Offshoring Boosting Onshore IT Salaries

According to a report on ESJ.com, the high-profile failures of some offshoring initiatives have helped boost some IT salaries in the US. That's the conclusion of consultancy Foote Partners LLC after surveying...
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Outsourcing IT at the Same Time You Move Your Company

Sometimes the hardest part of outsourcing involves not the why or the who, but the how and the when. Why do you want to outsource your IT operations? That's a tough question, but it often involves your...
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TCS Revenues Up 38%, Profits Up 54%

On January 13, 2005, Mr. S Ramadorai, CEO and Managing Director of Tata Consultancy Services, Ltd. (TCS), announced quarterly profits of $162 million (7.09 rupees) for the period ending December 31, 2004....
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Culture Notes: Never Say, No

Never say, “No,” without at least trying once? This dictum rules the Indian mindset. The spoken words belie the intention. “It will be done” is more of a, “We will try.”...
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Software without Borders: Out-tasking vs. Outsourcing

“I’ll try anything twice!” is the old joke line. That’s about how many times people try outsourcing before giving up in frustration and disgust. But are they really outsourcing...
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Software without Borders: Psst! Want the Name of a Good Offshore Vendor?

It seems like everyday you get a call from an outsourcing vendor that wants to develop your software. They compete in a crowded market and are desperate to get your attention. With all these choices, you’d...
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Tips for Handling the Employee Side of Outsourcing Engagements

Some interesting survey results out of LogicaCMG. (Keep in mind that the company is a provider of outsourcing services!) According to a poll of 200 employees from large organizations in Europe whose positions...
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True-Life Tales: Outsourcing Problems

My firm sells complex software applications for training management and skill tracking to medium and large companies. Back in 2003 we decided it was time to refresh our technology from Visual Basic 5 and...
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The Lifecyle of an Application

Michael Doane, a Sr. VP with META Group, made the statement, which really surprised me, “The lifecycle of your applications is around 20 years…” That's a long time — much longer...
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