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Nearshore Outsourcing, or NearSourcing, is when a business or government uses IT contractors in another nation “near shore” or in a “near time zone” to meet IT needs. This article discusses the most basic concept and benefit of nearshore or nearsourcing.
Question: What happens when project nearsourcing successfully occurs in the IT framework?
Answer: Companies with IT needs effectively connect up-with complete confidence and satisfaction-with companies offering off-shore IT resources, within the same workday time windows.
This article will look at understanding your technology needs, problems with some local technology companies, and the exciting opportunity offered by nearshore outsourcing, or nearsourcing, provided by outsourcing partnerships.
Understanding Your Technology Needs:
Limitations of Local Technology Resources:
Nearshore Outsourcing: Accessing the Global Technology Marketplace in Your “Backyard”
You know your time zone and hours of operations. You do business with local companies only a few hours away for that reason. You want to contact your contractors by phone, email, teleconferencing, if not in person and on-site. You naturally accept that your business partners need not be right in the room with you, but they need to produce the same results. You always calculate distance, time, and related costs, when making decisions for business partners. This is your “preferred communications time window” for selecting partners. Risks lower when they are in your window, so look for a nearshore partner in your time zone.
When addressing complex IT needs, it’s possible you can lose your multimillion dollar contact if things go wrong–you simply cannot afford to make big mistakes. If your local IT resources does not guarantee capacity and satisfaction, you had better go elsewhere. Yet, you still do not want to go to India, China, or places with too many communication and cultural barriers. They are acceptable for small inexpensive projects, but when you have valuable clients depending on you, you need a nearshore partner that understands and values your own success.
Now stop thinking geographical distance or “locality.” Start thinking time zones, productivity, and quality assurance. That is really what matters most to you-being at work at the same time, the same day, and ready to respond with decision-making authority on critical ventures. This is what some call, the ‘death of distance.” Off-shore is irrelevant, for practical business purposes if your nearshore partner is working when you are. This ensures your U.S. based teams are working together with your nearshore teams, focusing on the same outcomes.
Your IT outsourcing partners are all in your “real-time workday back yard.” The following cities-among thousands more-all are working within 1-3 hours of our U.S. hours of operation: Ascension, Braslia, Bogot, Caracas, Jakarta, Kingston, La Paz, Lima, Nassau, Ottawa, Rio de Janeiro, San Juan, Santiago, St. John’s, Tegucigalpa, and Toronto. Add in all the cities within 4-6 hours-just to leave a 4-2 hour response “cushion”-and there are tens of thousands of companies with the kinds of IT needs only we can serve “better than geographical locals.”
Nearsourcing your infrastructure or staffing needs, regardless of your corporate size, can easily be achieved by selecting the right Nearshore Outsourcing partner. Nearsourcing your IT needs has become a valuable business practice within the technology community, and the benefits of nearsourcing can have a positive impact on your local contractors productivity, while maintaining your bottom-line. By outsourcing to experts in areas of Latin America, Canada, and Puerto Rico, your company can adopt an agile method that promotes team-work, collaboration, and exceeds project expectations.