• How to Succeed in the Outsourcing Industry?

    To succeed in the outsourcing industry, it is very important indeed to be always ahead with the trends and be ready to meet the changes and cope with the challenges you face every single day. What should you pay attention to in the next few years when it comes to outsourcing, especially in the IT field?

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  • Future Trends in Outsourcing

    While most companies across the industry verticals swear by the advantages of the outsourcing, the debate about it still continues over its long – term sustainability. Outsourcing opponents argue that the flip side of it includes lack of quality control, lack of hold on the project management, and lower prospects of innovation.

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  • Main Reasons Outsourcing Projects Fail

    The dark statistics show that 50% of the outsourced projects either fail outright or just fail to meet the expectations. 76% of the companies reported issues with the management effort on behalf of the vendor and hidden costs. 30% reported communication problems within the vendor and 51% were unhappy with the performance. All in all, the cost savings amount to 26% - only 26%.

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  • Marketplace of Eastern Europe

    Often seen as bad, we also have to admit that the legacy of the Soviet Union has a plus – the educational system then and still now is focused on the engineering specialties. After all, the salaries are quite competitive and there is a low cost of living, especially when not outsourcing to the capitals, compared to Western Europe.

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  • Top Outsourcing Destinations in 2016

    Being aware of the top cities over the world known as outsourcing centers, bearing in mind that there is a difference between the preferred countries to outsource and the top cities of outsourcing. The five most preferred countries for outsourcing may surprise you, but they do have definite advantages.

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  • The Outsourcing Market: Facts & Figures

    What can be identified as a major benefit of the outsourcing in general is that the right outsourcing provider can introduce successful services, different approaches, higher revenues, unparalleled experience and streamlined operations. However, the process of identifying a partner like this is definitely not an easy task.

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  • What is Outsourcing?

    To understand the concept of the outsourcing in the best way there is, it is very important that everyone is aware of its meaning and history. Outsourcing could be described as delegating the company’s day to day business processes and operations to an external company. Usually, it is done to achieve better quality at a lower cost.

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  • Measure Twice, Accept Once (Acceptance Testing Part 4)

    It will not be misleading to say that the acceptance testing phase is not the preferred one to be outsourced as the managers are quite reluctant to lose control and more to that, they strongly believe that the internal team has a better understanding both of the system and of the requirements of the end user.

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  • Measure Twice, Accept Once (Acceptance Testing Part 3)

    Well, the primary approach to Acceptance testing is a big different and that can easily be seen on the pie chart. It is usually done by the QA team or the BA team when it is not skipped or shortened. Quite often, it is not very clear how to set the boundary or the level of the user involvement in it. So, the pie chart show to us:

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  • Measure Twice, Accept Once (Acceptance Testing Part 2)

    There are different types of acceptance testing that should be performed under different circumstances and regulations. For example, the most well – known is the user acceptance testing where the criteria for “done” are usually created by business customers and expressed in a business domain language.

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  • Measure Twice, Accept Once (Acceptance Testing Part 1)

    It is a well – known truth that bugs are easy to be fixed at an early stage – not only the bug does not affect the integrated system, but the time and resources – both human resources and financial resources are a lot less compared to fixing a bug later on in the development of the project. Imagine, you find a severe bug in the acceptance testing phase – what are you supposed to do?

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  • Software Testing As a Key Factor For Startups to Build Trust in Their Product

    If you have just started your own business and your great innovative idea is about to come to life. You've pitched, raised funding and developed, and now you're ready for prime time. Maybe your team consists of less than ten people performing the duties of at least twenty professionals. And a half of them are likely developers.

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