There has never been a better time than today to launch your enterprise in the new technologies sector. The IT services industry is one of the most lucrative branches in the world today.
If you want to create a business or a startup, this is the sector in which to invest your powers. But what if you don’t have any technical skills? Some of the biggest tech companies were founded by people who had no technical background. Look for example at Alibaba, Oracle, Groupon, etc.
Entrepreneurs say the 10 most critical factors to business success are:
• The idea
• The direction
• The team
• The capital
• Crisis Response
• The growth
None of these points mentions the technical aspect. Indeed, the technical part concerning developments can be largely outsourced and this is more and more the case in companies: IT developments, IT solutions, software, web or mobile applications are outsourced to SSII, ESN, expert suppliers in this field.
The benefits of IT outsourcing
Outsourcing technical development has always been, and continues to be, the key to the success of many large companies around the world.
Noah Kagan, a serial entrepreneur and former employee of Facebook used offshore for the development of his AppSumo web application. GitHub, Slack, Skype, Alibaba, and even Google have also outsourced their development to an offshore IT company to optimize their productivity. When you look at the benefits, you quickly understand why they chose IT outsourcing.
If you outsource your software development to Vietnam, for example, you benefit from a high level of technical competence at a low cost.
When you outsource your production, you reduce your recruitment costs because the technical team is not on your premises, you also reduce your costs related to operations, recruitment, IT infrastructure, etc.
Access to quality skills, experts, know-how
You only deal with people who are competent and experienced in new methods and computer engineering, more precisely versed in the art and the way of designing a web application or software while respecting the quality standards of the market.
Focus on strategic topics
By giving away part of your tasks, you can concentrate on more strategic parts of your business that require more effort and involvement on your part.
The advantages of outsource software development services are really numerous. On the other hand, the sine qua none condition to be able to benefit from this multitude of advantages is to choose your external offshore IT provider carefully.
Not all companies offering outsourced IT services are created equal. Some do not have the skills you are looking for, or do not have the necessary resources. Still, others are simply unprofessional and do not have the level of quality required by market standards. If you select your offshore IT partner incorrectly, it could cost you dearly.
How to select your offshore IT partner?
Take the time to choose your partner. in How to select your offshore IT partner? And once you choose them, deploy an employee software monitoring into their workflow to make sure they are committed to delivering promised outcomes.
Is the selected partner able to offer you the services you need? Does he have the level of expertise necessary to achieve the level of services you expect? Pitch your project to the offshore IT provider, talk about the objectives you are aiming for.
Reliability and experience
Like any business relationship, outsourcing is based on trust. Ask about the supplier’s background, current customers. With whom did this subcontractor work, what were the results? What were the delivered projects, what type were they? At how many man/days were the projects evaluated? What were their technical and functional specificities?
Will the offshore IT development company be available when you need them? How are project follow-ups and daily updates carried out with the team of offshore developers? How will the company react to problems? What are the steps to setting up a team of developers? Do they work with the agile method, Scrum?
Collect customer testimonials on their past experiences with this offshore IT provider. Were they satisfied with the results? Would they recommend this SSII / ESN offshore?