Everything you need to know when considering software outsourcing
14 JUNE 2021
MARKUS VAN AARDT
OUTSOURCING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION AGILITY CLOUD COMPUTING SOFTWARE ENGINEERING CAPACITY CAPABILITY WHITEPAPER
Organisations around the world have been using outsourcing for decades to relieve pressure in one or more areas of their business. Outsourcing has taken many forms and continue
to evolve on a regular basis. Unfortunately it remains a minefield for organisations and IT leaders unfamiliar with the business practice. Software outsourcing is often seen
by organisations and their employees as a way to ship knowledge work to offshore locations, resulting in unnecessary job losses and downsized organisations. In reality, this is
a gross oversimplification of what software outsourcing is, or the value it offers modern organisations.
This guide sets out the common models against which organisations can outsource software development and implementation work to external partners to best suit their organisational
challenges and opportunities, while also looking deeper into the motivations behind them, and how geographic arbitrage can make a significant impact to your bottom line.
Done right, outsourcing can be a powerful tool to benefit the organisation, its people and clients.