Building Your Information Systems from the Other Side of the World: How Infosys Manages Time Zone Differences

@article{Carmel2006BuildingYI,
  title={Building Your Information Systems from the Other Side of the World: How Infosys Manages Time Zone Differences},
  author={Erran Carmel},
  journal={MIS Quarterly Executive},
  year={2006},
  volume={5}
}
We often hear that global IT work creates difficulties due to time and distance. Companies source their IT work to Asia to capitalize on lower labor costs. But they soon discover time zone coordination costs that stem from delayed communications and misunderstood tasks. We also hear a conflicting claim that time zone differences are actually an advantage in global IT work because a project can work round-the-clock. Are time zone differences good or bad? And how do companies overcome the… CONTINUE READING
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