Thursday, June 16, 2005

India vs China -Software Story

The Mckinsey Study on China's Software Industry presents the finer point on where the industry stands right now and should silent people who is ever ready to jump into a discussion on India-China competition syndrome which has gripped the academecians and professionals alike.
The study shows that China's software industry is years behind that of India.Only 6 out of the top 30 IT services companies are CMM Level 4 or 5, whereas alomost all the top companies are certified in case of India.Also the top 10 IT Services company commands a market of only 20% compared to almost 50% in case of India.The industry needs a lot of consolidation and a proper industry body to support the growth.But the major problem in China still remains with piracy,where most of the software developed for domestic companies are available in the streets.
It is true that China has better infrastructure compared to India, but India boasts of superior human capital and processes,which is what drives any services industry.The industry also has better processes and a globally proved delivery model,it would indeed be years till China catch up with India.
Now did I hear the sceptics murmuring?

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