Top Software Outsourcing Trends in 2021 to Know About
Today, outsourcing has become an inevitable part of IT companies throughout the world. It has become the new normal for them. This has surely cut down the cost of operations to a great extent.
Since 2020 is coming to an end, this is the right time to start predicting the outsourcing trends in the near future. We have listed a few of them to provide you deep insights about them:
1. WFH (Work From Home)
We will begin with the most obvious one. The pandemic has forced companies to make their staff work from home. As per the survey, it has been observed that around 25-30% global workforce will work from home multiple days a week in 2021. That will be the significant change in the realm of IT.
Businesses that have employees working remotely will need to go to an extent to protect their data. This will be more difficult as employees will be working from home networks that are not safe as company’s LAN.
For this, they have to switch to third-parties for ensuring that home networks are secure. This implies that they have to move to hybrid clouds with main focus on the security.
2. Edge Computing
Edge computing is here to stay for long. In fact, 2021 would be the year where there will be a growing usage of this technology in different business sectors. Instead of transferring raw data to a centralized data centre, it places role of data processing on mobile or IoT devices. This leverages remote locations to access data in real-time without any hassle.
3. Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence helps in making businesses smarter and more efficient. Using AI, it becomes easier to guess what customers will purchase, addition of facial recognition for security, providing support bots to the website and intelligent capabilities to the software you built. Its usage will not continue to slowdown in the coming years.
But, it’s not an easy job integrate this technology in the systems. Your development team needs to have good command on Python, Java, C++, LISP, and Prolog for AI integration. With its deployment, you can expect an exponential growth in your business.
4. Mobile & Web Apps
A large part of the consumers prefer mobile-first platform. In fact, more and more people are making a transition from traditional platforms to mobile. This trend will continue to rise in 2021 as well. What does this imply for your company?
Well, you have to make sure that your site is mobile-friendly. If it is not so, then it would be better to get it done at the earliest.
So, these are some popular outsourcing trends 2021 that will be going to dominate the realm of IT.