[photopress:shenzen_software_park.jpg,full,alignright]Hitachi Systems & Services (HSS) has agreed with Shenzhen Software Park yesterday to train outsourcing managers for the Japanese market.
Which will mean that Shenzhen, already something of a China powerhouse in the IT world, will be able to move into the growing software outsourcing business from Japan which is the world’s second-largest technology market.
Zeng Guozhong is the director of Shenzhen Software Park’s management office which is a Shenzhen government-backed body for the development of the software industry.
He said, ‘HSS has developed a comprehensive and practical training program for software outsourcing, which is not only suitable for the company itself but for other Japanese companies.’
Besides professional and project management courses and case studies, the five-month training program will include the study of the Japanese language, commercial cooperation and negotiation skills in Japanese community. Think of it as a post-graduate course in software for the Japanese market.
Cho Jakuko, IT talented person (a most excellent phrase) service center manager of HSS’s investment in China, said, ‘These arrangement will help project managers better understand the requirements of the Japanese buyers and facilitate a more efficient cooperation and communication with Japanese technicians.’
Shinji Muramoto, executive officer of HSS, said while the software development business is growing in Japan, the number of professionals is decreasing.
He said, ‘It’s estimated that the number of IT professionals totaled 600,000 seven years ago but has shrunk to about 550,000. Increased business has been outsourced to China, India, South Korea and Vietnam.’
His company has already cooperated with three other Chinese cities — Dalian and Shenyang in northeast China’s Liaoning Province and Jinan in east China’s Shandong Province — in training outsourcing professionals.
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