Taking Application Development Offshore: A Case Study

Network Computing magazine has an excellent cover feature, “NWC Inc. Ventures Offshore,” on offshore application development, which includes stats from a reader survey (client server apps are...
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Have You Considered Outsourcing Documentation?

An interesting February 13, 2005, article in the Indian Express talks about the increasing role of India in the publishing industry, and, although the article focuses on traditional publishing, it might...
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Moving from Level 1 to Level 2 Transactions in HRO

In outsourcing, often the advice you’ll hear is to start with something simple and then move to more challenging and sensitive work with time. This gives you – whether you’re with the...
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India as Liaison in Offshoring Projects

Bitpipe's Analyst Views just released an interesting summation of what analyst companies are saying about offshoring these days. Author Jim Zimmermann quotes from a Summit Strategies report that ranks...
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Culture Matters: Soft Components Key To Outsourcing Success

Over the past several years, I’ve attended numerous conferences on offshore outsourcing. The presentations have tended to focus mostly on the “hard” components of establishing profitable...
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What We’ve Learned about Working with Lawyers in India

In a small city north of Delhi, India — purportedly the sixth most populous metropolis in the world — a skilled team of seasoned lawyers is successfully reviewing documents for an American...
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Work Life in China: One Woman's Perspective

Normally, I wouldn't reference an article in The Wall Street Journal here, since you have to be a paying subscriber to gain access to its online content. But yesterday's issue included a feature that's...
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The "Outsourcing Evaluation Center" has Limited Usefulness

What if you created a directory of resources but nobody came? Of course, the Web is littered with the detritus of interesting ideas. A directory's only as good as the information it contains — and...
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Safe Outsourcing?!

Now here's a poorly constructed article if ever I read one… “Are You Practicing Safe Outsourcing?” ran in Darwin magazine and provides a list of 10 considerations for reducing risk in...
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