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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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Movistar and Loggro Announce Alliance to Offer Cloud-based Business Management Software to Colombian Businesses

Movistar and Loggro Announce Alliance to Offer Cloud-based Business Management Software to Colombian Businesses
This article originally appeared in Social Geek in Spanish. ​ According to studies conducted this year by the global technology consultant firm IDC, cloud computing grew seven times faster than any other business technology sector on a global level and it is evident that the future of business is directly tied to cloud computing. For this reason, i...
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Embracing Digital Disruption in the Business World

Embracing Digital Disruption in the Business World
This article first appeared in The Startup Magazine written by Conrad Egusa. Technology has become so disruptive in the business world that sometimes its exact purpose can be forgotten. From marketing to product development, to new software tools and communications, the list is almost endless as to the digital transformations taking place. While di...
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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-coun...
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Boosting a Team´s Skills

Boosting a Team´s Skills
This article was written by Pedro Madrid , a former PSL Software Architect for 13 years and current Senior Developer at Lixar. When a new software project is starting, a new team needs to be put together according to the client's needs and the project scope. Ideally, the team should be composed of highly skilled members with adequate know...
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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 abroad for a p...
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Think You’re Ready for Microservices? Here’s What to Consider Before Taking the Leap

Think You’re Ready for Microservices? Here’s What to Consider Before Taking the Leap
​This article first appeared in Information Week .  In the ever changing tech industry, companies know they have to ride some swift rapids to stay afloat. In fact, agility is perhaps one of the most important keys to business success - because if a company takes too long to react to change, a new innovative startup will most definitely swoop i...
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