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Offshoring Information Technology : Sourcing and Outsourcing to a Global Workforce - 05 edition

Offshoring Information Technology : Sourcing and Outsourcing to a Global Workforce (ISBN10: 0511114001; ISBN13: 9780511114007)
ISBN13: 978-0511114007
ISBN10: 0511114001

Summary: The decision to source software development to an overseas firm (offshoring) is looked at frequently in simple economic terms - it's cheaper, and skilled labor is easier to find. In practice, however, offshoring is fraught with difficulties. As well as the considerable challenge of controlling projects at a distance, there are differences in culture, language, business methods, politics, and many other issues to contend with. Nevertheless, as many firms have discovered, ...show more the benefits of getting it right are too great to ignore. This book explains everything you need to know to put offshoring into practice, avoid the pitfalls, and develop effective working relationships. It covers a comprehensive range of the important offshoring issues: from ROI to strategy, from SLA to culture, from country comparisons to provider marketing. Written for CTOs, CIOs, consultants, and other IT executives, this book is also an excellent introduction to sourcing for business students. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 05
Cover: Hardback
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Year Published: 2005
International: No

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