Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Phillipines: IT Resource To Replace Aging Japanese?

Japan External Trade Organization expert and chief executive officer of Chinasoft-Tokyo Co. Atsuo Miyazaki is reported in Cebus's Sun Star as saying that Japan’s aging society and shortage of engineers are among the factors that limit the country’s capacity to meet the demand for information technology (IT) services and that Japan "has to face the challenge and go for global sourcing to improve its productivity and enhance its pool of skilled IT engineers."

Accordingly, IT engineers and software companies in the Philippines can take advantage of Japan’s aging population and cater to the Japanese market through offshore development business. The Philippines, he said, has the advantage of having a “bright, flexible and faithful” workforce.

Source: "Filipinos can ‘exploit’ Japan’s aging IT labor" Cebu Sun Star (February 15, 2006)

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