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.