… one company, based in Paris, used [macro and micro level offshoring diversification] to its advantage… The company was looking to offshore 2,000 specialized, high-end IT jobs and initially planned on sourcing the entire project in India. It opted for an alternative scenario, however, after running the numbers as part of its due diligence. With a view to minimizing its exposure to geographic, currency, and labor issues, the company tiered the work across several locations, placing roughly two-thirds of the project in India and splitting the remaining third across three other regions.
Recently I dealt with a software development company that used an outsourced development model which comprised the following locations: India: Development centres comprising dozens of developers. Canada: Technical management and some development. USA: Data center hosting test and production servers. My exposure to the company was relatively brief but from what I saw and heard […]
Many people in the IT industry have seen the rapid growth of outsourcing as a threat. Reactions cover a wide gamut of feelings but for IT professionals whose roles are subject to outsourcing, fear and anger seem to be the prevailing sentiments; fear of job loss and anger at companies/management for outsourcing. Emotion aside, the […]