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Description - Offshoring Information Technology by Erran Carmel

The decision to outsource software development to an overseas firm (offshoring) is frequently looked at in simple economic terms - it's cheaper and skilled labour is easier to find. In practice, however, offshoring is fraught with difficulties. As well as the considerable challenge of controlling projects at a distance, there are differences in culture, language, business methods, politics and many other issues to contend with. Nevertheless, as many firms have discovered, the benefits of getting it right are too great to ignore. This book explains everything you need to know to put offshoring into practice, avoid the pitfalls and develop effective working relationships. Split into three parts: offshoring fundamentals; management competencies; and a section on broader issues including a unique look at the viewpoint of an outsourcing provider. Written for CTOs, CIOs, consultants and other IT executives, this book is also an excellent introduction to outsourcing for business and MIS students.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521843553
ISBN-10: 0521843553
Format: Hardback
(247mm x 174mm x 23mm)
Pages: 306
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 12-May-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Erran Carmel

ERRAN CARMEL is an Associate Professor at the Kogod School of Business at American University in Washington DC. PAUL TJIA is a senior consultant and founder of GPI Consultancy in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.