The Ultimate Guide For The Decision Maker

Selecting Software Development Providers

With Criteria from Gartner

What Gartner Says

Who's the top provider for software development outsourcing in a Nearshore Model?
There is actually no such thing according to Gartner! The top provider is in the "eye of the beholder," or the client. The most suitable service provider will be the one that meets the client's evaluation criteria, and the criteria will vary from case to case based on aligning values, business model, technical fit and needs for collaboration and teaming. Business-driven sourcing strategies must balance the benefits and risks of various options while service providers are challenged constantly with dynamic and disruptive market conditions within the outsourcing market.

Technical Skills


Availability of specialized technical skills is top of mind and the critical factor when evaluating Nearshore outsourcing partners.

Labor Pool Size and Quality

 Labor Pool Size & Quality

Second on the top of mind list - capacity and access to the right talent at the right time when evaluating a partner that can deliver great talent aligned to your teaming approach.

Industry Experience


Industry-specific skills are a key success parameter because it demonstrated domain and subject matter expertise.


Ease of Doing Business

Ease of Doing Business

Ease and flexibility of doing business with simple contracting, IP protection, solid communication proficiency, cultural compatibility, security and privacy.

Maturity Level


This selection criterion can be measured by a proven track record to get products on time and on a budget to the market lead by an experienced leadership team.



Cost of Core Services

Cost of Core Services

A best practice for outsourcing Nearshore is to leverage the cost benefits and savings taking into consideration the cost of labor, communications, managing remote teams, and facilities.

Alignment to Size and Scope of Deal

Alignment to Size & Scope of Deal

The right Nearshore service provider should align business, user experience, and technical delivery alignment to the size and scope of each client’s innovation and project needs.

Quality of References

Quality of References

Check, check, check!
Gartner encourages you to consult reliable and direct references for the established Nearshore outsourcers that align to your business and innovation goals.




What iTexico Offers

What data is available from iTexico to assist CIOs and IT leaders with fact-based decisions?
Let's explore some data points and evaluate Nearshore options based on criteria from Gartner.

300+ iTexicans

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21 Certified Scrum Developers

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1000s of Tech Companies

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85,000 STEM graduates per year

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100s of Tech Universities

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