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Offshore Outsourcing for Startups: Part III

Tue, 10 May 2005 09:44:44 GMT

Once you have decided on the location-say India-you need to finalize how you want to go offshore. If you go the outsourcing route then you need to find a vendor in the offshore destination who will be a suitable match for your company in terms of work culture, costs and expertise.

Offshore Outsourcing for Startups: Part II

Fri, 22 Apr 2005 08:21:21 GMT

The idea is you are convinced that you should outsource to increase the chances of success of your enterprise. The first question to answer is location. Which location is suited best to you? There are many outsourcing destinations. The prominent ones are USA, Israel, Ireland, Australia, Russia and China. Of course, there are many more. There is Costa Rica and Brazil too.

Offshore Outsourcing for Startups

Fri, 22 Apr 2005 08:02:02 GMT

Your business plan showed that you would assemble a team of 4 developers with an average experience of 2 years+ (including one CTO). Your budget would allow you to carry out operations approximately for a year. You hope to make a couple of sales which would bring in some revenue. Now, you have heard about offshore software development (some call it product development outsourcing) but never given serious thought to it. Now is the time to think seriously about it.

Reverse Outsourcing

Fri, 01 Apr 2005 09:20:20 GMT

Today I would like to post on a trend called by some as reverse outsourcing. Here India or other countries outsource jobs to US companies or individuals. Of course, this is not as strong a trend as offshore outsourcing but the fact is that it is there and has been for a very long time. In fact, if you go back about 10 years or so then from countries like India it was mostly reverse outsourcing and very little offshore outsourcing from US to India.

Offshore Outsourcing: Answers to Specific Points

Sat, 15 Jan 2005 08:54:16 GMT

There are 3 kinds of people in the offshore outsourcing debate: 1. Convinced that Offshore Outsourcing is Good 2. Convinced that Offshore Outsourcing is Evil 3. Not totally on either side I seem to be part of group 1. Some others might be part of group 2. I doubt that anyone can convince a group 1 or group 2 person otherwise through a blog. It will require hours of personal presentation with hard facts from extremely reliable sources and impressing the sincerity of the person and the logical tightness of his arguments in trying to convince to make a strong case. Even then I doubt it will be convincing.

Offshore Outsourcing: Does Offshore Outsourcing really create new Jobs in the US for US Citizens?

Tue, 04 Jan 2005 08:29:08 GMT

I have been questioned by couple of readers whether I really believe that offshore outsourcing will really help create jobs in the US for US citizens. Since I have explored this topic in some detail in my earlier posting, I will be very specific here. From the bottom of my heart and mind, I believe the following is true: 1. Offshore outsourcing to a destination like India increases the overall Value Created and hence Wealth of the Global Economic System as a whole 2. Offshore outsourcing to a

Offshore Outsourcing: Creating Jobs

Sat, 01 Jan 2005 08:35:47 GMT

First of all a Happy New Year to all of you. One of the resolutions is to definitely continue keeping promises one has made. I had promised earlier to show how offshore outsourcing creates more jobs in the US. Here I will give the basic concept of how this happens. Consider that certain number of IT jobs (this could be any kind of jobs actually, the essence of the argument would not change) are shifted to a better value location at 5

Merry Christmas!

Sat, 25 Dec 2004 08:13:01 GMT

Gentlemen! Have a Merry Christmas! Will see you next week. Right now need to be very busy with the holidays. Need to deliver projects as promised on the deadline. Holiday for everyone is a busy time for Santa. It seems we are also part of Santa's (IT) delivery time. Well folks, enjoy.

Does Offshore Outsourcing Leads to more jobs in the US?

Sat, 18 Dec 2004 06:01:33 GMT

Nobel prize winners and prominent economic theorists have published papers about whether offshore outsourcing will benefit or harm the US economy.

Is Offshore Outsourcing Unpatriotic? Part III: Creating Value

Fri, 10 Dec 2004 10:07:49 GMT

In many cases, there are other organizations that are better equipped to handle this and can actually provide core-competency development to survive in a highly-competitive business sector by providing more value through carrying out a particular business process with more efficiency and quality as compared to competitors.

Is Offshore Outsourcing Unpatriotic? Part II: Outsourcing & Division of Labor

Thu, 09 Dec 2004 07:43:59 GMT

The concept of outsourcing derives its intellectual origins from the concept of Division of Labor used in mass manufacturing.

Is Offshore Outsourcing Unpatriotic? Part I

Wed, 08 Dec 2004 08:04:57 GMT

In the wake of the election there has been a huge outcry against outsourcing. Some have gone so far as to say that Offshore Outsourcing is Unpatriotic ( We need to examine this: Is it unpatriotic? How?