LogiGear Magazine – September 2011 – the Offshoring and Outsourcing Issue

LogiGear Magazine – September 2011 – The Offshoring and Outsourcing Issue

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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, cost-effective results. Since 1994, LogiGear has worked with Fortune 500 companies to early-stage start-ups in, creating unique solutions to meet their clients’ needs. With facilities in the US and Viet Nam, LogiGear helps companies double their test coverage and improve software quality while reducing testing time and cutting costs.

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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 ...
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Whenever the subject of managing remote teams arises, most leads and managers that I know would prefer that the work remain in their home office.
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