Creating custom software that is delivered on time, on budget, and performs as intended is an enormous task. But rather than take on the challenge in-house, many companies today rely on software outsourcing to meet demand. Unsurprisingly, however, outsourcing comes with its own hurdles, and choosing the wrong development partner can prove costly. For this article, we will discuss several ways to reduce your risk.
As the client, you should begin the evaluation phase by learning as much as possible about each potential partner. Rather than ask how they can help you, your time is better spent uncovering basic information about each company. We suggest you start by asking the following questions:
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July 18, 2019
While businesses have been outsourcing IT workloads for decades, the internet age has witnessed a marked surge in the number of organizations looking to form development agreements with outside partners. Advancing countries throughout Asia and Eastern Europe have become prime destinations for American companies allured by cheap software development labor. India, in particular, has emerged as a global leader. Other top offshoring locales include China, Ukraine, and Vietnam.
Blinded by attractive rates, some clients rush into these relationships without first grasping the significant disadvantages that can arise with utilizing overseas development. Analysts estimate that “50% of offshore outsourcing contracts signed by North American companies fail to meet their expectations. Through their offshore journeys, companies often realize that expected cost savings are much smaller, and problems are more difficult to address in comparison with co-located development.”
In a 2018 opinion piece for CNBC on the future of work, the author said something profound. “The future of work won’t be about degrees. More and more, it’ll be about skills. And no one school, whether it be Harvard, General Assembly or Udacity, can ever insulate us from the unpredictability of technological progression and disruption.”
We couldn’t agree more. The modern workforce has entered an era where real-world experience and tangible skills are worth more than a degree. Aimed at budding software developers, this article will showcase a few methods that up-and-comers can use to cultivate experience and become employable.
The number one reason companies choose to offshore development is usually “cost savings.” According to PayScale, American software developers earn an average of $70,000 per year, a whopping $63,000 more than a typical developer in India who makes just $6,700 annually. But what is the true cost of offshore development?