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How Can An Offshore Development Center Help Me?

By admin February 19, 2014
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In a globalized world, offshore development centers have become routine. The offshore boom started with the manufacturing sector and has now spread to IT and other area such as accounting, legal research, medical tourism, etc. Offshore manufacturing, such as Foxconn making iPhones in China for customers worldwide, is as exquisitely refined as a musical orchestra with hundreds of players playing violins, cellos, and other musical instruments in perfect coordination and timing. In comparison, IT Enabled Services, Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO), Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO), and BPO work might appear quite simple.

However, to make a success of offshore development, one must proceed in a careful and well-planned manner. There are certain skills which can be offshored easily while other skills are more difficult to offshore. Take the person who takes care of responding to comments posted by customers on the company’s Facebook page. This person has to be someone extremely familiar with the company’s products and processes. He or she also needs to be aware of the cultural contexts so as not to offend customers or create embarrassing social media errors which can easily go viral and cause serious damage to a company’s reputation. On the other hand, software development and website development are technical jobs which can be taken care of by professionals anywhere in the world.

Offshore development is happening in about 20 countries across the world such as Russia, Vietnam, Ireland, Romania, Malaysia, more nations across the world. India remains the recognized superpower in IT outsourcing whether it be web development, software development, applications etc. Why is this? The main advantages of offshoring to India include India’s cheap IT professionals who are trained in English and are up-to-date from a technical perspective. Giant Indian IT companies have hundreds of thousands of employees (TCS, Infosys, Wipro, CTS) and even international IT service and consulting giants (IBM, Accenture) employ nearly 100,000 employees each in their India offices.

The trend of offshore development is flourishing in areas such as website development, design and maintenance. These are again tasks that require skilled professionals trained in PHP, Ruby on Rails, Joomla, Drupal, WordPress, Magento, OpenCart, Salesforce and other tools/languages. India with its abundant manpower (1.5 million engineers coming out of engineering colleges every year) has huge numbers of professionals with skills and certifications on each of these platforms.

Website development is not a one-time activity. A website needs SEO to get found online, businesses need to promote their business on Social Media through social media marketing. All this work (Facebook updates, Twitter updates, Pinterest pictures and Tumblr blog posts) needs time and personnel. Taking this work to an outsourced partner offshore that understands digital marketing makes eminent sense for small businesses. The cost will be far less than if a company were to hire an in-house team of developers, Social Media experts, search engine marketers, and so on.

Innovation is ongoing in all spheres of technology. Today, it’s about the growth of mobile devices, the rise of e-commerce, mobile broadband via 3G and 4G technologies, the wearable computers that are almost here, and so on. Communication technology has grown so much that multiple, cheap options are available for businesses to stay in touch with offshore development centers located anywhere in the world. Hence, for millions of businesses, it’s a great option to let the professionals in recognized offshore development destinations such as India take care of your website development and promotion so you can concentrate on growing your business. If you have any questions or need any help from the team at Mind Digital, please feel free to get in touch!

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