What Do We Know About IT Outsourcing?
The term “outsourcing” implies transferring some business processes to any independent company that has appropriate qualifications and skills, but not directly involved in the client’s company business activity. In IT world, it means that a particular company can outsource some activities, while concentrating its efforts on other aspects of the software development process. This is, probably, the essential reason for small and some medium companies to choose outsourcing. In such a way, they achieve the desired results without any losses associated with delayed projects.
Outsourcing has become widely popular from the beginning of 2009 and its growth continues even nowadays. As research show, it is the best way to streamline development process, cut costs, allocate time and efforts, especially for companies that don’t have sufficient human resources or qualifications to perform specific targets or objectives.
And what about benefits? Let’s enumerate the most valuable of them:
- Software quality. Independent companies that provide outsourcing services have highly qualified teams – this ensures that the final product will work quickly and smoothly. Such a predictable behavior can help developers in future, when adding new code fragments, features, etc. In addition, all specialists in an outsourced company are highly motivated, so your task will be completed in time with the highest possible quality.
- High accuracy of the outcome. As it was mentioned earlier, outsourcing company is not directly involved in the client’s company activity, so it is not interested in hiding any issues that arise during the whole period of cooperation.
- Costs reduction. If a “host” company has no employees with required skills to perform a specific activity, outsourcing may be much more cheaper than hiring and training staff. Another example is when you need a highly qualified team for a short period of time.
- Time reduction. When you outsource something, you delegate responsibilities, so, outsourcing company performs all necessary code changes, tests or checks, while, your company can concentrate on other aspects of the development process that require more attention. Time reduction also comes to the fore when you need to test some urgent changes before adding them to the final version of the project.
IT Outsourcing is a perfect approach for any company that works with strict deadlines or fast-flowing projects, when each bug or insufficiently tested module or feature can lead to a significant loss of quality and revenues. Outsourcing can also help you to maintain high rates and levels of development, reduce management costs, smoothly adapt to any software requirements, ignore lack of human resources.