Traveling to foreign countries can feel risky when you don’t know the language and the country has a reputation for violence and crime. We are excited about our new partner in the Philippines and were anxious to visit to confirm their abilities to develop web and mobile apps for startups, ISVs and marketing agencies.
Fearless Outsourcing Blog
Just as moving an entire household or company across the country can be a pain for everyone involved, moving minor and/or major projects from offshore to nearshore service providers brings numerous challenges right alongside the numerous benefits.
I agreed to outsource some work to another company after several discussions about what needed to be done and how and when it should be carried out. We also discussed the cost and payment terms which were acceptable to both of us.
The vendor said, “Great, I’ll send over a copy of our agreement.” The agreement that arrived attached to an email was absolutely shocking! It had so many one-sided terms and conditions (none of which were on my side of course) that I almost refused to do business with the vendor.
I speak to many software companies that would like to outsource but don’t think they are ready. Sometimes they just don’t know how to get started with outsourcing. What do you need to do before you can successfully outsource software development of your product?
During a visit with a client and a business development VP from one of our partners in Argentina who happened to be in town. We met for breakfast at the Café de la Presse in San Francisco (which I recommend you try if you’re ever in the area), and as I was enjoying my breakfast and watching the interaction between the two, I realized how proud I was to make the connection and introduce this partner to the client.
Apple introduced a new programming language called Swift at their recent developer conference. This fall when iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite are released, you can submit apps that use Swift to the App Store and Mac App Store. You may be wondering what impact this will have on your mobile apps development. Do you need to redevelop your apps now?
The idea of outsourcing your web and mobile app development to Nepal is probably not at the top of the list of anticipated smartest business decisions for most CEO’s. But it should be!
As a marketing agency who is looking to grow, meeting your clients goals are extremely important. However, to effectively meet those goals, you might need to augment your existing team with additional technical expertise.
According to a study by Deloitte, more than half of outsourced work fails to meet financial goals. That fact can leave you wondering; have all the problems, risks, and dangers really been eliminated? Is it safe for you to outsource your app development?
The best programmers are much more productive than the average ones. To ensure that your software development project isn’t going to be a complete flop, it’s important to have the right team actively working to innovate and reach your goals.
What do you do when your outsourced programming team is in a country beset by political disruption? Internet connections can be restricted or cut completely. Your people may not be able to get to work. Or worse.
There is a debate raging right now that basically says outsourcing is un-American and that it hurts American jobs. The reality is that fear of outsourcing not only represents economic and moral blindness, but that the benefits of outsourcing have been around in human society for thousands of years.
There are five ways to improve software quality, and this post focuses on design patterns. A design pattern simply takes the solution from a previous problem and applies the concepts from that solution to solve a new problem.