Agile Scrum Methodology

What is Virtual Scrum and How is it Applied?

Virtual scrum is an educational tool used to help teach the scrum methodology to undergraduate students in the field of software engineering. Because scrum has become such a widely used software development methodology, it’s important that students get a feel for this experience in a hands-on manner. The ISISTAN—CONICET Research Institute, located in Buenos Aires, Argentina, has developed a virtual scrum program and conducted a case study to evaluate its effectiveness. This study provided an educational and hands-on approach to scrum methodology. This virtual training tool allowed IT students to familiarize themselves with elements of scrum including: blackboards, web browsers,...
Global Outsourcing Trends

3 Trends in Global IT Outsourcing

Global IT outsourcing is a common practice for many different industries. Not only do American companies outsource information technology to countries like India, Japan and China, but several European companies are making the transition to global information technology outsourcing as well. This movement towards IT outsourcing is often decided based upon a number of factors including: available resources, costs, needs, talent and time. Instead of hiring and managing employees here in the states, many find it increasingly convenient to reach out to foreign companies to supply the workforce. Additionally, tech industries (like software development, web design and engineering) require a...
Latin America Etiquette

Etiquette in Latin America: Important Info You Should Know

Whether traveling to Latin America for business or pleasure, it is extremely important to understand and respect common etiquette practices in the countries that you visit. Understanding the local etiquette of the places that you visit is a sign of respect. It also helps you minimize the chances of accidentally saying or doing things that are rude, insulting, or disrespectful without even realizing it. As an information technology company with offices in the U.S. and Costa Rica, Prosoft Nearshore understands many of the nuances about doing business in Latin America. Here is a list of the most important areas of etiquette in Latin America and how to address them. Greetings: In Latin...
10 Benefits of doing business in Costa Rica

Thinking About Doing Business in Costa Rica? Here are 10 Reasons Why You Should

Costa Rica is a bustling Central American country full of rich history and tradition. Because this country is known for its strong economy, safety and culture, many American companies have built offshore locations here in recent years. General Electric, IBM, Procter & Gamble and Prosoft Nearshore, to name a few, are examples of some of the U.S. based companies with nearshore offices in Costa Rica. Further, 25 percent of the top Fortune 50 companies, including Wal-Mart have decided to set up another store location in this Central American country. 10 Reasons to Feel Great about Doing Business in Costa Rica There are many reasons for relocating offshore to Costa Rica. Here are 10...
Google TED Talk

A Timeless Ted Talk for Techies

Although it may seem a little outdated, The Genesis of Google 2004 Ted Talk featuring Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, offers a brief look at the many developments made by Google. These co-creators have a lot of knowledge and experience when it comes to owning a billion dollar corporation dedicated to providing the best information and services to its users all around the world. After the introductions, this Ted Talk delves into the global features associated with Google. Sergey Brin begins the conversation by casting a revolving image of the globe and its google users. While the image depicts the many google users searching all around the world, it also explores the...
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