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offshore and onshore companies

aysha Nisaar

Joined: Nov 23, 2004
Posts: 4
i am anaware of terms offshore and onshore companies
can anyone tell me about these terms and what are benifits if company is onshore or offshore

thanx :roll:
Paul Sturrock

Joined: Apr 14, 2004
Posts: 10336

Offshore just means in a different country. The perceived benefits are purely costs - since its much cheaper to hire staff in a developing country than a developed country. My experience has been that offshoring an entire development stream can work, though it does carry condierable organisational issues. Offshoring only part of the development work however can be a disaster (and I'm speaking from personal experience here).

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Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Joined: Jul 08, 2003
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This has nothing to do with Software Testing. I'm going to move this to the Jobs Discussion forum, where this is on-topic.

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