Factors to consider to mitigate security risks of outsourcing web design and development
There are hundreds of companies working on web design and development but all of them cannot be trusted to invest your money in them. One should do a proper research before putting up money in it.
Experience and Skills
Every company has a different and specific area of specialization. So it is important to make sure that your skills and experience requirement matches the team you are going to hire. You can quickly find out their skills and experience from their website or app and portfolio. Also, Quality of work is usually worked out by viewing previous work done by the Outsourcing company. A good company should have no issues with sharing their past work with you. It can be useful to ask if you can speak with any of the previous clients. Further trust factors are a bit more difficult. But, if you are able to speak with previous clients, this should help address any additional trust factors you may have.
It is better to hire a reliable team to ensure confidentiality. It is important to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) as it prevents the developers from sharing the idea. A high level of reliability is needed when you are outsourcing offshore as you cannot catch up easily with the offshore team.
Project management and communication are also important factors. It is important to find an outsource partner who understands your language and communicate with you efficiently. Your partner must be able to understand your requirements and reply to your queries. Another important thing you need to do is to ensure that your partner is accessible on a daily basis on instant skype, email, messenger etc. This will help you to constantly communicate with your offshore partner.
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Contributor: Maria Rashid, Nascenia