There are many reasons to engage an IT consultant and employ IT staff augmentation and there are many benefits when it is done right. Businesses can quickly scale up and down to accommodate a project or meet a need. They can engage talent with specific skills and training to meet the requirements of their current and future business landscape. The business can mitigate the cost of training to keep IT skills current, and ensure staffing flexibility to fill in the gaps in a project team or for ongoing support, and it can accommodate its budget with the right experience, training and skills at an affordable cost. In this article, we discuss four areas of caution and attention your business must consider before engaging a partner for IT staff augmentation.
As an in-house IT manager, a CIO, a CTO or a business professional, you may already have grasped the critical need for additional help on an IT project – whether it is ongoing assistance or help for a standalone project. You see the full picture. You know your IT team is overwhelmed, you know their skill set and you know you can’t get the job done with the existing knowledge and resources you have. You also understand the importance of getting that job done quickly and effectively.
When a business considers the wisdom and benefit of Digital Transformation, it often thinks first of the cost and the chaos it anticipates and may think that the investment and disruption is not worth the effort. But, the benefits of Digital Transformation cannot be ignored. There are many reasons to consider this type of initiative, and we look at some of those in this article.
When a business has more IT projects and initiatives than it can handle, it will often look to hire more internal IT staff members. But hiring takes time, interviewing is imperfect and part time or full time employees require management, benefits and office space. While a business might need one-time project support, or ongoing support for development, maintenance and support, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to staffing. In addition to these issues, there is the very real issue of ongoing training and skills enhancement. That costs money and, when a team member is out for training, someone else must cover for that team member. So, what is a business to do?
Employ Offshore Services and Achieve Digital Transformation!
Why would you consider offshore software development services? Probably because there are many benefits to engaging expert software application development services and those benefits are not limited to low cost!
Offshore Software Development Needs a Global Delivery Model!
We all hate those products and services that are designed as ‘cookie cutter’ with the assumption that the service provider just KNOWS what you need and will deliver that to you without any consideration for your actual requirements or the fact that your requirements may differ depending on the day, situation or location.
Elegant MicroWeb worked with this U.S. software company serving the QSR market to analyze, test and release an online restaurant ordering system with payment gateways and other system integration. The system is used by QSRs in more than 600 locations with high concurrent usage. Elegant MicroWeb managed multiple upgrades and releases to deliver new features. More than two years of engagement with this client has resulted in sustained, trusted service delivery and assured a seamless user experience (Ux) and timely new releases.