Skip to main content

IT Outsourcing (in Indonesia)

This morning (and tomorrow), I am giving a presentation on IT Outsourcing. We looked at the landscape - looked at Wipro, Infosys, Tata, trend in China, (call center in) Phillipines, Vietnam, and what not. We evaluated why companies outsource (their IT).

There was a question about Indonesia's postion in IT outsourcing. Well, we are not know in the world (yet), but there are some IT outsourcing companies. (I happen to run a small one :) ). We're in a different league, though. We then have the following chart to show our position:



(The text is in Bahasa Indonesia. I just took a snapshot of the page.)

In terms out positioning, I believe that Indonesia should focus on the "art" portion of IT. We are very different with the rest of the pack in terms of art (and taste?). At least, that's my gut feeling. (I rarely wrong. ha ha ha.) There's a longer story about this focus, but I have to find more time to write it down. It is easier for me to tell it in front of people. Maybe in my next presentation? We'll see.

Anyway ... I hope this could satisfy your question about Indonesia's IT outsourcing. (Err... I think you have more questions after reading this. Ha!) Until next time.

Comments

Hans said…
I think Indonesia has a few disadvantages for IT Outsourcing compared to the other countries you mention here:

1. Indonesians don't speak proper English yet (most of them at least)
2. Its (communication) infrastructure is not yet as developed as it should be. Being an archipelago of 17000 islands adds to this problem.
3. Resources are not as cheap as in China and India?

What do you think?

What exactly do you mean by art? When I was reading your post I was thinking about all the talented coders, 3d artists, and designers in Indonesia.

I'm interested in your presentation. Love to see more on this.
Andy Ghozali said…
In a way I agree with you Hans, however you can still teach old dog new tricks. I know there are a lot of English Schools around the city of Jakarta (my friend from NZ is teaching there), hence it is getting quite a priority to have English speaking Indonesian in the work force.

I agree the with the infrastructure comment. Labour fees? They are quite competitive. I also would love to see what happened to the presentation.
Anonymous said…
As an Indonesian who works @ IT outsourcing company in China, I have been growing my curiosity on the prospect of Indonesia as the next destination (considering the higher labor's cost & shortage that I see at the market here in China/India).
I'm more than open to have further discussion with all the folks there in Indonesia on this matter!

Any interested people please let me know your linkedin or email.

Cheers!
HT
Anonymous said…
What are the IT outsourcing rates in Indonesia for technologies like Java, .net?
Sonal said…
Hi,
Are there people who do Medical Transcription in Indonesia...? actually i need some people. Please reply?? My ID is sonal.som1@gmail.com
Arie said…
It's very interesting, (most) people in Indonesia don't realize that Indonesian IT engineer can compete with another country's.

i'm looking forward to see your presentation, by the way.
Viola said…
Thank you for sharing such a nice information regarding medical transcription!!

According to one medical survey report, it has been observed that the demands of Outsource Medical Transcription are increasing at a rapid rate.
Well, i am agreed with the word that outsourcing work in Indonesia is little disadvantages due to English language but it not impossible.
3pm Solution said…
I myself happen to run a software house and IT outsourcing company. We were compared to philipine and India labour. Which are cheaper, and has a better skill (that's what they said).
We tried to give a reasonable fee, as we work in a relatively small city. but if our competitor is that cheap, then what's the point we take the job? there's no need to compete to be the cheapest? We work to earn a living, a better living.

Popular posts from this blog

Himbauan Kepada Hacker & Cracker Indonesia & Malaysia

Kepada Hacker & Cracker Indonesia & Malaysia,

Saya mengharapkan anda tidak melakukan penyerangan atau/dan pengrusakan situs-situs Indonesia dan Malaysia.

Saya mengerti bahwa akhir-akhir ini beberapa masalah di dunia nyata membuat kita kesal dan marah. Namun kekesalan tersebut sebaiknya tidak dilimpahkan ke dunia maya (cyberspace). Semestinya sebelum melakukan aksi yang berdampak negatif, kita bisa melakukan langkah-langkah positif seperti melakukan dialog (melalui email, mailing list, bulletin board, blog, dan media elektronik lainnya).

Kita harus ingat bahwa kita hidup bertetangga dan bersaudara. Yang namanya hidup bertetangga pasti mengalami perbedaan pendapat. Mari kita belajar bertetangga dengan baik.

Saya berharap agar kita yang hidup di dunia maya mencontohkan bagaimana kita menyelesaikan permasalahan dengan kepala dingin dan hati yang lapang, sehingga para pemimpin kita di dunia nyata dapat mencontoh penyelesaian damai. Mudah-mudahan mereka dapat lebih arif dan bijaksana da…

Band progressive rock baru?

Lepas dari yang serius-serius sebentar. Kita ke musik lagi.

Terus terang saya tadinya mulai merasa bahwa musik progressive rock bakalan mati. Seperti lirik dari lagu band Asia - "Rock and Roll Dream":

When I see your faces from the limousine. No chance of our survival...

Tapi setelah saya mendengarkan The Flower Kings, harapan tumbuh lagi. Band yang dimotori oleh Roine Stolt (gitar) memiliki nuansa (melodi?) yang selaras dengan band-band terdahulu. Mereka sanggup membawakan lagu Cinema Show-nya Genesis dengan sempurna. Bahkan lebih baik menurut saya. Jadi, para penggemar sekalian, progressive rock akan tetap tumbuh subur.

Roine Stolt juga menjadi bagian dari band Transatlantic yang juga memiliki nuansa progressive rock. Maklum, mereka campuran dari Dream Theater, Marillion, The Flower Kings, dan Spock's Beard. Meski, ada lagu bootleged live show mereka yang kedodoran membawakan lagu "Firth of Fifth" nya Genesis. Ternyata band besar bisa kedodoran juga.

Repotnya, mus…

news from the trenches: acknowledgement, award, and more work to do

It's time to post some news...

The 15 September 2004 edition of Swa Magazine listed me as one of maestro in specific field. In my case, they put me under IT security expert. Wow! I didn't know this until somebody told me to buy the magazine. (Here's the page scanned from the magazine.)

I was also awarded IGOS award. IGOS is "Indonesia Goes Open Source," a movement lead by Research and Technology Ministry in Indonesia. I didn't go to the celebration since I was sick at that time. I am not sure whay I was awarded though. I thought my contribution to the open source community is still minimal.

New schoolyear has been started. It's time to teach classes. I am teaching two classes; Introduction to Programming (with Object Oriented) and System Security (grad course). Meanwhile, I've got new students working on their theses.

On the University R&D side, my term as the Director of IT Research has ended. I am glad. I was not too happy with the position since…