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IMPLICATIONS OF OFFSHORING FOR THE ICS DISCIPLINES Elizabeth Sparrow Chair, BCS Working Party on Offshoring and author A Guide to Global Sourcing. going further together. Implications of offshoring. Definitions The global IT services market The UK’s competitive strengths

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IMPLICATIONS OF OFFSHORING FOR THE ICS DISCIPLINES

Elizabeth Sparrow

Chair, BCS Working Party on Offshoring

and author A Guide to Global Sourcing

going further together

implications of offshoring
Implications of offshoring
  • Definitions
  • The global IT services market
  • The UK’s competitive strengths
  • Career development in the era of global sourcing
  • Challenges and issues
  • BCS offshoring publications
definitions
Definitions

Nearshore

Offshore

Offshore

Nearshore

Outsource

In-house

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Implications of offshoring
  • Definitions
  • The global IT services market
  • The UK’s competitive strengths
  • Career development in the era of global sourcing
  • Challenges and issues
  • BCS offshoring publications
market growth
Market growth
  • IDC says that global offshore IT services will continue to grow at a remarkable rate
  • TPI says that nearly half of new outsourcing deals involve some global service delivery
  • TPI finds that nearly half of the value of these new outsourcing contracts is moved offshore
  • IDC says that offshore suppliers have begun to pose a serious threat to incumbent service providers
global sourcing examples
Global sourcing examples
  • Thames Water outsourced to Wipro
  • Tesco’s own centre in Bangalore
  • Britannia Airways hybrid model with LogicaCMG
  • DHL’s centre in Prague
  • Colgate-Palmolive used EPAM developers in Russia and Belarus
  • Shell’s centre in Malaysia and outsourcing to Indian suppliers
global trade in it services
Global trade in IT services

Major traders in computer and information services, 2000 and 2003

Source: World Trade Organization, 2005

jobs exported through offshoring
Jobs exported through offshoring

Total number of jobs exported (offshore outsourcing and offshore subsidiaries), 2002–2004

Source: Rosenthal, 2005

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Implications of offshoring
  • Definitions
  • The global IT services market
  • The UK’s competitive strengths
  • Career development in the era of global sourcing
  • Challenges and issues
  • BCS offshoring publications
our competitive strengths
Our competitive strengths

Unless we understand our achievements and abilities we may underestimate global competition and miss out on opportunities in the future

swot analysis for britain s it profession
SWOT analysis for Britain’s IT profession
  • Strengths
  • Software innovation and hardware pioneering developments
  • Experience in managing large, complex programmes
  • Good problem-solving and analytical skills in new areas of work and a culture that encourages creativity
  • Multicultural society and professionals drawn from different ethnic backgrounds
  • High standard of general education
  • Weaknesses
  • Professional training too focused on short term technical training
  • Many professionals lack formal accreditation and training
  • Lack of multilingual skills
  • Britain has traditionally had a low regard for technical and engineering education and skills
  • Threats
  • If low level work is moved offshore this leaves fewer opportunities for basic skills training
  • IT careers may be seen as offering poor prospects and may attract fewer good candidates
  • University research at limited locations means few graduates benefit
  • Opportunities
  • Business analysis and process re-engineering projects
  • Biotechnology and nanotechnology developments
  • Development and management of safety critical systems where low risk is paramount
  • Outsourcing advisory services
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Implications of offshoring
  • Definitions
  • The global IT services market
  • The UK’s competitive strengths
  • Career development in the era of global sourcing
  • Challenges and issues
  • BCS offshoring publications
a new career model for a new era
A new career model for a new era

IT professionals embedded in business areas

Business skills development

Project and programme management

Programme management experience

Foundation IT training

‘Soft’ skills training

IT strategy managers

Supplier management, negotiation and relationship development

IT service and contract management

Specialist technical training

Technical specialists

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Developing tomorrow’s IT professionals

Old attitudes

New attitudes

  • Premium salaries are the norm
  • Soft skills are an optional extra for those interested in management
  • IT careers are for those who love technology
  • IT is separate from ‘the business’
  • Sometimes business people move into IT but they don’t really understand technology
  • Salaries closer to rates for other professional roles
  • All IT professionals expect to develop interpersonal and technical skills
  • IT careers are for those who love to find out how technology can help others
  • IT is seen as a fully integrated part of the business
  • IT people regularly move into and out of other business functions gaining a rounded experience
helping yourself to a successful career
Helping yourself to a successful career
  • Invest in your long-term career
  • Monitor skills shortages and employment trends
  • Don’t get locked into a technical role that is eminently suitable for offshoring
  • Be aware of the business skills and domain knowledge you possess
  • Make use of training opportunities to broaden and deepen your skills
  • Adopt lifelong learning

BCS Working Party on Offshoring tips:

gartner tips for it professionals
Gartner tips for IT professionals
  • Master the underlying principles
  • Be prepared to change your attitudes
  • Develop your interpersonal skills
  • Use opportunities to broaden your business knowledge
  • Become an agent of change, not a victim

Source: Computing, June 2005

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Implications of offshoring
  • Definitions
  • The global IT services market
  • The UK’s competitive strengths
  • Career development in the era of global sourcing
  • Challenges and issues
  • BCS offshoring publications
recruiting tomorrow s professionals
Recruiting tomorrow’s professionals
  • Higher Education Funding Council (HEFC) identified computing/IT as a strategic subject area of national importance
  • Forecasts by e-skills indicate that Britain’s IT workforce will need to grow substantially over the next decade to sustain the UK’s competitiveness
  • But applications to study computer science and IT at school and university are falling dramatically
  • HEFC asked the BCS to lead an initiative to increase the number of students studying computing/IT
recruiting tomorrow s professionals1
Recruiting tomorrow’s professionals

Applications to undergraduate courses in core computing disciplines: UK home students only

Source: www.ucas.ac.uk

recruiting tomorrow s professionals2
Recruiting tomorrow’s professionals

Projected changes in the population of 18-20 year olds

Source: Higher Education Demand, 2015-16, HEPI

schools survey quotations
Schools survey quotations

Quotations from focus groups and questionnaires…

  • ICT is a lot of work but it’s all repetitive… when they took the coursework out of maths loads more people started choosing it
  • ICT is not at all difficult but it’s very time consuming
  • ICT is a waste of a GCSE
  • I am not going to study Computing/ICT at university because the subject becomes mundane using standard software
  • ICT is really repetitive… it’s all spreadsheets
  • ICT is extremely boring and mundane
  • I did ICT and I never want to annotate another screen shot
challenges and issues
Challenges and issues

Joined-up thinking:

Schools  Universities  Employers

Government funding incentives

Computer Faculty and Business School

challenges and issues1
Challenges and issues

Computer Science

or

IT?

challenges and issues2
Challenges and issues
  • Undergraduate or postgraduate?
  • STEM subject or business management?
  • Improving public perception and understanding
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Implications of offshoring
  • Definitions
  • The global IT services market
  • The UK’s competitive strengths
  • Career development in the era of global sourcing
  • Challenges and issues
  • BCS offshoring publications
offshoring publications
Offshoring publications
  • A Guide to Global Sourcing

by Elizabeth Sparrow, 2005

  • Offshoring: a challenge or opportunity for British IT professionals?

BCS Working Party on Offshoring, 2004

  • Embracing the Challenge, Exploiting the Opportunities: building a world class IT profession in the era of global sourcing

BCS Working Party on Offshoring, May 2006

recent bcs press release
Recent BCS press release

BCS is warning that the shortage of computing/IT graduates could imperil long term success for Britain’s expanding IT economy

“The future success of the British economy … will rely on the delivery of computer science graduates. The UK is not delivering these with the threat of a major skills gap opening in our thriving IT industry”

David Clarke, BCS Chief Executive, Nov 2006