1 August 2007
Asia Times discovers new "Bangalore" in Eastern Europe
Asia Times discovers new “Bangalore” in Eastern Europe
Asia Times, one of the largest and most influential media publications in the APAC region that examines geopolitical, political, economic and business issues from the Asian perspective, has turned its attention to the current global outsourcing market trends. On June 30, Asia Times Online published a report that says, "’Bangalore’ lies not just in India, but also in Central and Eastern European countries.”
The report starts with a success story of establishing a stable outsourcing cooperation relationship between a U.S. company and Auriga, and comes to an overall conclusion that was recently highlighted by IDC: “While price is what initially drives organizations to consider using nearshore and offshore resources, companies are realizing that it must be balanced by other considerations." With multi-sourcing growing in popularity, companies start looking beyond India as their next outsourcing location. In these conditions, it is not only and mainly the cost savings that attract the customers to Russia and Eastern Europe. It is stability of the relationship and shared management values that start playing an important role in multi-sourcing strategies nowadays. And this is where companies like Auriga have a lot to offer.
Asia Times advises U.S. and European companies who seek outsourcing cooperation to consider Russia as their software development services partner. The publication quotes Alexis Sukharev, Auriga’s President: "Even though the Central and East European IT export industry is still [relatively] small and fragmented, it has some unique features, like strong engineering talent and programmers who show more flexibility than some other offshore locations."
You can read Asia Times’s article “The Bangalore experience goes Baltic” on Auriga’s web-site.
Auriga (www.auriga.com) is an IT outsourcing services provider incorporated in the U.S. that has been operating development centers in Russia since 1990. Auriga was the first to focus on satisfying the specific needs of software and hardware high-tech companies as its driving strategy. Included in CMP’s Global Services 100 list since 2006 and in top 10 ITO providers in Central and Eastern Europe according to the 2006 Black Book of Outsourcing, Auriga offers a wide range of services covering all aspects of the entire product engineering area and superb expertise in a rich set of knowledge areas from embedded systems and OS internals to enterprise information systems and Web applications. Auriga’s client list includes such industry majors and leaders in their segments as IBM, Draeger Medical, LynuxWorks, Queplix, NMS Communications, Verdasys, and many others.