Many think of India when they think of outsourcing software development, but many other countries are offering quality and cost benefits that are leading companies to shift development elsewhere. Here you will find some of the best countries that offer a viable alternative to outsourcing to India.
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Ruby on Rails is increasingly popular with web application developers, offering a number of advantages over other languages in terms of usability, performance and cost.
However, there are some drawbacks to the software that should be taken into account when deciding to use this language.
Not every country is going to be the best place for outsourcing your software development projects. In order to help you find the right web development team, we have identified several pros and cons of using outsourced web developers within Eastern Europe, Latin America, and South Asia.
Due to cultural beliefs, education levels, and general skill sets, each geographic region offers outsourced web developers who typically have certain pros and cons.
As your business grows, you reach a point where you need to bring in new hires to keep up with client demands.
Outsourcing can work well to add capacity during times when it is not feasible or affordable to hire additional talent.
Businesses often make the decision to outsource to extend their resources on a temporary basis. Many do so reluctantly, with hesitation to trust an outsourced partner completely with business assets, intelligence, or resources.
This often happens because the common myths of outsourcing are so pervasive in American culture.
Entrepreneurs and executives at established companies who are launching a new software product or service are tempted to try outsourcing to solve their critical need for software development expertise. It can work but you have to select the right kind of company.
Accelerance recently certified three new software outsourcing partners in Vietnam. All three are in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon, abbreviated HCMC) and we visited to meet the people and complete our certification process.
While the question of outsourcing development includes a number of complex issues, the challenges change once the decision to outsource is made. One of the major drivers in any outsourcing process is economics, with cost savings a normal goal. However, if a project fails, those savings are not only illusory, significant extra costs may occur.
Some people focus only on the agreement. It’s as if they think you can look up a section in the agreement and learn how to treat the people on the other side.
Yes, the agreement is between corporations, theirs and yours, but ultimately, an agreement is between people.
Agencies today frequently find their clients expecting help with web-based and digital requirements. Many of these agencies grapple with how to meet those client needs, especially when in a growth mode.
Few agencies find it practical to maintain in-house resources to deliver needed development projects.
As a result, outsourcing is often the most viable alternative, even if chosen reluctantly.
Agile software development provides an iterative approach to software development. Instead of passing a set of requirements off to the development team and waiting for them to be done before having any input to what was developed, the agile approach gives you access to what was developed more quickly and to change that sooner if matters are going off in the wrong direction.
You start your career thinking you will be an entrepreneur, software architect or the best programmer you can be, and then with the advent of the Internet, it feels like you have become a cultural anthropologist.
That’s the way I felt on a recent trip to the Philippines where we certified a new Accelerance software outsourcing partner. Like most companies in the Philippines the English skills and cultural alignment with North America is very high. Just about everyone in the Philippines has a relative or friend in the U.S. or Canada.
With the ongoing growth in cloud IT services and capabilities, more companies than ever are turning to outsourcing for everything from applications programming to web development.
According to Gartner, the worldwide IT outsourcing market exceeded $213 billion in 2013 and continues to grow at an impressive rate.
Many agencies now achieve significant results for their clients by outsourcing development of certain website projects and web apps. Successful use of such outsource resources requires a disciplined approach that overcomes the natural difficulties of geographically dispersed development projects.
It is a simple fact that most clients turn to their digital agencies more for strategic guidance and creative insights than tactical execution of many tasks. Likewise, it is impractical today for agencies to maintain a competent and efficient web development team for sporadic or periodic projects.
It is difficult to create robust web apps quickly. Each of the popular web app development languages and frameworks have weaknesses. With PHP it can be sloppy coding leading to security issues. Java can be complex and hard to learn and use. Ruby on Rails also has a steep learning curve. Maybe Python and the Django framework is the best choice?