Outsourcing Entrepreneur Launches Software Sweatshop Blog

August 04, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
Chicago, IL August 4, 2007 - Raza Imam, Managing Partner of Chicago-based offshore software development firm, Adaptive Solutions, Inc. announced the launch of his blog Software Sweatshop (www.software-sweatshop.com) The blog intends to provide sobering advice on offshore outsourcing. "As more small-medium sized businesses consider going offshore, we see 'software sweatshops' springing up all over the place… large companies that paved the offshore trail haven't done so without failed engagements, breached contracts, and a little bit of resentment on both sides. As SMB's prepare to make the offshore leap, it's wise to learn from the mistakes of the big boys" says Imam. The term "software sweatshop" refers to offshore development firms that offer application development services at bargain basement prices, usually with very little project management.

Outsourcing for SMB's, when done right, can be incredibly effective; driving innovation and preserving competitive advantage. When asked about the title of the blog, Imam said "Many clients realize that finding highly qualified technical resources is easy, but finding people that can help drive innovation and take responsibility for your success isn't" Imam discusses outsourcing with a sense of humor and clarity of thought that's so desperately needed in this industry say readers.

The blog is designed to poke fun at the outsourcing industry and identify practices that lead to offshore failures. Visit the blog at http://www.software-sweatshop.com