Twentyseven Global executives with the offshore team in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam
Kansas City-based custom software development company, Twentyseven Global, has had an offshore office located in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam for the past six years. This offshore development center works hand and hand with the teams at Twentyseven Global’s Kansas City and Denver offices. The Saigon software development team has delivered dozens of successful software implementations, built mobile apps and web browser solutions for clients, and is well versed in Java, LAMP and other open source, .Net and mobile technologies.
Twentyseven Global has defined and refined its software engineering process with the help of the Vietnam team. Saigon is home to its mobile solutions lab, where iPhone, Android and Blackberry apps have been built, as well as mobile browser solutions for Twentyseven Global’s clients.
Steve Roatch, CEO of Twentyseven Global, says, “Our team in Vietnam is the best of the best. We have rigor and selectivity in our recruiting process that top IT firms in the US would envy. But having top talent isn’t enough. It’s our team’s culture that makes a difference. They are not afraid to say ‘no’ and won’t hesitate to seek clarification or to suggest a better alternative. These behaviors are key to successful software projects whether on- or offshore.”
Coordinating onshore and offshore teams requires embracing diverse cultures, and one way to bridge the gap is communicating and sharing the company’s core values. Last year, Twentyseven Global executives visited the development center in Vietnam to discuss the company’s five core values. By sharing these core values, Roatch has been able to unify the onshore and offshore teams to deliver consistent quality work for the clients.
The Twentyseven Global Saigon team promoting one of the company’s core values: Be the best, expect the best.
By offshoring in Vietnam, Twentyseven Global is able to tap into Vietnam’s proficient and young talent pool, granting access to more than 1,800 software engineers and the ability to add resources quickly. There are about 30,000 IT graduates each year in Vietnam and about 60 percent of the population is under 30-years-old.
Given Vietnam’s young and educated talent pool, as well as the ever-evolving technology industry, there’s no doubt that more businesses will want to expand to or invest in Vietnam. According to an article in the Kansas City Star, Google plans to help train about 1,400 IT engineers in Vietnam to help develop the industry alongside Vietnam’s society and economy.
Last December, Google CEO Sundar Pichai paid a visit to Hanoi, Vietnam to speak and give hope to the local startup community. Pichai believes that it’s only a matter of time before Vietnam will be successful globally given the size of the local market, high Internet usage and the strong entrepreneurial culture.
According to the Kansas City Star article, 52 percent of Vietnam’s population uses the Internet and the country has more than 128 million mobile phone subscribers.
During his visit, Pichai also met with Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung. Dung believes that the Vietnam government is creating favorable conditions for international technology and information corporations to expand business to Vietnam.
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