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All Hands on Deck: When to Bring on Extra Help for Your Digital Transformation

All Hands on Deck: When to Bring on Extra Help for Your Digital Transformation
This article first appeared in the Sociable.AirBnB recently earned the top spot on CNBC's Disruptor 50 list, and was estimated to be worth as much as traditional hotel giants Hilton and Hyatt combined. Nowadays, not moving fast enough to embrace a digital transformation can cost even the most well established incumbents a large chunk of their busin...
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Are US Companies Hiring Software Developers in Latin America Directly?

Are US Companies Hiring Software Developers in Latin America Directly?
Probably sometimes, but whether this is recommended or not as a strategy to get more miles-to-the-dollar for your engineering talent (working with a freelancer versus working with an established software services firm) will depend.I have been in the software services industry in Latin America for 15 years and can certainly share some pointers ...
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Need a Nearshoring Partner? Here's a Guide to Finding the Best Fit

Need a Nearshoring Partner? Here's a Guide to Finding the Best Fit
Choosing a nearshoring partner is in many ways not different from choosing a good outsourcing vendor. I have been in the business 15 years, and venture some general recommendations to choosing an outsourcing partner:Pick a professional firm with a known trajectory and experience in the trade you are looking for. To narrow your choices, pick a firm ...
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Outsource vs Offshore: To Outsource Software Development or Not?

Outsource vs Offshore: To Outsource Software Development or Not?
While the guidelines in the previous blog, Outsource vs Offshore: What Do You Need to Know Before Involving 3rd Parties in Your Business, generally still stand when discussing software development outsourcing, there are many more particular situations in software engineering that we have had experience navigating to a successful degree. To be ...
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Outsource vs Offshore: What Do You Need to Know Before Involving 3rd Parties in Your Business?

Outsource vs Offshore: What Do You Need to Know Before Involving 3rd Parties in Your Business?
​As startups or enterprises grow, they often find themselves in the tight spot of needing more bandwidth to handle their business. At this point, companies are forced to make a decision of how they they want to continue, ie: outsource vs offshore. For example, a savvy entrepreneur might decide to hire extra resources, directly increasing head-count...
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Difficult Choices in Software Development Outsourcing: Choosing an Onshore Freelance Team or a Dedicated Nearshore Team

Difficult Choices in Software Development Outsourcing: Choosing an Onshore Freelance Team or a Dedicated Nearshore Team
Highlighting the pros and cons of choosing an onshore freelance team versus working with a dedicated nearshore team in a software development outsourcing engagement.A recent prospective client of ours scratched her head while deciding whether to hire a software team through an on-demand freelance website, or to search ab...
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The Solution to the Current H1B Visa Restrictions for Tech Companies Is to Shift from Outsourcing Towards "Nearshoring"

The Solution to the Current H1B Visa Restrictions for Tech Companies Is to Shift from Outsourcing Towards
For decades, H-1B visas have been one of the cornerstones of the traditional "IT outsourcing" business model. In many ways, the possibility of legally sending workers to the US has allowed Indian firms to offer an enticing service: the client gets to work face to face with less expensive engineers that are authorized to temporarily work in the US, ...
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Want to go agile in your company but never done it before?

Want to go agile in your company but never done it before?
Many IT managers find themselves in the difficult position of seeking to "disrupt" the way their organization has traditionally confronted software development. Often this is a felt need more than a simple curiosity: they realize their organization is not rolling product fast enough to market, or that their services are lagging behind competitors. ...
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