Offshore Development

Onsite Vs Offshore

With software development, there are plenty of choices. Onsite development and offshore development are the most common means to get software developed. Let’s explore the benefits of both:

Onsite Development

It’s much easier to maintain control over the product development when all the developers are in one place – onsite. The developers can collaborate easily and especially for critical, complex and multi-faceted projects, any problems or glitches can be easily identified and solved. All developers at the same place increase the efficiency of the entire development process. It also improves the productivity of the people working on the same project. Other than this there is more control over the project data – especially for those projects that require financial data or medical records or other confidential data. The data can be made secure and safe with in-house security measures taken. Overall onsite development works well for all kinds of projects.

Offshore development

Offshoring refers to developing the software from another company that has the resources and the infrastructure to support development – rather than develop it in-house by hiring resources and the entire IT infrastructure. The offshore office is literally in another country. Well, it helps eliminate a lot of costs – especially the cost of setting up an entire IT department in-house. The other cost reduction happens at the hiring stage. Hiring developers or a team of developers could mean a lower rate than in the UK or US. Further, these teams have experience and are experts in what they do. You get quality work – in time – and at a lower cost!

It then depends on the kind of business you are running. If you are already a software firm, looking at offshoring some of the work, you can hire experts and get it done easily. If you are a product company that is looking for IT and development services, it’s best to offshore the task rather than re-build an entire IT team!


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