What is Offshore
Following strategic areas: Select...User interfacesCorporate TrainingQA StratergiesSoftware EngineeringOOD & DevelopmentDatabase ManagementGroupwareInternet & Intranet Dev.Software Engineering Std.System & Network Admin.Embedded/Real-Time Sys.e-CommerceSystems IntegrationProject ManagementMainframesERP What is Offshore? When some or all phases of software development are done at a software development facility overseas, it is known as Offshore Development. In other words Offshore development is a form of IT outsourcing, but with better control, low costs and better results.
Why would companies want to go Offshore?
To achieve their business goals several Fortune 100 (Motorola, Citi Bank, Oracle, Microsoft, Siemens, GE, etc) organizations have taken steps to form Global Software Development teams that work 24 X 7 developing software and providing support services to clients.

To help our customers reap the benefits of Offshore Software Developments using Global Teams Spry Resources has set up a offshore development facility in Hyderabad, India.

For most of the companies software engineering is not the core area of businesses. It is used as a means of reaching the business goals and excelling in core areas. Some of the benefits of Offshore Services with Global Software Teams are:

1. Decrease Software Development Costs and shorten life cycle: By outsourcing part of the IT development to Offshore companies that specialize in software engineering companies can cut their cost significantly. The pace of business change is accelerating. today, customer expectations and preferences can shift at the speed of a mouse click. The specialized capabilities of an outside expert are increasingly important in building that next generation solution. As an executive from Home Depot put it, "If we don't look at what everybody else is doing out there we'll become complacent, we'll become less innovative."

Product lifecycles that recently measured in years, today measure in months. The 1999 Strategic Outsourcing Study found that companies facing this type of growing external turbulence are using Offshore Development Services.

2. Better utilization of Financial Resources:Fraction of the financial resources that are spent on managing an in-house IT organization can be wisely used to mange Offshore Development and achieve far better results. Offshore Services reduces the need to invest capital funds in non-core business functions. This makes capital funds more available for core areas. Offshore Services can also improve certain financial measurements of the firm by eliminating the need to show return on equity from capital investments in non-core areas.

3. Internal Resource Crunch:Companies are having problems in hiring, training and retaining IT professionals. If an organization needs to quickly expanding into new product lines or doing something to meet customer expectations or to out flank competition IT outsourcing is a viable alternative. Every organization has limits on the resources available to it. Partnering with Spry Resources permits an organization to redirect its resources from non-core activities toward building knowledge sets with long-term pay back and impact on innovation.

4. Keeping up with Technology:In the age of fast changing technology Spry resources as your Offshore partner will work with you and deliver to you solutions based on latest and greatest technologies. Spry Resources is one of the few companies that do not use the technology just for the sake of using latest technology but base technology decisions on user & company requirements. By the very nature of their specialization, Spry Resources provides extensive world-wide, world-class resources to meet the needs of its customers. Partnering with an organization like Spry Resources with world-class capabilities can offer: access to new technology, tools, and techniques that the organization may not currently possess; more structured methodologies, procedures, and documentation; competitive advantage through expanded skills.

Companies are moving headlong into new markets in response to new competition or opportunities, sometimes with little experience. This is most evident in the areas of e-commerce and e-business.

5. Improve Business Focus:Offshore Software Development lets the company focus on broader business issues while having operational details assumed by an outside expert. For many companies, the single most compelling reason for outsourcing software development to Spry Resources is that several of the `how' type of issues are siphoning off huge amounts of management's resources and attention. Also in case of business process reengineering or re-organization of the company it is relatively easy to measure the performance of Offshore partner and downsize with out adverse publicity.

6. Sharing and Diversification of Risk:There is tremendous risk associated with technology, software engineering. and with the investments an organization makes. When companies partner with Spry Resources they become more flexible, more dynamic, and better able to adapt to changing opportunities .