Computerworld: Open-Source Model for Outsourcing
Jan 28, 2004, 10:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pimm Fox)
[ Thanks to Jason
Greenwood for this link. ]
"It doesn't take an MBA to know that you can save money paying a
salary of $20,000 for IT skills in India vs. $80,000 in
Indianapolis. That's why the outsourcing movement now encompasses
software creation, not just support and maintenance.
"According to a Meta Group study, 41% of all new application
development, whether involving Cobol, .Net, C# or C++, is happening
offshore. And the Fortune 100 are increasingly dependent on
distributed talent. But using offshore programmers requires
sophisticated communication and collaboration technology. Without
it, the cost of managing outsourced application development can
easily strip away any savings you get from salaries..."