Give your business the leverage it deserves, with offshore software development. Here’s how.

April 30, 2024


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A: The different types of software offshoring models are:

● Fixed cost: Which offers businesses a fixed price for working on a project, (as the term suggests),

● Time and materials: This could be based on an hourly rate, and/or is dependent on the amount of hosted resources utilised for the project,

● Dedicated team: A software development team that is exclusively hired to serve a single client and their project.

While fixed cost and dedicated team models may offer a predetermined rate for businesses to incur, a time and materials structure is more flexible - and may be a better option for projects that fluctuate in terms of workload. However, with no two businesses identical, deciding which software offshoring model to choose is purely dependent on careful assessments and constraints surrounding deadlines and budget.
A: Software offshoring companies offer cloud security and a variety of other cyber security services in two key ways:

1. By outsourcing with a dedicated cyber security vendor, or a leading cloud service vendor that also offers cyber security,

2. By conducting cyber security services in-house, with either existing team members that can repurpose their skills (such as software developers), or by hiring dedicated cyber security professionals.

In-house expertise can accommodate white-box and black-box testing of applications, as quality assurance teams already have the skills necessary to test for bugs and loopholes. Penetration testing and red teaming can also be facilitated in-house, to an extent.

However, to meet security automation, compliance and risk assessment requirements of a more complex nature, software companies will need to partner with cyber security companies to offer a more comprehensive set of services to clientele.
A: IT outsourcing companies are more affordable in general as businesses simply delegate projects over to the agency, without having to hire team members and pay for office space and equipment. All of this, without compromising on quality; as many software offshoring companies are often based halfway around the world, skilled resources come at a fraction of the cost, thanks to favourable exchange rates.

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