Your Outsourcing Country Just Turned off the Internet …Now What?
We have written before about the laundry list of reasons why it just doesn’t make sense to send your software development projects overseas – time zone issues, language/communication difficulties, cultural and ethical differences; the list goes on.
Part of the “logic” of sending projects overseas requires an underpinning belief that some bargain-priced software development company not only has the talent to deliver first-rate code but also has the technological capacity (hardware, bandwidth, security, etc.) to deliver the end product.
Maybe. Maybe not.
But also, even if they do… maybe they don’t.
Just last week, in Belarus, civil unrest and protests stemming from allegations of election fraud led to the government shutting off the entire country’s internet and cell phone systems.
Sure, if something like that happens, the government probably will turn the internet back on again soon, right? I’m mean, they cannot turn off communication for a long time, could they?
That code is important to us, so there’s no way that some government hack (who apparently just tried to steal an election) won’t have the integrity to turn the internet back on, right?
How important is this software project to your company’s ability to serve your clients? Is the code part of a revamp of your product?
How much of your company’s future depends on getting this code project done correctly and on time?
Creativity and a different approach allow us to keep our prices as low as possible for US-based software development. For most businesses facing a decision that will significantly impact the company’s future, that can mean the work can be done here. Instead of taking the gamble to send a software development project or customized software application overseas, you can have the assurance that the job can be done and professionally created in the USA. The work can be done without the “overseas” risks we have always talked about.
It also means you can avoid even crazy new issues, like a country turning off its internet service, that maybe you haven’t thought of before.
Wayne Hippo is an owner and Managing Partner of PS Solutions, a software development and consulting firm with offices in Altoona, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, and Wilmington, NC. You can reach Wayne at email@example.com