Best Practice Software Development Outsourcing Model: The Intrinsic Value of a Dedicated Virtual Offshore Team versus Project Work

Best Practice Software Development Outsourcing Model: The Intrinsic Value of a Dedicated Virtual Offshore Team versus Project Work

Business leaders today often struggle with exactly how best to leverage the offshore outsourcing model. When seeking to improve their internal software development process, executives recognize the obvious benefits of cost savings, access to new talent pools and labor risk mitigation; but sometimes are not sure whether to build a dedicated full-time team or farm-out projects […]

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A CASE AGAINST COUNTER OFFERS: A LOSING PROPOSITION FOR ALL PARTIES

A CASE AGAINST COUNTER OFFERS: A LOSING PROPOSITION FOR ALL PARTIES

Let’s begin with the candidate. At the end of the day, the candidate is the one who is most often damaged when participating in a counter offer negotiation between two competing firms. Accepting, or even considering, a counter offer when interviewing for a new position sends a strong signal to both companies the candidate lacks […]

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BEST PRACTICE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT OUTSOURCING MODEL

BEST PRACTICE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT OUTSOURCING MODEL

The Intrinsic Value of a Dedicated Virtual Offshore Team versus Project Work Written by Phil Bartos III Business leaders today often struggle with exactly how best to leverage the offshore outsourcing model.  When seeking to improve their internal software development process, executives recognize the obvious benefits of cost savings, access to new talent pools and […]

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Benefits of Outsourcing to the Philippines

Benefits of Outsourcing to the Philippines

The intention of this article is to assist those of you currently deciding on an appropriate geography for your software development, mobile development or 3D digital art/animation needs. I have worked in the technology outsourcing industry for 22 years. These opinions are predominantly based on my experiences in China, India, Mercosur, Mexico, the Philippines, Russia, and Thailand. The […]

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Consider a Company’s Employment Philosophy When Selecting an Offshore Outsourcing Partner

Consider a Company’s Employment Philosophy When Selecting an Offshore Outsourcing Partner

When considering an offshore outsourcing service provider, companies generally consider pricing, talent, service, management, IP protection, stability etc. These are all critical to include in the decision making process. One important aspect which eludes some decision makers; is a vendor’s employment and human resource philosophy. Offshore outsourcing companies vary greatly…let me say that again…offshore outsourcing […]

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The Power of Nourishing Self-Esteem

The Power of Nourishing Self-Esteem

This is the second post of a thirty blog series devoted to examining Dale Carnegie’s 30 principles of How to Win Friends and Influence People. I will be writing these blogettes with the intention of educating and/or inspiring NarraSoft’s 60 employees in Manila, the Philippines with specific focus on our customers in the software development, mobile development and 3D/2D art outsourcing industries. […]

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The Impact of Outsourcing on the Software Industry

The Impact of Outsourcing on the Software Industry

The software industry and outsourcing have always gone hand in hand. In the 1980s, when the software market boom led to intense competition among industry players, outsourcing paved the way for IT companies to develop their products in a cost-effective and time-efficient way. Domestic Outsourcing During those years, software outsourcing deals were generally between domestic companies. […]

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