Onshore Blog

Planning Your Development Team Capacity with Microsoft Team Services

Posted by Scott Janovitz

May 25, 2017 10:09:49 AM

Determining the capacity of your development team is an essential factor in planning for a successful upcoming project. Reliably knowing how much you can take on can help plan for the right number of resources, what you can outsource, and timelines for other projects in the more distant future, especially when using the Agile methodology. Figuring out capacity is very important, but it doesn’t have to be daunting!

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Topics: IT Development, Productivity, Management, methodology

Leading Business Transformation Via the I.T. Department

Posted by Scott Janovitz

May 11, 2017 2:12:46 PM

You’ve most likely noticed that about every business vertical is undergoing phenomenal technological changes, and companies are doing all they can to keep-up by leaning more on their IT departments to align with broad business goals. In this article, we will explore how some companies are using IT Service Management (ITSM) to turn things around in business to transform the way all we work and live.

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Topics: IT Development, organizational development, Productivity, Management, IT outsourcing

9 Software Trends that Are Not About Big Data

Posted by Scott Janovitz

Jan 26, 2017 10:30:00 AM


It happens every January— panels of experts foretelling what’s on the horizon for politics, food and drink, pop culture, sports, money, fashion, travel, retail, technology and just about any other sector or industry you can think of.

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Topics: IT Development

Help Desk Staffing Zen: Finding the Balance

Posted by Scott Janovitz

Dec 1, 2016 1:14:13 PM

One of the most difficult daily dilemmas IT help desk managers face is determining the right number of service desk staff to meet their ever-fluctuating call volume needs.

With too few, help desk staff can become so overwhelmed with work that they are putting out fires not only during business hours, but also throughout the night and over the weekend. With too many staff, you are looking at a lost opportunity—meaning overstaffing the help desk is wasting a chunk of your budget that could be appropriated to another area and put to better use.

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Topics: IT Development, Productivity, Management

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

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