Catch-22 of IT Outsourcing in Vietnam
More than six months have passed since the Flappy Bird phenomenon, but international eyes are still on Hanoi and half the country is still wondering what to make of it. Over the weekend, I attended an event to speak about trends in Information Technology in Vietnam and the effect of globalisation on the industry. The discussion turned towards the different flavours of software development, and how the rapid growth of the IT outsourcing industry, paradoxically perhaps, might actually prevent an innovative indigenous technology sector from emerging.
Several months ago, I was interviewed on the news in Vietnam about some similar topics relating my experience with creative software development in the region, my thoughts on the future of the IT sector in Vietnam and whether the target of having 1 million people working in the IT sector in Vietnam by 2020 could be achieved. I was thrown by...
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