You did it! You’ve imagined an amazing idea for a software product that is going to set the world on fire…and you cannot wait to see it being used. You are not alone, over 2,371 mobile apps are published each and every day.  That number does not include all the other embedded software and desktop applications. Where do you start if you are not a developer and have little experience at managing the development of a software program? How do you bring your vision to life, in a very competitive, ever changing market place?
As with any new inspiration, having a solid plan in place is crucial to developing a successful software product, the more work done up front will save time and money in the long run.
To outsource or not to outsource – has been a question for many companies. Temptation of reducing costs, improving efficiency and gaining access to exceptional capabilities by outsourcing is great, although some loss of management control and external risks have always concerned businesses. Despite all the risks, the global market trend is showing that more businesses are favoring outsourcing their work to other companies. According to Stratistics Market Research Consulting, IT outsourcing is accounted for $314.92 billion in 2015 and is expected to reach $481.37 billion by 2022 growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.2% . If you have decided to outsource, there is a number of criteria you should check beforehand to make sure that your business will benefit from such collaboration. PSA has come up with an eight steps guide to a successful software development outsourcing project. Continue Reading
If you have a project which was either left incomplete or perhaps was completed but does not suit your needs, your project may be in need of rescuing. If you are not confident that the original team assigned to the project is capable of reengineering and completing the project to suit, outsourcing may become a viable solution to the situation. Continue Reading
Management awareness with regards to IT risks has increased, due to the growing importance placed on IT within an organization. Due to budget restrictions and cost-cutting, it is in the interest of organizations to pay greater attention to IT governance, risk-management, effective use of resources and clear communication to reduce IT mishaps. Particularly, if one makes the decision to outsource part or all of its IT development to an offshore vendor, then there must be clear focus on IT governance and accountability in project management. Continue Reading
The market is competitive so companies are focusing on optimizing the business by cutting costs! Sounds a little crazy and self-contradicting, no? When you consider that companies spend a great deal of their budget on optimizing technology and software (expensive!) to remain competitive (necessary!), cutting costs and skilled manpower would be the last thing on a company’s mind in order to move the business forward! (Insane?) And yet, this is what many companies are doing these days! Welcome to the wonderful world of outsourcing where everything can be virtual from your assistant to your development team, and the term in-house development is a dirty word! Continue Reading