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Visiting your Outsourced Development Team is a Key to Project Success

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When Skype Isn’t Enough Is it worth flying out to visit your outsourced development teams? While there is no formula to calculate how often you should visit an outsourced team, telecommunication has its limits and onsite visits are necessary for successful collaboration. Skype conversations and conference calls can only go so far when trying to integrate an outsourced team into your organization. When to Visit Visiting is the most important when starting a project. It allows you to see how your offshore team ...

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How do you Choose the Best IT Outsourcing Location?

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Get your Priorities in Order Cutting costs should never be your number one priority when selecting an outsourcing partner.  When selecting an outsourcing destination it is important to find the balance between cost, quality, compatibility, and proximity. This balance is never going to be the same for every company or project but here are a few pieces of advice that can help guide your decision.   One important factor in choosing an outsourcing partner is compatibility, not just with language but with corporate ...

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Winter is coming for startups… Smart offshore outsourcing reduces burn rate and enhances execution speed

Frédéric LASNIER

CEO & Chairman (Founding Partner)


This is not a news anymore. Grey clouds have overwhelmed the permanently blue sky of Silicon Valley and fast expands over East Coast and Europe. Journalists have been pouring articles about failing ventures into the columns of gazettes from everywhere. VCs started to predict a severe downturn, just hoping that some of the unicorns will reincarnate at least in smartmules. It is what it is, investors only bet on miracles. Well, the worst is never certain and it seems that very early ...

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With Euro falling vs Dollar, is it the right time to invest in South America for Pentalog?

Frédéric LASNIER

CEO & Chairman (Founding Partner)


While Euro was reaching tops some years ago I wrote a lot on the impacts of those variations on every layer of the software outsourcing and consulting economy: the coder, the customer and the ITO company. With the Euro now experiencing some of its lowest levels (1.12 for 1 Euro last Friday) the same topic is up raising again with proportionally but inverse consequences on the ITO geopolitics. But currencies are not the only one to move. Pentalog has ...

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IT outsourcing companies: Indian quality ranking much higher than that of Western competitors

Frédéric LASNIER

CEO & Chairman (Founding Partner)


According to a survey of 3,700 clients, Indian IT services companies wipe out their European competitors in terms of quality, turning offshore delivery into a superior model. Are you surprised? I’m not, and neither are those working at the core of long distance projects… The European study conducted by Whitelane Research reveals two things about the quality of IT outsourcing companies. The most striking-one refers to the ranking domination by the Indian providers that monopolize the first 3 positions and occupy ...

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