IDG Contributor Network: Don’t rush into outsourcing software development

Too often, enterprise leaders, CIOs and CTOs get dollar signs in their eyes when they think or hear about inexpensive software engineers offshore. Those business leaders then jump into outsourcing software development at the lowest possible cost and wonder why the results don’t satisfy their needs or help them meet their software objectives.

In a rush to save money, companies often plunge into software development outsourcing, quickly select a supplier — more than likely the wrong one — and expect that team to produce great software right away. In their rush, they skip the careful evaluation required to determine which software outsourcing company best suits their needs. They don’t properly vet the provider to ensure they get the highest standards and the best service, experience and quality of work.

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