Why outsourcing is more secure than you might think

Andrey A.
March 14, 2022 •3 min read

The hiring model has changed - companies started to think about the talent ecosystem differently. Ever since remote work became the new normal, more and more companies are leveraging outsourcing in the software development area and not only. However, the potential risks of outsourcing and concerns about security are the first things to come up when discussing cooperation with offshore companies.

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To make sure it is safe and secure, we have prepared a few items to consider before you start outsourcing software development processes to offshore talents. Here are some of them:

  1.  Offshore is safe when the headquarter is in Canada or the USA or similar jurisdiction of the client.
    Local presence is important. Financial and legal aspects of work matter, especially in the early stages of the outsourcing relationships. It would be helpful if the offshore company not only did have a local presence, registration, or an office in your country but its headquarters. Being ready to send specialists on-site would be an additional advantage a software development partner can provide you with.
  2. Offshore is safer when you can meet executives face to face. It is important to consider whether the company has someone from C-levels who drives strategy, operations, technology, such as a CEO, CTO, Director of Engineering locally or close to your area.
    In case there is a need to discuss any strategic planning or organizational and technical matters, you will have the opportunity to meet your partner company C-Level executives in person.
  3. Offshore is also safe because remote workers won’t be able to copy the product as they know little about the North American way of doing business.
  4. Offshore is safer if headquartered in North American jurisdictions. Many offshore companies register a mailbox or just a “virtual” address. It is best to make sure that the vendor has an actual headquarter and local workers, not just a virtual presence in your country.

Once you have selected the vendor, the last important step is to draft the contract. The contract negotiation strategy needs to be planned in such a way that the priorities of the required services are properly sorted out to prevent future complications. Once the changes suggested, if required, are incorporated in the final draft, you can then sign the contract for hire