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Thursday, December 22, 2005

Offshoring New Technologies

Andy Hayler talks of his experience in offshoring BI work and highlights the quality focus and good documentation capabilities of indian offshoring vendors are more amenable to traditional applications and opines that it may be a difficult proposition to take on BI consulting, application development and maintenance work in the onsite-offshore model.He beleives that BI applications may be difficult to offshore owing to its inherent nature.

My Take: I hold the view that every ebusiness application to start with is not directly amenable to offshoring -starting from SAP to Oracle to Siebel to WebMethods etc- applications built on these technologies have over a period of time getting more and more of these offshored. While every technology claims uniqueness owing to its inherent nature - fact remains that flesh it several levels down - one can notice common denominators across applications. Product venodrs go scot free in that they do not include offsahoring methodology at all . While the whole world is talking about offshoring, these guys go scot free without telling how to make this happen in such an environment.In fact just concluded a series of discussions with a customer - where the expectation is that three percent increase in offshore component year -on-year is becoming an expectation on large accounts with stablisied operations in respect of e-Business applications. In fact Indian offshoring companies typically look for pushing work lot more offshore wherver possible. Even pureplay consulting engagements are beginning to be executed using a geographically distributed model.I would think that BI is as well following a similar trend and seeing more and more of offshoring though gradually - In fact connectivity sophistication makes things lot more easier these days.

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