Monday, December 24, 2007


Ways to fail at outsourcing...

I suspect that most enterprise architects aren't savvy enough to lobby for the right clauses in outsourcing contracts...

I am always amazed at how many folks complain about the low quality of code produced in India yet haven't done their part by specifying how to measure quality in terms of a deliverable. Likewise, many enterprises are paying for insecure software and aren't bright enough to ensure that their web applications are at least compliant to the OWASP top ten.

One of the things that allows an enterprise to sustain competitive advantage is the savage protection of intellectual property. Did you know that IP rights enforcement is, for example, weak in China and Russia but strong in Ireland? Why do you find out what IP rights enforcement is like in the provider's country. Do you know what it is in India?

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