Wonderlabs Blog

Hire Tech Talent in Indonesia - Tips & Pointers - Part 1

Posted by Keith Tan on Aug 25, 2017 10:26:34 PM

Hiring for technology openings is an extremely hard task at the moment, due to the fact that average engineers or developers can probably pick and choose where they want to go – because they are in high demand and companies are feeling the pressure to fill these roles. So how can you stand out and attract top tech talent?

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Is Singapore a Toxic Place to Live?

Posted by Keith Tan on Aug 24, 2017 12:29:01 PM

Disclaimer: This is my opinion. And it's a humble one.

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Why Singapore Is the Worst Place to Start a Startup - People Agree

Posted by Keith Tan on Aug 23, 2017 10:44:54 PM

 

My original piece: /article-1-singapore-is-the-worst-place-to-start-a-tech-startup

And I got SO much hate mail about it, because people disagreed, people said my article was shit. Well, well. 

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Our Secrets to Hiring Indonesia's Top Technical Talents

Posted by Keith Tan on Aug 22, 2017 4:59:04 PM

 

In the course of starting Wonderlabs, I spoke with many tech pros who told me that the source of their biggest headaches around implementing technology is almost always traced not to the technology itself, but to the people who have been hired to build or implement it.

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Why Startups Need to Build an Offshore Software Development Centre in Indonesia

Posted by Keith Tan on Aug 21, 2017 9:36:05 AM

1. Onshore Labour is expensive

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Vol. 2: Problems with Offshoring to Indonesia (or Outsourcing to Indonesia)

Posted by Keith Tan on Aug 19, 2017 11:55:48 AM

 

Even as Indonesia is fast becoming a red-hot offshoring or outsourcing destination for software development, there are some challenges that foreign companies (particularly Western companies) face when offshoring or outsourcing to Indonesia.

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Vol.1: Problems with Offshoring to Indonesia (or Outsourcing to Indonesia)

Posted by Keith Tan on Aug 19, 2017 11:28:05 AM

 

Even as Indonesia is fast becoming a red-hot offshoring or outsourcing destination for software development, there are some challenges that foreign companies (particularly Western companies) face when offshoring or outsourcing to Indonesia.

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Outsourcing to Indonesia vs. Offshoring to Indonesia

Posted by Keith Tan on Aug 17, 2017 5:43:51 PM

 

Outsourcing refers to an organization contracting work out to an external vendor. Offshoring refers to getting work done in a different country, usually to achieve cost savings.

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Why build an ODC (Overseas Development Centre)?

Posted by Keith Tan on Aug 17, 2017 5:04:03 PM

Offshoring has multiple benefits, especially for small and medium sized organizations (up to 300 people). Let me numerate these benefits:

  • Focusing on the core business

Every business has a core competency. Apple's core competency isn't in manufacturing, but in designing and marketing new products. Ask yourself what is your core competence.

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Software Development - Outsource, Offshore, Offsite?

Posted by Keith Tan on Aug 17, 2017 5:01:23 PM

Both Offshoring and Outsourcing relies on the theory that mandates a business focuses on its core business and devolve other non-core business functions. Devolution of non-core business functions often takes the form of an Offshore Development Centre (or ODC) or simply outsourcing services to an external vendor all together. One of the most popular forms of offshoring or outsourcing is in the software development field.

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