Coding: Should it stay or should it go?
Sending software development work to lower-cost locations overseas is vital for profits, software company leaders and industry advisers said here Monday. But speakers at the Enterprise Offshoring conference differed on whether software companies should dip a toe into the overseas practice or dive right in. Make a big splash, recommended Romesh Wadhwani, chairman of Symphony Services, which offers software development assistance in India. He said shipping a wide range of coding work overseas can be a crucial catalyst in helping anemic software companies improve their bottom lines. “We have to think of offshore outsourcing as a strategic transformation weapon,” he said. “If you don’t start with a large vision, this is never going to go anywhere.” Full Story