What exactly is IT Outstaffing and when does it work best ?

by Greg Bernard

Outstaffing enables you to efficiently build remote development teams without the associated administration and legal headaches, such as establishment of a local entity, compliance with local tax and other legal requirements, local recruitment expertise, local infrastructure, and others.

Outstaffing, sometimes also known as “staff” or “team augmentation,” is where the supplier’s resources are blended in with your in-house teams and specialists to extend your capacity. This flexibility to scale up or down as required, whilst remaining in total control certainly sets outstaffing apart. Staff augmentation can be for the medium or long term or for the duration of a specific project.

Outstaffing is extremely powerful for organizations with strong management teams looking to increase development throughput. This enables you to not only retain control of your architectural consistency and development strategy, but extract significant value from highly skilled and cost effective resources.

What we often see are the resources being retained for the medium-to-long term as they become tightly integrated into the organization both operationally and culturally.

While its hard to calculate the average rate of an outstaffed tech worker as the rates vary from specialist to specialist, the cost structure is transparent: it includes a developer’s net salary and the vendor fee.

As we have seen the acceptability of remote working now become mainstream, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for outstaffing has surged.

So why would you consider remote developers to augment your engineering teams ? The below are some of the key benefits which this model can unlock.

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