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Offshore Developers Irony

It’s funny how a once brilliant idea can often turnaround and bite you.

Take off-shoring IT roles. What a brilliant idea! We can cut our costs on junior developers and only hire the senior/architect level guys for planning and oversight.

That is, until your senior guys leave and there are no junior level guys gaining the valuable experience needed to be a senior level architect. Now what are you going to do genius?!

This is exactly what is happening in the UK according to some research written in this article by Nick Heath.

So, if you think its tough to find quality development resources now… brace yourself.

About Rob Rusher

In his role as Principal Consultant for On3, Rob leads an software development practice to help his clients build rich Internet applications for the desktop, browser, and mobile devices, and to rapidly increase their knowledge and skills to better support their organization's goals. Rob is an Adobe Certified Expert, Community Professional, and Certified Instructor. He has taught and mentored the technical teams at HP, Overstock, Paychex, SAS, the FedEx, and other Government and Fortune 100 organizations. Rob has co-authored four best-selling books on building secure, cutting-edge and rapidly developed applications using Adobe AIR, ColdFusion and Flex. He is very active in organizing and speaking at RIA, Adobe LiveCycle, mobile conferences, and user groups. In addition to growing his software consulting practice, On3, Rob has been building expertise in rich client application development on a wider variety of devices and platforms that extend the applications to change the way we all create and live.