19 August 2010

The end of outsourcing?!

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.

5 thoughts on “The end of outsourcing?!
  1. There is another article that came in Business week
    http://yv2.me/rwnR

    It will be interesting to see how the outsourcing industry change in the coming years

  2. Cloud Computing will have a big impact on outsourcing. First IT outsourcing will be hit as SAAS solutions will need less programmers/support guys.

  3. Cloud computing makes it easier and cost effective to scale your application on demand. Cost saving would include the infrastructure development and maintenance cost which have been outsourced to the cloud service provider. But the application will have to be built and maintained through out its life cycle. That is not going to change because the application is hosted on the cloud.

  4. Most of the money made by big IT service companies like Deliotte, Wipro etc is from System Integration work (Implementations of packaged software like SAP/Siebel/Peoplesoft etc). SAAS solutions like SAP business by design, Salesforce, Workday do not need much implementation work. Even in this recession, we are paying 150 dollar per hour for ERP consultants.

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