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Benefits of IT Outsourcing: Looking Beyond the Price Tag

Outsourcing was first used by manufacturing companies about 50 years ago and has been spreading across the world and the industries ever since. While the major reason for outsourcing has always been lower costs, is it now increasingly used as a strategic tool necessary to gain a competitive advantage. Notably, Michael F. Corbett, the author of a white paper released by the Economist, argues that, “Outsourcing is no longer just [...]

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Top IT Outsourcing Trends for 2019

The demand for contract IT talent will increase as more businesses take advantage of outsourcing instead of hiring specialists in-house. Here’s few of the future IT outsourcing trends that you can watch in 2019. As the gig economy grows, more and more businesses will look to hire independent contractors for their IT and software development [...]

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N-iX is shortlisted in 4 categories of GSA UK Awards 2018

N-iX, an Eastern European provider of software development services, announced that it was shortlisted as a finalist in 4 categories of GSA UK Awards 2018 by Global Sourcing Association. For 15 years in a row, GSA UK Awards recognizes companies that demonstrate best practice in outsourcing. N-iX named Finalist in the following categories: Telecommunications Project [...]

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The Outsourcing Industry Contributed 4.8% to Bulgaria’s GDP. More than 67 000 Bulgarian Employees Work in the Outsourcing Field

In 2017, outsourcing contributed 4.8% to Bulgaria’s GDP, or EUR 2.1 bln. This is identified by the data in the Annual Report of the Bulgarian Outsourcing Association (BOA) for the development of the outsourcing industry in the country. The industry is growing substantially faster than the national economy in 2017. Last year, outsourcing contributed 4.8% [...]

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Romania’s Outsourcing Industry: 125,000 Employees Generating EUR 4 Billion Every Year

About 1.5 percent of the active population in Romania is working in outsourcing, according to Business Service Leaders in Romania (ABSL) data, a total of 125,000 employees that generates an income of EUR 4 billion. The data is comprised in the annual report that ABSL published at the annual conference “Romania at the Forefront of [...]

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What’s the Deal With Outsourcing? Key Strategies for Online Business Owners

More and more online business owners see outsourcing as their advantage in the business “game,” and it must be considered as organizations develop competitive techniques. The benefits of outsourcing to freelancers are substantial and real. As online business owners around the world recognize, outsourcing has become an essential change mechanism for their business success. In [...]

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‘Shadow IT’ on the Rise in Businesses

Business divisions are bypassing the IT department, making their own decisions to buy cloud-based application services or use mobile devices, raising the specter of so-called “shadow IT” that’s outside the knowledge or control of the CIO and the IT staff. “The data is suddenly not in the organization anymore,” says Chris Curran, principal for technology [...]

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Outsourcing and Innovation

The pace of outsourcing either offshore or near shore is in the beginning of what seems to be a transition mode. By this I am referring to Innovation requirement on the vendor’s part. More and more outsourcing clients are demanding some type of innovation from vendors and it will be pro active if vendors are [...]

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Two-Thirds of Firms Send Jobs Offshore, Survey Shows

Offshoring has become so engrained in IT processes that 65% of businesses now do it for some aspect of their business, according to an annual survey of IT budgets and technology trends by the Society of Information Management (SIM). This survey, which is based on data collected from CIOs and senior IT leaders at 275 [...]

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Outsourcing Done Right Puts your Customers Front and Centre

Focusing solely on price-based criteria when selecting outsourcing vendors inevitably leads to quality defined by numbers rather than the customer experience. However, when outsourcing becomes about a business partnership rather than simply a financial transaction, the foundation is mutual benefit and shared risk and reward, which creates more opportunities to drive measurable customer experience improvements. [...]

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