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Software professionals interviewing a development company service provider 5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Software Provider

When working with an outside company to develop a new product, there are many things to consider. You need to find a service provider that can make your vision a reality on time and on budget. Here are five questions you should ask prospective service providers to make sure they will be a good fit for what you need.

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lIya Dudkin
Will This Be a Record Year for Foreign Tech Workers Requesting Visas?

The H-1B US work visa application window that starts on April 1 each year is an anticipated time for many in the global technology marketplace. The visa application process has steadily picked up steam in the past five years, and this is expected to be a record year for the number of applications.

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Mukesh Sharma
The Pros and Cons of In-House Web Developers and Design Agencies

Should you go with an in-house web developer or an outside agency? The employees you have at your disposal, how much money you’re willing to spend, and the type of work you’re hoping to get out of the partnership all influence this decision. There are pros and cons to both. Read on for advice.

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Beth Romanik
Think Test Offshoring Is Automatically Less Expensive? Think Again

Why does senior management split developers and testers? Because they do not realize that software is about collaboration. Success happens when you hire feature teams in one location. When CIOs are under pressure to reduce budget and release faster, they think offshoring—but that has other costs.

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Johanna Rothman
Is Offshore Development a Job Killer or Job Creator?

The debate on offshoring jobs, especially jobs in the IT industry, has been ongoing for years, and the world may never come to a consensus. But one point of discussion has been generating a lot of interest lately: the idea that offshoring may actually create jobs and not just eliminate them.

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John Vanderpool
Trend toward Cloud Computing Spells Trouble for Data Centers

The trend toward cloud computing and software as a service has been a boon for small businesses. But the money saved comes at a cost, and usually that’s people’s jobs. Consolidating data centers is becoming more common, and more companies are funneling those resources into cloud computing.

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Beth Romanik
Will Automobile Makers Begin to Outsource Software Development?

German automobile maker Daimler AG seems keen on having another organization be responsible for its software development. Will this start a trend among other automobile companies to outsource software development?

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Jonathan Vanian
Is Outsourced Software Testing on the Way Out?

Companies have been using outsourced employees, especially in software testing, for years now—but is the trend starting to wane? Recent studies have shown that perhaps outsourcing doesn't come with all the advantages that were once promised, and the same results can be achieved in-house.

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Noel Wurst