Before choosing a Software Outsourcing Partner: 6 ITO trends for 2017 you have to know!

published in Business, Project Management, Web Development
by Małgorzata Litwin

Internet of Things, multi-sourcing or long-term customer relationships – these are just a few of forthcoming trends that will dominate IT outsourcing in 2017. If you’re looking for a software outsourcing partner for your upcoming project, this article is a must read for you!

Startups or small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) that work in the innovative technology market should pay attention to directions the IT outsourcing (ITO) market will take in the near future. Knowing the 2017 tech trends will help them to choose a partner which will change their big ideas into profitable and user-friendly business.

6 ITO trends for 2017

  1. A growing need for IT partners

It’s really hard and time-consuming to find an in-house programmer that has startup experience. What’s more, mobile coders’ expectations of high salary are an insuperable financial barrier for startups and SMBs. In such a case Software Outsourcing is the only way to go. More about ITO trend can be found in the first part of the cycle of these articles.  

  1. Changing a one-time project into a long-term customer relationship

Looking for a suitable IT partner includes a huge investment of time and money. That’s why companies will be more eager to look for vendors to have a permanent cooperation with, rather than just one-time project partner.

Software Outsourcing Partner

  1. Multi-sourcing – working with more than just one vendor

Technology progress and a growing need for innovation require companies to use services of more than just one IT partner. On the tech market, we can find more and more companies like SaaS, what bodes well for startups providing services like e.g. payment services.

  1. Data in clouds – storage’s getting more intelligent

Timothy Chou says: „Maybe we’ll see purpose-built collection services, and one of the big purposes will be use AI algorithms to recognize not only someone’s speech but also how to optimize the operations of a machine”.

6 ITO trends for 2017

  1. Progress of the IoT technology – all thanks to startups

When created by startups, ITO products are much better implemented by consumers and market than the corporate products. Why? Startups have a better connection with an audience. Because of that, they have a legit view on the actual social directions. They can very quickly adjust to new needs and create a high quality and useful product.

  1. Progress of the „Non-Human” technology

Like in sci-fi movies: automation is taking over humanity. As an example, in 2017 Tesla Motors is planning to launch a car that will be able to drive on its own from Los Angeles to New York City with no need of human intervention.

 

„Non-Human” technology

Source: seriale.news, “Westworld” (TV series)

Summary: Before choosing a Software Outsourcing Partner

Having read 6 most important trends in ITO for 2017, we know what’s worth paying attention to (e.g.: a possibility of storing data in a cloud, an ability to have a long-term customer relationship or if our partner-to-be is interested in IoT technology) while looking for a software outsourcing partner.

Małgorzata Litwin Project Manager

Gosia is a Project Manager who mainly takes care of sales & marketing department at Zaven. She is a huge fan of mobile games and that’s what she does after work. She plays and checks its functionality at the same time!

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