The developer shortage is increasing. According to the App Association, there are over 223,054 open software developer jobs in the United States… and that number grows each year. Yet the country only graduates around 41,000 new computer science grads each year. The number is going up, but it’s not nearly fast enough to fill the ever-widening demand gap.

To make matters worse, it seems like COVID-19 is turning every business into a “tech business”. Organizations who’d previously put off digital transformation are now prioritizing remote work, virtual collaboration, online ordering, and digital marketing.

Which means… a market which already favored the developer now really favors the developer. Salaries are correspondingly on the rise, with the average full-time developer earning $108,000… with highly specialized developers and data scientists earning much more.

Unfortunately, the need for developers created by COVID-19 and other economic forces doesn’t automatically create an unlimited budget to fulfill it. As a result, American businesses are finding themselves with shrinking tech budgets to complete projects, an urgent need to complete these projects, and fewer and fewer affordable and qualified resources to fill the need.

We’ll be perfectly honest: when applicable, we value and strive for high-quality onshore development using Aptude’s experienced U.S. based team…. but we also recognize that at times other options may be necessary and one of the best options (if you can’t onshore) is nearshore.

And in our opinion, nearshore is the only outsourcing model that best mitigates the 7 risks of outsourcing your software development.

Over the next few blogs, we’ll explore the seven risks of outsourcing your software development, ways to address those risks head-on, and how our proprietary system helps you mitigate each of them.

Avoid the 7 Risks of Outsourcing Software Developers

When applicable, we value and strive for high-quality onshore development using Aptude’s experienced U.S. based team. However we also recognize that at times other options may be necessary due to budget or hiring limitations. Here are the 7 risks of outsourcing your software projects, and how AptudeFlexTM mitigates each one.

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Risk 5: Culture Barriers (coming soon)

Risk 6: Knowledge Transfer (coming soon)

Risk 7: Questionable Code Quality (coming soon)

Keep Moving Forward with Aptude

Aptude is your own personal IT professional services firm. We provide our clients with first class resources in a continuous, cost-containment fashion.

Our support services will free up your senior IT staff from the overwhelming burden of day-to-day maintenance issues. Now they’ll have time to launch those new projects and applications you’ve been waiting for. Simply put, we can free up your resources and contain your costs. Let’s have a quick chat to discuss our exclusive services.

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