President Trump’s April Executive Order aimed at overhauling work visa programs has left many major corporations scrambling for access to quality global Software Development talent elsewhere, including South America.
AUSTIN, TX, August 21, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ — Today, Switch Software is pleased to announce the joining of EpitomiOne as its Architecture and Digital Transformation Strategy, Solutions and Services Partner. Dr. Tushar Hazra is the Principal and Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at EpitomiOne. Dr. Hazra has been an Executive Enterprise Architect with over 22 years of experience in various areas of strategic planning, architecture development, implementation, governance, risk management, and compliance. Dr. Hazra’s experience includes serving as CTO of Application Development and Management at Lockheed Martin Information Technology, and he currently serves as a Fellow at Institute for Digital Transformation. He has also held senior positions at such global enterprises as GE, CSC and Kaiser Permanente. Dr. Hazra is an industry-recognized communicator, author, and speaker with 150+ publications and 100+ conference appearances.
In 2000, Dr. Hazra leveraged his decades of Enterprise and public sector IT experience to found an Enterprise Portal, Business Transformation, and Digital Transformation Strategy Consultancy, EpitomiOne, which provides Enterprise and public sector clients with Digital Transformation consulting services such as Transformation Strategy, Technology Management, Architecture, Design and Proposal (RFP) Management.
In April, President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at overhauling the work visa programs that many outsourcing vendors use to bring overseas IT workers into the U.S. The executive order has caused major Indian IT Outsourcing firms to fire thousands of employees, leaving US-based business fledging for new and better options.
“It sounds great to hire locally, but the bottom-line is developer salaries and employment costs of local employees are high, and talent for upper level jobs like Architects are in even lower supply,” says Nicolas Zangaro, Co-Founder and Executive Partner of Switch Software. Before the Executive Order, in March, USA Today reported there are more than 500,000 open computing jobs nationwide. According to the report, The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts there will be 1.4 million more software development jobs than applicants who can fill them by 2020.
“This Partnership is a natural and exciting evolution of our long-standing focus on our collaboration model – which reinforces dynamic, agile, and reliable engagements for major corporations who are progressing through Digital Transformation with limited resources,” said Thomas Wolfe, who leads Business Development in North America at Switch Software. “With the launch of this new Partnership, Switch Software is better positioned to address the needs of enterprise organizations throughout the entire software development lifecycle, while joining the two companies and extending our footprint together.”
Switch’s development augmentation model involves starting small, and growing alongside IT departments to ensure solid communication between integrated teams. Code is developed in Montevideo just +1 hour ahead of Eastern Time (ET), using the exact same collaboration tools, testing tools, and solidified via frequent in-person discussions.
It’s not just the time zone that major corporations are seeking in development centers based in South America. “When we talk to companies about integrating our development teams, and they tell us about Slack, and other tools which are popular in the US, we are often pleased to know we already have been using those tools and processes for just as long as the client has,” says Wolfe. When it comes to technology, what’s hot and new in North America is hot and new in South America.
“Offering a set of solutions and services that are succinct and relevant to our customers and making them successful are our primary goals. Switch Software and EpitomiOne join hands to establish a new horizon for our customers in US with nearshore time zone and delivery excellence. Accessing both nearshore and onsite expertise, along with leading edge technology resources will be more than a staff augmentation proposition for this joint venture,” said Dr. Hazra.
About Switch Software Solutions
Switch Software is a full-service software development augmentation company, with proven experience helping such global brands as Verifone, BBVA, and Sodexo integrate development teams using a dynamic, transparent collaboration model which provides cost-effectiveness to increase profitability – without communication challenges or quality problems often associated with software development outsourcing. That means no more missed deadlines, communication problems, or midnight conference calls.
Established in 2000, EpitomiOne is an Enterprise and public sector Digital Transformation consultancy specialized in designing, developing, and delivering mission-critical, innovative, and cost-effective IT solutions across multiple industry verticals such as healthcare, financial services and supply chain as well as US federal, state, and local government agencies. In recent years, EpitomiOne has already delivered significant business values from strategy to architecture to governance in public and private sector healthcare (payers and providers), financial services, manufacturing and insurance businesses.
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