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Tips and advice on assessing communications with your offshore IT services provider

On our previous posts we have talked about lack of effective communication as one of the major pitfalls that exist whenever a company is looking for a nearshore or offshore IT Services partner. So what should that company do about this? Here are some...
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Communication: The single greatest risk to outsourcing abroad

Quite openly, we cannot be a completely neutral party in this post. Full disclosure requires us to state up front that we are an offshore IT services vendor. And we "drink our own Koolaid": we think we do very well what we work so hard to do every da...
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Why outsourcing software makes sense (Part 2)

This is part 2 of "Why outsourcing software makes sense". In part 1 , we talked about the different examples and reasons why it is worthwhile to outsource your software development services, from a business standpoint. If you agree with the keypoints...
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Why outsourcing software makes sense (Part 1)

Designing and constructing software is a highly complex undertaking, with many pitfalls and potentially much money wasted if not done right. Contrary to many other human endeavors, resolving the problem of making good software is not as easy as hirin...
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Time and Materials: It’s Not a Contract; it’s a Way of Life

First of all, why use it? Is it that my software development service provider doesn't believe in himself? Maybe; if your software provider is a tiny one with very little experience, they're probably just trying to put all the risk on your side, becau...
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Top 10 advantages of IT outsourcing to Latin America (Part 2)

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​ This is the second part of the Top 10 advantages of IT Outsourcing to Latin America. If you haven't read the first part, you can do it here . ​ 6. IT Outsourcing to Latin America, Tip # 6: Superior strength in the Agile world. More than any other r...
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Top 10 advantages of IT outsourcing to Latin America (Part 1)

1. IT Outsourcing to Latin America, Tip # 1: Rates are likely to be different than Asia. But not so much. Prices for IT Outsourcing in Latin America are, on average, higher than those in India or China. However, they are still very competitive –and t...
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Nearshore vs Offshore – A Practical Difference

Nearshore vs Offshore – A Practical Difference
At first glance, it may just seem like some companies are doing marketing gimmicks to differentiate themselves from the competition. Let's leave marketing aside and focus on actual software development here. Is there really a difference in executing ...
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