Survey: More Offshoring than Outsourcing in Software Development?

Discussion in 'C Programming' started by martinig, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. martinig

    martinig Guest

    Outsourcing is often closely related to offshoring in software
    development, but you can outsource onshore and you can create offshore
    subsidiaries. This seems to be the current trend for large occidental
    organisation that want to profit for lower costs in countries like
    India, but maintain a high control on the process. However, developers
    in Europe or North America feel no differences if their Asian
    "competitor" work for a subsidiary or for another organisation. A
    recent poll from Methods & Tools wanted to know if applications are
    developed exclusively inside organisations or if outsourcing software
    development services are used.

    The majority of the 346 respondents were equally split between those
    that are not using outsourcing and those that use it, partially or
    completely. Complete outsourcing is done by only 6% of participants.
    There is a need to keep internal expertise when outsourcing is used.
    The phenomenon of outsourcing of IT services is well known. An article
    of McKinsey Quarterly estimated the global market for IT and business
    process outsourcing to $30 billion. The part of software development
    in this growing market is less known and discussed. In another recent
    survey published by the Software & Information Industry Association
    (SIIA), 60% of the participants were offshoring software development
    efforts and half of them were doing it with external providers.

    Get the complete results of this survey with references on Methods &
    martinig, Feb 26, 2007
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