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Offshore software development survey

Do you want to know what people think about offshore outsourcing of IT jobs? Do you have your own opinion on this matter, which you want to share with visitors of Intelligence-Soft web site? Find a minute to answer to a few questions and get an access to the statistics of answers. To ease your work we prepared three most popular answers to each question - positive, neutral and negative. You may either select one of the predefined answers or enter your own specific opinion in reply to each question.


 
Q1. How high is economic efficiency of offshore outsourcing?
POSITIVE OPINION. Outsourcing of software development jobs to facilities located in foreign countries with lower labor costs provides Western companies with significant cost saving. Benefit is very high, therefore, it makes complete sense to move as much work as possible offshore.
NEUTRAL OPINION. Offshore outsourcing of software development jobs may be profitable or unprofitable depending upon many factors, often unpredictable. Some projects may be successfully outsourced when some other are better suited for the development by domestic teams. Accordingly, general economic efficiency of offshore outsourcing is not as huge as one may expect taking in account only the difference in salaries.
NEGATIVE OPINION. Outsourcing of software development jobs to underdeveloped countries provides rather losses than any cost savings . Although the salary of offshore software developers is lower than that of domestic programmers, but various kinds of overheads related with the distant location of offshore development team, communication difficulties, language barriers and lower quality of product being delivered by offshore developers reduce all savings to nothing.
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Q2. What are the social consequences of offshore outsourcing?
POSITIVE OPINION. Bringing significant economic advantage to Western companies and to the economies of established Western countries generally, offshore outsourcing influences positively on the social setting in these countries. Anything that makes economy stronger and increases national income will increase standard of living.
NEUTRAL OPINION. Offshore outsourcing of IT jobs could hardly bring to bear any significant influence on social processes in developed countries.
NEGATIVE OPINION. Cheap laborers from undeveloped countries are stealing domestic programming jobs and gutting the domestic job market thus increasing social strain in Western countries.
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Q3. What do you think about the quality of software products and services delivered by offshore companies?
POSITIVE OPINION. Quality of the software products delivered by offshore software development companies located in Russia, India and some other countries is very high, usually even higher than the quality of Western products. Why? Because their programmers and project managers are experienced and well-educated and many companies in these countries are ISO9000 and/or CMM certified.
NEUTRAL OPINION. Quality of the software products delivered by offshore software development companies does not differ essentially from that of Western products.
NEGATIVE OPINION. Bad project management skills and lack of experience in offshore software development companies result in poor quality of their products and services.
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