Globally distributed software development has become the standard for many software projects. Software services in a globally distributed environment are facing major challenges. All phases of the software development process must be adapted to the environment of the distributed development. These challenges have led to the development of numerous tools and services.

 

Relevant technical papers from pliXos on the Economics of IT Outsourcing

The business case for IT outsourcing projects

Economic efficiency of IT outsourcing projectspliXos White Paper, February 2010
All IT outsourcing decision should be based on the business case of IT Outsourcing in the project. The actual development of the project can then be continuously compared with the assumptions made so that any deviations from the expected business case can be detected. In practice, however, these calculations are seldom made. This White Paper describes the requirements for a comprehensive profitability calculation in IT outsourcing projects. A cost model is presented which is becomes basis for further analysis, especially for assessing the relevance of each of the main factors.

 

The business case of outsourced application development

economic analysis of outsourced application development Workshop "Economic efficiency and economic value of information systems as part of the "Informatik 2010", Leipzig
Offshore outsourcing is usually not good publicity because the press questions faith in the patriotism by choosing to use lead articles covering spectacular manufacturing defects and drawbacks which can occur when companies move parts out of the country. In fact, outsourcing concerns the largest share of offshore software or IT services - and it is here that the benefits of a distant, more favourable location such as Eastern Europe and India work better than ever.

 

Long term offshoring projects save the most

Long term offshoring projects save the most MittelstandsWiki, 11/30/2009
Offshore outsourcing is usually not good publicity because the press questions faith in the patriotism by choosing to use lead articles covering spectacular manufacturing defects and drawbacks which can occur when companies move parts out of the country. In fact, outsourcing concerns the largest share of offshore software or IT services - and it is here that the benefits of a distant, more favourable location such as Eastern Europe and India work better than ever.


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