11 October 2009
Auriga President Speaks on IT Outsourcing Cooperation
Auriga President Speaks on IT Outsourcing Cooperation,
Contributes to Localization Standards
At the Global Outsourcing Summit 2009 that took place on September 3-5, 2009 in Nanjing City, China, Auriga President and Founder Alexis Sukharev presented a report “China - Japan - USA - Europe - Russia: Opportunities for IT Outsourcing Cooperation”, discussing the opportunities of an alliance between Russian and Chinese outsourcing service providers.
This year, Dr. Sukharev, Auriga Founder and President, was invited to China to attend two important events that brought together business, technology, and political leaders to collaborate on solutions for common issues and supporting economic development. The 5th International Cooperation Summit for CEOs, Governors, Mayors & Political Figures Worldwide (ICS 2009) was held on August 31-September 3, 2009, in Changchun City, Jilin Province. ICS 2009 was followed by the 3rd Global Outsourcing Summit (GOS 2009) that took place on September 3-5, 2009 in Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province, which is to become one of the “Top-20 service outsourcing model cities in China” according to the recent government plans. The events were organized by the Asia-Pacific CEO Association Worldwide and the International Outsourcing Center in association with Jilin Provincial Government of China and Nanjing Municipal Government of China.
The growing interest to China as an outsourcing destination was apparently confirmed by a number of high-level discussion panels held during both events, featuring such prominent international political leaders as Mr. Dominique de Villepin, Former Prime Minister of France, Mr. Lars Göran Axel Lindblad, Chairman of the Political Affairs Committee of PACE, Mr. Robert James Lee Hawke, Former Prime Minister of Australia and Lord Howell of Guildford, Deputy Leader of the Conservative Party in the House of Lords, UK.
At GOS 2009, Alexis Sukharev, - one of the event keynote speakers, - presented the report “China -– Japan - USA - Europe - Russia: Opportunities for IT Outsourcing Cooperation”, discussing the potentialities of the eventual alliance between Russian and Chinese outsourcing vendors. Such partnership is advantageous for all sides. For Russian and Chinese providers, it allows combining the complementary strengths of the two geographies, and accessing the new markets - with China traditionally being a strong player in Japan, and Russia - in EU and US. Thus the customers of the alliance will benefit from a combination of top engineering talent, cultural and geographical proximity, and language skills brought in by the Russian side, and exceptional scalability and cost efficiency typical for the Chinese side.
“Speaking of China, we see a very impressive example of defining a global strategy aimed at developing the IT outsourcing industry. I am grateful to the organizers of the event for the excellent networking opportunities. I believe that partnership between Russian and Chinese providers of outsourcing services can bring in significant value for the customer, as such an alliance would be capable of delivering complex projects at optimum price,“ - says Auriga President and Founder Alexis Sukharev."
Meanwhile, LISA, - The Localization Industry Standards Association, - produced the report entitled The Convergence of Software Development and Globalization Services: 360 Degree Global Product Delivery, published in September 2009. The report, offers unique insights, recommendations and business tools to help organizations considering offshore/nearshore outsourcing to make the right decision, and to assist companies already using outsourcing to establish effective outsourcing strategies.
Auriga President and Founder Alexis Sukharev was asked to comment on a number of issues, such as establishing effective communications between the customer and the outsourcing team or using open software development platforms and standards. We, at Auriga are pleased to have contributed to this value packed study by LISA.
Please, refer to LISA site for more information on the report.
Auriga (www.auriga.com) is a software R&D and IT outsourcing services provider incorporated in the U.S. and operating development centers in Russia. The list of provided services covers all aspects of software product engineering for a broad range of knowledge areas from embedded and mobile software to enterprise and Web applications. Auriga combines top engineering talent with flexibility, cultural proximity, and focuses on clients’ interests and convenience as its main driving strategy.
Founded in 1990, Auriga was the first Russian company to provide offshore/nearshore services to EU/US customers. Auriga is in top 10 outsourcers in Eastern Europe and Russia, and a worldwide leader in such services as R&D, OPD, software testing and QA, and such verticals as high-tech, healthcare, and telecom. Auriga is constantly included in Global Services 100, Global Outsourcing 100, The Black Book of Outsourcing and other global industry ratings. The client list combines industry majors, leaders in their segments, and innovative start-ups, including IBM, Draeger Medical, LynuxWorks, Dialogic, Actel, BroadVision and many others.