IDG Contributor Network: How to start your first trial engagement with outsourcing

Has the time come for your company to explore software development outsourcing? The potential for cost savings is always attractive, but there are many other good reasons software development outsourcing has been pursued by other companies, including:

  • A large backlog of existing projects, exceeding your staff’s capacity to address
  • Local talent pool challenges – finding and retaining programming talent.
  • A need for new (or even niche) technical skills that are not part of your team’s core skillset.
  • A need to temporarily scale up in programming capacity, then throttle back down at some point.

Regardless of company size, outsourcing has delivered on promises for cost savings, flexibility, and scale.

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