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 benefits and disadvantages of outsourcing


The Many Flavors of Application Software Outsourcing
Many companies are looking to outsource development and maintenance of their application software. Common reasons that companies outsource application software

benefits and disadvantages of outsourcing  One of the key benefits to this approach is that there can be a very clear expectation of scope, time, and cost. One of the challenges in obtaining clear expectation is that the buyer has to provide a complete set of requirements, specifications, or both. If the buyer only provides requirements without design specifications, then by default, the buyer is allowing the outsourcer much more freedom in the design and therefore the coding of the solution. If the buyer provides requirements and design

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