Offshoring Key To NZ Growth

Posted by Amanda McVitty on 28 September 2010

Optimation's founder Neil Butler believes combining agile local development with offshoring is the way forward for New Zealand IT companies who envision significant long-term growth. The ideal model keeps high skill, high value work like business analysis and project management in New Zealand, while making the most of the cost and scale benefits of an offshore partner. It's an approach that is winning over local customers, as demonstrated by the Optimation-led OHR consortium's recent success in winning a major, multi-year Department of Corrections outsourcing contract for Application Development, Maintenance and Support.

Neil recently talked to BusinessDay about this industry trend and Optimation's strategic partnership with HCL.