Re:Re: Is this difficult?

Discussion created by ca.portal.admin on Mar 29, 2008
Did you find the IDMS Programmers? I have worked with IDMS since 1985 as
well as DB2. Thanks, Joan --- ""Petzold, Lutz"" wrote: > It depends.
Theoretically, there are a LOT of > IDMS/ADSO programmers around. > More
then C+ and Java I'd say. And they switch jobs > less often too I think. > >
-----Original Message----- > From: Joe Cates
[mailTo:Joe_Cates@FC.MCPS.K12.MD.US] > Sent: Thursday, February 20, 2003
1:26 PM > To: IDMS-L@LISTSERV.IUASSN.COM > Subject: Is this difficult? > > >
Hello IDMSers. Just to satisfy my curiosity, how > difficult do you think it
would be to recruit IDMS capable programmers, > analysts etc? We have
ongoing > debates here regarding the impossibility of doing > this. Is it
really so in > the real world? You can email me directly. Thanks. > > Joe S
Cates, C.C.P. > Database Analyst > Office of Global Access Technology >
Montgomery County Public Schools > Rockville, MD 20850 > email: > > This e-mail may contain confidential or
privileged > information. If you > think you have received this e-mail in
error, please > advise the sender by > reply e-mail and then delete this
e-mail > immediately. Thank you. Aetna
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Re: Is this difficult?
"Offshore programmers will almost always be cheaper and just as good as
we are. Maybe hungrier, too.

Where I work, the questions are: 1) Can I (as a Business User), produce
requirements that are complete and accurate enough that I can get what I
what I really need, not just what I asked for, without frequent
in-person contact with the developers?;
2) Can the business users get fast, committed responses to production
problems (of course), as well as fast responses to a whole range of
ad-hoc requests for analysis, estimates, and often a lot of hand-holding
from remote workers?

Onsite support has the advantage here - at least for now - where I work
because the applications are big, complex and we keep them around for a
long time so they undergo lots of software changes to accommodate
business changes.

I think teleworkers face the exact same challenges, but they don't have
the infrastructure (or salespeople) to ""sell"" teleworking the same way
off shoring companies do. So teleworkers should learn from their
competition and consider beating them at their own game. Has anyone
tried this?

Another Idle Thought From Vince LaPiana