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New Bali HQ to meet growing Australian demand for offshore software development

  • 21 June, 2007 16:03

<p>Australian owned software development company Mitrais has announced plans to build a new headquarters in Bali to cater for significant growth in projects outsourced by Australian companies.</p>
<p>The headquarters will be on a 4,400 square metres of land located near Ngurah Rai International Airport, and close to Sanur and Kuta beaches and the city of Denpasar.</p>
<p>Mitrais CEO, David Magson said the decision to build new headquarters to house the developers presently working in Bali was based on the growth predicted in the Australian market for outsourced software development services.</p>
<p>Sixty six percent of Mitrais’ business comes from software development projects undertaken for Australian companies and the balance from Indonesia.</p>
<p>“IDC estimates that 90 percent of outsourcing and operations related services are going offshore, presently amounting to $54million a year with a compound annual growth rate of three percent.</p>
<p>“Our clients in Australia highlight the shortages and difficulties of keeping staff. One client sums it up as a revolving door –people join, stay for a year and leave, taking their knowledge with them. This is the case with Java, C# and .NET skills, especially the latter. There are also some shortages in particular regions, such as Progress skills in Queensland,” Mr. Magson said.</p>
<p>“We have the appropriately skilled staff, well developed project methodologies and a significant cost advantage,” Mr. Magson said.</p>
<p>For fixed price software development Mitrais offers savings of between 65 and 79 percent over Australian developers. Even time and materials projects attract savings of between 41 and 61 percent over Australian contractors.</p>
<p>As a further initiative to underpin the growth in business with Australian companies, Mitrais has also engaged two ex-pat English language teachers both of whom have extensive skills teaching English as a second language in various Asian countries.</p>
<p>Construction will begin next year of the first of three buildings, each of 2000 square metres and capable of accommodating 150 staff.</p>
<p>About Mitrais</p>
<p>Mitrais is an Australian-controlled near-shore technology company, providing software development and outsourced services to clients in Australia and South-East Asia. Established in 1991, the SAP NetWeaver and Microsoft Gold - Certified developer employs over 200 staff with offices in Bali, Jakarta and Singapore</p>
<p>ENDS
For further information, please contact:
David Magson
CEO
Jl. Kediri No 38
Kuta 80361, Bali
Indonesia
Ph : +62 361 755 025
Fax : +62 361 755 024
E-mail : info@mitrais.com
www.mitrais.com</p>
<p>Prepared and issued by Infotech Marketing &amp; Communications. Contact Mike Vanderkelen 61-7-54782177</p>

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