Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2005 in San Francisco

With hundreds of analyst sessions organized into focus tracks, Symposium/ITxpo delivers IT intelligence from every corner of the industry – including areas like Enterprise Systems Management, IT Security, Application Integration, Outsourcing, Software Architecture, Governance and dozens more. ITxpo TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE IT solutions and services exhibition is where you can interact with hundreds of leading technology companies in a low-hype, information-rich environment.

SolovatSoft will be exhibiting at Booth #1205 at the AIIM On Demand Conference & Exposition. SolovatSoft’s VP of Sales Joe Hughes, Sr. Account Manager Gary White, and Sr. Project Manager Rafael Soultanov will be available to meet individually with any interested coompanies.

 

(Menlo Park, CA) – January 3, 2005 – SolovatSoft a privately held company in Offshore IT Outsourcing field announced today that their sales and PM teams are moving into a new corporate headquarters. The new offices will handle all corporate operations and will create an environment that will allow the company to continually expand its business and services.

This growth came about from a strong increase in sales of the Offshore IT Outsourcing services. “We are extremely excited to be moving into new office space.” said Rafael Soultanov, PM at SolovatSoft.
“2004 has been a busy year for us and we would like to be in the center of Silicon Valley for easy access where we can offer our clients better service. To have this happens we needed to increase our Account and Project management teams for better technical and customer service. This will help us to handle our increased customer base.”

SolovatSoft new address is 3705 Haven Avenue, Suite 102, Menlo Park, CA 94025.

The relocation of SolovatSoft corporate headquarters also includes a new toll free telephone number, 1 800 782 1746.

Offshore Outsourcing FAQ

Q: How to select a reliable offshore outsourcing partner?

A:Contracting to an outsourcing service provider is the quickest way to go offshore, because you don’t have to hire and train workers or rent an office and set up your own infrastructure. Selecting the right partner is a complex work. A comprehensive Request for Proposal will help your company to create competition between the potential vendors and, consequently, find the best match. Contact at least one client of each potential vendor for the information on the quality and customer satisfaction of the service rendered.
Compare the information on your potential outsource service providers against the criterias that have been established. Making a final comparison, take into consideration a combination of factors, not only the one that provides the cheapest price. Evaluate the development methodology or ability of your vendor to adapt to your internal business workflows. Ask your service provider/developer to submit their methodology and project plan.
In outsourcing development offshore, communication is one of the most critical success criteria. You need to spend some time establishing clear and known to both parties communication ways. Make sure that the scope of the project is well defined. Often, there are conflicts leading to project failure.
Evaluate your development partner to see if they understand your business approach. A typical offshore development company sees the same processes from a different view. Its value can go beyond just basic cost saving. Clear documentations and real-time ongoing communication must be established to outsource successfully.

Q: Why outsource IT project offshore?

A: IT outsourcing, application development and maintenance some of the most common types of activities that companies outsource now. It’s effective when company has budget and constrains. Reducing software development cost and avoiding to hire more contractors to develop projects that can be outsourced allow your company to concentrate on the main business goals without worrying about IT .

Q: What type of projects is usually outsourced offshore?

A: Theoretically it’s possible to outsource almost any type of project (e.g., application development, database design, Web development, ecommerce solutions, system development, etc.). In practice, businesses usually prefer to keep network and database administration in house and to outsource such projects that would allow them to concentrate on their core activities. This is true for outsourcing both to domestic and offshore vendors. A middle-sized technology solutions development company or a startup might outsource virtually each project, especially if the company has established reliable partnership relations with the vendor.

Q: What are the challenges involved in outsourcing? How do I manage outsourcing relationships?

A: Surveys and studies have shown that more than 90% of Fortune 500 companies outsource some part of their operations. In the face of such clear indicators, why would some organizations hesitate to outsource? The answer could lie in the bad experiences with previous outsourcing attempts. There are many issues that need to be addressed before choosing an outsourcing partner. Moreover, once the developer or service provider is selected, it is not enough to just sit on one’s heels and assume that the outsourced projects would just work fine. Understanding outsourcing relationships is primary to the success of a project.

Q: Are there any communication issues that is helpful to know in advance?

Even communication with your parents can be difficult when you don’t pay attention your attention. If you believe that nothing can substitute face-to-face meeting, you might want to look for an offshore OSP that has the head office in your area. Otherwise, telephone conversations, e-mail, and instant messangers can cover almost all communication needs. Sometimes telephone conversations aren’t useful because of the language and cultural barriers, so email and instant messaging can help at this case.

How Can Offshore IT Outsourcing Helps Economy – Solovat-Soft Business Tech

In the latest salvo in a debate over sending tech work overseas, a report sponsored by an industry group concludes that the practice is good for the U.S. economy and its workers

Offshore outsourcing of software and information technology services tasks not only is boosting the U.S. gross domestic product but also helping to generate U.S. jobs, including positions in the IT sector, according to the report. Released Tuesday, it was prepared by research firm Global Insight and sponsored by the Information Technology Association of America trade group.

ITAA’s members include tech giants IBM, Electronic Data Systems and Accenture. These companies are among those that are locating operations in lower-wage countries such as India.

“While offshore IT software and services outsourcing has displaced and will continue to displace workers in IT software and services occupations, increased economic activity creates a wide range of new jobs–both IT and non-IT,” the report states. “As the benefits compound over time, the U.S. economy operates more efficiently, achieves a higher level of output, creates more than twice the number of jobs than are displaced, and increases the average real wage.”

The study comes as the practice of farming out high-skilled work to low-wage countries has become a hot-button issue and part of the U.S. presidential campaign. So-called offshoring also is pitting companies against workers. Technology professionals group IEEE-USA recently published a position paper with a dramatically different conclusion from that of the ITAA study. IEEE-USA said the outsourcing of high-wage jobs to low-wage countries poses a serious, long-term challenge to the United States’ technological leadership, economic vitality and military security.

According to the new ITAA-sponsored report, 2.3 percent of total IT software and services spending by U.S. corporations in 2003 was devoted to offshore outsourcing activities. That figure will rise to 6.2 percent in 2008, the study says. During that same time period, total savings from offshoring are expected to climb from $6.7 billion to $20.9 billion.

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The cost savings and use of offshore resources “lower inflation, increase productivity, and lower interest rates. This boosts business and consumer spending and increases economic activity,” the report states.

The study says the benefits of offshore IT outsourcing added $33.6 billion to real gross domestic product in the United States last year. By 2008, real GDP is expected to be $124.2 billion higher than it would be in an environment in which offshore IT software and services outsourcing does not happen, according to the report.

The “incremental economic activity” from offshore IT outsourcing created more than 90,000 net new jobs in 2003, and is expected to create 317,000 net new jobs in 2008, according to the report.

Shipping software and IT services work abroad leads to higher real wages for U.S. workers through lower inflation and higher productivity, according to the study. Real wages were 0.13 percent higher in 2003 and are expected to be 0.44 percent higher in 2008, the study