January 26, 2012

There is no "failed" South Asia Outsourcing.

South Asia since the late 80ies has been targeted by western companies as a hub for outsourcing. Since then, the vast majority of western ICT companies has been outsourcing the electronics they’ve considered as either “cash cows” according to the BCG portfolio matrix or non-core-competence elements. Times changed rapidly and high end software products nowadays often evolve from South Asia. Nevertheless the main motivation for going east still is getting rid of legacy work which has a massive structural impact on the industry.
January 11, 2012

Communication Among Dislocated Teams

In TELETOPU blog series we are challenging our partner and CTO Shah Ali Newaj Topu with daily Questions. This one is about the “Communication Challenge” of developer teams working at different locations. Questions and Topics are raised by Julian Weber.
December 18, 2011

Interview with Kurt D. Weber in Swiss IT-Magazine "IT Markt" (German)

IT market magazines 12/08/2012 Section: Finally – Poll Author: Erhard Rütimann What has happened to … Kurt Weber?
December 4, 2011

Quality in Software Development

In TELETOPU blog series we are challenging our partner and CTO Shah Ali Newaj Topu with daily Questions. This first time its about the “Quality Built into the System” paradigm. Questions and Topics are raised by Julian Weber.
December 1, 2011

Offshoring to Bangladesh

For western people Bangladesh has been forgotten I think mainly due to the sheer size of its neighbour India. Nevertheless the 7th largest population in the world, bobs up from its people revolution against the Pakistan army 1971 followed by severe killing of economic key players such as business men, professors and other societal leaders. Meanwhile the country already ranks 45th in terms of its real GDP. Bangladesh’s economic growth in support of its family driven social system (i.e. family networks take care of their members) made life expectancy rise from 60 (2000) to 70 years (2011) within only eleven […]