Outsourcing

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How can Startups keep Flexible Contracts in Offshore Software Development?

One of the more common reasons startups shy away from outsourcing their product development offshore is the lack of legal accountability. Enforcing contracts with a service provider that has little to no physical presence in the U.S. can be painstaking, should the service partnership go awry. To ensure that there is full legal security, it […]

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How Startup Founders can Leverage Offshore Staffing to Deliver Products Faster

For a disruptive product idea, getting the first-to-market advantage is often key to developing a strong first impression among your target customers. Audience perception early on goes a long way to ensuring that your product is a success. Therefore, if you are the originator of a unique startup solution to an existing market problem, it […]

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4 Key Tips to Make Your Offshore Team Accountable

More and more leading startup businesses are finding strength within globally dispersed workforces. Regardless of the reason, whether it be to attract global talent that is unavailable locally, or in order to grow the business beyond borders, knowing the best practices of hiring, retaining, and managing offshore employees is vital for all current startup managers.Just […]

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How to Recruit Top Talent on a Startup Budget

The hunt for top tier development talent is a major challenge for early stage startup founders. If you are a technical co-founder bootstrapping your way through the early stages of product development, your recruitment options are typically very limited. Hiring separate full-time, in-house resources for both frontend and backend development can be brutally expensive. Although […]

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How Do Offshore Software Developers Compare to Local Talent

As a tech. entrepreneur, you will inevitably be faced with the decision of hiring an in-house developer or to outsource your software development offshore. Most recently, offshoring has emerged as a popular trend in the IT industry due to the increasing demand of software development services. However, going offshore has both its benefits and drawbacks. […]

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How Is Your Offshore Development Partner Providing You Legal Protection?

Mutual trust has its place in every employee-employer relationship, whether onshore or offshore.  Personal guarantees, however, in the B2B world can be strained when the people making the agreements leave the business or relationship circumstances change.  Simple misunderstandings are common in our everyday lives; why would it be any different in business?  Most of us […]

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Top 3 Reasons Why Offshore Software Development Fails

In the past, hearing the word “offshore” might have made you cringe. While it’s true some people might have negative offshoring experiences to share, not all offshore software development companies are created equal. Thus, when you are looking into the vast offshoring IT world to supplement your development staff, bear in mind the red flags […]

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Skype – The Communication Key to Globalizing Talent

The Communication Key to Globalizing Talent This is an age of globalization, and businesses are seeking to move into an international scale. With access to a global talent pool, unexpected doors are being opened, and creativity and innovation are promoted within companies at the highest level. The question now is, how can business professionals who […]

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3 Ways a Hybrid Team Facilitates Communication with an Offshore Development Team

In my previous post, I talked about how a 100 percent business hours overlap can add value to your offshore staffing arrangement. Having your dispersed teams collaborate with you in real-time can be beneficial in eliminating a lot of remote hiring pitfalls such as deviation from product development goals and the resulting unproductive work hours. […]

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Should You Consider Working Hours Overlap When Hiring a Remote Engineer?

Offshoring is a very fragile working arrangement in the software development industry. 1 in 3 project owners recount their offshore development experiences with horror stories of how badly the product development was affected by the shortcomings of their offshore partners. It all comes down to how well the offshore team manages their understanding of working […]