Nearshoring — Changes to the IT Industry
Outsourcing has visibly changed the business landscape. In a world of opportunities derived from the constant development of technology, outsourcing seems to have the most potential for business. How has outsourcing, nearshoring in particular, changed the IT industry and how can companies benefit from it?
Nearshoring has become one of the most popular choices when outsourcing a project. To understand the nature of nearshoring, we should first introduce this concept. Nearshoring is a type of outsourcing where companies transfer work to companies located in nearby countries. For instance, a company from France can outsource work to a company located in Belgium. By choosing partners whose culture, as well as work ethics, are similar to yours allows more comfortable situations and fewer misunderstandings, which is often the case when offshoring. Though it seems distinctly cheaper, you also need to oversee possible troublesome situations and risks that may occur when it comes to offshoring. These are, among others, time-zone differences, distance, communication barriers and different business cultures.
Nearshoring, on the other hand, means proximity. It can help with communication problems or instant decision making when something needs to be handled in person. No doubt, this has a positive impact on the whole project.
Companies using nearshoring services can peacefully focus on their core business and skills they are the best at. Savings can be significant – from lower operational and logistics costs to flexible staffing, allowing you to make an investment within your company instead of spending money for long and difficult recruitment processes. Operations are optimized and the quality is maintained, therefore, the company becomes more competitive and can deliver results.
Nearshoring, along with other types of outsourcing, brings changes and opportunities that many companies can make the most of. Relying on IT partners for delivering the best project has never been easier and more effective.
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