Apart from the annual staff evaluations which are standard at Orient Software Development (OSD), we also conduct a peer assessment review, which is named The Quarterly Awards. This review is different from the formal reviews done by the managers and supervisors, as it involves the direct experiences of certain staff members with their fellow employees.
Peer assessment – great awards for our staff
Diving into the Internet of Things
Remember Project 2501, the code that becomes self-aware “in the sea of information” in the near future? Predicted in the movie Ghost in the Shell (1995), a program that formed an identity was firmly science fiction – but as times change, we occasionally find our dreams becoming reality.
Scrum in outsourcing
Have you ever seen a rugby scrum? To those unfamiliar with the game, it looks like – well, a scrum of sweaty characters packed tight in a group, wearing matching shirts and trousers for no apparent reason. However, if you know what you're looking at, you can see two teams trying to the best of their abilities to provide a good product – the excitement and furor that is rugby – to their customers – the audience. The goal of Scrum in software development is exactly the same, and effective team play is likewise needed. Here at Orient Software, though, Scrum is likely to involve more coffee, an air conditioning, and just a little less physical contact.
Outsourcing Opportunities for Information Technology in Vietnam
After a trade embargo was lifted in the mid-1990s, Vietnam, along with China, became a new destination for industrial production and services. This is perhaps most apparent in the field of IT. Within IT, Vietnam is a popular outsourcing location among other industry giants such as China, India, and the Philippines. This is due to a large, young and dedicated IT labor force. Given this economic history, how did Vietnam create this talented workforce creating amazing software and applications?
Mobile-first web development
Take a moment to think about how you're reading this text. Are you using a desktop computer at the calm of your home, a mobile device like laptop or tablet in a noisy café or a smartphone on a bouncing bus? The experience might be quite different. Because of the different platforms, all of these devices ask for a different design of a website or an application.
The Price is Right In Vietnam
Why do we outsource? It’s not because we love transcontinental airline flights, or listening to foreign accents, or because we get to make yearly “fact-finding” trips that double as golf junkets (OK, that part isn’t bad).
Vietnam's Favorable Conditions for Business
Let’s take a closer look at the reasons Vietnam has been popping up on “Best Of” lists from everybody from Tholons to Gartner.
Vietnam 12th in OECD Ranking
Here’s some good news for the software development industry: according to a new study, Vietnam may be the world’s next hotbed for IT professionals. Maths and science education in the Southeast Asian country is now meeting (and surpassing) international standards, a promising development for Vietnam’s young and ambitious workforce.
10 Steps to Success with Software Outsourcing
Don’t run howling for the door just yet. The intimidatingly vague phrase ‘be active’ can be expressed more helpfully in ten key points. Together they provide a practical guide to choosing the right software outsourcing partner for your needs.
Vietnam Ranked #1 Global Outsourcing Destination by C&W
Cushman & Wakefield (C&W), a New York-based commercial real estate giant, says in the report that, “the changing global landscape has created new trade winds in the BPO and Shared Service Centre world.” Such changes are evident to anyone with a finger on the pulse of the outsourcing industry in Asia, especially Vietnam. C&W’s 2015 report, titled Where in the World? Business Process Outsourcing and Shared Service Location Index, simply provides a data-driven confirmation of the anecdotal evidence.