The Ultimate Guide For The Decision Maker
Selecting Software Development Providers
With Criteria from Gartner
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.
Availability of specialized technical skills is top of mind and the critical factor when evaluating Nearshore outsourcing partners.
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-specific skills are a key success parameter because it demonstrated domain and subject matter expertise.
Ease and flexibility of doing business with simple contracting, IP protection, solid communication proficiency, cultural compatibility, security and privacy.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
certified scrum masters
certified scrum developers
International Software Testing Qualifications
of tech companies in the ecosystem
STEM graduates per year
of technology universities and centers