I make good use of IT consultants, IT staff augmentation and technical partners. Experts are the most cost-effective and skilled people to do the work. My customers hire me because I am the best at MY job and I hire IT outsourcing partners because THEY are the BEST at their jobs. My colleagues ask me what they should look for when they are selecting an outsourcing partner. Want to know the secret? It’s EPSFTCQPSBMPJVCFPLA (if that’s not an acronym you know…read on).
(E) Experience – Great skills and knowledge, with numerous frameworks, languages, domains and tools.
(PSF) Product/Service Focus – Well-tested business processes, systems and models. A track record of achieving schedules and budgets.
(TC) Technical Competency – Software development, Java Programming, .Net, PHP, portals, frameworks, J2EE, CMS, eCommerce and cross-platform competence.
(Q) Quality – Processes and methodologies for design, development, maintenance and support. ISO 9001:2008 certified for all major processes.
(PS) Protection/Security – Processes designed to ensure optimum IT security for data, personal and business information, source code, designs, documentation, frameworks and IPR.
(BM) Business Models – Offshore Development and Staff Augmentation to enable client and partner growth and position them for competitive growth.
(PJV) Partnerships/Joint Ventures – Partnerships with local and regional technology companies including IT companies, consulting companies, business consultants and business development companies.
(CF) Customer Focus – Proven excellence and testimonials from clients in IT service, outsourcing, software development, and IT infrastructure management.
(P) People – Strong culture of team spirit; allowing every team member to go beyond individual capabilities. Invested in growing resources.
(LA) Location Advantage – Geographic and business location allowing the outsourcing partner to offer low cost, high value services, dependable facilities and infrastructure and resource pool.