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Offshore IT outsourcing vs. nearshore IT outsourcing (Part 3)

This is the final part of our Offshore IT outsourcing vs. nearshore IT Outsourcing series. You can start with part 1 . To undergo an effective Agile software development process , it is important that the developer and the client constantly interact,...
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Offshore IT outsourcing vs. nearshore IT outsourcing (Part 2)

This is the second part of our Offshore IT outsourcing vs. nearshore IT Outsourcing series. You can start with part 1 . In the past, because software development requirements tended to be heavily specified (i.e. written down), it was easier for devel...
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Offshore IT outsourcing vs. nearshore IT outsourcing (Part 1)

IT services offshoring, whether it be to a distant continent in a completely different time-zone, or a nearby nation that goes to bed when you do, ultimately seeks gains in efficiency and costs. Think about it. If you could achieve developer rates as...
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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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