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10 things to think about when you are offshore outsourcing IT

Icon Written by Thomas Tøth on January 14, 2016 – 4:37 PM

** This blog entry is first published on LinkedIN Pulse on January 14th 2016.  Offshore outsourcing (i.e. moving work to another legal entity in another part of the world) of IT-services is by no means a trivial task. All too often we see companies fail in reaching their goals and delivering the value and/or cost savings that they set out to achieve when they started on ‘project outsourcing’. Many companies are blinded by what appears to be huge savings in labor arbitrage. There is indeed a good business case in offshore outsourcing of IT-activities, but it requires mature planning and execution. […]

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How to Avoid Expatriation Failures?

Icon Written by Thomas Tøth on October 1, 2012 – 12:15 AM

Over the last couple of years, being an ex-expatriate myself, I have spoken to quite a few professionals with expatriate experience. When groups of (former) expatriate managers meet I find that one of the subjects most often discussed is ‘How to act as a leader or manager in a foreign cultural setting‘. I was luckier than most: When I went to India to work I was enrolled in a team of four expatriates in the company with substantial experience from India; and all with the inclination to share their experiences with me. Also, I was so fortunate to meet two […]

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Blog Disclaimer

Icon Written by Thomas Tøth on September 1, 2012 – 10:56 AM

The blog post made available to you on sourcewise.biz draws on both years experiences from practice work within offshoring as well as scholarly knowledge from the fields of offshoring, culture theory, trust theory and much more. The blog aims at providing valuable insights to outsourcing practitioners based on a solid foundation of both practice and theory. However, the blog is not an academic discussion; does not follow academic standards with regards to citing; and is not to be thought of as an academic contribution. Academic contributions are to be found on the  ‘Publications’ page. The blog is open to all – […]

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