For many IT companies, one thing is clear: they want to profit from IT Outsourcing.
But which country is best suited for this? Ukraine, along with China, Argentina, and the Philippines, is a new supplier of IT staff. On the other hand, India has long been known for its highly skilled Indian developers, so much so that even Microsoft relies on this country. Which is the best country and Outsourcing service provider to choose?
The advantages of IT Outsourcing for German companies
How can German companies benefit from IT Outsourcing? Outsourcing will bring you efficiency and flexibility because most companies cannot cover the whole programming area themselves. The technical requirements are very complex, so help from abroad is welcome.
You will save time and money. There are no taxes for a fixed salary in Germany and there are no expenses for further training or commissions. These points, in turn, help you increase your sales and retain satisfied customers in the long term.
The programming is done in a shorter time because it is carried out by several software developers from abroad. The finished software projects can therefore be made available to your customers more quickly. Thus, your company’s competitiveness increases, and at the same time, you create free space for more growth.
Advantages and disadvantages of Outsourcing to Ukraine
Ukraine has received more and more attention as an Outsourcing country in recent years. At first glance, having an IT service partner directly in another European country seems attractive.
However, there are also disadvantages to Outsourcing to Ukraine. For example, the programmers’ English skills are usually not very good, which can lead to challenges in communication. This is because entrepreneurs in Germany rarely speak Russian or Ukrainian. Under these circumstances, communication between the two cultures may not always go smoothly.
Programmers usually have a good education in mathematics and physics to tackle technically difficult tasks well. However, the language skills aspect can make cooperation much more difficult. Accordingly, in the best case, project work in Ukraine should be supervised by an in-house employee with the relevant language skills. However, this adds another hurdle to fast and efficient work.
Advantages of IT Outsourcing to India
India is among the top choices when it comes to Outsourcing for large companies like Microsoft. There are many good reasons for this. Hourly wages are much lower than in the U.S. or Germany, and there are many highly skilled IT professionals. The Indian government is investing financial resources to promote economic growth. Thus, the country’s economic conditions have stabilized and the IT infrastructure is highly developed.
In addition, India is a country that offers the necessary experience and consistency. For more than 20 years, companies in Europe and the USA have benefited from Indian IT specialists. In the meantime, many back-office solutions are offered in addition to IT services.
English is taught early in school in India. You will have no difficulty communicating with IT staff in English. A small disadvantage is the time difference of 3.5 hours to Germany. However, with good planning, meetings and conferences can be easily scheduled and organized.
Outsourcing4work a German contract partner for IT Outsourcing
One of the most important points for success in Indo-German cooperation is a German contractual partner at your side – Outsourcing4work- remote solutions.
Let your IT project be implemented quickly and easily with our help. We have experienced German-speaking IT coordinators as well as competent Indian software developers, who are well versed in their fields. Within two to four weeks, we will provide you with IT specialists who are a perfect fit. We have access to over 5,000 permanent IT specialists in India.
You tell us your criteria and we will find the perfect candidate for your company who can cover the workload and fulfill special tasks. So don’t hesitate and arrange a free initial meeting with Outsourcing4work today.
Home office as market advantage: how start-ups benefit from remote IT employees
More and more young companies are focusing on remote IT employees – and there are good reasons for this.
Small budget, a handful of employees, but big goals: Young founders usually have innovative ideas, but few resources to put them into practice. This is where hands-on mentality is needed. Motivated and competent employees are one of the most important prerequisites for the success of the start-up. These days, know-how in IT is indispensable.
With the boost of digital technologies, our working world has also turned 180 degrees. Huge office spaces and physical presence are often no longer necessary. Teams can now work on joint projects from anywhere in the world. Cloud-based documents, communication via chat groups and video calls have become the norm. Remote IT employees offer many advantages, especially for start-ups.
Success factor remote work: Remote IT employees offer these advantages for start-ups:
Unlimited choice of IT specialists
Whether it’s UX design,Sharepoint or SAP – for every program there are IT specialists who master the technology up to the smallest detail. But the respective experts are not always available locally. In many regions, companies often have a hard time recruiting qualified IT employees. Thanks to remote work, geographical restrictions are a thing of the past. Via cloud software and with the right communication tools, you can collaborate with the best IT specialists worldwide.
Lower costs for rent & co.
Companies in the early stages usually only have a small budget. Why should you spend scarce resources on rent and utilities? By relying on decentralized teams as a start-up, you save costs for office space. The resources you gain in this way can in turn be invested in your product, in marketing and in qualified IT staff, taking your company to the next level.
Motivated and committed teams
Many people have a half hour or longer to commute to their workplace every day.If travel times, traffic jams and waiting for delayed trains are eliminated, there is more time for leisure, family and relaxation. But it’s not just your employees who benefit from a better work-life balance. Balanced and motivated employees perform significantly better and manage their tasks more effectively. Start-ups in particular rely on quick results and an efficient way of working. Another advantage is that most employees appreciate the trust they receive from their employers. They return this appreciation in the form of commitment and passion for their own job.
Teamwork & regular exchange
Of course, decentralized working does not only bring advantages. Personal contact is more rare in the home office, but it is irreplaceable for team building. However, chat groups, messenger and conference tools enable spontaneous and personal exchange. Even complex issues can be discussed and clarified in online meetings. Using cloud software and file sharing, digital teams can collect ideas together and give each other feedback at short notice.
Digital working at the cutting edge
Paperwork, paper waste and cluttered warehouses have no chance in remote companies. Only the bare essentials are printed out, because most of the work happens in the Cloud. In this way, start-ups exploit the potential of modern technology from the very beginning and also make an ecological contribution. All work processes are optimized for remote work. This eliminates time-consuming digitalization and transformation debates.
Are you looking for qualified IT professionals?
We at Outsourcing4work are experts for remote teams. We have been working Remote Guruly ourselves for years. In the meantime, we are more than 100 employees living in 17 countries and working together successfully,thanks to a well-established digital infra and communication structure. With our years of experience and know-how, we help our customers in finding the right IT professionals and successfully integrating remote IT employees into companies. Within the shortest possible time, we provide you with experienced IT specialists from India,so that your start-up can also be on the road to success. Learn more about our services now and arrange for a free consultation!
Outsourcing4work combines the advantages of offshore Outsourcing with the security and quality of a German contractor. Since Outsourcing is extremely promising: flexible, time and cost-saving, and above all — risk-free.
IT Outsourcing offers enormous potential for companies. While many companies are already Outsourcing tasks within Germany, some companies still shy away from Outsourcing to countries outside Europe.
Outsourcing4work has been active in this area for over 25 years. Thanks to our many years of experience, we know what is important in IT OOOutsourcing and how we achieve goals together with and for our customers.
How exactly does your flexible working model look?
Our employees are not tied to one company location – instead, they decide for themselves from where they want to work. In this way, we are able to employ dedicated and self-driven professionals worldwide, regardless of where they live.
For our more than 100 employees from 17 countries, a Remote Guru working model means that their work and contact with the company are completely performed online. This also includes communication between colleagues: we exchange ideas every day during virtual coffee breaks and organize virtual after-work events.
What tools do you work with?
We work with cloud-based tools and for the most part with Microsoft products. For example, we use MS teams for our daily communication in different departments. Mainly, we manage our tasks in MS Planner, as well as in other tools, and for larger projects we use AzureDevOps.
Every employee can organize his/her day with MS ToDo, this tool also forms an interface to MS Planner, so that tasks are not lost for us and for each individual.
For employee management, we work with Personio and Recruitee.
Why did you choose to work with your team full remotely?
For our company founder K. Nadeem Arif, remote work did not begin voluntarily first.
In 2007 he became seriously ill with a rare disease (CFS). This severely restricted his mobility, and, he did not want to allow this to happen due to 20 years of martial arts experience.
He was working more and more from the home office and was increasingly enthusiastic about the possibilities of this work model. Due to the advantages and strengths of remote work, he decided to rebuild the entire company into a Remote Guru company.
Do you work independently of location or time, as well?
Flexibility is one of our corporate values and is therefore very important to us in the company. It doesn’t matter when the employee works, for us it’s more important that results are achieved.
We have grown a lot in recent years and have agreed on flexible working hours. That means, as a rule, every employee should work at least 6 hours in the CET timezone (German office hours).
If this is not possible, we have a so-called “FlexDay” that we manage via Personio. The employees register a FlexDay when they know that they will not be able to work at the agreed communal working hours and also indicate when they will be available. Every employee can view this FlexDay calendar and is thus informed when a person can be reached.
In addition, we utilise the status in MS Teams which informs each employee whether someone is currently available and e.g. has time for a team meeting.
What should companies pay particular attention to when they are newly establishing home offices and remote work?
At Outsourcing4work we have slowly been able to establish our decentralized corporate structures and have continuously optimized them over the years. Anyone who wants/has to create decentralized structures in their company (especially due to Corona) should make sure that there are established a communication structure and rules.
In a decentralized corporate structure, communication is extremely important, as employees cannot even go to the next-door office for a moment and, for example, ask questions or exchange information with a small talk. However, a balanced regulation should be found so that communication does not prevail in the form of meetings and calls.
For collaborative decentralized teamwork, we recommend using appropriate tools such as MS Planner, Jira, or Trello in order to work together on tasks in a standardized workflow. In addition, companies must recognize the digital possibilities for themselves and use them. There are now countless tools that support remote collaboration. Agile methods play an important role in successful decentralized collaboration.
We have developed our own Outsourcing4work method from various agile methods and practices. This is established in all teams. For example, each team starts the day with a daily meeting based on the principle of “Rocks” & “Roses”, where challenges and positive experiences/successes from the previous day, as well as the tasks for the day ahead, are discussed.
Such a structured daily meeting gives every employee the opportunity to exchange ideas and then everyone knows what is planned for today, if necessary further team meetings for certain topics are arranged.
Diese ist in allen Teams etabliert. Z.B. startet jedes Team den Tag mit einem Daily Meeting nach dem Prinzip von „Rocks“ & „Roses“, dabei werden Herausforderungen sowie positive Erlebnisse/Erfolge des vorherigen Tages und die Aufgaben des anstehenden Tages besprochen.
Ein solches strukturiertes Daily Meeting gibt jedem Mitarbeiter die Möglichkeit sich auszutauschen und anschließend weiß jeder was für den heutigen Tag geplant ist, wenn nötig werden anschließende Team Meetings für gewisse Themen vereinbart.
Does successful managing work differ from a distance to in an office?
Yes. First of all, trust plays an important role on both sides. Many executives and managers think that with decentralized structures, employees get lost and you lose control. Even with centralized management, success is not based on control, but on trust and confidence. Trust forms the basis for leading a team at a distance.
Basically, the structure of decentralized companies is network-like and structured in a much more agile manner than in comparison to central, often hierarchically structured companies. The management processes are changing, with the decision-making authority and responsibility shifting from the managers to the employees.
Employees are given more responsibility and must be competent to execute self-monitoring. Employees can thus contribute to the company independently. The task of the management of remote companies is to encourage the employees and their skills so that they can independently add their value to the company.
At Outsourcing4work, the management takes responsibility for developing the processes so that the employees can perform the required tasks. Therefore, the main tasks of our managers are to coordinate, support, and advise their teams and employees and give them the opportunity to manage themselves.
There are employees who can do this very well and can cope well with the freedom and can organize their work for themselves and there are others who need more support and have to learn to work independently with the freedom. In addition, there should be a good company culture of dealing with mistakes. Every employee must be allowed to make mistakes and learn from them.
There is a saying for this: “Same, Same but different” Managing remotely applies here perfectly. It is just like in the office, only different. There are also employees in the office who get along well and quickly with the given structures and others who need more support.
Three good reasons why more companies should assemble their team regardless of location?
The employees work more efficiently and are more motivated at the same time
Access to the global job market, no borders
Cost-efficient and environmentally friendly, no rental expenses for large office spaces and no business trips that take away of a lifetime and have a negative impact on ecological footprint
Digitalisation, is not a dream of the future – we are right in the middle of it. New or changing customer expectations and new technologies pose challenges for companies. Especially when financial and human resources are limited, it becomes difficult to cope with the digital transformation on your own or it is a problem for young start-up companies to manage the daily tasks in the IT department or even a functioning IT department Build infrastructure.
Flexible and reliable – remote IT experts for your digital transformation
With the IT experts from Outsourcing4work, you will be able to advance the digital transformation in your company or build a functioning IT infrastructure from scratch. We are your competent and experienced partner in the placement and coordination of trained and certified IT experts who, thanks to the agile remote model, can support your company within a very short time. But pure IT companies can also use the “Outsourcing” principle for themselves and thus accelerate the growth of their own company.
Your advantage: our experience
In 2021 we can look back on more than 27 years of experience and celebrate numerous success stories. Together with you, we analyze your current situation and define your requirements. As your competent consultant in personnel matters, we will find perfectly fitting, qualified candidates. We can fall back on over 5,000 permanent IT employees and experienced specialists for business process Outsourcing.
Your service provider for professional IT
From our experience, we know about the high level of training and qualifications of IT specialists from India. A high level of qualification and reliability of the specialists placed is just as important to us as their optimal work-life balance. We ensure this by creating a basis of attractive working conditions, interesting training opportunities, and high-income opportunities for our specialists.
Flexible and agile – 100 percent remote
Together with you, we will advance the digital transformation in your company. As a 100 percent remote company, we know what is important and live the philosophy of successful remote work every day. Since not only our customers but also the market is developing, we analyze our digital processes and optimize them according to our findings. We therefore always remain agile and flexible in order to be able to ensure the economic success of our customers.
Customized IT solutions for your company
Our philosophy of reaching the goal together is reflected in our targeted approach to the wishes and needs of our customers. Accordingly, we do not offer ready-made measures off the peg, but put together our service package individually for you:
Professional and highly qualified: We work with over 5,000 permanent IT experts and find the right candidates who can support your business within a very short time.
Flexible and agile: As a 100 percent remote company, we know what is important. As your partner, we react promptly, flexibly and transparently to emerging challenges without incurring unnecessary costs. Benefit from our flexibility. Our experienced IT coordinators ensure that everything runs smoothly and accompany you from the first meeting to the successful completion of the project.
Cost-efficient and responsible: Companies that are still developing or are in the process of digital transformation must keep an eye on their costs. Thanks to our modern remote model, our IT experts can support you particularly cost-effectively. The experienced IT coordinators mentioned above, who will support you throughout the entire project, are included in the cost package.
Are you interested in our extensive IT services and want to find out more? Our experts will be happy to advise you and clarify open questions as part of a free initial consultation!
For every company, digital agency, business, agency, and every other working sector the employees remain one of the most important assets. Employees are the backbone of every business’s prolific outcome. Digital agencies are always in need of adept professionals which are often difficult to find due to excess demand and shortage of talent within a specific geographic area. This talent shortage has given rise to the hiring of remote workers and establishing remote teams. In order to keep up with the pace in this remote competitive world, digital agencies are looking for talented and artistic professionals who will play a pivotal role in the success of their business operations.
Remote workers have a fixed set of deliverables making them more flexible, productive, and engaged towards scheduled tasks. Remote working allows remote workers to:
Work at their most productive times
Benefit from flexible work schedules
Maintain a healthy work-life balance
Avoid stress caused by commuting
Digital agencies have many activities that can be done independently instead of in the house, making remote workers a suitable choice for many digital jobs. To attain the maximum benefits from remote teams, digital agencies are also working on mechanisms and programs to monitor employee performance and enhance user experience. Remote agencies have digital collaborative tools that ease the process of collaboration, communication, tracking, and monitoring process of remote employees. Agencies focus on a variety of ways to enhance communication with their remote teams through video calls and video conferencing. Many marketing and advertising agencies prefer to work remotely because it allows them to hire and work with a talented pool of people from around the world instead of only focusing on specific geographical areas. Hiring people from different geographic regions brings a diverse set of ideas and talents to a team.
Digital agencies operating remotely, are able to significantly reduce their spending on rent and other overhead costs. As these agencies are operating remotely, they do not have initial expenses such as setting up a physical office. Some of the key costs in remote teams that are significantly reduced or even completely removed include:
Resource allocation costs
Operational costs are the costs that include expenses that are related to business operations or operations which are linked with devices, components, equipment, or any other facility. For example, costs related to computers, the internet, printers, etc. are reduced when working virtually. These are the extra expenses of resources used by companies to maintain and sustain their physical existence.
Overhead costs are those expenditures that are associated with running a business and which are not linked with product or service development. These costs are important for budgeting perseverance. Overhead costs are fixed costs when it comes to office rent. Overhead costs are variable when it comes to utilities and bill expenses. Henceforth, with remote work, you do not have to incur utility and rent expenses.
Resource Allocation Costs: For any project to start resources are needed. There are 2 types of resources every project need be it in the IT sector, the health sector or education sector, etc. Those 2 resources include:
Tools and capital
People are first and foremost an important asset in any organization i.e., employees, employer, director, developer, etc. Tools and capital are the equipment and money needed to start the business.
Productivity costs are the costs related to absenteeism rate, illness, sudden death, or disability of the employees. These are the factors which widely impact the efficiency and working capabilities of employees. Remote work is why it is the best-opted solution for digital agencies as the virtual working style gives the maximum level of flexibility to employees to work on their dedicated terms.
Time cost includes the normal time and crash time planned to complete a task. Normal time is the initial time calculated to complete the task whereas crash time is the extra time that would be required to complete a task. Remote work for the online market leverages employers in saving these costs by providing them with the opportunity to work on their own dedicated time schedules.
Capital costs are the expenses that are fixed and incurred when one has to purchase land, building, or equipment that will be used in the production or development of any goods or service. In short, capital costs are the costs that are usually required to commence business operations. Digital working aids employers in outweighing these costs by allowing their employees to work from home and save on expenses like office furniture, tech equipment, etc.
One of the best IT and human resource services platform in Germany, Outsourcing4work is your best option if you are looking to hire immediately. If you want to get connected to the best IT remote talent, click here.
Visual FoxPro developers are primarily used today for migration or to expand existing systems. The RAD programming environment for data-centric applications was originally developed by Fox Software from 1984 onwards, and later by Microsoft after a takeover in 1992. The last official version was released in 2007, and Microsoft discontinued product support at the beginning of 2015.
Visual FoxPro is still popular thanks to its very powerful integrated relational database system, and is still used at many companies. Visual FoxPro developers often take over tasks such as maintaining existing software applications, the further development of software architecture and preparing a technical migration to another platform.
Proprietary applications in the business sector which are developed with Visual FoxPro are often expensive proprietary developments which can only be replaced under considerable financial and human strain. This is often not worthwhile for companies, as the technical functionality of Visual FoxPro applications are still relevant, and you can easily connect to other systems via extensions and interfaces.
Because Visual FoxPro software can cope with built-in databases, as well as with SQL databases (thanks to ODBC and ADO), there is still enough flexibility for the foreseeable future. And Visual FoxPro developer still have many more extensions available to use.
Visual FoxPro developers in Europe
The developer community in Europe is still very active because individual solutions are developed and maintained by various companies. A yearly developer conference still takes place which combines .NET and Xbase++ professionals with Visual FoxPro experts.
You will also still find sufficient Visual FoxPro developers, although the market has thinned out a bit over the last few years. The next generation is lacking, and many young developers are relying mainly on extensive .NET experience. Pure Visual FoxPro developers are now very rare, because those remaining are undergoing further training – especially in .NET.
Their salaries are therefore correspondingly high. Visual FoxPro developers are mostly senior and usually have considerable experience. It can therefore be costly to replace retiring Visual FoxPro developers or to strengthen an existing team.
Outsourcing by Visual FoxPro developers in India
Fortunately for companies, there are many good Outsourcing options nowadays for IT projects. The internet boom over the last twenty has brought even distant countries such as China and India into the game. While earlier local branches were necessary in order to profit from offshore Outsourcing, there are now a large number of possibilities for digital collaboration over distance. And decentralised developer teams are also becoming more common in Europe. Indian IT professionals are therefore an affordable option for the skills shortage in Europe – such as for Visual FoxPro.
Indian developers enjoy a good reputation, even if there are a few cultural differences between the countries. The country has a population in the billions, and its focus on IT means that it can offer high-calibre professionals for rare technologies in large numbers. The question is more how to find a matching profile, and not if one exists.
This is where Outsourcing4work and its India-expertise comes into play. We can procure excellent Visual FoxPro developers and professionals from other areas as Outsourcing employees for you. Thanks to the lower wages in India, you can save significantly on costs. With a comprehensive approach that includes a Scrum project manager at the ready, you will always be on the safe side. We will recruit according to your exact specifications, coordinate the project at a distance, and also take over payment. You just conclude the contract with us as a European company, and we take care of the rest.
If you want to convert HTML, then it usually involves saving the content from the webpage while retaining the original format. But the reverse is also possible: documents of all kinds can be converted to HTML format so that they can be easily opened and read in browsers.
When converting to HTML on a large scale, which means hundreds or even thousands of pages, you will need the help of a professional. You can convert individual documents yourself, depending on the template or your target format. However, large amounts of pages will cost you so much time that it’s better to delegate.
HTML conversion by professionals
Conversion professionals have the necessary expertise and the software tools. It’s especially worth your while to take advantage of their services if you have a lot of files. They know what work steps can be automated and what might require manual post-editing. In some cases, this might mean direct editing or a clean-up of the HTML code prior to conversion, or the HTML files are first converted to an intermediate format which lets you edit them more easily. The following conversions are the most popular:
Converting HTML to Word and Word to HTML
HTML data export to Excel, or Excel data for websites to HTML
HTML to PDF and PDF to HTML
Image files to HTML, such as a slide show
Converting PowerPoint presentations to an HTML slide show
Converting HTML to PowerPoint
There are naturally many more possible formats that can be converted from or to HTML, especially for document formats that use page-based display. Printed material, such as catalogues or books, can also be scanned in and converted to HTML with the help of image and text recognition.
BPO to India: HTML conversion at low rates
Format conversion is a typical service provided by BPO (business process Outsourcing). Since it usually involves very labour intensive yet simple tasks, hourly wages play a decisive factor here. Wages are especially low in countries like India, which is one of the reasons that India has established itself as the world’s most popular Outsourcing location. There are a number of professional BPO providers with good references and standardised processes.
We at Outsourcing4work are happy to find you a provider who will deliver you professional HTML conversion services at a low cost. We have many years of experience in the procurement of Outsourcing services to India, and have an established partner network. In addition to BPO services, we also realise complex IT projects in the fields of software development and web design in India. We are experienced in the coordination of complex processes across many time zones, and can guarantee you reliable and accurate execution in accordance with your ideas.
WordPress plugin developers are often responsible for the programming and design of individual plugin projects. These types of plugins are essential for the professional operation of WordPress pages, as the standard features of the popular content management system (CMS) are too limited. As a WordPress plugin developer you can build your own niche with a good idea and create a profitable business.
However, the variety of WordPress plugins available cost nothing, and that can be a problem for website operators. If an essential plugin for your website is no longer being developed, with a little luck you can replace it with another. If that is not possible, there is no other solution than to develop a plugin in-house or to further develop the outdated plugin. This will require the help of a suitably qualified WordPress plugin developer.
How WordPress plugin developers work
WordPress plugins consist of one or more features that can be created with PHP programming code, like the CMS. According to the demand, these plugins are very simple and can be made up of just a few lines of code or complex programs. If existing features and WordPress code components can be used for simple queries, calculations and tasks, then this is a less difficult situation and the plugin will be simple and manageable.
Complex operations require similarly complex software solutions to be fleshed out. Multimedia, security or other deeply embedded WordPress plugins are these type of solutions. The actual plugin development can only make up a fraction of the work if it is to be used for an externally provided data exchange service via an API. The main programming work the falls to the corresponding web service, which is developed used various programming languages (.NET, Python, PHP, etc.).
But even with less work-intensive plugins, Outsourcing important program features to a web service can be worthwhile, especially is the plugin is streamlined. The WordPress plugin developer then has significantly less work to keep the plugin up to date. However, this is generally not possible for plugin features that primarily draw on data provided within the CMS and the MySQL database.
Finding a WordPress plugin developer
If you are looking for a knowledgeable WordPress plugin developer for your website, then Outsourcing to India is a good option. Developers are expensive, and this is no different for WordPress developers. If a CMS like WordPress is used on millions of websites around the world, then it is obvious that you can also find specialised web developers all around the world, and also in India.
India is well-known as the world’s most important provider of IT Outsourcing services, and is home to thousands of IT service providers with extensive experience with demanding international clients. If you rely on an Indian WordPress developer, then you can expect excellent programming skills and unrivalled low rates.
Outsourcing4work can provide you with an excellent WordPress plugin developer from India, one who will expand your personal website according to your needs.
We offer all variants of Outsourcing – whether at a fixed price or time-based billing – and our own project managers will ensure professional implementation. You will not need to worry about any bureaucracy or legal uncertainty, as you conclude the contract directly with us as a European company.
A traditional IT system administrator is responsible for ensuring that the IT systems run smoothly, securely and without any interruptions. They are a very important role in companies and institutions, and just like in other fields, the IT system administrator role has undergone a major change over the last few years. The reason behind this? The rapid growth of the internet.
While earlier you could hire one or just a few IT system administrators for the entire infrastructure (i.e. managing all hardware and software products), this is now no longer the case. IT management now deals with many different types of hardware, various application software, server work, cloud management and works with a number of online tools and service, in addition to many other tasks.
Today’s IT system administrators
Purely hardware-related work is usually outsourced to local service companies which ensure uninterrupted and error-free operation and replace any defective hardware. There are other highly specialised IT administrators for individual software solutions in the office, data centre or in the cloud. Depending on the company and the field of application, individual specialists will take over specific tasks, as long as they have the necessary expertise.
The larger the company, the more likely it is that they can hire their own IT administrators for individual areas. If the IT administrator is experienced in several key technologies at a high level, they can manage multiple areas at the same time.
Outsourcing an IT system administrator: targeted savings
Outsourcing comes into play when the management of an IT system can be done entirely online. And thanks to the increase in cloud technology, this now applies to many IT systems.
Cloud services such as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) or Software as a Service (SaaS) are quickly taking hold in companies due to costs. When changing over to a cloud service, an IT administrator will need to have different qualifications, qualifications that previous IT administrators might not have. You can either bring your own IT department up to date with training and certifications, or you can hire new qualified employees.
The relevant expert knowledge will always be necessary no matter what your chosen strategy is or the complexity of the implementation. Sometimes it’s enough to hire a suitable administrator for only a temporary period of time. In both cases, you can definitely save money by hiring professionals from countries such as India.
Many major corporations and international companies have realised this, and rely on virtual IT system administrators. Virtualisation and the needs-based scaling of IT infrastructure in the cloud (IaaS) is a quickly growing business.
Decentralized IT employees not only have the advantage of cost savings, but it is much easier to organise need-basedround the clock service. Various providers from India offer packages that will suit your needs.
How to find an Outsourcing IT administrator in India
Thanks to its large population and many years active service in the IT industry, India offers excellent workers who specialise in all areas of technology. In the country well-known for its excellent IT professionals, you will easily find a suitable expert in every area, including experience and certifications from large IT companies like Microsoft, who also officially confirm the expertise.
Outsourcing4work can help you quickly find the right IT system administrator for your needs. We have many years of experience in the procurement of India staff and have a large network of partners with professionals in all areas. In addition to procurement, we also take over important coordination activities and use our own Scrum project managers who will accompany you throughout the entire project phase. You conclude the contract directly with us as a European company.
India has long held the leading position for IT offshoring. The Asian country holds a considerable share of 55% of the international Outsourcing market. Clients from all over the world appreciate the relatively unbureaucratic management in the country, as well as the high IT expertise of Indians.
While China rose to economic power as the so-called workbench of the world over the last decades, India developed itself as the market leader in the area of IT services. As a former English colony and established democracy, India found it easy to enter the global collaborative economy.
The fluent English language skills of an emerging Indian middle class played a large role in the rise to the world’s most respected IT offshoring nation. English is the second native language for more educated Indians and, therefore, for Indian IT professionals, who completed school and university in English. In difficult situations this makes it much easier to be able to communication with international clients. IT professionals from China or other low-wage countries are at a definite disadvantage.
IT offshoring is not only worth it for large corporations
Before the turn of the century, the first large Outsourcing wave hit India as branches became established there. British Airways was suffering from increasing competition and high staff costs at the end of the 1990s, and moved a division of 300 employees to India.
Meanwhile, many major corporations became active in IT offshoring, and companies in the IT sector built up their own sites in India. IBM employs more than 150,000 Indian employees, Accenture 80,000 and even the software giant Oracle is well represented with 80,000 employees.
Thanks to the internet revolution and the expansion of broadband connections, IT Outsourcing changed and became a large, completely virtual service Outsourcing sector. Thanks to IT offshoring nearly every service can be affordably outsourced to India, from web design to business process Outsourcing (BPO) for office jobs, digital photo editing, up to application software and mobile apps.
If you are considering software development or other complex IT services Outsourcing to India, you will be in good company and will not need to enter the market alone. In India there are companies specialised in offshore IT Outsourcing with hundreds or even thousands of employees who specialise in the specific needs of long-distance cooperation.
Professional support when offshoring
If you would like to take advantage of IT offshoring for your company, we are glad to help. We provide specialised IT professionals from all areas for cooperation with international clients. Creating websites and online shops, app development and SAP or MySQL database development are just a few examples of activities that can be outsourced to India with us.
We do not only act solely as a provider for IT offshoring, but also assume responsibility for implementation as your European contract partner. We ensure that your orders are processed exactly as you want them to be. We use our own project managers who are trained in Scrum/Agile who guarantee optimal communication and cooperation with you throughout the entire project phase.