Outsourcing software 2021 blog feature 01

Outsourcing is an approach to software development in which the client organization partners with a third party to develop the software, as opposed to developing it with and in-house team. US companies historically used outsourcing as a means of cutting costs by hiring workers in other countries to perform jobs requiring little skill for low wages. However, outsourcing has evolved since then to include skilled work like software development, such that sustained growth is now the driving factor. Cost saving still remains an important motivation of outsourcing, but it's no longer the only advantage. Software outsourcing strategies fall into three general categories, including on shoring, off shoring and near shoring.

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Startups have to be agile and able to handle a multitude of tasks, usually simultaneously. Outsourcing some of these tasks can free up time, allow a startup team to work more efficiently, and help you save money, provided you choose the right components to outsource. Since the savings of time and money can be considerable, outsourcing large projects like software development makes sense for many brands.

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As late as the 1990s, most heavily used business applications were running on mainframe computers or powerful network servers. These programs were typically monolithic, with the entire program needing to run for every use case. While this worked at the time, today’s systems demand scalability, resilience and responsiveness that such older models often cannot deliver.

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