Danang City and IT Infrastructure
View from Pullman Danang Beach Resort
If you ask about Danang, odds are you’ll get an earful about the ‘countryside’. It’s ’boring’, ‘backwards’, ‘too far’, or worse yet, ‘Timbuktu’. Sure, Central Vietnam is fairly conservative, and comparatively tranquil. It’s also well known for it’s hard working, frugal, and earnest people.
Fact is, Danang is Vietnam’s 4th largest city, has the highest per capital income in Vietnam, a booming seaport, and is swept up in one of Vietnam’s most ambitious development frenzies. It’s home to Danang Beach, heralded by Forbes Magazine as one of the "10 Most Luxurious Beaches in the World." Danang’s an incredible city, with “all the positives, and none of the negatives” as one guest said. It’s an idyllic venue, poised at the very center of Vietnam.
There’s more than a dozen flights daily from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) & Hanoi alone, and as one guest put it “the taxi ride to the [Saigon] airport, took longer than the flight”. There’s regular nonstop international service from Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Singapore. Danang’s the gateway to some of Vietnam’s most cherished and highly prized tourism destinations like the ancient imperial city of Hue, and historic Hoi An.
Visitors often remark it’s surprisingly much much more than they ever expected. It’s not unusual to see guests scramble to change outbound flights, looking to stay on another day or two, or even return on vacation.
The Shared Development Center
It’s actually a very familiar concept to most. Especially those who shared flats in college. You could beat the dormitories and get a whale more for less cost-but you’d need to take on some suitable room-mates.
The Shared Development Center is similar. The SDC provider operates Software Development Centers for compatible ODC clients. Clients have ready facilities, select from ready engineering staff, and can be operating in mere days. The clients direct the work within their ODC, the provider does the rest.
The cost saving can be substantial, and often beat captives on the bottom line-where the provider is ODC focused. Project based engagements entail heavy overhead. There’s marketing and sales, heavy admin, and shuffling of resources.
“It’s far more efficient to operate 5 teams of 25, than 25 teams of 5 engineers”. It’s inherently more cost efficient, and the savings can be dramatic. Engagements are long-term, and can run for years on end.
The provider is thus geared to sustainability. They must deliver reliable performance, and stability over the long-run. Runaway costs or turnover are a death-knell to ODC clients.
It’s the reason we started off in Danang. It’s a venue we can offer long term sustainability, and stability, for our client ODC’s.