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Study Results from A. Kato and Colleagues Broaden Understanding of Computer Engineering

April 29, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at China Weekly News -- A new study on Computer Engineering is now available. According to news originating from Kyoto, Japan, by VerticalNews editors, the research stated, "In Japanese software industry, one critical question evoking much debate these days is how the local IT firms can promote sustainable business models through domestic outsourcing. In Japan, the major enterprise software customers are concentrated in and around Tokyo Metropolitan Area, and most local Japanese software firms dispatch engineers to their onsite development base."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research, "However, this Dispatch Model is vulnerable to cost reduction requests and is not conducive to fostering manpower in the form of skilled engineers in local IT industrial clusters. This paper undertakes a case study of Okinawa prefecture, where vigorous measures have been taken to promote IT services industry. It examines factors critical to further development of the IT services industry in terms of Porter's Diamond Framework. The results reveal that most of these factors are related to domestic offshore outsourcing, which is indispensable for human resource (HR) enhancement, collaboration with high-end customers, and creation of a synergy effect with related and supporting industries in the IT sector. However, it is important to assess how far it is feasible."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The paper uses a cash flow model and evaluates the profitability of domestic offshore outsourcing through Monte Carlo simulations and, based on the conference discussion, clarifies the regional as well as general factors in Japanese IT industry."

For more information on this research see: Software industry in okinawa: Is 'domestic offshore outsourcing' scheme feasible? Computer Systems Science and Engineering, 2014;29(1):115-126. Computer Systems Science and Engineering can be contacted at: C R L Publishing Ltd, 5 Weir Rd, Kibworth Beauchamp, Leicester LE8 0LQ, England.

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from A. Kato, Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts, Kyoto, Japan.

Keywords for this news article include: Kyoto, Japan, Software, Computer Engineering

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Source: China Weekly News