Is your company expanding or growing exponentially? If yes, then you are bound to face overwhelming challenges within your organization. Though you may afford to spend more money on the specific functions but might lack the expertise and resources to meet the changing trends.
Let’s understand this with the help of an example. You are in the finance industry & trying to develop a mobile application from scratch. In this scenario, the traditional approach will be to build infrastructure, hire dedicated developers & set up an in-house team, right? Well, it will require a lot of capital and time to set up an entire workspace.
On the other hand, partnering with an offshore development center would be a more rational approach. With years of expertise, offshore developers can overcome the challenges easily & can deliver the product quickly, without compromising on the quality.
These are just a few benefits of hiring a remote development team. Another benefit is that you can utilize your time & resources in the expansion of your core business. Consulting an offshore development partner may sound very complex but in actuality, it’s quite easy. Let us find out how easy it is to set up your own remote team.
How to hire an experienced and dedicated remote team/IT infrastructure partner:
Clarity is the key here. The more clear you are about your requirements, expectations & work policies, the better results you will get. So, before starting, clearly define the scope & project requirements. Make sure you write down every detail that is important in the decision-making process.
Outline the qualities of your ideal partner, for instance: verifiable experience, expertise in the required technology, work policies, and customer support services. Be clear on all the expectations you have with your partner. You can look out for the recommendations or search online to find out a reliable offshore partner.
Shortlist the companies who meet your requirements and express your interest by asking them for a detailed discussion. Call them for a video conference interview and check out their performance or credibility on all the parameters you have outlined. Based on your discussion and quotes received, finalize your IT partner and sign a detailed contract. The contract should specify the work policies, project management process, scope as well as timelines. Initially, opt for a short-term contract and monitor their performance. If everything goes well, you can move ahead with a long-term contract.
4 Key Benefits of Owning a Remote IT Development Infrastructure:
It’s always difficult for a company to come to the conclusion of hiring a remote team of developers. Since managers usually stand divided between in-house development team & dedicated development team.
Communication and management of the remote team was a major concern earlier. But thanks to the technology, which has made it easy to communicate & manage things sitting offshore. Following all such benefits, there is no reason to refrain from owning a remote team of dedicated developers.
If you plan to set-up an in-house development team, you will have to bear the cost of infrastructure. Moreover, this process will require spending money on the hiring process, management, training, resource allocation, project development, and management. Whereas, with a remote team you can get access to a talent pool of professionals at the fraction of the cost you need to set up an in-house team.
2. Higher Efficiency:
While hiring for in-house IT projects, you will have the restriction of budget and geography. Assuming your core business is not IT, the top talents will not see much scope in joining your organization.
In case you choose remote IT infrastructure, your offshore development partner will have expertise in the specific technologies. Because their core business is IT, they can easily retain the best talent in the industry. So, your remote development team can actually achieve higher work efficiency.
IT is constantly evolving, what seems relevant today might turn obsolete tomorrow. Even though IT might not be your core business, you should keep yourself updated with the changing face of technology.
But doing so requires continuous learning & the ability to adapt the changing demands of your business. It’s extremely challenging with an in-house team, while an obvious advantage of working with a remote team.
4. Better customer service
If you hire offshore dedicated developers, you immediately raise your bar in terms of technical support. In turn, it increases the customer satisfaction rate. Also, dedicated offshore developers endeavor round the clock customer service, which further adds to the customer delight.