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Here we crush the myths about offshore IT outsourcing. Nearshoring, in particular, makes top talent accessible. Ensures effective oversight, avoids culture and language barriers and cuts time, effort and stress to create outstanding digital products.

Offshore IT outsourcing is a lifeline in today’s economic environment

The staggering speed of the digital transformation is now colliding with an impending economic recession. This means IT strategies that streamline and optimize resources are more important than ever.

Many companies are turning to offshore outsourcing and nearshoring so they can work with top talent at competitive prices. It’s one of the best ways for companies to develop and maintain their valuable digital products.

Here we examine some of the myths about these processes and explain why offshore IT outsourcing in general, and nearshoring in particular, are such effective solutions.

But first, let’s examine the global trend towards offshore IT outsourcing and the difference between outsourcing, offshoring and nearshoring.

What is outsourcing?

  • Outsourcing is when a business hires another company or skilled professional to complete a task – such as developing and managing a new customized app – rather than doing so internally.
  • Offshore outsourcing is when those overseas processes or services are undertaken by a company, or skilled professional, that is based in another country.
  • Nearshoring is when a business offshores to a location that is close to its own base, taking advantage of a similar culture or time zone.


Now let’s consider the truth behind some of the myths about outsourcing.

offshore IT outsourcing teams at work


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4 myths about outsourcing.

Myth #1: Offshore IT outsourcing is too much effort

Fact: Outsourcing to an IT company that specializes in nearshore development services, like Ceiba, reduces time, effort and stress.

Ceiba’s highly-skilled tech teams include a customer success manager, project manager, agile coach and full stack software developers. Our customer success managers are our client’s first port of call, and ensure everything runs smoothly.

We use agile methodologies in our software development, prioritizing individuals, interactions and customer collaboration. Our focus is on working software and flexibility in response to change.

Myth #2: My company will lose oversight of its projects

Fact: One of the key benefits of the nearshore software development model is proximity and ease of oversight. 

Offshore IT outsourcing to tech talent in a nearby country not only makes it quicker and easier to visit your team and collaborate in person, it also eliminates irritating time zone differences.

When tech teams work in the same or similar time zone, there is a greater overlap in the working day, making it easier to schedule virtual meetings and presentations.

Myth #3: Offshore IT staff are not as talented as internal hires

Fact: Ceiba offers a treasure trove of emerging talent. We’re incredibly proud of the talent, skills and dedication of our IT staff who have strong technical judgment, team working skills and decision-making criteria.

Ceiba’s software developers have at least four years’ experience and unparalleled commitment to cutting-edge coding and testing.

Their mandatory training includes CSD certification, object-oriented programming, clean code, best practices, solid principles, continuous integration (Gradle, Jenkins, Sonar Cloud, coverage and technical debt).

We also cover unit testing (JUnit, MockMVC) infrastructure testing (jMeter) functional testing (Protractor) clean architecture (hexagonal architecture) frontend architecture (Angular) web service and database connection (Spring Boot).

On the coding front, our software developers are proficient in languages and platforms such as: .net (C#), Java, SpringBoot, Kotlin, Android, Javascript, Angular, Vuejs, Reactjs, React Native, and Node.js, as well as cloud providers including AWS, GCP and Microsoft Azure.

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Myth #3: Culture and language barriers will be a nuisance

Fact: Ceiba’s IT staff work seamlessly with our overseas partners. 

Our software development specialists and managers are fully bilingual. They have a strong work ethic and are already immersed in the cultural nuances and attitudes of the clients whose products they will design, develop, test, and maintain.

Myth #4: The end product won’t reflect our brand and values

Fact: Ceiba’s commitment to agile development means we emphasize communication, collaboration, adaptation and trust between everyone who works on a project.

We work with collaborative, cross-functional and interwoven teams that self-organize around digestible deliverables, constantly evaluating results and requirements and solving any issues as soon as they arise.

Our project managers and customer success managers take the lead in planning, designing, executing, and monitoring the software development process.

All of our managers have a strong grasp of business objectives and utilize agile frameworks to ensure we achieve our clients’ goals.

Offshore IT outsourcing is the best response to today’s challenges

More and more businesses see offshore IT outsourcing as the solution to both the accelerating digital transformation and the impending economic recession.

Nearshoring in particular, makes top talent accessible, offers effective oversight, avoids culture and language barriers and saves on time, effort and stress – guaranteeing clients a digital product that meets and exceeds their expectations.

Contact Ceiba to find out more today. 


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