[September 29, 2006]
Marrying Agility and Economy
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Alpha Bay’s CEO Jack Blount sees outsourcing as an affordable way to find development talent. Two key trends in enterprise software development might seem to be in collision. The cost reduction opportunities of offshore development could appear to lie on a different path than the productivity gains and the business alignment benefits of agile development processes. Demonstrating that a development shop can pursue both options at once has become the charter of Jack Blount, president and CEO of Alpha Bay, an enterprise software company in Salt Lake City that produces retail-sector applications. Blount spoke with eWEEK Technology Editor Peter Coffee about his offshore experience in working with StarSoft Development Labs, a service provider based in Cambridge, Mass., with development centers in St. Petersburg and Kazan, Russia, and Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine.|
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