Tata Consultancy Services (or TCS) are setting up a new research in emerging technologies such Grid, SOA and Collaborative Software Development. Their press announcement can be found here.
I have the good fortune to work with TCS on projects within my organisation. Have no doubt that the Indian consultancies are here and are fully aware and equipped to take on today’s and tomorrows challenges. They have passion and the correct attitude.
Yes it is true that not all of their developers have made the grade, but the simple fact is that you can return a developer to a pool and pick another. The difference being the pool is very large indeed.
It is my belief that we should drop the air of suspicion and fear that surrounds firm from the sub-continent. It is pretty clear there is a short fall of skill in our market as a whole and this is where organisations such as TCS and Infosys with large resources at their disposal come into their own.
What I like the most and organisations such as TCS is that they are making outfits such as IBM raise their game insuring better quality at a better price.
This is all very well, but what is clear is that there isn’t enough developer resource period to meet tomorrows challenges and this does not bode well for the future.