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Why adopt nearshore Agile development?

Ciklum, the European leader in IT nearshoring for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), presents nearshore Agile development as a relatively new, yet effective Outsourcing 2.0 trend, able to better meet with the challenging requirements of today’s high-tech …

Central and Eastern Europe IT Outsourcing Review 2010

This year’s ‘CEE IT Outsourcing Review 2010′ was managed by the Ukrainian Hi-Tech Initiative (www.hi-tech.org.ua) with the support of other national outsourcing and software development associations from the Central and Eastern European (CEE) region, as well as CEEOA members.

Intercepting Backsourcing

Battered by cutbacks, organisations are under more pressure than ever to demonstrate value for money from their IT projects. Yet the tide has turned on traditional off-shore services as a means of deriving substantial cost savings from IT development, because the results simply are not standing up to scrutiny.

The IT Outsourcing Journey 2011: A Year In Review

Back in 2010 CIO.com, one of the world’s leading online platforms for IT leaders, presented some of its forecasts for the 2011 state of affairs on the global IT Outsourcing (ITO) market. In general, the year 2011 was to be marked largely by an overall upheaval of the outsourcing activity…

The European IT Outsourcing Market 2012: A Race To Maturity?

The European IT Outsourcing (ITO) market has been dynamic and quite consolidated in 2011. Within the European Union it has been ruled largely by an increased demand for external resources and innovation as well as strive for cost-saving, multi-vendor management…

Global Mobile Trends and Enablers: Current State and Future Outlook

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.

Belarus’ Potential of Becoming Europe’s “Silicon Valley” by 2015

“A strong education system and cost-competitive salaries, together with a reasonably strong workforce, have enabled Belarus to develop a mature IT outsourcing industry, supporting the country as an alternative destination for offshore activities, especially software development.

Introduction to Comparative Agile Measurement System (CAMS)

In its early years Agile was closely associated with small software development teams working in the same room. In 2006 Agile was mainly adopted by companies of up to 20 people in size[1], and five years later half of all Agile adopters globally were already mid- to large organizations[2].

How to DevOps Your Software Project

The eBook is targeted at business and/or product owners, IT heads and decision makers, project managers and other roles involved in software development processes.