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January 24, 2004

Information overload analysis

Important analysis

January 24, 2004 in Emerging Technologies | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

January 23, 2004

Muddle through

Peter Burris making good point while using political science term "muddling through" to explain the unforeseen consequences of Offshoring, Outsourcing, Open source, and productivity gains -

Citing general stats -
10% of IT work has been "offshored";
quality software development labor in emerging markets costs 90% less than in the U.S., but has been and continues to rise at a rate of 25% per annum compounded;
labor accounts for roughly 80% of the costs of solution development, but only 40% of the costs of solution operations;
software accounts for roughly 10% of the costs of solution development, and considerably less than that for solution operations;
solution development fails 60% of the time.

Economic analysis of this trend is worth exploring -

falling implementation failure rates;
professional service firms (and, by extension, BPO outfits) really passing the savings from offshoring to their customers, and not just expanding gross margins;
open source software organizations sustaining themselves economically;
a rapprochement in the relationship between the open source and Microsoft communities, neither of which are going away or are going to "win";
user efforts to keep enterprise software support fees flat;
the emergence and adoption of development methods that focus on collaboration throughout the life cycle and not just during the analysis/requirements phase.

January 23, 2004 in Economics of IT | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

January 21, 2004

Finally found a way to clear up blogger's block

This is a fascinating way
- to understand distance
- to appreciate the power of ten (reminds me of Andy Grove's 10x factor)
- to understand bounds of imagination -- its unbounded !!

January 21, 2004 in Random Thoughts | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack