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Market Analysis: NWC Inc. Ventures Offshore

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  • How Offshore Outsourcing Failed Us
  • Offshore Outsourcing is Less of a Threat to Jobs
  • Guarding The Pipeline
  • Skills In Transition
  • Guinea Pigs in Transit

    We geared up our NWC Inc. business applications lab in Green Bay, Wis., to determine what's involved in offshore application development outsourcing. We examined the drivers, the pitfalls and the silver linings.

    NWC Inc. is familiar with multinational projects, having participated in a development venture for one of the world's largest software companies that involved teams in San Francisco; St. Petersburg, Russia; and Pretoria, South Africa. Even so, we wanted to document a project in real time. We investigated how well an overseas outsourcer could integrate into our production environment and ended up with a worthy piece of software. Read about our experiences in "Imported Java,".

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