An outsourced partner may have solutions, frameworks and methodologies that can be used to accelerate the time it takes to develop a custom application or a mobility solution. Examples of solutions and frameworks in mobility include payment solutions, mobile wallet solutions, voice-based interaction framework, QR and bar code interaction frameworks and solutions.
There is an intense debate in the industry and the marketplace about the pros and cons of outsourcing mobility projects versus keeping them in-house. Some of the factors that drive this debate include:
Is the mobility project related to the company’s core business?
Is it a revenue generation model (profit center) or a non-core IT asset (cost center)?
What is the availability of human resources for the project?
What is the agility and flexibility of current employees to learn and master new paradigms and new technologies?
What is the ability to provide post production support?
What would the cost of failure be?
Despite these questions, outsourcing mobility projects does provide some clear-cut advantages. Here are the top 10 reasons outsourcing mobility projects is better than keeping them in-house, as identified by Rauf Adil, director of technology at Virtusa Corporation.