Halliburton’s Last Mile to Continuous Delivery

How Halliburton leveraged outsourcing to achieve their goals. 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 …

Why Onshore vs. Offshore Isn’t the Right Question

Well publicized offshore outsourcing challenges, a narrowing labor-cost gap, and political considerations have some rethinking how to approach outsourcing. 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 …

When You Need Testers Now, Who Can You Trust

Options for getting outsourced testing help when you need it most. 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 …

Four Steps to a Successful Service Engagement

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

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If you want to enjoy your job and not worry about lack of resources, or have old, outdated strategies, with failing or meaningless test automation – get help!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

Ethics in IT Outsourcing

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 …

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