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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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DevOps Not What You Expected? How to Get It Right This Time

DevOps Not What You Expected? How to Get It Right This Time
This article originally appeared on the Oracle Technology Network blog .  If you want to implement a DevOps culture, don't start with technologies. DevOps is an effective, collaborative, and comprehensive approach to managing software development and deployment. Consequently, it has become the most popular way of approaching software developme...
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The Agile Way: Continuous Integration in ALM

The Agile Way: Continuous Integration in ALM
How to Use Continuous Integration throughout Your Application's Lifecycle Not so long ago, applications were developed and deployed with on-site Application Lifecycle Management ALM solutions. More recently, the automation of processes, such as building and testing apps, has made application lifecycle management more of a way to manage application ...
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Participatory Education: PSL Partners with Local Universities

Participatory Education: PSL Partners with Local Universities
​ Colombia is fast becoming the premiere destination for software outsourcing projects in Latin America, and for good reason. Strong economic development over the past ten years has meant that the Colombian IT and software sectors have experienced exponential growth and show no signs of slowing. Additionally, the talent pool in Colombia is young, m...
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From Agile to DevOps

From Agile to DevOps
When the Agile methodology revolution began in 2001, it called for Individuals and interactions over processes and tools Working software over comprehensive documentation Customer collaboration over contract negotiation Responding to change over following a plan Over the past 16(!) years these tenants have spawned dramatic changes to software ...
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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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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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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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