Offshore Web Development and Its Challenges

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Offshore web development has become a booming trend in the last decade. Most businesses in the world are outsourcing web development to offshore development centers. They serve as the best bet for your custom development projects as expert web developers handle your projects. Added to it is the cost advantage, offshore development offers and you can't expect anything bigger than this.

 

Offshoring has given many small businesses to leverage themselves, access the Internet better, and take on their giant competitors. As you plan to outsource your web development project to such offshore development centers, you have to keep in mind that the model has its own challenges. Unless you overcome these challenges, you won't get to hire the best web programmers in the world and draw maximum benefit of these software development companies.

 

Major Challenges of Offshoring

 

  • Finding Quality – The very nature of offshoring doesn't require huge investment and this has prompted many fake companies and amateur web programmers to find their way in the industry. Believe it or not, many web development companies get their websites developed by others! Therefore, the big challenge for you is to hire a professional web development company from this huge ocean.
  • No Physical Interaction – When you outsource you will never have any physical contact with the development firm. It is very difficult for you to verify if the company has the infrastructure to handle your custom development project. You need to be very smart with your phone calls, video conferences and emails. The moment you find something fishy get out of the deal. Never go into a big deal with any firm unless you are sure of their credentials.
  • On Time Delivery – This is something many outsourcers have had issues with. Many firms fail to deliver projects on time in spite of commitment. While signing a contract, you should attach clauses relating to the timely delivery of projects. This will not allow the company to take you for a ride with your project.
  • Privacy – The security and privacy of your website and database might be very crucial to your business. There have been instances when customer data has been compromised while offshoring. Make sure you hire the services of a development firm, which promises to protect your customer data.
  • Fake Developers – You might be impressed with the programmers that you engage for your project but what is the guarantee that the same people work on your project? Many firms impress clients with a few expert developers that they have and get the work done by others. You need to regularly interact with the developers and ask for work updates to avoid getting duped.

 

By no means should you turn your head away from outsourcing because of these challenges. It is very easy to overcome these challenges by hiring software companies with a good reputation and good references. One such company that can do more than justice to all your projects is at http://www.evontech.com/what-we-do.html. Visit and get a free quote now!

 

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Viahal Arora has 1 articles online

Vishal Arora is an iPhone and Flash expert working as a technical writer with Evon Technologies, an offshore development company dealing with mobile, software, and web application development. For  more info, visit http://www.evontech.com

 

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This article was published on 2011/04/07