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June 25, 2010
Third-party Partnerships Hold the Future in Software R&D;
Global Services
The potential of third-party vendors in software R&D; is still unexploited. Zinnov's study on Software R&D; Globalization indicates that only 5% of R&D; budgets are currently being spent on outsourced partnerships, which means about 95% of the R&D; is conducted by companies in-house (HQ, Captive models).

June 24, 2010
Cloud Expo Silicon Valley: Innovation Management Is Key
Cloud Computing Journal
Cloud computing is quickly becoming something more: the next generation of technology infrastructure for modern companies.

June 2, 2010
Symphony Services buys Bangalore outsourcer Proteans
San Francisco Business Times
Software engineering outsourcing business Symphony Service Corp. bought Bangalore’s Proteans Software Solutions.

June 2, 2010
Symphony, Protens plan to strengthen SMB presence
Symphony Service Corp., a provider in global software product engineering services, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Proteans Software Solutions, a Bangalore based Outsourced Product Development (OPD) player that provides software engineering services to ISVs, SaaS companies, Internet businesses and R&D; organizations of global companies.

May 4, 2010
Symphony bags 7 yr deal from Aldata
Symphony Service Corp., a provider of product engineering services, today announced that it has won a seven-year multi million dollar deal from Aldata Solution Oyj, a provider of retail solutions.

May 3, 2010
Symphony consolidates its Metreo's biz operations
Symphony Service has consolidated the operations of Symphony Metreo, bringing Metreo's line of analytic solutions to Symphony Services.

April 27, 2010
Symphony Services opens new India, China offices
Business Journal
Symphony Services Corp. said Tuesday it is opening new facilities in India and China.

April 27, 2010
Symphony Services sets up new unit
The Times of India
Symphony Service Corp, which provides outsourced services in software product engineering, has set up a new facility in Bangalore, and said it would set up a global delivery centre in Shanghai by mid-2010.

April 26, 2010
Symphony opens centre in Bangalore
The Times of India
Symphony Service, a global company specialising in software product engineering outsourcing services has announced addition of two new facilities to accommodate growing demand and increased specialization.

April 5, 2010
Symphony to enhance Altus' software testing team
Symphony has signed Altus Learning Systems for sales enablement and knowledge sharing, to its growing roster of independent software vendor (ISV) clients.

April 3, 2010
Symphony focuses on new biz model for higher revenues
The Economic Times
Symphony Services’ new CEO Pallab Chatterjee is transforming the company from just an offshored product developer for software firms to serving telecommunications, automotive and engineering design companies.

March 31, 2010
Symphony Services' new CEO plans co rejig
The Economic Times
SYMPHONY Services’ new CEO Pallab Chatterjee is transforming the company from just an offshored product developer for software firms to serving telecommunications, automotive and engineering design companies.

March 5, 2010
Managing SLAs in OPD Projects
The maturity of the OPD segment is seen in the kind of SLAs signed these days. Compared to the ways in which SLAs used to drawn up five years ago, the industry has come a long way.

February 25, 2010
Caching in on cloud storage
2010 will prove a coming-of-age year for cloud storage and its corollary techniques like storage virtualization

January 26, 2010
Outsourcing App Dev Requires Strong Partnership with Providers
Companies shouldn’t shy away from outsourcing app dev, but be sure providers 'sit on the same side of the table.'

January 12, 2010
OutSmarting in 2010
Making predictions is dangerous these days. Non linear trends seem to be all-pervasive to the extent that whatever one thought as a construct prior to 2008, needs to validate the same in present context. However let me take the risk and share some thoughts of what could shape the business landscape in 2010.

December 1, 2009
Symphony Unveils Application Managed Services
To reduce the cost and complexity of maintaining enterprise applications and improving margins through a global delivery model, Symphony Service Corp has launched its Application Managed Services (AMS). This integrated solution, spanning the entire software application ecosystem, enables businesses to recapture control of end-customer relationships.

December 1, 2009
Symphony Services Launches Application Managed Services
Symphony Service Corp., today announced the launch of its Application Managed Services (AMS), an integrated solution spanning the entire software application ecosystem.

November 30, 2009
G-Special: 'Put your money where mouth is'
Gordon Brooks, President and CEO, Symphony Services on how Symphony is attempting the new business model of ‘Outcome Certainty’

November 23, 2009
Symphony Services' Product Line Management Services Raise R&D; Organizations' Effectiveness and Profitability
Symphony Service Corp., today announced its Product Line Management (PLM) services, which both extend product life and bring greater functionality to clients' existing software products, continue to gain strong market momentum.

November 23, 2009
Symphony Services' Product Line Management Services Raise R&D; Organizations' Effectiveness and Profitability
Symphony Service Corp., today announced its Product Line Management (PLM) services, which both extend product life and bring greater functionality to clients' existing software products, continue to gain strong market momentum.

November 19, 2009
Symphony names new sales chief
Symphony Service Corp., a global company specializing in software product engineering outsourcing services, today announced the appointment of Lee C. Fields as chief sales and marketing officer.

November 18, 2009
Symphony Services Appoints Lee C. Fields as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer
Symphony Service Corp., a global company specializing in software product engineering outsourcing services, today announced that Lee C. Fields has joined the company as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer.

November 18, 2009
Symphony Services Appoints Lee C. Fields as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer
Symphony Service Corp., a global company specializing in software product engineering outsourcing services, today announced that Lee C. Fields has joined the company as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer.

November 12, 2009
Symphony Appoints Pradeep Chaudhry as CFO
Symphony Services, software product engineering outsourcing services provider, today announced the appointment of Pradeep Chaudhry as the new chief financial officer.

November 12, 2009
Symphony Appoints Pradeep Chaudhry as CFO
Symphony Services Corp., a global company specializing in software product engineering outsourcing services, announced the appointment of Pradeep Chaudhry as the new chief financial officer.

November 11, 2009
What Matters Most in Outsourcing: Outcomes vs. Tasks
Outcome-based outsourcing is the holy grail of IT services. Both customers and providers agree that if they can figure out a way to tie sourcing strategy to business results everyone will be happier in the end.

November 11, 2009
Symphony Services Touts Outcome Certainty Pricing Model for Software Engineering
Outcome-based outsourcing is the holy grail of IT services. Both customers and providers agree that if they can figure out a way to tie sourcing strategy to business results everyone will be happier in the end.

October 21, 2009
Solution to Reduce Product Defect Backlogs
In a bid to enable the software industry reduce chronic software product defect backlogs, Symphony Service Corp. has unveiled a new solution -- 'Product Defect Remediation' -- designed to help software product companies reduce troublesome 'bug' backlog build-up.

October 21, 2009
New Symphony Services Soln To Help Remediate Software 'Bug' Backlog
As the industry struggles to reduce chronic software product defect backlogs, Symphony Service has announced Product Defect Remediation, a new solution designed to help software product companies reduce troublesome 'bug' backlog build-up. Partnering with Symphony Services, product engineers and client teams can quickly reduce defect backlogs that are impacting customer satisfaction, and in some cases, measurably delaying launch of the client’s products to market.

October 07, 2009
Aeronautics bolsters at Symphony
Symphony Service Corp. has announced it has added advanced engineering design services to its flagship outsourced product development services, allowing customers in high-growth industries, such as aerospace, automotive and heavy engineering, to work with one provider for both software development and the designing and engineering of revenue-generating physical products.

September 29, 2009
Airbus supplier offshores flight physics work to India
Deccan Chronicle
Large-scale distress in the global aviation sector could be a boon for India's hi-tech industry. Aircraft makers are forcing their technology suppliers to outsource work to India in an effort to reduce costs. The Indian government's "offset clause" has helped as well.

September 24, 2009
Symphony unveils automated test framework
Symphony Service Corp., a provider in software product engineering outsourcing services today announced Symphony Services SymTEMS, its multi-patented, end-to-end test automation framework that reduces client Q/A costs by up to 50 per cent while achieving a nearly 40 per cent faster time-to-market for new products.

September 22, 2009
Symphony tops product engineering providers list
Symphony Services Corp., a provider in software product engineering outsourcing services, announced today it has been ranked number one by Zinnov Management Consulting Pvt. Ltd, in a comprehensive analysis of worldwide outsourced product development service providers.

September 18, 2009
Slowdown has made R&D; services providers stronger
Business Standard
Most mid-tier R&D; services providers including Tata Elxsi, Tech Mahindra, Aricent, Mindtree and Symphony Services have come out of the recession quite strongly, by reassessing their strategies.

September 16, 2009
OPD firms find opportunity in outcome-based models
The Financial Express
A sharp decline in business volumes and pricing have forced most IT companies to look for newer outcome-based pricing models. Although R&D; budgets are being chopped, companies are still required to bring out newer products in less time and with smaller budgets.

September 01, 2009
Symphony Services Sets the Standard for Outcome Certainty in Outsourced Software Product Engineering
On the heels of 39 percent year-over-year revenue growth; new customer wins across key areas including enterprise applications and technology, e-Business, information services and embedded systems; and significant industry recognition of its best-in-class outsourced software product engineering services, Symphony Services has unveiled its vision for maximizing the performance of client R&D; operations.

August 31, 2009
You take over from here
Hindu Business Line
Shrinking R&D; budgets are forcing software makers to hive off dedicated centres, or captives, and these find ready buyers in outsourced product development companies. What’s the financial logic?.

August 29, 2009
Down To Business: Outsourcing's Next Big Thing
'Outcome-based' contracts are all the rage, but there's often a big gap between what CIOs say they want and what they're ready to do.

August 12, 2009
Symphony Services: Orchestrating Innovation
I’ve recently had several conversations about outcome-based outsourcing for product development with Gordon Brooks, president and CEO of Symphony Services, an outsourcer headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif. with 4,000 employees in the U.S., India, and China. Can this model become widespread in product development?

July 08, 2009
Symphony receives "Strong Positive" rating
Siliconindia news bureau
Bangalore: Symphony Services, which provides product engineering outsourcing services has been crowned the highest possible rating "Strong Positive" by Gartner's MarketScope for Telecom Expense Management (TEM). The customer demand for Symphony's licensed and managed services and processes is on rise.

June 08, 2009
Firms Shed India Centers to Cut Costs in Recession
Wall Street Journal - San Francisco
Many Western companies that opened centers in India to perform back-office tasks on the cheap have recently sold or closed those facilities, reversing a decade-long trend as companies look to slash costs and eliminate headaches during the recession.

June 08, 2009
Companies Selling Off Captive IT Shops In India To Outsourcers
A rapidly growing number of Western companies are selling to outsourcers their India-based "captive" software and IT operations because the model is no longer profitable or the sellers need cash or both. One U.S. outsourcer said it's done six such deals this year and has 15 more in its pipeline.

May 12, 2009
Design outsourcing: Symphony Services has grown by harmonizing with client needs
Manufacturing Business Technology
Leaner staffs undoubtedly will cause manufacturers to do more outsourcing of both manufacturing and product design tasks, even when the economy rebounds. Companies that operatate as business partners are more useful, especially with product design. Symphony Services explains how this relates to expansion into India and China.

April 17, 2009
SOA is as Good as You Measure It
SOA has been taking a beating as of late because there have been major concerns about its ability to deliver ROI. But ROI is only possible if SOA-based efforts are properly measured

April 09, 2009
SOA in the Real World
SOA Isn't Dead, It Just Needs to be Measured Effectively

March 03, 2009
Best Performer, OPD: Symphony Services
Global Services
It was Symphony Services' positive and multi-disciplinary approach to boost R&D; performance and incorporate innovation across the product and service development lifecycle, which not only helped it expand its abilities in the garb of recession, but also earned it this year's best OPD player

March 02, 2009
SaaS Allows Vendors to Compete More Efficiently
New business and delivery models, coupled with globalization of their R&D; operations in order to stay ahead of their competitors, are the key challenges impacting every ISV today.

February 05, 2009
Symphony-iRise to enhance visualization platform
CIOL Network
iRise selects Symphony for development, testing and user interaction design to enhance visualization platform

February 01, 2009
Shaping Up With SOA
Software Development Times
One of the keys to sustaining long-term SOA buy-in is implementing projects incrementally, ensuring success while minimizing organizational change — and generating revenue to boot

January 08, 2009
New delivery model from Indian companies
Offshoring Times
OPD firms such as Symphony Services India Pvt. Ltd receiving increased enquiries from their clients seeking to migrate to SaaS.

January 07, 2009
Real Captives Are No Longer Captivating, Virtual Captives Are
Global Services
It’s a startling statistic. More than 60 percent of captive centers are struggling to achieve the anticipated performance or productivity advantages, reveals Forrester Research.

December 18, 2008
Outsourcing in a Down Economy: Time to Invest in Your Talent
Global Services
At some point the economy is going to rebound. And when it does, it's important to ensure that in-house development teams remain excited to be part of the culture. Now more than ever its time to invest in talent

December 18, 2008
Outsourcing Creeps Down Into Systems
System-Level Design
Offshoring started out as a less-expensive way of developing enterprise applications, but outsourced software development is beginning to move much deeper into the system-level design world.

December 13, 2008
'09 IT Predictions - the Economy Dominates
PC World
Economic downturns tend to drive innovation and also spur rollouts of new technologies and products to lure users to spend money.

October 20, 2008
No OPD Meltdown
Deccan Chronicle
The Wall Street Melt Down may have limited impact on third party outsourced product development (OPD) firms in India.

October 16, 2008
Symphony to Expand India Footprint
Symphony is embarking on an expansion plan in India and China to efficiently service its growing roster of clients

September 18, 2008
Ten Truths Every CEO Should Know About Captives
The early trend was to ship an expat manager to offshore destination to setup a Captive facility with the expectation that over time predictability and savings would come. The experience of Captives tells us this is far from the truth.

September 16, 2008
Cloud Computing Technology Providers and Contributors in 2008-2009
Symphony Services named one of top contributors of Cloud Computing technology in 2008-2009

August 20, 2008
Symphony to spread wings with ISO certification
CIOL Network
In addition to developing and re-architecting the product, the company offers customized services and also hosts the product

August 20, 2008
Symphony's presence in embedded space
CIOL Network
Company plans to expand into embedded to tap the huge market opportunity that lies ahead in this segment

July 22, 2008
Globally competitive R&D; engine is the key
The Hindu
When a number of Indian IT companies, especially the large ones, benefited from the slowdown, we believe that our innovative business models will help our customers to address such a situation and thereby provide an opportunity to strengthen our leadership position.

July 16, 2008
Symphony Helps ISVs Build Apps on Salesforce.com's SaaS Platform
A new initiative from Symphony Services will help Independent Software Vendors leverage Salesforce.com’s Force.com Platform-as-a-Service to build new Software-as-a-Service solutions for enterprise customers around the world, according to the companies.

July 11, 2008
No More Captivating
Reasons why captive units of software firms are floundering can be traced to their parent companies

June 16, 2008
Symphony’s New Growth Area - Embedded Software
Embedded is a logical extension of our product engineering focus. Just as product engineering requires specialized expertise and focus, embedded software development requires similar capabilities and organizational DNA. Replicating our success from product engineering services for ISV to embedded is the right growth strategy for Symphony.

June 10, 2008
You Can’t Manage What You Don’t Measure - 10 Measures for Successful SOA Implementations
SOA World
The saying “you can’t manage what you don’t measure” has never been so applicable to software engineering as it currently is to SOA development.

June 03, 2008
Solving the Software Puzzle
Global Services Media
Product engineering challenges thwart innovation and growth. Can outsourcing help? A look at how do strategic product-development partnerships help software vendors

June 01, 2008
Time to Buy - Tight credit markets plus a down economy add up to a buyer's market.
CFO Magazine
Economic gloom abounds these days, but there is one ray of sunshine: the mergers-and-acquisitions market. Companies have more acquisition opportunities now than a year ago, when deep-pocketed private-equity firms dominated the scene and steep valuations kept many companies on the sidelines.

June 01, 2008
Indian cos to gain from software delivery model
Indian technology companies that write part or all of the code that goes into products of independent software vendors, or ISVs, such as Microsoft Corp. and Oracle Corp., will see their earnings increase from such clients as they gear up to sell software on a pay-as-you-use basis under the software as a service, or SaaS, model.

May 14, 2008
US slump to prop up India as next offshoring hotspot
The Economic Times
Belt-tightening by global technology giants—a fallout of US economic slowdown—is likely to reinforce India as the most preferred offshoring destination.

May 02, 2008
Symphony Services expanding Indian operations
Business Daily
Symphony Services is set to further expand its Indian operations with the addition of about 1,000 people during the year with thrust on embedded systems design business.

April 16, 2008
Global R&D; models take hold
Embedded Computing Design
As global R&D; models become part of several organizations' engineering strategies, managers are beginning to discover the nuances of offshore operations.

April 11, 2008
The SOA Maturity Model
DM Direct
Before going full speed ahead into service-oriented architecture (SOA) bliss, it’s important to first learn how to utilize assessment tools to define the current organizational and technological states. As part of that assessment process, maturity models can be useful in helping to coordinate a consistent set of changes across all functional dimensions of the company.

April 08, 2008
Captive centres losing ground to R&D; service providers
The Hindu Business Line
In the next three to four years, 40-60 per cent of captives would either stop work or partner with the Indian service providers, according to Forrester

February 29, 2008
US alliance will see Torex grow
Business Weekly
Retail point-of-service specialist, Torex, believes a new venture with a US engineering provider will enable it to double in size over the next two years as it launches an intense attack on the North American market.

February 21, 2008
Symphony Is Now Torex's Product Development Partner
Symphony Services has been selected by Torex Retail Holdings Limited, a European-based global provider of software and solutions to the extended retail marketplace, as its worldwide product development partner

February 01, 2008
Indian firms soar in embedded software
EDN Asia
Embedded software, which is already the largest component of India’s design market, is poised to soar

January 23,2008
Firing Up Innovation
CIO India
IT can make a difference in an organization that promises to create value through innovation, collaboration and operational excellence.

January 07, 2008
Software development companies eye China
Driven by demand from their customers, Symphony and GlobalLogic have expanded their development base to China in recent weeks

December 24, 2007
SOA Innovation and Metrics
IT Analysis Communications Ltd.
Our article on SOA Governance provoked a rather wide-ranging conversation with Dr Jerry Smith, CTO of Symphony Services (which is an outsourcing supplier of software engineering services to ISVs and the like).

December 21, 2007
NOW IP = Innovation Partner!
The Times of India
India is emerging as a sought after destination for product innovation in the IT sphere. Companies recognise that creating a conducive environment for innovation is key to higher innovation returns.

December 13, 2007
Symphony Services named to SiliconIndia magazine's si100 list for 2007
The si100 is an annual listing of the top 100 technology companies founded and managed by Indians in the U.S. The si100 not only represents the continuing rise and glory of Indian entrepreneurship in high-tech but also recognizes companies impacting the market place.

November 30, 2007
Symphony Services to broaden base in Pune
The Economic Times
The California-based Symphony Services, a global provider of product engineering outsourcing services, will broaden its base in the city from 1,000 employees to 10,000.

November 26, 2007
Assessing SOA Readiness and Creating Best Case Scenarios for Success
Global Services
The key to unlocking SOAs potential for your enterprise is based upon understanding and evaluating necessary versus sufficient conditions for success

November 21, 2007
Captive Transfers: A Journey Cut Short
Global Services
CTSpace engagement is the eighth of its kind, the reason why this captive’s operations were transferred was to ensure that they scaled up fast and met market demands while still being profitable.

November 21, 2007
The SOA Conundrum
E-Commerce Times
One of the key drivers for SOA adoption is companies' desire to build more flexible and agile systems to support changing business dynamics caused by new customer demands and increased competition. More specifically, SOA is the link enabling changes to back-end systems while allowing front-end services to remain intact -- and keeping technology out of the equation.

October 30, 2007
CTSpace captive centre joins Symphony fold
The Economic Times
Helen Roberts, President-techonology and services, CTSpace, Said, “Partnering with Symphony will provide CTSpace with access to the best talent in the world - including engineers with a broad range of skills and capabilities that a company of our size would not have been able to efficiently cultivate in-house.”

October 30, 2007
CTSpace selects Symphony Services as strategic partner
CTSpace experienced increased demand for its products from both existing customers and new enterprise clients. To support this growing demand and new strategic product objectives, CTSpace selected Symphony as its offshore partner to ensure its global delivery center in Pune would have access to the leading-edge skill sets and resources necessary to speed new products to market

September 30, 2007
The Next Wave of Commercial Software Engineering
The way independent software vendors, networking and communications companies think about their R&D; strategies to create the next generation of products will undergo another transformation. Ideals about what aspects of the business are core - and which are context - will continue to evolve. And the means through which business value is created and delivered will also advance.

September 28, 2007
Captives are in serious trouble: Gordon Brooks
The Economic Times
Captives have polluted the cost environment by giving out highly unsustainable pay hikes to the tune of 50-60% a year. “Now the CEOs of the principal organizations are questioning the productivity levels and hence they are neither growing as fast nor hiring as fast”.

September 01, 2007
Multisourcing Is Here To Stay
It is not uncommon to find multiple service providers within such organisations, each managing different aspects of IT like custom applications, hardware and networks and enterprise product installations. But the trend is still to align with a strategic outsourcing partner rather than split it between multiple ones as the overhead of managing/coordinating the resulting complexity is not worth the return.

September 01, 2007
Clean Up Your Act: Employing QA Methods Can Help Avoid Punishment
Software Test & Performance
The software development approach taken by many companies is a lot like a child’s method of cleaning a bedroom. Engineers do that very same thing by placing their QA processes at the end of the development life cycle. To improve software quality, ISVs and enterprises must forego their usual pre-release quality-control approaches and instill quality principles into every aspect of product development.

August 28, 2007
What's cooking at OPD?
Offshore Product Development or OPD has been in the limelight for quite some time as a new chapter in the Indian IT success story

August 28, 2007
Offshore product firms move away from BOT
Business Standard
Outsourced product development (OPD) firms in India, which help global clients develop software products, are moving away from the Build Operate and Transfer (BOT) model — a sign that the market is maturing.

August 01, 2007
Outsourced Product Development (OPD): The Wave gets Higher
The Smart Techie
A phrase fast gaining prominence in the realm of business strategists is: Outsourced Product Development. And its no flash in the pan.

July 15, 2007
Captive Offshoring Disappoints
CXO Media Inc
Contrary to popular belief, managing your own center doesn’t always make the most economic sense.

June 27, 2007
Non ISVs Get Serious About Their Software
Global Services
Software development is becoming increasingly critical to even those companies that are not in the business of building and selling software

June 15, 2007
Survey Indicates 'Faster, Cheaper' Outsourcing Model Is Out of Favor
The Black Book of Outsourcing survey, conducted by Brown-Wilson Group, aims to identify the 50 best-managed global outsourcing vendors. Symphony Services, already ranked number one in software engineering services, is named one of the Top 50 best-managed global outsourcing vendors in a survey that looks at industry trends and client-vendor relationships.

June 07, 2007
Global Agile Development: How Investing in the Right Team Impacts Long-Term Rewards
Agile Journal
The highly collaborative nature of Agile is tested as teams are faced with cultural challenges and necessary work habit shifts. If you are considering implementing a Global Agile approach to software development, then it is imperative to focus on an often underappreciated aspect of this initiative: building the right team. This is the most critical step in delivering the benefits of Global Agile development.

May 31, 2007
Churn in Captives
The Economic Times
Termite Strategy, a term coined by Forrester Research is a scenario where captive firms partner with providers, whereby, the provider hollows out the centre, hiring and augmenting the existing staff with its own employees.

May 29, 2007
Symphony's R&D; Client-list Growing
The Economic Times
In A trend fast catching up in the outsourcing industry, about seven captive centres in India have transferred their R&D; operations to Outsourced Product Development (OPD) major Symphony Services in the last 15 months. The company now expects the number of take-overs to double in 2007.

May 29,2007
Product Firms Move Up the Value Chain
Business Standard
Global product companies are now approaching offshore product development (OPD) firms to participate in the full product lifecycle (from concept to launch) of many of their global customers.

May 22, 2007
Symphony Services' Holistic Approach To Recruiting
Symphony has a very holistic approach to recruiting talent. In addition to the High Five Program, Symphony also has Symphony University. Symphony University is a way to transition the recent grads to the high performance talent of a seasoned Symphony employee that Symphony clients have grown to except.

May 17, 2007
Alternative Offshore Model Emerging in India
New research suggests that for many tasks, simple outsourcing can be more cost-efficient for a company than the common practice of setting up a captive center.

May 14, 2007
Building Product Innovation Ecosystems in India
Innovation is the best competitive strategy. Importantly, it’s not about a couple of breakthrough ideas or products but rather a sustainable innovation ecosystem that creates a sustainable differentiation, that supports and highlights the new value proposition and thus provides a lasting competitive advantage.

Spring 2007
Go Global:Translate the Proven Benefits of Agile Development to a Distributed Team Environment
Agile Development magazine

March 02, 2007
Reinventing Innovation: The Next Level of Outsourcing
E-Commerce Times
Sustained levels of product innovation can be achieved with a systematic approach to software development and engineering initiatives that take advantage of integrated innovation ecosystems -- networks of diverse, interconnected cultures of broadly talented people utilizing a collaborative-based knowledge management matrix.

February 23, 2007
Primavera outsources agile product development to India
Primavera Systems Inc., a vendor of enterprise project management software, has outsourced product development using the agile development process to the Indian operation of product engineering outsourcer Symphony Services Corp.

January 11, 2007
SIIA Report Gives High Marks to Offshore Development
This article summarizes the impact and status of global software development based on the SIIA Global Software Development Survey report which was prepared in partnership with Symphony Services.

November 23, 2006
Microsoft forms interoperability alliance
Including Microsoft, there are 27 companies that are part of the Interop Vendor Alliance. Some of the other companies include Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD), Symphony Services Corp., Novell Inc. and Sun Microsystems Inc.

November 14, 2006
Microsoft Announces Vendor Interop Alliance, Without Key Rivals
Symphony Services CTO Jerry Smith said planned multivendor labs will allow vendors to test interoperability with Microsoft products and other vendors' products and systems before they go to market.

October 6, 2006
Agile Offshore Development: 10 Ways to Make it Work for Your Organization
Agile Journal
For software companies questioning how to manage an inherently collaborative process across 8,000 miles, this article provides ten tips to make Global Agile methodologies work for your organization.

August 2006
HR to the rescue!
A look at how HR is extending its role, and becoming a strategist, innovator and agent of change within organizations.

September 01, 2006
Offering products in a services model
The Smart Techie
Working with a complete product DNA, techies at Symphony Services get to work with some of the best known big software brands as well as small but independent and innovative startups.

August 28, 2006
Shall We Dance? Finding an R&D; Partner
Global Services
Since R&D; is key to the success of the customer’s product in the market, service providers typically work under strict nondisclosure and confidentiality agreements. This makes it difficult for them to share the capabilities that they may have developed while working on other projects.

August 04, 2006
On A High Note
The Economic Times
Symphony Services has managed a record 260 software releases in just one year, and CEO Gordon Brooks says it’s because it outsources product development to India.

August/September 2006
Dive Into the Global Talent Pool
Regardless of whether your company chooses to go the offshore captive route or select a third-party provider to help develop its global talent pool, there are a few tricks of the trade to take into account.

July 31, 2006
You win, from either end
The Hindu Business Line
Indian outsourced product development firms are having the going good - while also facing the prospect of taking over the captive units of global vendors.

June 27, 2006
Are you having Sleepless Nights?
The Times of India
Let's say you are a CEO, a development head or an engineering executive in a software company. What makes you wake up in the middle of the night, check your emails, get on a quick conference call with your counter parts in the US and India and stay awake thereafter? Perhaps the solution to your sleeplessness lies with Symphony Services, your innovation partner for global outsourcing solution for commercial-grade software and embedded product engineering services.

June 15, 2006
VMOplus acquired by Symphony
Boston Business Journal
Consulting company VMOplus has been acquired by Symphony Services, a provider of outsourcing services for the commercial-grade software and embedded product engineering lifecycle and analytics, the company said on Thursday.

June 15, 2006
Symphony Services opens fourth development centre in India
The Hindu
US-based provider of outsourced product development for global software companies, Symphony Services has set up its fourth development centre in India here that would house up to 2,000 professionals.

June 15, 2006
Symphony to play a nice tune in Bangalore
IT Wire
In a move to focus more on innovation in product development and step into the next phase of IT services, Symphony Services, is to set up another development centre in Bangalore.

June 14, 2006
9 tips for emerging ISVs on "outsourcing from day one"
By Shirish Deodhar, Senior VP of Emerging Technology Clients, Symphony Services

April 03, 2006
Symphony Services Attains Gold Certified Partner Status In Microsoft Partner Program
IT Backbones
Symphony Services Further Distinguishes Itself by Earning a Microsoft Competency in Custom Development Solutions and Data Management Solutions…

March 17, 2006
Software Development: A Core Competency?
Supply & Demand Chain Executive
Is writing software core to a software company’s success? If that sounds like a trick question, it’s definitely not a trick. Understanding what really impacts a company’s success is a very serious topic that many software executives take for granted, and thus don’t question the fundamental underlying assumptions.

March 22, 2006
Symphony teams-up with Mimosa Systems
Provider of collaborative, full lifecycle-outsourcing solutions Symphony Services today announced details of its partnership with Mimosa Systems, including specific achievements resulting from the company's decision to team with Symphony on the development of its unified information management solutions.

March 17, 2006
Iron Mountain outsources product development
Storage services provider outsources its product development to centers in India.

March 17, 2006
Iron Mountain Allies With Symphony Services
Supply & Demand Chain Executive
Symphony works with Iron Mountain to increase capacity to ensure quality, reliability of data storage solutions.

February 20, 2006
Microsoft Offshore ISV Plan In Pilot
Microsoft is pilot-testing a program dubbed NXT with several offshore delivery partners to help reluctant ISVs migrate IBM AS/400-based and other legacy applications to .Net at lower costs. Microsoft is working with delivery partners like Symphony Services—most of which have headquarters or services capabilities in India.

January 25, 2006
Operational Resiliency Keeps a Company Afloat
IT Business Edge
With Jerry Smith, CTO of Symphony Services, an outsourcing provider with experience in large-scale operations.