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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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What are Your Indian Team Mates Good at?

Icon Written by Thomas Tøth on October 20, 2012 – 8:19 PM

In interviews, casual conversations, cultural training sessions and other encounters with Danes working with Indian counterparts in offshoring setups I have asked variations of the headline of this blog post at least 200 times over the last couple of years. Usually I either draw or ask people to imagine a horizontal line. At one end of the line is what they themselves are really good at and their Indian counterparts are really bad at. At the other end of the line is the opposite. That is, something that the Indian counterparts are excellent at and they themselves are poor at.

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Conference on Global Software Development in Copenhagen

Icon Written by Thomas Tøth on September 2, 2012 – 3:21 PM

On September 10th 2012 the ‘Next Generation Global Software Development’ project financed by the Danish Reserach Council hosts a conference on Global Software Development at the IT University of Copenhagen. Participation is free of charge, registration is required. The  conference is focused on the challenges and opportunities in global software development. The GSD conference is aimed for practitioners who are curious about the current state of the art within globally distributed software development both from a scientific and an industrial perspective. 

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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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