What You Do Need to Know About Outsourcing Web Development

2013-11-11 04:01:57

Today everyone and her cousin’s cat is outsourcing web development. If you are a business, in all probability you have been flooded by offers that promise to get your web development work done abroad for less than what you imagined possible even in your wildest dreams.

If you are a fan of Dilbert, you already know all you need to know about outsourcing your projects to Elbonia. But seriously, the fact of the matter is that most of the countries you can outsource to aren’t too different from the fictional Elbonia that Dilbert’s company is outsourcing to.

So unless you’re a pointy-haired boss (affectionately abbreviated as PHB) with an IQ approaching the freezing point, we suggest that you read the following with your eyes wide open.

It’s About Saving Money

To most of those who consider outsourcing; Outsourcing Web Development is all about saving money for your company. Despite anything anyone else would tell you, usually the biggest incentive for outsourcing web development is the difference in salaries paid to software developers in your home country and the country where the project is being outsourced.

Let’s say a typical software programmer gets around US$5,000 per month is the US. In India, the same resource may be available for about US$1500. (If you are willing to outsource to Elbonia, the corresponding figure could drop to as low as US$100!). Contrary to what some people might think, there is nothing wrong with exploiting – let’s call it arbitraging – the lower salary and other regulatory costs associated with overseas workers provided you are sure that the workers themselves aren’t exploited by the company they work for. The conditions under which garment factory workers were made to work in Bangladesh should be an eye opener here.

But to be fair, the cost of living in many other countries is far lower than what it is in the Western Society. That is where concepts like Purchase Power Parity come into play.

Also, many countries have low university tuition fees so their employees do not already owe thousands of dollars in student loans when they graduate. So they do not need thousands of dollars a year just to survive.

It’s About Flexibility and Quality.

When you have that Saturday night party that you need to attend with your wife and your young kids would be home alone, what do you do? Of course, you hire a baby sitter on an hourly basis. So you get to enjoy the party and your kids are well looked after too. Isn’t this one of the greatest benefits of outsourcing web development? You get to attend the party. Or, well, you focus on the really critical things, while your outsourced web developers take care of the coding. Neat, huh?

Or let’s say you want to double the number of employees you currently have so you can halve your development time for that killer app your company is bringing out. The problem is (1) you don’t have time to hire these additional resources on your own and bring them on board, and (2) you may only need them for the initial build stage and they may become redundant once the project goes live. With outsources like IT Outsourcing India, you can hire as many resources as you like, and for as many days as you like. Problem solved.

It’s About Technology

Let’s face it, you may be an expert in your area of business but when it comes to a particular technology (especially a new technology) you, or your existing employees, may not have a clue. OK, we are not trying to question your intelligence here, but the fact is that you do not need to know the inside out of technology. That is what we are here for. We understand technology very well.

You have this great business idea and you need a great web site that looks and performers just great. But what technology or platform would you have to use? What do you think of .NET development, Drupal web development, Magento development, Or how about WordPress? Do you think custom web development is what you need? Don’t have a clue? Ask us, that’s what we are here for.

Your understanding of your business domain and our understanding of technology should make a great partnership.

It’s About Expertise

Quick: When was the last time you cut your own hair? Most of us would have our own favourite salons and barbers. And most of us would flinch at the thought of going to a barber that lacked expertise – the results would be too obvious. While the results of outsourcing web development to someone who lacks expertise may not be as visible as in the case of the barber, the results would be no less damaging.

When it comes to web development, we are experts. We not only know the technology, we know the nuances of the outsourcing arrangement. So whether it is outsourcing custom web development or web development with WordPress, Drupal or Magento, we have the expertise that you need to succeed at what your business plans to achieve.

It’s About Experience

How many of us would be comfortable flying across the Atlantic in an airplane with two rookies as pilots? What we, and all serious airlines except Elbonian Airways, look for are pilots with plenty of experience. In terms of technology outsourcing and web development, we at IT Outsourcing India has acquired some impressive flying experience. We have clocked thousands and thousands of hours flying (developing) some of the most complex technologies out there.

Do send us an email and we will get right back to you with an impressive list of previous client engagements and projects we have handled.

It’s About Innovation

According to Wikipedia, Innovation is the application of better solutions that meet new requirements, inarticulate needs, or existing market needs. (link en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Innovation )

We can confidently say that outsourcing web development necessarily makes your business more innovative. At IT Outsourcing India, we can give you case studies after case studies about the various innovations we have provided for our many clients.

So whether it is new requirements that seem to have appeared out of nowhere or inarticulate needs that just have to be met, we have the confidence and competence to provide you solutions that are just right for your business.

And, oh, by the way, if you want to read about Dilbert and Elbonia, this is where to go: http://search.dilbert.com/comic/Elbonia%20Outsourced

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