An offshore development center (ODC) is a group of talented developers and programmers who have been assembled in a team to work on projects for a distant client. Ideally, the team members are chosen to complement the client’s culture and skills. The team works on projects only for that particular client during the defined period.
The client may specify the equipment and other components of infrastructure that should be made available to the team, and in that way ensure that the ODC meets the same standards as their onshore counterparts, up to and including co-branding. The more the internal IT group and the ODC can interact with each other, the better. Ideally, they should be integrated seamlessly with one another.