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LogiGear Magazine – December 2014 – Talent Sourcing and The State of Outsourcing Today

 

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LogiGear Corporation

LogiGear Corporation provides global solutions for software testing, and offers public and corporate software-testing training programs worldwide through LogiGear University. LogiGear is a leader in the integration of test automation, offshore resources and US project management for fast and cost-effective results. Since 1994, LogiGear has worked with hundreds of companies from the Fortune 500 to early-stage startups, creating unique solutions to exactly meet their needs. With facilities in the US and Vietnam, LogiGear helps companies double their test coverage and improve software quality while reducing testing time and cutting costs.

For more information, contact Joe Hughes + 01 650.572.1400

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Halliburton’s Last Mile to Continuous Delivery

5- Hali case studyHow Halliburton leveraged outsourcing to achieve their goals.

By LogiGear Staff

Organizations are focusing on speed, both in Continuous Integration and rapid deployment as a competitive advantage. Many software development organizations can significantly shorten development cycles by implementing one or a combination of Agile practices, continuous integration & deployment methods, and feature branches. While these frameworks and techniques shorten development cycles, test teams can quickly fall behind in keeping up with the velocity of product releases. Getting assistance from the outside can be crucial to the success of the entire development organization.

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Why Onshore Vs. Offshore Isn’t the Right Question

Outsourcing 3d conceptWell publicized offshore outsourcing challenges, a narrowing labor-cost gap, and political considerations have some rethinking how to approach outsourcing.

By Andy Sealock

Enterprises elect to bring offshore or outsourced operations in-house for a number of reasons. While performance certainly can play a role, motivation also includes strategic business reasons and a belief that the enterprise can perform the function better and more cost effectively than the service provider. Or, maybe it’s convinced that the value generated by increased service quality (via shorter cycle time, reduced error rate, better customer satisfaction) that’s, in theory, achieved by performing functions in-house will more than offset the increase in costs.

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When You Need Testers Now, Who Can You Trust

Trust MeOptions for getting outsourced testing help when you need it most.

By Joe Luthy

There are times when organizations need to increase testing for a regular release, to meet a deadline or some unexpected occurrence, but it doesn’t justify expanding the inside team. The options are to quickly find someone for a short term contract, or depending on your application, explore crowdsourcing or go with an outsourced / offshore service provider that offers flexible staffing. Here are a few of the considerations that can help you when you need help right away.

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Four Steps to a Successful Service Engagement

8- articleUsing an outsourcing firm with technical know-how and sound processes adds value from the very beginning.

By Subu Baskaran

Flexible outsourcing, in particular offshoring, can make the difference in achieving business goals within the boundaries of time and budget. Organizations rarely have a predictable, steady flow of work.  Most test teams are under extreme pressure to get new products released and are working within highly compressed timelines. Hiring more staff is seldom an option, and even when it is, its time consuming, and even more so if when specialized skills or experience is required. Outsourcing, when used optimally, not only reduces the cost but also bolsters the existing processes and adds value in areas that are otherwise untouched. 

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Outsourcing Trends, It’s No Longer Just About Cost

10-Outsourcing TrendsThe 2014 Outsourcing World Summit, organized by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP), shed some light on the technology trends that are shaping the outlook for outsourcing. Here’s a list of most significant drivers that are shaping “what’s next” for the future of technology outsourcing.

By Diana Kontsevaia

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Get Help When You Need it

If you want to enjoy your job and not worry about lack of resources, or have old, outdated strategies, with failing or meaningless test automation – get help!

By Michael Hackett

We all know about globalization. Markets are global, products are global, mobile is global and software development is a global. As a result, the workforce is increasingly distributed and diverse. Home team, multiple away teams, based on skill, based on time zone, on locale, availability—there are many reasons.

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Ethics in IT Outsourcing

11- Book ReviewBy The Higher Ed CIO

Ethics in IT Outsourcing by Tandy Gold is a surprisingly great read on the ethics in IT outsourcing as well as IT ethics and business ethics more generally. The reason it was a surprise is that the Gold tackles the ethics in IT outsourcing head on. From its roots in US economics and public policy through globalization, quickly linking the issues and trends to corporate ethics and IT ethics. The book is full of thoughtful lessons in ethics and morality faced by CIO’s at an increasing rate.

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From The Archives

Over the years we’ve provided an extensive number of articles that provide a wealth of knowledge about outsourcing.  Below are links to some of those articles.

Avoid Epic Fail. Get Professional Help

This article covers the benefits of using professional services team to get great test automation quickly.

http://www.logigear.com/magazine/automation-test/avoid-epic-fail-get-professional-help/

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In the news – December 2014

4-In the newsLOGIGEAR 2015 EDITORIAL CALENDAR

LogiGear solicits content from new authors and QA and test engineers who would like to share their knowledge and expertise. We encourage the next generation of thinkers and practitioners in software quality and testing to get published! Articles can be original works or previously posted articles on blogs, websites or newsletters but must be recent. Articles can be in the form of features, tips and hints, testing instructions, motivational articles or software testing practices.

March – API and Web Service Testing

June – Mobile Testing

September – Test Strategy and Methods

December – Test Automation

Link to LogiGear 2015 editorial calendar: http://www.logigear.com/magazine/issue/news/2015-editorial-calendar-and-submission-guidelines/

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