Enterprise architects are poised uniquely to make distributed development more effective. Apply five practical strategies to communicate effectively and drive business forward.
The top two IT-related problems are operational incidents and staffing issues, according to a global survey commissioned by the IT Governance Institute.
Even companies that have embraced next-generation mainframe workloads often give short shrift to the question of training. What gives?
The application development space has been hard hit by outsourcing, but there's been a recovery of sorts over the last 12 months.
It’s worth remembering how much the employment outlook has improved in the last half decade—and how far we have still to go
With information security increasingly a boardroom-level concern, job prospects continue to be good, according to a new study. Training and certification are becoming increasingly important for candidates and companies alike.
managers have discovered
that the right tools and
techniques can make
globally dispersed teams
nearly as effective as under-one-roof, traditional teams.
Cost savings from outsourcing development trump acquiring special expertise, according to a new survey by Evans Data, a market research firm.
Many enterprises, and IT teams specifically, are implementing sophisticated risk-mitigation strategies that let them better understand and more effectively manage the risks they face.
The biggest challenge today’s IT organizations face isn’t selecting the right technologies—it’s finding skilled developers to perform complex, multi-platform integration tasks, often involving legacy systems. That need, in turn, is helping drive the outsourcing of application development.
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.