5 Risks Associated with Outsourcing Software Development

Summary: Many IT outsourcing companies simply don’t hold up to scrutiny. Learn about the risks associated with outsourcing and how number8 stands apart from the crowd Outsourcing software development has tremendous potential to save costs and company resources on a given project. Done right, outsourcing may be exactly what your company needs to finish a […]

How to Remain Agile While Outsourcing Software Development

Summary: Many software companies utilize some form of an agile development methodology. But, you may wondering if it’s truly possible to retain agility while outsourcing software development. Read this guide to learn how to stay flexible and agile while outsourcing. What Is Agile Development Methodology? Agile methodology is an increasingly common organizational, developmental, and customer […]

Why and How to Outsource a QA Team

Summary: Are you looking for a cost-effective and secure solution to your quality assurance needs? If you don’t have an internal QA team, nearshore outsourcing can offer you the benefits of one at a fraction of the cost. Do you need a reliable way to ensure that you’re releasing a quality product? It may be […]

What is a “Gazelle” Company?

Summary: Gazelle company is a phrase often tossed around to describe profitable businesses. But what does this term actually mean? ​ What is a Gazelle Company? Likening companies to animals is not uncommon. Big businesses, like Wal-Mart, are often referred to as “elephants,” whereas small businesses or mom-and-pop shops are called “mice.” However, the term […]

Nearshore, Offshore, or Onshore?

Summary: Nearshore, offshore, or onshore, what’s the best choice when outsourcing software development? Learn about the pros and cons of each to help you decide. Outsourcing is a key piece of doing business in today’s global market. In fact, as an industry, outsourcing hit $92.5 billion in 2019 and continues to grow. Whether to cut […]

Five Common Problems with Offshore Contractors

Summary: Learn more about 5 common problems with offshore contractors and a smart alternative that combines low-cost outsourcing with English fluency and time zone similarity. ​ When it comes to software development, some companies may choose to outsource projects to an offshore contractor that may promise the best quality for the lowest cost. Oftentimes outsourcing […]

12 Questions To Ask Any Offshore Software Development Company

Summary: Offshore software development can be risky, but asking these 12 questions can help you find the right outsourcing partner for your company. ​ Your company is growing, but you may notice that the resources available are limited. Especially when it comes to development talent. In the United States, there is a shortage of software […]

How Business Practices in Costa Rica Differ from Those in the United States

Summary: In this week’s blog, we’re diving into the cultural differences between working with companies located in Costa Rica versus the United States. ​ Business, like language, varies from country to country across the world. From common practices to appropriate communication techniques, there are a lot of nuances to take into consideration when working with […]

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