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More Mitrais IT graduates to meet growth in Australian business

  • 28 September, 2007 09:39

<p>Bali-headquartered software development company Mitrais has ramped up its graduate induction program to meet a predicted growth in demand for development and outsourced services from Australian companies.</p>
<p>This comes as consulting firm A.T.Kearney’s 2007 Global Services Location Index says that the wage-cost advantage of offshoring development will continue for 20 or more years.</p>
<p>The Global Services Location Index is a list of 50 locations worldwide that provide the most common remote functions, including IT services and support, contact centres and back-office support.</p>
<p>While it is still behind India and China in the past two years Indonesia has nevertheless risen from 13 to six in the rankings. Its aggregate score was measured against financial attractiveness, people and skills availability and the business environment.</p>
<p>Mitrais CEO David Magson says “the Kearney Index vindicated our decision to increase the number of IT graduates from Indonesian universities that we train in our internal 3 month induction program so we could meet the growing demand from Australian companies for our development expertise.”</p>
<p>In 2006 Mitrais moved from ad hoc recruitment of graduate software engineers to batch intakes into a special 3 month induction course which is run on a regular scheduled basis.</p>
<p>The graduates are trained in the Software Engineer Body of Knowledge, introductory project management, English, presentation skills and hard technical skills including J2EE, C# and some legacy languages. Graduates undertake 520 hours of classroom training and a trial development project.</p>
<p>Plans call for the induction program to produce 54 developers this year, 80 in 2008 and possibly double this in 2009.</p>
<p>“Our near-shore location, technical skills and project methodologies make us an attractive option for Australian software developers, both very large and very small,” Mr. Magson said.</p>
<p>About Mitrais</p>
<p>Mitrais was established in 2000 to develop excellence in software development using Indonesia as a base of operations. Its objective is to be a leading near shore provider to Australian software developers and a major force in the Indonesia domestic market. Mitrais is a Microsoft Gold Certified developer and also certified in SAP NetWeaver. In 2004 the company entered the health Industry, developing a proprietary hospital management information system which focuses on industrial medicine. In 2007 it took over PT Mincom Indoservices to extend its operations into mining solutions. With offices in Bali, Jakarta and Singapore, Mitrais has more than 80 clients and employs more than 200 staff. For further information visit .</p>
<p>For further information, please contact:
David Magson
Jl. Kediri No 38
Kuta 80361, Bali
Ph : +62 361 755 025
Fax : +62 361 755 024
E-mail :</p>
<p>Prepared and issued by Infotech Marketing &amp; Communications. Contact Mike Vanderkelen 61-7-54782177</p>

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