I was just wondering ,is there any particular reason , why there are so many Indian(East Indians) in the applications packaging?
No offense to anyone ,just curious!
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Easy. Labour costs in India are an order of magnitude less than in Europe or North America.
Answered 01/06/2012 by: VBScab
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Thanks for the answer VBScab, I do appreciate you reply,but still why in App-Packaging not in some other faculty or IT sector, and I was browsing net for IT school, there are literally hundreds of IT institutes for Indians,that promises big paying jobs in SAP,SAS, Wise Packaging and so on... nothing in other field of interest!
Answered 01/08/2012 by: AmadorS777
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Oh, I see.You were asking about the packaging aspect rather than the nationality. I can't help you there but I would imagine you'd see a similar trend in development, e.g. C++ or C#.
Answered 01/09/2012 by: VBScab
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I'd suspect it's due to outsourcing. Packaging can be done remotely relatively easily. Can it be done well? I would bet that VBScab's level of skill is tough to find anywhere and also believe that there's no substitute for being onsite, understanding the culture of the requestor, and interacting with the business on a regular and personal basis.

That's my $.02.
Answered 01/20/2012 by: Arminius
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Can It be done well off shore .. lmao.>"!!! we had 11 attempts via a off shore 3rd party to deliver a package for a application in the uk, it’s not even supposed to be part of my contract but I ended up editing the MSI with orca to make it fit, they are useless, that’s why the demand for testing skill shave rocketed in the UK because no one even remotely trusts that a bespoke package can be delivered. There ok when it comes to standard package on a standard desktop, throw in a couple of minor desktop polices or say a user profile on a mapped drive and .. Forget it! It’s not just the company we use I have heard this on many occasions from other contractors and software companies. We have been told to log everything that goes wrong caused by the off shore support team, I spent more time filling in forms – correcting mistakes than I do actually supporting the applications, it’s a ridiculous situation, totally false economy and a complete waste of resources.
It’s not particually to do with the developers, but more of a cultural thing. I have been to Indian to train people to support new applications, they are in the most part enthusiastic and although sometimes there’s a problem with communication they tend to grasp the important concepts without any problems. It after you have left the problems really starts to happen. The people you have just given skills to, immediately are head hunted by another company supporting the same application. As soon as a company wins a good contract its bought up and absorbed by a larger one with bigger profit margins .. there’s is absolutely no skill share in their culture, they are not willing to support their colleague sat next to them in case they lose their job to another person.. and don’t even get me started on qualification fraud, something encouraged by a lot of companies so that they can show they have skills to cover the SLA .. I once asked a support member to unlock my domain account I was stood right by him, on his email he had MCSE in the signature, he looked like I had asked him to sell me his wife.. and then he said he didn’t do account resets as part of his job.. !! So I said, no problem I’ll log on through your TS , I logged on to the DC and said ok now please unlock it, to which he got up and walked off !!, Later I found out he had left the company the very same day !!.. why .. I am the senior support remember for the entire estate it’s not as if I don’t have the permissions to do it.. what I have managed to gleam from other colleagues is he was a sitter, he was there to make it look like they had enough qualified people to cover the contract.

Rant over..
Answered 01/30/2012 by: installeruk
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"Can it" vs "is it". don't get me started on the mentoring I've had to do recently to offshored outsourcing. Someone with the skill level of many of the posters here could package from almost anywhere, all things being equal.
Answered 01/31/2012 by: Arminius
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