India Software / Application development capability hyped?
January 6, 2009 | In: Uncategorized
I came across this posting on ZDNET blog by Dana Blankenhorn about having commercial arms for supporting Open source software (Acquia vs Drupal) where the author made an interesting remark related to his IT outsourcing partner in India whose claim of expertise was false.
Since Drupal.org only provided a directory of possible assistance, we wound up dealing with an Indian outsourcer my partner was familiar with.
Their claim of expertise was false. I spent months trying to explain what we needed, and each iteration of the software grew worse. We finally got things rolling after another consultant turned us on to the new, stable Drupal code base.
This brings an interesting debate as I have met many startups who are really really struggling on tech front and rue lack of good tech development capabilities in India. So it is great opportunity for SAAS model in India or a grim reality where it is really hard to get a very good technical competent team to do your technology development (read software development) ?
I was wondering if I can get first hand perspective from Entrepreneurs / Techies on this?
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