The global software industry
- Offshoring Is No Silver Bullet. Dickerson, Chad // InfoWorld;3/8/2004, Vol. 26 Issue 10, p26
Comments on the practice of offshoring software development services. Qualities of successful and not-so-successful offshore software development projects; Principles of software development; Conventional wisdom about information technology jobs; Difficulties in overseas outsourcing of software...
- Offshore doublespeak. // MarketWatch: Telecoms;May 2004, Vol. 3 Issue 5, p11
Reports on the increasing number of information technology services firms outsourcing jobs to cheaper labor market countries. Reasons why the companies are reluctant to announce their plans of outsourcing jobs; Reasons behind the telecommunication industry trend; Pros and cons of offshoring.
- Football's coming home. // Credit Management;Dec2012, p34
The article discusses the trend of re-importing of offshore jobs back to the countries across the globe, where many countries are withdrawing their operations from China because of low quality of goods and increasing labor cost.
- Mexico Making a Comeback. SOWINSKI, LARA L. // World Trade: WT100;Mar2011, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p44
The article discusses the rising economy of Mexico as influenced by its maquiladora industries, cheaper labor costs, and proximity to U.S. manufacturers. China is also setting up shops in Mexico to take advantage of cheap labor costs and the country's proximity to U.S. It is reported that the...
- Support organizations link up to provide global service. DeVoe, Deborah // InfoWorld;5/8/95, Vol. 17 Issue 19, p44
Reports on several expansions and mergers in the outsourcing information technology market. Sorbus Europe's merger with ICL Customer Services; Entek Information Services Inc.'s alliance with Compugen Systems Ltd.; Hughes Aircraft Co.'s signing of an agreement with Computer Sciences Corp.
- UK must outsource to survive or risk losing out to offshore firms. Goodwin, Bill // Computer Weekly;6/24/2003, p10
British businesses have taken advantage of lower IT costs in India and other offshore locations, despite signs of a backlash from those concerned about the impact of offshore outsourcing on Great Britain-based jobs, a meeting of the software and services group, Intellect heard last week....
- The Global Scramble for Cheap Labor. // Time;9/21/1970, Vol. 96 Issue 12, p112
The article focuses on the shift of production activities by manufactures in industrialized countries to underdeveloped countries with a view to take advantage of cheap labor to reduce production costs. It mentions that companies investing in poor countries to produce component parts or even...
- Unintended Technology Transfer to Chinese Software Firms from Japan Through Offshore Software Development. Mita Takahashi; Nobuhiro Takahashi // Information Technologies & International Development;Winter2013, Vol. 9 Issue 4, p1
Since the end of the 1990s, some Chinese software firms have undertaken offshore software development for Japanese firms. They are engaged not only in coding and testing, but also in design. The results of our interviews with Chinese and Japanese firms show that Chinese firms have acquired...
- Hidden risks of software-as-a-service. Thompson, Herbert H. // Network World;7/31/2006, Vol. 23 Issue 29, p33
The article discusses the risks of outsourcing, otherwise known as software-as-a-service, in the computer software industry. Outsourcing recently has gained much prominence as part of the companies' effort in cutting some of the business processes and its corresponding cost. However, while...