With our White Papers we aim at sharing our knowledge and expertise within the nearshore and offshore outsourcing software development community as well as cover interesting news and developments within Ciklum and around us.
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In today’s volatile world any business must change in order to meet the rapidly changing market requirements and trends, otherwise it’ll start losing customers. Change is needed to ensure your organization's Business Continuity (BC). However, the way most of changes are implemented raises a number of risks to all aspects of software products/services such as quality, performance, up-time, etc. The idea of DevOps is to maintain a healthy balance between dynamic processes (changes and features) and static processes (system’s stability). Ciklum presents an eBook based on our extensive Agile and DevOps consulting expertise and lessons learned from daily work with 165+ clients' Agile development teams.READ ONLINE OR DOWNLOAD PDF
De facto there are no industry standards for measuring Agile effectiveness. After several years of consulting with the Agile development and project management gurus and thorough analysis of Agile behavior patterns from more than 80 clients’ own nearshore Agile software development teams, Ciklum has developed a unique tool to measure Agile effectiveness - Comparative Agile Measurement System (CAMS).READ ONLINE OR DOWNLOAD PDF
Ciklum has reviewed recent Belarus ICT and IT Outsourcing (ITO) achievements as well as plans for the future industry development in order to assess the feasibility of its strategic goal of becoming Europe's "Silicon Valley" by 2015. In particular, Ciklum’s research focuses on the three key areas, which are: Belarus ICT education, Technology Parks, and competences and costs of IT resources.READ ONLINE OR DOWNLOAD PDF
The year 2011 was marked with more innovations and developments in the mobile space than ever before. With healthy growth rates recorded in 2011 and optimistic predictions for the next few years, 2012 looks like the year of even more interesting mobile developments. Ciklum reviews key mobile market enablers, eight trends that ruled the market in 2011 as well as mobile market expectations for 2012.READ ONLINE OR DOWNLOAD PDF
Ciklum presents a general review of the most thought-provoking predictions for the European IT Outsourcing Industry in 2012. While it is yet too early to make any forecasts for the 2012 European ITO market volume, increase or decrease in outsourcing activity and the overall IT spending, it is still possible to identify some of the trends that will most likely be ruling the market throughout this year.READ ONLINE OR DOWNLOAD PDF
This Industry Report provides a review of the major changes, trends and challenges that ruled the European IT Outsourcing market in 2011. Understanding of these changes will help industry practitioners to better identify factors that are likely to fuel the demand for IT Outsourcing services and influence corporate Sourcing decisions in Europe during 2012.READ ONLINE OR DOWNLOAD PDF
As traditional offshore services continue to disappoint and organisations face having to reabsorb their IT development activities, near-shore providers in eastern European countries are stepping in. Not only are the cost arguments as strong or even stronger than traditional outsourcing, but the nearshoring model gives back a level of control to the customer that has been badly lacking and costly until now, says Craig Wilson, MD of Ciklum UK.READ ONLINE OR DOWNLOAD PDF
The main objectives of the research are to provide impartial and varied perspectives on the state of the market for IT outsourcing services in the CEE region; to provide potential clients with all the information needed to make decisions about outsourcing activities to the region; and to lower the barriers for entry into the CEE outsourcing services market.READ ONLINE OR DOWNLOAD PDF