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Thursday, March 03, 2011

Outsourcing Design

There has been a huge trend in corporate America to outsource IT and web development work overseas because of the drastically lower rates that people will work for in countries like India, South America and eastern Europe. Large companies have built offices in these locations to enjoy the low cost of the local labor pool, this can help their bottom line. The big difference between a large company using a overseas workforce and small company or individual is that the large companies usually have management in place to keep things running smooth.

Outsourcing can be a good way to go but you are definitely making some trade-offs when choosing an overseas developer, whether you are an American hiring an web design company in India, or in Hong Kong hiring a American designer. With the advent of VoIP and the web, its easier than ever to work with people abroad, however there are several issues that have ruined projects and forced clients to walk away just having to eat the loss of time and money.

Pros and Cons of Outsourcing

Pros
  • Lower Rate
  • Larger Pool of Experience per dollar
  • Overseas team can work while you sleep
Cons
  • Language Barrier
  • Time Zone Difference
  • Accountability


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