Outsourcing Application Development and Maintenance

Today, most companies outsource at least some of their IT work — to India, the United States, and elsewhere — as companies in other nations try to follow India’s lead in providing highly...
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Why You Should Outsource Your Database Infrastructure

Anyone who has ever fished off an ocean charter boat can tell you what a great and exhilarating experience it is. You’re out on the open water, reel in hand, while all your troubles sit packed up...
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9 Reasons Why Software Offshoring Won’t Work (and Why You Shouldn’t Believe Them)

Speaking as the head of a service provider, I’ll be frank: We often get CEOs coming to us saying, “We need to get started outsourcing offshore. We need to have an offshore strategy. But my...
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The Romanian IT Market

Interested in learning more about the Romanian IT industry? That's a country that IBM, HP, Microsoft, Oracle, Xerox, Siemens, Motorola and SAP all do business in — particularly for software development....
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Leveraging Lean Six Sigma in Business Process Outsourcing

We hear the slogan, “moving up the value chain” often in the context of business process outsourcing (BPO). BPO service providers typically use this to refer to the execution of other knowledge...
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Agile Outsourcing: Managing People Metrics in Outsourced Software Development

Personnel turnover is frequently mentioned as one of the top issues in software development outsourcing, especially offshore. Anecdotal evidence suggests that even in short projects there can be turnover...
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Inside a Small Title Company’s IT Outsourcing Success

Like many small businesses, Tri-Source Title Agency, a real-estate title company in Columbus, Ohio, wanted to keep its IT costs down and never really considered outsourcing. But when its Windows-based...
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The Risks of Outsourcing in 2005

Outsourcing Journal editor Beth Ellyn Rosenthal provides a useful article on the current crop of risks you face in outsourcing. “New Outsourcing Risks in 2005 and How To Mitigate Them,” Risks...
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Using DFSS To Improve Offshore Outsourcing Efficiency

Offshore outsourcing of software development work has been subject to wild variations in success and efficiency. A Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) approach is one way that your software organization can make...
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