SOURCE: Ciklum

November 19, 2008 09:53 ET

Ciklum Team Infrastructure Professionally Manages and Synchronizes Onshore and Offshore Software Projects

KIEV, UKRAINE--(Marketwire - November 19, 2008) - Ciklum, an IT outsourcing company that specializes in nearshore software development in Ukraine, announced today the launch of Ciklum Team Infrastructure (CTI), a comprehensive, hosted software lifecycle and project management solution that supports the remote collaboration and practical synchronization between onshore and offshore project participants.

CTI's key advantage is enabling independent software vendors (ISVs) to decrease time to market and achieve faster revenue growth by focusing on core activities. CTI saves time, money and effort, as well as enhances the whole software development process in terms of smoother cooperation, effective collaboration, predictability, transparency, reliability, risk reduction and employee satisfaction.

"With CTI, companies have a professional software environment for both their home organization and offshore team. Not only does this allow them to work together more effectively, it frees up valuable time to focus on customers and key development activities, which can enhance the entire business," said Torben Majgaard, CEO of Ciklum.

Built on software industry best practices, education programs and the most well-established methodologies and frameworks for software management, CTI maximizes productivity, performance and security for ISVs. CTI covers the full spectrum of best-of-breed tools and systems to support development and quality assurance via risk-reducing and automated processes, including:

--  Project management
--  Issue and bug tracking, code review
--  Remote collaboration
--  Version control, source code storage and management
--  Release management
    

Ciklum handles the set-up of CTI for both the onshore project participants and the offshore team, configuring the solution to the individual needs of the specific user groups. Ciklum then provides this full set of integrated and licensed tools on an ongoing basis, complete with hosting and ensuring operational support in a stable and secure environment.

As a supplement to CTI, Ciklum's Services and Consulting Department (CSC) offers support and consulting on the design, implementation and optimization of project management methods and frameworks. The offshore team and onshore project participant can achieve a substantial enhancement in the overall process maturity of their software development project, and thus increase productivity and reliability.

About Ciklum

Ciklum is an innovative IT outsourcing company specializing in nearshore software development in Ukraine. The company's unique business model merges the human element with IT to build an international community of knowledge sharing that helps clients to market quickly and with less risk and minimal investment. Established in 2002, Ciklum employs more than 700 specialists with more than 80 global client teams. Ciklum has seven offices in Ukraine, as well as Denmark, Sweden, United Kingdom and the Netherlands. Ciklum is a member of the Ukrainian Hi-Tech Initiative. For more information, visit www.ciklum.com.

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