Related Content to Appliation Lifecycle 1.5

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Outsourcing and specifically the trend to move tasks to offshore providers is evolving. At the end of the 20th century, the concept of using an offshore provider was primarily a cost issue. As the nuances, positives, and negatives of using offshore providers became visible the idea of team virtualization was the most popular reason for outsourcing. Now, as teams are truly virtualized across boundaries, both real and imaginary, outsourcing is about to enter a new phase. Offshore providers will more than likely take on more technical roles and responsibilities while their clients concentrate on the core business and deliver strategic value.  Emerging nations where populations are increasing their technical skills are a haven for entrepreneurs and venture capital investments.  In this edition of the Future Watch, we hypothesize on where technical skills will emerge and why standards will be driven to acceptance.