Inshoring & Offshore Outsourcing of IT Projects

Published: 16th March 2009
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Recent studies show the trends of inshoring have emerged in some parts of the developing nations for the many reasons. To save money cost effectively is the main motive of every outsourcer. Cost reducing factor is the main reason for large and small companies. In the past few years offshore outsourcing was emerged as boom in order to save cost of production in the field of IT work and software development.

Software projects are the major business area, which is in underscore for all the offshore outsourcing and inshoring. Small & big IT software companies used to outsource their software projects to countries like all Eastern Europe, India, China, and other offshore locations. According to IT intellectuals recently some companies have started inshoring their software projects to US heartland with the same motive of saving money, reasons behind this change is the "cost difference" between outsourcing the work and get it done within the inlands. Management of the companies has started re-evaluating the cost incurred for software projects to find out the difference between outsourcing and inshoring. But the fact of huge difference of cheap skilled professionals cannot be denied, from the countries like India, China and other outsourcing destinations which is far much better option, reason behind is all companies are not able to set new units & hire cheap IT professionals for their non core business activities from inland. Easy hiring from the pool of talent & skills provided by the offshore web development companies create a large difference in cost of software projects.

Flexible working schedules of Five days working & 24/7 web development services from the offshore companies are better option instead of high rate per hour payments to inland professionals under inshoring of IT projects. Under customize web development services, concept of hiring dedicated developer & team of developers for the specific IT projects, from offshore service providers is much cheaper. To overcome the "time zone difference" web developing companies use to make the flexible working schedules matching with outsourcing company's working hours.

Well-developed infrastructure and communication channel as well as common English literate professionals have produced the strong possibilities for the quality services providing environment, to outsourcing companies, moreover in much cheaper rates from the inshore service providers, as a result no problems for the smooth business interactions.

Trend of adopting western culture by the Asian countries, due to development in Information & technology and flexible policies according to globalization, liberalization have made the business relations among developed nations and developing countries stronger from the past many years. So the problem of matching business culture is no more a strong factor or obstacle for the developing good business relations among the various countries.

Strong ground of IT capabilities of offshore service providers is the result of gradual development of many years, which helps them to provide much cheaper services than domestic or inland service providers of developed nations.

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