps The World
Increasingly the world of business is coming together to tackles people/business & political issues. This increased focus on collaborative synergies is reshaping corporate strategies and even transforming competition…as even competitors at times come together to collectively grow the markets/lobby for concessions from governments or form business interest groups. All this is the new face of globalisation – called ‘globalism'. Just like fus ...more
Outsourcing = Global Momentum
The global business landscape has changed dramatically in the last couple of years thanks to growth of outsourcing. Outsourcing has gained strength as a management strategy for sustaining global growth as well competitive advantage to overcome the challenges of ever growing business complexities. So whether it's a Fortune 100 transnationals or even a small enterprise, everyone is looking at outsourcing as a key growth engine thanks to the increased l ...more
This article is intended for engineering or architectural companies that are planning to find a vendor to whom they can outsource their CAD drafting requirements.
No matter how experienced the vendor may be, they will have to take time ascending a learning curve. This can take up to 100 hours of drafting if there are many unique style criteria.
Some of the style criteria are automatically absorbed if the vendor is given a ...more
The market for all those one time high paying computer programming jobs are starting to be filled be less expensive offshore software developers. Welcome to the world of global competition in offshore software development. Depending on your context, offshore software development can be viewed as a new competition threat or opportunity in new resources. Or, it can be viewed as a combination of both.
As an American, I believe there is mostly a negative conatation towards the trend of l ...more
It seems that the Spanish translation industry is rapidly expanding, with more and more people needing professional translation services. However, some people are still reluctant to hire a Spanish translator and would rather turn to free Spanish translation engines and websites rather than pay a professional Spanish translator.
There are a ton of reasons for this, but I'd like to mention one of those here in this article, which is that people are unwilling to pay translators for their s ...more
For once, Apple Computers has been thinking inside the box rather than outside, and following the lead of its fellow global technology majors, it has also decided to set up a large scale technical support centre in India.
Sources confirm Apple is gearing up to hire as many as 1,500 people for its Bangalore-based facility by year-end, and will increase its staff count to a total of 3,000 employees by the end of 2007. Apple's Indian facility worth $14-billion will be the firm's first sup ...more