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Contracts with Russian Teams: Interview with Gene Taschkinov

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Contracts with Russian Teams: Interview with Gene Taschkinov

Dave sat down with Gene Tashkinov (Silicon Gene) in Moscow recently for some perspective on how Russian web development companies often interpret contracts differently than their US clients. Americans LOVE contracts. Put it in writing because, to us, contract is king. Our insistence on having a binding legal contract isn’t universal cross-culturally, though. When your Russian software

The Art of Software Estimation with Vadim Kondratiev

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The Art of Software Estimation with Vadim Kondratiev

Is there such a thing as a perfect software estimation? Unfortunately not. Even the most carefully prepared estimates are subject to Murphy’s law and the unexpected. Clients deserve the best estimate, but both clients and vendors need to keep in mind that software estimation is ultimately guesswork, so everyone should be prepared for adjustments down

Ruby On Rails: Reality vs. Hipness with Pavel Demeshchik

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Ruby On Rails: Reality vs. Hipness with Pavel Demeshchik

Is Ruby on Rails Just The Current ‘Hip’ Stack? Ruby on Rails is considered by many developers around the world to be the ultimate web application framework. Certainly, it’s a powerful framework, but is it really a perfect fit for the many clients who request it, or is it just the current hipster stack of

Are Americans the Best Software Development Clients?

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Are Americans the Best Software Development Clients?

At SourceSeek we often talk about how successful outsourcing is a two-way street. Finding a great software development team is important, but great outcomes only occur when those teams work with great clients. And while there always seems to be a debate about what country produces the best offshore software development teams, we rarely hear which

Belarus Is a Hot IT Destination - with Vasili Yavorchuk

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Belarus Is a Hot IT Destination - with Vasili Yavorchuk

The secret is out software development in Belarus More and more clients know that software development companies in Belarus are producing quality code, are reliable and are easy to work with. So, what is it that makes Belarus so successful while other countries struggle to break through quality, culture, and language barriers. Vasili Yavorchuk is the

Managing Teams

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When To Outsource Project Management

Managing Teams

When To Outsource Project Management

One of the most common dilemmas facing founders and C-level executives searching is how to pair Project Management with an offshore development team. Many mature service providers offer comprehensive solutions, including Project Management. However, some clients prefer to collaborate with an in-house, domestic Project Manager, while outsourcing the software development. Both approaches have their pros

The 6 Most Common Software Outsourcing Challenges

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The 6 Most Common Software Outsourcing Challenges

The world of outsourced software development is filled with horror stories from clients. It’s common to hear of price gouging, language difficulties, and challenges managing employees across timezones, just to name a few. We’ve all heard them. For the most part outsourcing challenges are overblown. At SourceSeek, we know that when good clients and good

Empowering Developers: The Software Estimation Hotseat

Managing Teams

Empowering Developers: The Software Estimation Hotseat

Software estimation is notoriously difficult. Developers loathe estimating because it puts them in a losing situation. If they underestimate a project, they risk an unhappy client or loss of profit. However, if they overestimate a project or add a bunch of ‘safety padding’ to the schedule, they run the risk of scaring off the client

Performance Reviews For Remote Teams (That Employees Actually Like)

Managing Teams

Performance Reviews For Remote Teams (That Employees Actually Like)

Learn how to create a performance review system that improves employee morale and retention. Developing and retaining employees is a challenge for any business. This becomes an even greater challenge when working with remote teams or freelancers. But you don’t need to over complicate things. Keeping remote employees happy requires the same steps it takes

Managing Teams

Four Reasons Expat-Run Software Teams Aren’t Always Best

If there is one type of offshore development team that always gets my attention, it’s the expat-run software team. In theory, this model combines the savings of offshore development with familiar western leadership and management – a perfect combination. That is, except when it’s not.  Over the years I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and

Outsourcing Regions

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Contracts with Russian Teams: Interview with Gene Taschkinov

Outsourcing Regions

Contracts with Russian Teams: Interview with Gene Taschkinov

Dave sat down with Gene Tashkinov (Silicon Gene) in Moscow recently for some perspective on how Russian web development companies often interpret contracts differently than their US clients. Americans LOVE contracts. Put it in writing because, to us, contract is king. Our insistence on having a binding legal contract isn’t universal cross-culturally, though. When your Russian software

5 Challenges Facing the IT Industry in India

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5 Challenges Facing the IT Industry in India

The IT Industry in India Over the last three decades, the IT industry in India has seen significant growth. It accounted for 8% of the total GDP (Gross Domestic Product) of the country in 2012-2013 and jumped up to 9.5% in 2014-2015. This growth has made IT the fifth largest industry in India. Overall, the

Working with Russian Software Development Teams

Outsourcing Regions

Working with Russian Software Development Teams

Introduction It’s no secret that European and American clients opt to outsource their software development work to eastern European countries, with Russia being a popular choice.  After all, Russian software development teams are known to be some of the best in the world.  But has the current political climate made it more challenging for Russian

Outsourcing Automotive Software to Ukraine

Outsourcing Regions

Outsourcing Automotive Software to Ukraine

The latest trends in electric, connected, and autonomous vehicles have made software the main differentiator of success. Find out why outsourcing automotive software development to Ukraine is an excellent idea. Outsourcing has earned a lousy reputation. Though companies have been using it for decades, outsourcing is still associated with the struggles of choosing a vendor,

Outsourcing in Romania: A Complete Guide

Outsourcing Regions

Outsourcing in Romania: A Complete Guide

Introduction to Outsourcing in Romania Romania is a hotspot for IT outsourcing, drawing clients from neighboring European countries and the United States. It offers a substantial workforce, with more than 110,000 people working in the IT sector and affordable prices for high quality. The culture, education system, and commitment to quality making outsourcing in Romania

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Outsourcing in Romania: A Complete Guide

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Outsourcing in Romania: A Complete Guide

Introduction to Outsourcing in Romania Romania is a hotspot for IT outsourcing, drawing clients from neighboring European countries and the United States. It offers a substantial workforce, with more than 110,000 people working in the IT sector and affordable prices for high quality. The culture, education system, and commitment to quality making outsourcing in Romania

Outsourcing JavaScript Report 2018 | SourceSeek

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Outsourcing JavaScript Report 2018 | SourceSeek

Outsourcing JavaScript in 2018 If you’re in the tech world you know that JavaScript is the big thing right now, and outsourcing JavaScript is no different. The promise of a single language for both front-end and back-end work makes JavaScript an attractive proposition for both clients and software development teams. With a wide variety of

An Insider's Guide to the Software Outsourcing Industry

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An Insider's Guide to the Software Outsourcing Industry

SourceSeek is pleased to release the latest edition of Decoded: An Insider’s Guide to the Software Outsourcing Industry. This report leverages information from SourceSeek’s ever-expanding network of experienced offshore development teams to understand industry trends, and help inform offshore clients and vendors alike. As you’ll see below, the offshore software industry, much like the rest

Offshore Software Development Guide 2018

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Offshore Software Development Guide 2018

Offshore Software Development Guide Q3 2018 Keeping up with the pace of change in the offshore software development industry can be a challenge. Pricing changes rapidly, teams shift focus to new technologies, and traditional powerhouses face competition from up-and-coming regions. To help you stay on top of the latest trends, SourceSeek pulls data from our

How To Create an Accurate Software Estimate

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How To Create an Accurate Software Estimate

I was recently asked if I could provide “some figures” by a prospective client. He had sent us a 100-page brief with a bunch of graphics and absolutely no instructions regarding architecture.  It was Friday afternoon, he wanted a proposal by Monday morning. Not exactly ideal conditions for providing an accurate software estimate.  Knowing it

Remote Development

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Contracts with Russian Teams: Interview with Gene Taschkinov

Remote Development

Contracts with Russian Teams: Interview with Gene Taschkinov

Dave sat down with Gene Tashkinov (Silicon Gene) in Moscow recently for some perspective on how Russian web development companies often interpret contracts differently than their US clients. Americans LOVE contracts. Put it in writing because, to us, contract is king. Our insistence on having a binding legal contract isn’t universal cross-culturally, though. When your Russian software

An Insider's Guide to the Software Outsourcing Industry

Remote Development

An Insider's Guide to the Software Outsourcing Industry

SourceSeek is pleased to release the latest edition of Decoded: An Insider’s Guide to the Software Outsourcing Industry. This report leverages information from SourceSeek’s ever-expanding network of experienced offshore development teams to understand industry trends, and help inform offshore clients and vendors alike. As you’ll see below, the offshore software industry, much like the rest

The Smart Way to Build eCommerce Software

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The Smart Way to Build eCommerce Software

There are a ton of out-of-the-box software solutions for eCommerce companies. A quickly Google search will reveal dozens of ‘customizable’ solutions that claim they are perfect for your business. But if you’re really looking for a unique product and true customization, you have to build your own eCommerce software. It’ll set you apart and be

Outsourcing JavaScript Report 2018 | SourceSeek

Remote Development

Outsourcing JavaScript Report 2018 | SourceSeek

Outsourcing JavaScript in 2018 If you’re in the tech world you know that JavaScript is the big thing right now, and outsourcing JavaScript is no different. The promise of a single language for both front-end and back-end work makes JavaScript an attractive proposition for both clients and software development teams. With a wide variety of

5 Industries Perfect for Outsourcing Software Development

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5 Industries Perfect for Outsourcing Software Development

Curious if your business or upcoming project will make a good fit for outsourcing? The truth is that most software development projects are successful with the right team. However, according to a recent SourceSeek survey, these 5 industries are best for outsourcing software development. The entire report, which contains data from over 600 software development

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Contracts with Russian Teams: Interview with Gene Taschkinov

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Contracts with Russian Teams: Interview with Gene Taschkinov

Dave sat down with Gene Tashkinov (Silicon Gene) in Moscow recently for some perspective on how Russian web development companies often interpret contracts differently than their US clients. Americans LOVE contracts. Put it in writing because, to us, contract is king. Our insistence on having a binding legal contract isn’t universal cross-culturally, though. When your Russian software

Can Ukrainian Software Development Continue its Dominance?

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Can Ukrainian Software Development Continue its Dominance?

For decades, India dominated the offshore software development industry. But, those days seem to be long-gone. Over the last several years,  Ukraine has staked its claim as the top choice of locations for outsourced software development. But this is a rapidly changing industry, and no one country can stay on top forever. Now, Ukrainian software

Is it Safe to Outsource to Ukraine?

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Is it Safe to Outsource to Ukraine?

The political turmoil that hit Ukraine in 2014 is well know. And since then many clients have been wondering if it is a good idea for software development executives to outsource to Ukraine. There is no doubt Ukraine certainly has a reputation for producing some of the best software development teams in the world.  But

Working With Ukrainian Software Developers

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Working With Ukrainian Software Developers

Ukrainian software developers are known to be some of the best in the world. At SourceSeek we have placed clients with teams in Ukraine more times than we can count.  It is a country where we always seem to have success. But successful outsourcing is about more than just finding a great software team. Great

Are Americans the Best Software Development Clients?

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Are Americans the Best Software Development Clients?

At SourceSeek we often talk about how successful outsourcing is a two-way street. Finding a great software development team is important, but great outcomes only occur when those teams work with great clients. And while there always seems to be a debate about what country produces the best offshore software development teams, we rarely hear which