Lastly, the cost factor determines why outsourcing may be a good option. Mobility resources are not cheap. If they are over-utilized, the organization runs the risk of attrition or decline of productivity. If you hire more people to satisfy current and future requirements, those resources may remain underutilized down the road. It makes sense to have a small core set of people in-house while outsourcing the major portion of the work to a trusted partner.
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.