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Outsourcing Best Practices
It has become very common for start-ups to begin their entire product development by leveraging companies offshore. Once a long-haul possibility for large

benefits of offshore corporations  arduous and long, the benefits are returned manifold times in the long term. To help you get the best from your outsourcing engagement, here are our customer-focused 10 Marathon Rules: Ensure that the outsourcer is a product engineering specialist rather than an IT generalist: product engineering entails a mindset wholly different from IT support. The rules of the game change almost every day, and the services firm should bring a talent pool and the gene pool that understands and adapts to these vagaries

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