26 August 2009

Benefit from web 2.0: offshoring & open source

About Hugo Messer

Hugo Messer is a Dutch entrepreneur, distributed agile team specialist, and author. He is the founder and owner of Bridge Global, a software services provider, and ekipa.co., an agile coaching agency. He has been building and managing teams around the world for the past several years. His passion is to enable people that are spread across cultures, geography and time zones to cooperate. Whether it’s offshoring or nearshoring, he knows what it takes to make global cooperation work.

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  3. The only major benefits to a company for offshore outsourcing is the lowest cost for labor. However, what you failed to mention is that the quality of the labor pool in foreign countries is a lot lower than if you companies were to hire within their own borders. The US General Accountability Office and the House Committee on Science and Technology have already found evidence to attest to this fact. So, I don’t know where you are getting your info from. It appears to be very out-dated.

  4. Dear Angela,

    Thanks for sharing your opinion. I haven’t read the research that you mention, but from my point of view, what you are saying is ‘ALL non-US labor pools are delivering lower quality then the US’. In my opinion that is a generalization that could be a bit exaggerated. I believe in any country there are different levels of quality in work delivered.
    Besides the fact that I did not mention anything about quality in my article, my info comes from my practice and from my vision on open source and offshoring.


  5. Figuring this stuff can be real stressful, thanks for typing this article to clear up some confusion.

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