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Computerworld: Open-Source Model for Outsourcing

Jan 28, 2004, 10:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pimm Fox)

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"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..."

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