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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 'Nearshoring'
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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Why working with your nearshore service vendor is critical to minimize team attrition

Why working with your nearshore service vendor is critical to minimize team attrition
Many companies find it strategic to partner with an offshore software vendor to lower costs and increase their engineering bandwidth. They often are excited to begin work once they find an offshore vendor that offers both good value and technical skills. Yet, to their surprise, once work commences the initiative crashes and burns when the vendor's ...
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Should I prioritize on price or prioritize on value when looking for an offshore IT services partner?

Should I prioritize on price or prioritize on value when looking for an offshore IT services partner?
Many clients look to software outsourcing as a way to get a better bang for their buck. Because of price differentials between global economies, this is clearly one of the advantages of offshoring IT services. However, there are probably tens of thousands of companies globally whose prices will beat your local market rates (specially if you are loc...
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PSL ranked as a top developer for Latin America, .Net and Java

PSL ranked as a top developer for Latin America, .Net and Java
We are honored to announce that Clutch, the go-to resource for buyers and sellers for software and professional services has recently named PSL as a Top Software Developer in three of their key leaders categories : Latin America , .Net and Java . Clutch helps companies identify service providers that meet their business and procurement needs and ra...
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I need an offshore software development partner. Should I opt for Asia or Latin America?

I need an offshore software development partner.  Should I opt for Asia or Latin America?
For many years, India has been the most popular "outsourcing" or "offshoring" software destination. This has been fundamentally due to price, as well as to the availability of software engineers in this gigantic country (and is partly also motivated by the successful diaspora of Indian talent into the US, which creates networks and connections with...
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Optimizing the Total Cost of Ownership on an outsourcing software development project Part 2

In the first part of this article we reviewed the concept of Total Cost of Ownership (TOC) and outlined five key variables that determine the TCO for software development projects: Process, Quality, Risk, Productivity and Cost. Each of these variables is critical to keep in mind when selecting a nearshoring or offshori...
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Optimizing the Total Cost of Ownership on an outsourcing software development project

Optimizing the Total Cost of Ownership on an outsourcing software development project
​ When outsourcing software development projects , comparing vendors with different price points can be very difficult. We propose variables that should be taken into account when deciding which vendor is most likely to produce the lowest Total Cost of Ownership for an offshoring or nearshoring development project. We also evidence why we beli...
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Should I use a traditional RFI / RFP model to select a nearshore or offshore outsourcing IT vendor?

Should I use a traditional RFI / RFP model to select a nearshore or offshore outsourcing IT vendor?
As a nearshore IT firm , we often get many requests to participate in an RFI / RFP project. At a first glance, and RFI / RFP process looks like a structured, disciplined and fair methodology to choose a vendor, but in the final analysis, in our opinion and experience, it produces terrible results for the client . Here is our take on why this is so:...
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