Outsource Services and Vertical Expertise Opportunity of Turkey

Outsource Services and Vertical Expertise Opportunity of Turkey

Dec 21

India, a country famous with software exportation and remarkable amount of software revenues in its total economy. This IT country aims to generate an income such as 175 billion dollar from IT services by the year 2020.  You can see the details by observing this pressroom article of NASSCOM-McKinsey. When we dig deeper into  India model, software need of internal market is lower than the demand that comes from external market. India exports software and outsource IT services to the world. And the economical model has been constructed on brain drain.

Before evaluating a country such as India here are some tips that one should know. There comes half a million IT related graduates every year. Not all of these graduates are qualified enough, yet they help in lowering service prices. It is known there are lots of people who complain about low quality work, done by Indian outsources. Country has been using its advantage of a crowded IT population by manipulating prices.

Ok then, which way should we follow or what kind of services may be valuable and make difference for Turkey? Read more…

turkey does not groom graduates in IT industry as fast as India, and having higher life standards in Turkey does not help lowering costs either. At this point Turkey might create its opportunity by insisting on vertical expertise, and ensuring difference with the high quality of service. Just as Israel has got expertise on defense industry or Germany has got vertical expertise on ERP systems.

This year 3rd TestIstanbul conference will take place on May 24-25 2012 and will be focused on increasing economical value of testing in IT industry. If I have a chance, I will try to attend the activity this year. I think the characteristic attributes of Turkish people match with testing process. We are curious, result oriented, always try to find the gaps of processes. I think one of the most significant obligation of being leader at testing is investing on education with government support. Today Turkcell Technology has started to corporate with universities in Turkey and succeded in placing a software test engineering class into official curriculum. This type of corporation between universities and private sector will raise qualified graduate count and maybe one day Turkey will be one of the software testing leaders in Europe or maybe all around the world. This can be a good choice of vertical expertise area for us.

By the way, I advice you to look at this report prepared by research firms like McKinsey, Deloitte, Gartner, Nasscom, CSIA. The report indicates offshore software development rates by sector with comparisons. Here is the link.

Offshore Software Development Rates Comparison

http://appulse.com/offshoring/offshore-software-development-rates-compare/

A List Of TED Talks

A List Of TED Talks

Feb 14

Hi folks,

This morning I have received a google doc link for TED talks by email. I can’ t remember how many speakers I follow on TED sessions, but I can say there are lots of charming ideas in speeches. You’re going to find different speakers from different sectors who stands out with their successes in their areas.  Until now I have found lots of chances to share my knowledge in some conferences and private seminars in technical and non-technical manner. But TED talks have separate ambiance and aim inside it. Maybe one day I can get the stage to share my past experience with community, who knows it Winking smile The best side of the link is periodic updates over documentSmile There are currently 875 session records inside it with different categories. I hope you will bookmark it and enjoy in your spare timesWinking smile

 

Here is the link.

What was in Bilisim Zirvesi 2010?

What was in Bilisim Zirvesi 2010?

Nov 04

After a long while, I have found some time to write my opinions about Bilisim Zirvesi 2010 event. The main theme of the event was ‘Game Starts Again’. I think that sentence is the summary of the main theme, ‘The rules had changed, ‘GAME STARTS AGAIN’ for the second 10th years part of 21st Century’. The second day of the event was nearly a waste of time for me, but with an exception. I really enjoyed listening to Levent Erden’ s speech about new media on second day. Actually he is against using the term ‘new’ while talking about new media and I definitely agree with his words… But what about the first day?Thinking smile

A Successful Metaphore For Leadership

A Successful Metaphore For Leadership

Oct 30

Last week, in a regular retro meeting, the head of my team shared a video from a Ted conference. In this Itay Talgam’ s video there was a successful metaphore for leadership. lead your team like an orchestra conductor! During the session, every sentence sparkled as a sample of the leadership concept in my mind. First watch the video then read more :)