Oxagile is a custom software provider operating within a leading Belarusian IT holding BelHard (established in 1994). The company focuses on delivering custom software development and dedicated IT team staffing services for customers from Canada and the USA. Oxagile works in adherence to ISO 9001-2001/CMMI standards and takes the process best practices, following its mission to create quality software that ideally meets individual requirements of each client. Industries served: IPTV, E-commerce, Finance & Banking. Skills: J2SE,.NET,PHP

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Whitepaper: Software Nearshoring To Canada: Still Hot or Not?

by OxagileApr 24, 2008

Canada�s position as a well-established IT outsourcing destination for US technology companies is hardly to be disputed. But the growth of Canada�s outsourcing reputation is rather slack when compared to India, China and other offshore competitors. A similar legal framework, compatibility of culture and business practices and same time zones as the United States have always been obvious advantages of Canada, but they cannot be the only competitive differentiators when cost effectiveness might be at risk. The impending equality between USD and CAD rates and the global trend toward software development outsourcing to offshore hotspots (which offer cheaper labor rates and a larger pool of qualified workforce) bring up a question of Canada�s cost competitiveness. This paper explores major issues that may stem the successful tide of Canada in the IT outsourcing industry and decrease its position as the winning nearshore destination. Taking Belarus and its software outsourcing providers as an example, this paper gives considerations of how offshoring software development activities can help Canadian IT companies become more cost-effective in response to the global offshoring trend.