You are currently nearshoring

Whether you realize it or not, you are (most likely) nearshoring with your teams right now. You call it remote working, but we would argue that it's the same as nearshoring.

Many IT teams and their infrastructure are put to the test due to the Covid-19 pandemic. As it turns out, they are quite successful in managing the challenges that come with the collective working from home “the new normal”.

If you have considered nearshoring before, chances are that you dismissed that idea based on biases that are proven wrong during the pandemic.

Continue to innovate, especially now

If we’d asked you a year ago whether or not you could imagine a world in which your employees were working from home permanently, we’d think the answer would have been (a hard) no! The almost overnight disruption of business as we knew it turned out to be not as bad as anticipated.

We urge you to keep innovating your business and product line(s), especially now in the midst of all that is happening. Now is the moment to develop solutions for challenges presented in the “new normal”!

Now that you’re sort of used to the idea of remote working, why not reap the possible benefits? Lower your cost while staying ahead, or even better, pull away from your competition using a more cost-effective method of remote working that is nearshoring.

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Focus on what matters

We have seen that the current situation fuels the need to focus more than ever before. Even so, we have learned how to focus on what matters. There is no time nor money to be spent on second bets.

As a decision-maker, you better buckle up for the ride to come. The current situation will continue for a while. But, try to search for positive learnings. So, how do you ensure that your organization survives while staying ahead of the competition?

We would say that you should focus on what you do best and let others do the same. You need to innovate, accelerate, and act fast to keep your company afloat. Attracting development capacity using nearshoring lets you use your time to do these things. 

No recruiting developers and no arguing over nitpicky details with these developers. Because when you're done with that, your competition that uses nearshoring is already at 70% in the development phase.

Increased vulnerability 

In these times we need to move forward but the unpredictable circumstances require more flexibility than you’ve ever needed before. In other words, you must be able to scale up and down quickly.

What if your product gains so much traction that you’ve got to increase the development capacity? How fast can you do that with in-house development? The quest for the right people will take at least 2-4 months if you’re quick. 

And what if your product doesn’t gain the traction you’d hoped for. To make sure you stay alive, the development capacity needs to decrease. As the last line of defense, you have to make a choice. Do I keep everyone around and let the ship sink? Or do I let some of my people go? 

Both options lead to a vulnerable position for your organization. What if your competition can scale up or down faster than you? 

Access to skills over physical presence

The quest for tech talent is becoming more important even in these challenging uncertain times, or should we say especially now? These skills are available, believe it or not, and if this situation has taught us anything, it is that a dispersed workforce isn’t such a bad thing after all. 

The need for your organization's “own” in-house tech team doesn’t have to be “normal” anymore. Think about it: how much do you personally still own? Chances are you have Spotify, Netflix, cloud data storage, etc. 

You might say that this is a weird comparison, but we believe that you should look at nearshoring software development in the same way. You do not need to hire in-house software engineers. There are many skilled professionals available all over the world. 

You have access to movies, music, and storage flexibly, right? So why wouldn’t you also gain access to skills? Think about it: Don't attract skills, gain access to skills. 

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Are you ready?

Yes, you are! Nearshoring is a cost-effective, and flexible way of working that helps you to achieve focus and mitigate risks. You might not realize it, but you are ready. You have proven to yourself that your organization is up for the challenge presented by working with remote teams. So why not capitalize on this and reap the benefits by working with nearshore teams.

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