Dimensions of Offshore Technology Services

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An analysis of offshoring at the Silver Jubilee Commemoration for Computer Science & Technology Department, BESU in 2007

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Dimensions of Offshore Technology Services

  1. 1. April 04, 2007 Dimensions of Offshore Technology Services in Electronics Industry Dr. Partha Pratim Das Interra Systems (India) Pvt. Ltd. Silver Jubilee Celebration Year Department of Computer Science & Technology Bengal Engineering and Science University, Kolkata
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Terms </li></ul><ul><li>Models </li></ul><ul><li>Offshorability </li></ul><ul><li>Factors in Outsourcing </li></ul><ul><li>Types of S/W Outsourcing </li></ul><ul><li>Offshore S/W R & D </li></ul><ul><li>Glimpses of S/W Outsourcing in Electronics Industry </li></ul>
  3. 3. Terms <ul><li>Outsourcing / Insourcing </li></ul><ul><li>Onsite / Offsite </li></ul><ul><li>Offshore </li></ul>
  4. 4. Software Delivery Models <ul><li>Onsite Model </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Outsourced work is done at the client’s premises. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Offsite Model </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Service provider locates near to the client’s premises. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Offshore Model </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Service provider is located in a country different from that of the client. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Onsite/Offshore (Hybrid) Model </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Project is distributed between an onsite team working at the client’s premises and an offshore team working in a different country. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Offsite/Offshore Model </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Project is accomplished by an offsite team working near to the client’s premises and an offshore team working abroad. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Global Delivery Model </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A team works in close conjunction with the client and a group of offshore teams work from different parts of the world. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Offshoreability <ul><li>Adequately available of Skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Significantly less costs. </li></ul><ul><li>The Work </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is / Can be telework. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Has a high information content; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be transmitted over the internet; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is easy to set up; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is repeatable. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Factors in Outsourcing <ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on Core Competence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access to Global expertise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduced Costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Achieve business goals faster </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>24/7 productivity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High quality results </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No additional hiring required </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Factors in Outsourcing <ul><li>Disadvantages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Overhead of Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geographical and Cultural Barriers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of Skilled Man-Power </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Perception of (increase in) Unemployment </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Types of Offshore Outsourcing <ul><li>ITO – Infrastructure Technology Outsourcing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Infrastructure of an Organization is Managed Externally </li></ul></ul><ul><li>BPO — Business Process Outsourcing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business of an Organization is Managed Externally </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Software R&D — offshore software development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>R & D of an Organization is Managed Externally </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Offshore Software R & D <ul><li>Nature </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Product Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IP Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Service Engagement – Extended Delivery Teams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Time and Material </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Turnkey </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Domain </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Core Technology / Technology Applications </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Glimpses of S/W in Electronics
  11. 11. Thank You

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