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Cultural Change & Offshore development

March 1, 2008

Any Web Development Company faces lot of troubles in offshore works one of these is introducing agile methods in web development as it involves lot of cultural change. Due to this Companies have problems with adopting agile methods. Mostly companies operate with a command and control model in which make decisions and lower level people work them out. Agile methods can be adopted in environment with more autonomy and decision making by those working at basic level.

Clients working with offshore Web Development Company need to be cautious about this tendency and think seriously about when any Company working for them is passively agreeing. In addition clients need be wary of sounding authoritative as it reinforces this kind of situation. While choosing offshore company, one must carefully think abut the work culture and environment of the company. Now days may companies are focusing on making more flexible work environment as it is favorable to progress in agile methods. Another aspect of for this is quite tough and takes a lot of time. One can never assume that problems will be raised, even when they are spotted because making people used to a distributed control style of management requires long span of time.

This seems to be a big problem in US & European based companies, but same is with Asian Companies as Asian cultures reinforce deference to seniors. In Asian region    mainly Indian companies working on offshore projects management is some thing to “Take control”. Here people are often discouraged from asking questions, discussing problems, warning about unfeasible deadlines, or proposing alternatives to perceived instructions from seniors.

The most positive aspect of this change management is as soon as people realize they have the freedom, and the responsibility, of making decisions – they seem to really relish it. This autonomy is a great motivator, allowing people to be both more productive and able to grow into greater responsibility. Offshore Web Development Company members gain the trust the understanding to make decisions instead of waiting for the Client, which causes a lot of delays. As far as India culture is concerned people are much more likely to raise issues if they have a good personal relationship.

Web Development Company & Internet based Branding

February 7, 2008

In today’s era of internet outburst, business or corporate branding is no more bound only to traditional means of branding that were the prime source earlier. . When we talk about branding of Web Development Company there are certain facts that need to be taken into consideration. Now the horizon of corporate branding is much wider and revolves around number of contemporary marketing solutions. However the prime motto behind branding is still the same

For a Web Development Company branding id some thing that is dependent on the nature of client and jobs. Any Development Company working nearby you may be left unknown in its area but may have a very good internet presence.  From branding point of view; main concern is the attainment of world wide recognition of products. But the way to achieve this goal has been slightly altered. But the present brand promotion plan of any company also incorporate internet corporate branding solutions along with the above marketing mediums but for web Development Company it starts with internet based branding.

Because of the efficiency of internet services, most big corporate houses are inclining towards the internet corporate branding and thus the overall process of branding has become online as well. Under the traditional corporate branding procedure, the major responsibility of the promotion of a Web development company was bestowed to corporate branding solutions like television, radio and newspapers. The main factor behind the steady usage of internet business branding lies in the ubiquitous nature of internet connectivity. While the main components of a traditional corporate branding are creation of an effectual logo for a product, the selection of logo color and design. On the other side, a package of internet branding revolves around the development of attractive designs for online logo, business cards, letter heads and brochures.

The other beneficial features offered by a corporate branding consultant are instinctive navigation and pertinent content for a website. A corporate branding specialist is an extremely reliable source for the steady expansion of web development company website through the means of search engine optimization. Thus a business branding plan of an organization can’t be successful without the incorporation of effective internet branding solutions.

India’s software outsourcing revenue at $50 billion by 2012 – study

February 5, 2008
India’s revenue from back-office outsourcing is expected to surge nearly five-fold to $50 billion by 2012 despite a possible recession in the key United States market, an industry report said on Tuesday. But a skills shortage, creaky infrastructure in smaller towns and cities and rapidly rising wages are major challenges. The sector has logged 35 percent annual growth over the last five years to hit annual revenues of about $11 billion, with the bulk coming from exports, said the study by leading IT lobby group Nasscom and consulting firm Everest.“We have seen that when there are recessions and when there are costs pressures that come in, the companies still want to cut costs,” Som Mittal, president of the National Association of Software and Service Companies, or Nasscom, told reporters. India’s back-office firms like Infosys BPO, a   unit of No. 2 software firm Infosys Technologies, have thrived by providing Western firms with services such as processing insurance claims, managing payrolls and customer support.

The boom in business process outsourcing, or BPO, is built on a large, skilled and cheap English-speaking workforce. The sector employs 700,000 people and is expected to provide direct employment to about 2 million by 2012.”In spite of all the wage inflation and so on, (India) has still a fairly large cost advantage. I think we are still ahead of the curve, while competition is emerging,” Mittal said. The study said while the United States would continue to be the largest BPO opportunity for India up to 2012, there were significant untapped opportunities in Britain, Europe and Asia Pacific. The domestic market also offers huge potential for BPO companies as banks, retail, insurance, telecom and government departments look to cut costs and boost efficiency, it said.

STAYING AHEAD

About four-fifths of the world’s 500 largest companies already farm out some work to India, and outsourcing to Asia’s third-largest economy can typically generate cost savings of between 35 and 50 percent.

Talent is an issue

India produces about 2.5 million graduates every year, but only about 15 percent are suitable for employment in the BPO sector. The skills shortage has stoked wages that are rising by 10-15 percent a year. “To capture this opportunity, first and foremost we need people. We need people who will
  do these services. We need people at entry level and we need people at middle-management level,” said Raman Roy, chairman of BPO firm Quatrro.

“Today, I dare say our education system is focused on creating educated unemployable people … We have to fundamentally revamp that to create the education system to cater to not only the domestic but to the international demand.”

The study said India would also have to gear up to face increased competition from emerging back-office services destinations like China, the Philippines and Vietnam. Leading Indian BPO firms include Genpact Ltd, WNS Holdings Ltd, Firstsource Solutions, EXL Service Holdings, and Wipro BPO, a unit of third-ranked software services firm Wipro Ltd. 

Offshore Software Development and Offshoring costs

October 20, 2007

On study of Software development companies found that, In today’s majority trends for software development is do offshore software development, but continuously growing prices and building far-flung software developer team is given a new challenges.

 Last year surveyed of Sand Hill Group executives from about fifty software development companies and found that Offshoring software development has become accepted preparation. Approximately 85% of software companies said they use offshore developers, a growing from about sixty three percent two years before.

Co-founder of Sand Hill Group M.R. Rangaswami said, “software development companies are done an offshore not just a testing and maintenance but they are more dependent on Offshoring than ever before.”

He said many software development companies projected especially lower costs by engage offshore software developers. In spite of this, those companies found that prices were about forty percent cheaper when all factor were integrated.

Offshore companies are previously taking action to superior prices and shortages in skill-levels in well-entrenched offshore centers like Bangalore, India, he said. To meet request, less-utilize centers in Indian cities, such as Chennai, Hyderabad, and Pune will prove new offshore development competence and keep prices from growing promptly, he predicted.

India maintains a benefit over other offshore locations such as China, in important part because Indians’ competence with English, he said.

Surveyed of 744 Software companies said, One-third of them are currently involve with outsourcing projects, forty three percent are evaluating outsourcing providers and twenty four percent are planning to Outsourcing or they didn’t know what’s their outsourcing plans are.

More than half of the defendant that are outsourcing said they did not reduce arrangement
in their last outsourcing assignment.

In fact, Seventy percent said they chose a US-based contributor. Just twenty two percent went offshore. Another three percent reported that they have invested in Mexico and Canada. And not the entire separated organism whose post was eliminated where thrown out onto the street. According to survey, most likely 22.6% of replace employees either transferred somewhere in the firm or were able to get a job with the new service contributor.

Survey said that, the most widely found motive for outsourcing was achieving access in information technology resources occupied internally, followed by releasing up internal resources.

Other motive respondents provided for offshore outsourcing included achieving access to high-quality resources, progress a project, improving business center and decrease time to market. Overall, the progress toward Offshoring is forcing software development companies to get better their processes for organizing circulated teams.

Most software development companies use offshore software development, they will need to more closely integrate their circulated development groups to stand apart from competitors.

Open source developments in India

October 19, 2007

Economic development officials are hoping to create a more opportunities for Oregon business.

Oregon Certainly increased its exports to India, from $25 million in 2000 to almost $49 million in 2005.

In 2005, California’s exports to India totaled $1.34 billion, more than double its 2000 exports of $600 million. Even though Washington’s total is under — $425 million worth of Merchandise sold to India in 2005.

The Indian representative specific personal involvement in some of Oregon’s key industries: processing and food preservation; green building and sustainable; methods and materials; Nan science and bioscience; embedded software and Advanced technology in general.

Several of the representatives said Indians have convincing ties to the Northwest because they were learned here or functioning in the region for a number of years would   like to invest in Oregon startup companies. Delegation leader Hemant Sonawala, chairman of the Hinditron Group told “Not as venture capitalists, but as angel investors,”

One of the most modern recognizes Oregon industry clusters is Open Source Software is special notice by the delegation’s Oregon visit. About half the delegation met with Sean Madian, economic development director of the Open Source Development Labs, and Bart Massey, an assistant professor at Portland State University specializes in open source.

Over the last year, OSDL has been sent delegates to India many times to talk with industry associations, government officials and universities about how OSDL might work with them in the future.

Oregon’s open source cluster contain together very large companies such as Java Software
  Inc
, Axian Inc, Sun Microsystems Inc, Intel CorpIBM Corp. and Other.

Software applications that can be run on Linux” sensible questions ask by Members of the India representative, the most widely found open source computer operating system, and the one that OSDL supports through its projects development and other activities.

Some were also attracted in how they might to join OSDL and participate in developing applications that might be useful for them.

The delegates’ questions bend back a great move now taking place in India. After years of depends on Microsoft’s operating systems and applications, Indian government agencies, business and university have been adopting open source at a mounting rate.

A number of factors make open source software interesting for India’s fast developing economy. Open source software put Indian Software Outsourcing companies in line with large companies as well as lower costs for business in other countries that have already migrated to open source systems.

Open source software is a lower-cost option for dress up Indian schools with computers.

One unique qualities of India makes open source especially Interesting. Eighteen distinct languages are officially accepted in India.

State governments are direct eyes on the ways to make more of their services approachable   to their citizens, but an approximately 95 percent of Indians do not speak English well sufficiently to use services in English.

Last year, the central government circulated millions of free CDs with local-language versions of generally used open source software applications, and made a deal with a number of computer makers to sell computers with open-source software pre loaded.

These computers are to be hand in three languages to start with. Last month, Kerala’s software developer announced they had created an operating system in local language  Malayalam, the main language of Kerala, based on the platform of Linux

The first operating system to be developed in an Indian regional language was reported by Times of India.