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Market Insight: Enterprise Software, Worldwide Directions for Offshore R&D, 2011

Published: 03 February 2011

ID: G00210296

Analyst(s): Sharon A. Mertz, Chad Eschinger


The nature and location of software vendor R&D initiatives has been evolving for decades. This research examines the current trends for the location and investment of R&D within global software vendor organizations.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview


Background and Context

The Impact

  • R&D Investment Locations Are Proliferating
  • Drivers of Investment Go Beyond Cost Considerations
  • Shifting Global Talent Pools Fuel International R&D Management
  • Agile Is the Preferred Development Methodology
  • Ratio Comparisons Reflect Vendor Investment and Strategic Shifts
  • Other Findings Indicate Diversity in R&D Activities


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