Hiring an external team to handle some or all of a company’s software development is incredibly common. It enables businesses to gain fast access to the latest technologies and quickly increase productivity, growth and profitability. However, once the decision has been made to outsource, the next is to choose a development partner either overseas or at home.
Both onshore and offshore outsourcing models come with their pros and cons. Onshore development can benefit from clearer communication and face-to-face meetings but can incur higher costs and pull from a smaller talent pool. Meanwhile, offshore development can help to reduce costs and access a larger talent pool but can result in language, time-zone and communication barriers. Thankfully, it’s not a choice you actually have to make; Step up the “Hybrid Model” - the best of both worlds.
How the World Is Changing
With names like Sundar Pichai, Satya Nadella, Shantanu Narayan, and Arvind Krishna holding CEO positions in Google, Microsoft, Adobe, and IBM, respectively, it is undeniable that India has become a significant player in the IT and software industry. People with Indian ethnicity comprise 34% of Microsoft staff, 28% of IBM staff, 27% of Intel staff, and 36% of NASA staff. A massive 40% of Google engineers are Indian! Many Indian software engineers tend to hold higher-level tertiary qualifications, such as Master’s. Accenture, Deloitte, PwC and most Tier 1 consultancies have employed offshore staff for decades – because this model is proven and effective.
Of course, we are not suggesting that any one ethnic background is better suited to software development than another. Top notch developers can be found in all reaches of the globe: Sydney, Shanghai, Surat, Silicon Valley, or sitting on a beach in Somalia, it does not matter.
The Benefits of the Onshore-Offshore Model
The hybrid approach to outsourcing combines onshore management and business analysis with offshore development to deliver the best of both worlds. In fact, the onshore-offshore model provides several business benefits
Intergy’s Commitment to Constant Growth
At Intergy, we pride ourselves on being an Australian company with two offices – and only utilising full-time employees, providing significant and stable employment in both locations. As a full-fledged development agency in Sydney, we can help you achieve peace of mind, whilst saving on time, resources, and finances. We can assure an optimised process, and support for your business vision, without compromising on quality. What's more, we place significant value on upskilling and cross-skilling our staff. As such, many of our developers are highly certified, holding postgraduate qualifications in their fields, and have unique expertise that can provide a competitive advantage when auditing and consulting within the custom software milieu. We constantly strive for excellence and maintain currency with the highest partnership badges available, and this is evident in our Microsoft Solutions Partner badges (previously referred to as Microsoft Gold Partner badges) and continuous training in open source technologies and security best-practices.
Intergy Consulting is Australian-owned and managed development agency and always will be. We are also proud to say that we have a diverse and multinational presence, harnessing the immense strengths found in the Indian software talent pool, and synergising this with local customer service and bespoke software solutions. As an ISO- certified, PMP-trained and trusted Microsoft Solutions Partner, you can have peace of mind, knowing that you are choosing a local Australian software developer, with the potential to realise your business visions in a timely, cost-effective manner. It turns out that you can have your cake and eat it too!