Outsourcing is not just for cutting costs anymore, according to the 2005 Global
IT Outsourcing Study from DiamondCluster. Instead, enterprises should, and
are beginning to, see it as part of an overall strategy.
Sending software development offshore is what everyone wants to do, but sometimes it's not the right way to go.
Technology and organizational changes are coming in every area of IT, and they are going to have a profound impact on virtually all of the 11 million IT professionals around the world—and eventually, everyone, everywhere.
Today, Informatica is embracing a broader definition of data integration that includes operational data integration—things like data migration and consolidation, building operational data stores, synchronization among different databases and master data management.
Sukant Srivastava is vice president of global services for Keane in Boston,
where he directs a team that develops global application outsourcing products.
In this interview with ADT, he examines the differences between traditional
and outsourced testing and why outsourced testing services are a better fit
for most companies.
What if you could outsource to a company that offered the cost savings of an India-based outsourcing firm, but whose facilities were just a few hours away?
Process efficiency, management challenges, the nature of the projects and other factors have a lot to do with the success of offshoring and whether it provides financial benefits. Conversely, offshore providers and the infrastructure that support them are maturing, making offshoring less complex and risky than it was even a few years ago.
Have you been transferred from a corporate position to a service provider as
part of an IT outsourcing contract? Here's a chance to make your voice heard.
For many companies, outsourcing IT work is
seen as mandatory to stay competitive,
and even software product companies
are offshoring product development
and maintenance work to reduce costs.
But many experts will tell you that outsourcing
software development carries increased
risks, most notably, quality.
IT management needs to embrace offshore outsourcing, despite the "genuine threat" of job losses, because the trend is not going to go away, asserted Michael Fleisher, chairman and CEO of Gartner. In his welcoming address to attendees at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2004 in San Diego on Monday, he argued that two popular responses, protectionism and blaming others, including the people of India and China, are doomed to failure.
The U.S. software industry lost 150,000 jobs last year, according to the Cyberstates 2003 report released last week by the American Electronics
Programmer calls for an end to outsourcing.
When companies consider out-sourcing of AD efforts, they often do ‘very simple math,’ a Gartner analyst says.
As pressure grows to do more with less, IT managers turn to an expanding outsourcing industry that promises to build better software at lower costs.
For organizations that are nervous about making the right outsourcing choice, there are outsourcing advisory firms available to help.
IBM moved to strengthen its consulting business with the purchase of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ global business consulting and technology services unit. -July 31
Loudcloud Inc., the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based hosting management services provider, last week signed an agreement to acquire smaller MSP rival Frontera Corp., Los Angeles. -Mar. 5, 2002