FrontRange Solutions started moving all software development and QA to China last fall. They had big layoffs last year and completely closed down offices such as the one in Russia. Goldmine, Heat and some other products were moved there last fall. In May more of the same, ITSM moved, all QA gone, CM gone and only a few developers remain. The remaining developers for ITSM7 will be released this summer. Not much is left to be moved, SAAS will be moved in late summer. Over the last year employees were always given the same line of “your job is safe”, only to be handed a box when they least expect it. FrontRange has always tried to keep things quite, but that’s kind of hard for the employees left that are now surrounded by nothing but empty cubes.
Let’s see how the shift away from quality and to the lowest cost employees works long term for this company.