Actually, we want to share with you our joy.
The previous weekend we had company’s anniversary and us proud that our outsourcing ship on market waves already 25 years!
Of course, we’d celebrate this date grandiosely. It’s summer now, so our little company’s family ridden out on the barbecue in the countryside.
We had bow and arbalest shooting range, volleyball and beach sitting bags. Some of us even opened a swimming season!
And of course after all activities, we had catering and all employees got rewards for their years of work.
As a member of the German Austria and Switzerland Outsourcing Association, SoftElegance is proudly taking the responsibility and honor to sponsor IT Outsourcing forum.
This is the only international event for the ITO & BPO industry in Germany, to exchange best practices, get information about destinations and business models. We are looking forward to meet with you at IT Outsourcing Germany Forum — 23 April in Berlin.
Ukrainian IT sector was mentioned several times at the reputable press this week
Several world-known online magazines like Forbes and BBC published this week their special reports about the Ukrainian IT industry.
Forbes has published Could Ukraine Be The Next Silicon Valley?. Greg Satell says that since Silicon Valley emerged as the center of the technology world in the seventies and eighties, others have tried to followed its lead, most have failed, but a few have succeeded brilliantly.
“It’s also important to remember that Ukraine is largest and one of the best educated countries in Europe, with an excellent base of talent and technology infrastructure. So while it may seem unlikely for Ukraine to become the next tech mecca, I wouldn’t bet against it.”, Satell says.
Ukrainian tech industry is worth about $5 billion. The outsourcing is the most developed and employs roughly 50,000 engineers across 500 firms
At Daily Mail Online came with the same question “Will the next Silicon Valley be in UKRAINE?“. According to it Ukraine has more than 4,100 firms that outsource skills to other countries, and its IT industry is growing by a quarter each year. Technology startups are making waves across the US and Europe.
Ukraine exports $2 billion in software service each year
The conclusion is that Ukraine’s IT sector, including tech start-ups and outsourcing industry, is booming and worth to be one of the world-known places to start IT business.
£38.7bn UK’s total production came from IT outsourcing
Research into the UK outsourcing sector found that 7.4% of the UK’s total production came from outsourcing, and about a third of that – some £38.7bn – was IT outsourcing. It is a sector that adapts to market conditions, reshaping itself to give customers what they want.
The past year has seen the public sector feature heavily in outsourcing news. The government wants to cut costs, so it has been trying outsourcing models. At the same time, it is putting pressure on its suppliers to do more.
We’ll cut some stories from the original article and the three most interesting are:
General Motors insourcing: One off?
One of the big stories recently concerning outsourcing IT is one about doing the opposite. GM is in the process of insourcing its currently heavily outsourced IT. GM originally bought EDS as its internal IT department before spinning it out as a separate company. It continued to buy services from EDS. Then EDS was acquired by HP, and now, a few years down the line, GM is bringing almost everything in-house.
If you’re looking to have software written for you that does exactly what you need it to – whether it’s for internal or external-use purposes – it’s vitally important that you consider bringing in external specialists to craft it for you.
If you’re a company that doesn’t normally specialise in software development, but you want to get some branded programs out there for the public or the industry you’re connected to to use, you may not be ideally set up to build that software, and that’s where outsourcing becomes a smart choice.
Whether you’re designing new phone software to appeal to those browsing handsets on o2.co.uk or you’re a financial advice firm that wants to offer its clients helpful software and digital tools, then an outsourced software developer can add their expertise and insight, while at all times remaining under your command.
“In 2011, the IT outsourcing industry was marked by smaller deals, leery customers, profit-squeezed IT service providers and a lot of cloud computing talk. Much of that could continue next year, but as 12 predictions for 2012 indicate, you can expect some new IT outsourcing developments”.
Here is a review of comprehensive Norton Rose’s survey “Outsourcing in a brave new world”
As software development company we are focused at IT and software development issues in this survey, which was conducted in 2011 first from 2008.
The survey also found that customers needed to improve ‘management buy-in‘, ‘good supplier/customer relationships‘, and ‘more sophisticated approach to risk‘ areas of their procurement processes if they wanted to archive the maximum benefits from outsourcing.
It is clear that outsourcing has been affected by the economic downturn
The “Outsourcing in a brave new world” survey shows that cost reduction is the most important driver for outsourcing, customers want flexible solutions, and customers have tightened their diligence processes—apart from those applied to key incoming personnel.
The global economic crisis has clearly impacted on outsourcing strategy and deals. The survey shows that: