As we’ve grown, like many companies, we have been faced with the shortage of technology talent. As the tech sector continues to flourish, it has become almost impossible to find, afford and retain the programmers you need to run your business. The risk of constant turn-over with developers is huge, causing cost run-ups and project delays. According to LinkedIn the software industry has one of the highest rates of turnover, 13.2%. And a good estimate of the replacement cost is 2x salary. LinkedIn
And, many companies are struggling to deliver their projects on-time and maintain margins.
In 2017, we opened ICON Worldwide in Sofia, Bulgaria to help our existing clients meet this challenge. In Bulgaria, we benefit from access to a tremendous, highly skilled, developer work force. (Why Bulgaria? See these facts: Blog).
We have the ability to provide clients scaleable teams, across an array of technologies, at a competitive cost point including Drupal, WordPress, Java, Magnolia CMS, iOS and Android mobile development. Project management and UI/UX screen design, traditional print and branding, is still managed locally in Zurich, NY, Madrid or Bahrain.
Different from many nearshore operations where the developers change across projects, we have been able to maintain the consistency so critical to building excellent software products. Constant turn-over is one of the leading causes of code-bloat, which in-turn leads to poor website performance. As all businesses continue to become more and more dependent on their developers, building strang relationships is increasingly critical and something we put a lot of emphasis on. We really aim to make the “Nearshore” as close as possible!
Download our development capabilities: Capabilities.
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