I am pleased to announce the launch of Donjek client Proxima.us, a software development and maintenance enterprise. Proxima’s founders, Mike Bougie and Patrick Lynch, are experienced software designers who hail from small towns, and have established Proxima to create top-quality software in rural areas of the United States.
Outsourcing information technology (“IT”) services to India and elsewhere is widely assumed to be a permanent fact of life, but in fact many U.S. companies are becoming less satisfied with the costs and benefits of working internationally to fill these needs. A recent survey of chief financial officers by Information Week magazine revealed that while 79% outsourced IT work overseas last year, only 42% anticipated doing the same this year.
The benefits of reduced wages abroad have narrowed and many U.S. clients have experienced inconsistent quality of service. More important, international outsourcing exposes clients to risks to data records and intellectual property, as well as financial risks associated with currency and interest rate fluctuations.
Proxima’s service couples highly skilled and educated programmers working in rural America, with clients who desire top-quality IT assistance, personal contact in a domestic time zone, and legal protection in place under U.S. law.
Donjek’s role has been working with Proxima to develop a public-private partnership plan, illustrated above. Watch for this company’s development in Minnesota and elsewhere, as its market shifts and they create professional IT jobs in rural America.