Onshore Blog

Agile vs. Waterfall: A clash of methodologies

Posted by Scott Janovitz

Oct 27, 2016 11:00:00 AM

One topic that is sure to create a lively discussion in an IT meeting is Agile versus Waterfall. While both are usable and mature methodologies, there are schools of thought that believe Waterfall is the best development methodology for organizing the work of software development and getting projects done. And there is the school of thought that will tell you just the opposite—Agile is the way to go. 

To help you make an informed decision as to which method works best for your project, the following is an overview of each.

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Topics: IT Development, methodology

5 IT Trends to Help You Plan for 2017

Posted by Scott Janovitz

Oct 20, 2016 11:00:00 AM

As the saying goes, the only thing constant in the IT industry is change. And if the findings at IDC and Forrester Research—two of the largest and most respected IT research firms—prove correct, the next five years will be a period of significant change and disruption for the IT industry.

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Topics: IT Development, big data, cyber security

5 Steps to Getting More Done with your I.T. Teams

Posted by Scott Janovitz

Oct 13, 2016 10:59:00 AM


With scope creep, shifting deadlines and resource reallocation, project managers face many clock-eating obstacles on the way to a successful deployment. Since adding more hours to the day is an impossible task, how about the next best thing: making the most of the hours in your day by getting the most productivity from your team? While that may also sound like an impossible task, it’s not. Effectively using your delegation skills and conducting skills assessment to better assign job responsibilities based on individual skill sets, will get your team working smarter, faster and more affordably. Here are 5 steps to take now to add accountability to your team to help get you across the goal line faster.

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Topics: Productivity, Management

Staff Augmentation v Outsourcing: Which is Right for You?

Posted by Scott Janovitz

Oct 6, 2016 11:15:26 AM

Improving speed to market, driving operational efficiencies and cutting costs. These elements all make up the price of admission if you want to be competitive today. To accomplish this, it typically means meeting a growing number of IT needs that can determine an organization’s ability to deliver projects on time, within budget and to client specifications.

Quickly finding the right resources to both handle your specific IT needs and integrate well within the organization can be a time-consuming and almost impossible task. To that end, more and more project managers, and CIOs are turning to IT project outsourcing and staff augmentation to get the job done right the first time, better allocate their workforce, control costs and mitigate risk.

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Topics: News

Rural Sourcing is the New Outsourcing: How You Can Take Advantage

Posted by Scott Janovitz

Sep 27, 2016 8:41:02 AM

Outsourcing. It’s a well-established practice of IT departments across the United States that has proven to be both profitable and practicable. However, as common and widespread a practice as outsourcing is, you’re not alone if the word “outsourcing” doesn’t exactly evoke the most positive thoughts.

Ask people what comes to mind and you may hear how outsourcing jobs overseas has diminished American employment, cost Americans their jobs and as a result hurt the domestic economy. Or perhaps you’ll be told of a frustrating call to a tech support center in India, China or the Philippines.

But there is positive news for outsourcing and it’s news that’s changing the reputation of outsourcing for the better, as more and more companies of all sizes are finding that it’s not necessary to go overseas to hire IT talent. They can find skilled IT workers right in their own backyard—specifically in rural America through rural sourcing service providers.

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Topics: News

The New Frontier: Automated QA Outsourcing

Posted by Dan Nixon

Mar 10, 2016 2:15:12 PM

Delivering Quality Products:

With the easy availability of computing power, modern consumers expect an excellent experience from the services they consume: polished, smooth, and responsive. A cursory glance at many apps maintained by Fortune 2000 companies reveals a complete failure to deliver on these expectations. Mobile, with limited screen real estate and continually changing paradigms of user interaction, has proven particularly challenging for mature organizations to adopt. Increasingly, the practices of Quality Assurance (QA) and, in particular, User Experience (UX), have defined the success or failure of digital products and services. 

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Topics: QA Outsourcing, Automated Testing

Moriah's Journey: From Preschool Teacher to Software Developer

Posted by Scott Janovitz

Jan 27, 2016 2:23:44 PM

Onshore Outsourcing is a company that takes great pride in identifying and developing its talented workforce. With this in mind, company creator, Shane Mayes, came up with the Founders Award, an honor that is given annually to the Onshore employee who has made the most of their newfound career opportunity.

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Topics: Domestic Outsourcing, IT Development, IT Boot Camp, American Jobs

The Onshore Experience: Through a Boot Camper's Eyes

Posted by Chaley Stanfield

Jan 6, 2016 9:03:02 AM

Onshore Outsourcing is a company that takes great pride in identifying and developing its talented workforce. With this in mind, company creator, Shane Mayes, came up with the Founders Award, an honor that is given annually to the Onshore employee who has made the most of their newfound career opportunity.

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Topics: Domestic Outsourcing, IT Development, IT Boot Camp

Innovation in America: Onshore brings IT Outsourcing home

Posted by Scott Janovitz

Dec 11, 2015 1:33:05 PM

Over the last 20 to 30 years, many of America’s largest corporations have increasingly sent jobs overseas, mostly in the name of saving money. In the IT world specifically, help abroad has long been considered both more affordable and more capable.

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Topics: Domestic Outsourcing, American Innovation, American Jobs