Offshoring to India: A Case Study about Ketera Technologies

Offshoring software development and other work to India often fails or succeeds on the details of implementation — focusing on the right areas of effort, attracting the right kind of employees (and...
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The Transfer Stage of Build-Operate-Transfer: Tensilica’s Experience

This article describes the progress made in establishing and running the India operations of Tensilica, Inc., a private, venture-funded startup providing microprocessor intellectual property for system-on-chip...
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10 Tips for Managing Projects with Offshore Teams

Managing offshore software development projects can easily overwhelm US project managers who are new to offshoring. Treading through the intricacy of handling teams across time zones, different cultural...
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How Church’s Chicken Outsourced Its Accounting to India

Can a large US-based restaurant company with sales of over $1 billion a year securely outsource its entire accounting functions to a provider in India — and in doing so slice accounting costs in...
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Agile Outsourcing: 10 Tips for Successfully Outsourcing Software Development

Software Development conducted a survey of subscribers in 2004 on their experiences with offshore software development. Fifty-six percent of the responses indicated that the software that came back was...
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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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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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Automotive Design Offshoring to India

The intense competitive pressures in the automobile industry, especially in the US and Europe, have created a set of enabling factors, or drivers that are forcing OEMs and ancillaries to explore outsourcing...
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Culture Matters: 6 Tips for Improving the Cross-Cultural Competency of Offshore Teams

When I present seminars on Indian business culture to American managers and technical professionals involved in offshoring or offshore outsourcing to India, someone inevitably asks, “So what are...
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Why We Offshore Our Software Development Work to Ukraine

At Intalio we started looking at taking part of our software development work offshore in late 2004. During the first half of 2005, we focused our attention on India, flew there a couple of times, talked...
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