Outsourcing: four strategies to stay stable in a crisis

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Aug 3, 2022 7:31:26 AM

With inflation on the rise and signs of a global recession looming, many companies are considering outsourcing IT talent. This strategy is not new and has proven to be a smart way to strengthen and accelerate technology projects.

During the 2008 crisis, several technology behemoths such as Microsoft, Google, and Apple turned to external providers to take on specific projects. This kind of response, among other benefits, reduced costs and operational load.

A few years later, the pandemic also proved that outsourcing is crucial to accelerate the digital transformation of companies, not only reducing costs. By all means, outsourcing turned out to be an essential driver of innovation during the pandemic.

Many companies went beyond simple cost reduction by finding a good provider of outsourced services. They managed to transform their organizational culture, become more flexible and strengthen their resilience.

According to The Economic Times, outsourcing services in the IT sector is expected to increase by 20% globally over the next decade. In this article, we tell you about four ways you can accelerate a development project.

Learn more about the roles and professional profiles you can use to enhance your software development projects. 

What types of outsourcing can accelerate a technology project?

Outsourcing strategies are a world. Some options may better suit the specific needs of each business. Here are a few:

IT Staff Augmentation:

Very often, companies with excellent core teams have problems meeting a deadline. In these cases, it can be crucial to react in time through an IT staff augmentation strategy.

In this scenario, the supplier's task is to reinforce existing teams through experienced talent, provide technical solutions, and integrate and accelerate the processes of units that are already moving.


One of the most common problems with outsourcing strategies is that, because of cultural gaps, suppliers have difficulty putting themselves in the shoes of a business's end users.

Added are the complications associated with time zone differences that can often delay processes or prevent timely reactions in specific scenarios.

An outsourcing service provider in a nearby country (in the same time zone as the company contracting the services) has a much greater cultural proximity than a provider on another continent.

Nearshoring also has a considerable advantage in reducing costs, especially when it is done in countries with a significant difference between the client and local currencies.

Dedicated teams:

A group of professionals tailored to the challenge you will face and ready to get to work. It's that simple and that effective.

With project outsourcing, companies no longer have to worry about long selection processes. Often a company has to face the arduous task of finding professionals with detailed technical profiles that are also scarce in the market and can significantly increase project costs.

Through this type of outsourcing, the IT talent provider gives the client experienced teams that get down to work in the shortest possible time.

Hybrid teams:

Also known as multisourcing, it often comes with complex projects where it is necessary to form a team with different, highly specialized professional profiles.

Suppose no single supplier can create a team that fulfills the company's requirements. In that case, multisourcing saves the day by bringing together a team with the best talent from various outsourcing providers.

Making such a team work as a whole is no small challenge, which is why it is vital to look for suppliers that, beyond technical skills, give enormous importance to soft skills during their selection processes.

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