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CONTRIBUTOR THOUGHTS: Is It Time To Outsource Software Development?

by Emma Wilson

Finding the right talent and building a solid team to support their growing ambition is a key challenge companies are facing. In Atlanta, and the United States in general, the software development talent pool is incredibly competitive. Demand is at an all-time high and hiring suitable, highly-skilled candidates can be incredibly difficult. 

The U.S. Labor statistics suggested that by the end of 2020, the global talent shortage had grown to 40 million skilled workers worldwide, with that number expected to reach upwards of 85.2 million by 2030. 

It is no wonder that more and more companies are choosing to work with a software development outsourcing partner. Outsourcing for software development at start-ups is expected to increase by 70% between 2022 and 2023, according to new research from Commit, the leading global tech services company focused on custom software and IoT solutions. 

“The increasing gap between supply and demand for developer talent is driving a need and opportunity to rapidly outsource skilled talent,” said Max Nirenberg, Chief Revenue Officer and Managing Director of Commit USA. “This is especially true for start-ups, who now face enormous growth potential but struggle to scale quickly and efficiently.”


Working With a Software Outsourcing Partner – A Daunting Prospect? 

If you’ve never outsourced software development before, it might seem like a daunting prospect. Placing your trust in an outside group can be intimidating. CTOs often say that in-house development teams are their preferred choice. They think that there’s no way an ‘external’ team could understand their product, be as emotionally invested as them or be trusted to work within the particular environment. 

While building an in-house team is sometimes the way to go, if you choose the right outsourced software development partner it should feel like an extension of your own team. Whether they are working in-house or as part of an outsourced unit, all developers share the same objective; to develop amazing software that strengthens your business. 

For many founders, CEOs and CTOs in Atlanta the challenge of tech recruitment is a never-ending headache. What’s worse is that time spent on recruitment (advertising roles, interviewing candidates, agonizing over new recruits, getting new teams up and running) is valuable time wasted. It’s time that could have been spent on getting new products to market faster than your competition and gaining a competitive advantage. 

There is another way. 

Forming a strong relationship with an outsourced software development partner, especially one located in another country, can solve several issues at once. 

  • It removes geographical boundaries and unlocks new pools of world-class talent. 
  • It allows you to work with an established team with none of the typical stresses that come with melding your staff into one cohesive unit. 
  • It lets you scale up your development capabilities more quickly so you can focus on getting new products to market.

Forming strong partnerships has been a key to success for many businesses in Atlanta. The entire tech community is built on establishing strong relationships and driving each other forward. Partnerships have helped companies enter new markets, grow their customers and drive innovation.


Emma Wilson is Senior Marketing Manager at Keeper Solution. Keeper Solutions is a market-leading software development partner for scaling international companies. Keeper specializes in the highly regulated FinTech space and has forged long lasting partnerships with multiple enterprise-level firms and fast-scaling start-ups. Founded in Ireland in 2011, Keeper Solutions has a number of delivery centers across Europe and North America. Keeper has developed strong links with the Atlanta having partnership with a number of exciting companies in the area. Is it time to consider a new type of partnership to overcome the challenge of tech recruitment? Check out https://keepersolutions.com/expertise/ for more information.

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