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Outsourcing Web Development: Why should you?

In order to survive the fast digitisation of society, every company needs a website. As more and more people are becoming internet savvy and dependant, it’s a crucial time for businesses to invest in a website as an accessible point of contact for your customers an clients and to uphold a professional online profile. However not only is there need for an existing website, there’s the equally important need to have one that has an outburst of quality, design, content and backend technology. It’s for this reason that deciding who is responsible for the creation of your online content can be difficult. Do you save money and design your website within your company though risk poor quality work, or do you hire a third party company? And if the latter, can your company afford to do so? So how do you decide?

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Evaluate your internal resources.

Take a look at your staff and determine if have the right people to create a successful website for your business. Some of people you would need include a marketing leader with heavy online expertise, skilled graphic designer, web developer, copywriter and project manager.

Ask yourself: can in in-house “one person team” do the job properly? 

Many small and medium sized businesses have a dedicated web person or webmaster to handle their website. While these people are skilled enough to make updates to the website, designing and building a website from scratch requires both creative and technical competencies. Finding a person that does both design and development well can be exceptionally difficult.

By |December 13th, 2016|Outsourcing Staff|Comments Off on Outsourcing Web Development: Why should you?

Magento Developers in Australia: What you need to know

As Magento becomes more and more of a popular choice for online stores and business websites, the number of people presumably available for the job expands. It’s therefore imperative to know what to look for to ensure you’re getting your money’s worth. Here are a few suggestions to help you hire a Magento Developer in Australia:

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Be aware of the business scope

If a business falls under the larger catalog with a more complex business integration and system, hiring a company rather than a single person will be better. A team of professional Magento developers with various set skills is a sure fire way to get a project going.

Always call them

Although everything can be done online these days, having a direct conversation either on the phone or arranging a face to face meeting is ideal. Doing so will enable you to gauge what type of person they come across as through phone mannerisms or body language, things that don’t exactly transfer through in emails. It’s also a good opportunity to ask them questions on their experience and how well versed they are in Magento without having to worry about them “cheating” the answers – if they are as professional and knowledgeable as they say they are, coming up with a distinct response should come automatically.

Ask them about bug fixes

Especially with something as fiddly as code, helping with maintenance is just as important as the building of the website itself. For more information, check out our Magento Website Development services. 

By |December 13th, 2016|General|Comments Off on Magento Developers in Australia: What you need to know

In-demand workplace skills needed in 2017

It’s approaching the end of the year, so there’s a good chance you’re looking for a new job. Although looking for your next career is daunting and often quite uncertain given the competitive nature these days, there’s good a bit of good news for people who possess 2017’s in-demand workplace skills.

According to LinkedIn, October / November is the time of the year when they see a spike in job applications or employee research conducted by businesses on the well known social networking site. To find out what exactly recruiters or business are looking for and the skills that commonly results in a successfully landing a job, LinkedIn analysed all of the hiring the recruiting activity that has occurred in 2016 so far.

After looking at billions of data points, below are the top 10 most in-demand workplace skills that will make you an attractive contender should you ever apply for a job in 2017:

2017’s top 10 in-demand workplace skills

1. Storage Systems and Management: Improving computer data storage and access
2. SEO/SEM Marketing: Search Engine Optimisation and Search Engine Marketing improves web search rankings
3. Data presentation: Employers increasingly need people who can organise data so it’s easy to understand
4. Mobile development: Skills like app development fit into the ‘Mobile Development’ category
5. Network and Information Security: As the Internet of Things develops, security is becoming more important
6. User Interface Design: Creating software that people interact with is becoming more important
7. Middleware and Integration Software: Middleware enables communication between software programs

8. Web Architecture and Development: Building websites that are both aesthetically pleasing and functional
9. Statistical Analysis and […]

By |December 13th, 2016|General|Comments Off on In-demand workplace skills needed in 2017

Magento Development Sydney: A service you can rely on

Magento has been repeatedly titled the leader in the E-commerce kingdom, being responsible for numerous online businesses and delivering effective and inexpensive web solutions. If you’re one of the main retailers to get on board, it goes without saying that you have made the right choice. In today’s competitive environment, it’s a necessity to be equipped with high-performance platforms that will ensure your customers are delivered a premium shopping experience. However your next important step to guarantee you’re getting your money’s worth is to enlist a strong Magento certified team. Although there are ready-made scripts out there for you to use, Magento was hardly designed to be performed under default settings. It’s flexibility was purposely created so it had the capacity to tailor to your every business need and meet specific retail goals. These features may not be available on ready made scripts; ergo you’d be forced to make deadly compromises. One recommendation we can give you is Magento development Sydney based agency, Acidgreen.

Acidgreen is equipped with advanced and qualified staff determined to meet your goals and exceed expectations. Their approach to digital excellence has afforded them long standing client relationships which they still have today with some of the world’s biggest brands and organisations. Their solutions foundations are built with their client’s unique requirements in mind, and customised to fit with their business no matter how big or small. Below is a more detailed breakdown on why Acidgreen is a top performer in Magento web development services.

Acidgreen Magento Development Sydney: A service you can rely on

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1. Expertise

Not every company that offers […]

By |October 19th, 2016|General, Magento Developers Philippines|Comments Off on Magento Development Sydney: A service you can rely on

IT BPM Industry Future and Growth

About IT BPM:

The Philippines’ IT BPM industry, or Information Technology and Business Process Management, has been one of the best employment and performance rates within the past 4 years. Since 2010, the IT BPM industry in the Philippines has overtaken India’s long standing position in voice-based services, making the country the number one provider for such work in the global economy. In addition to this, several non-voice and complex BPO services such as healthcare information management, animation and software development are gaining prominence. Estimated to be at the same level as the IT BPM industry figures, it’s not long before the Phillipines becomes the leading outsourcing country across all areas.

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The global foundation of their IT BPM success is largely attributed to the strong and diverse skills of the workforce. Filipinos hold a competitive advantage in English communication skills, strong customer service etiquette and Western culture familiarity. This alone breaks the destructive offshoring  stigma which deters many companies away in fear of tainting their brand name. Coupled with the Filipino’s hard work, openness to learning and friendly demeanor, these advantages provide investors with a strong homeland advantage once they set up shop.

Due to its positive influence on it’s global image, the Philippine government provides the IT BPM industry with dedicated funding to ensure that the sector continues to expand, making it one of the most supported sectors within the Philippines. Former President Benigno Aquino III praised the industry’s successful impact on the economy during the International IT-BPM Summit last year, and reiterated the government’s continued support, […]

By |October 14th, 2016|ITBPO|Comments Off on IT BPM Industry Future and Growth

Outsource Task Tips: What you should be outsourcing

Outsourcing, although not an unfamiliar term in the entrepreneurial sphere, it’s still a fickle to deal with. As a small business owner, outsourcing is your ticket to expanding your team without compromising your company profits. However what can be difficult to most is knowing which jobs are suited as an outsource task and which is better for someone you can interact with face-to-face everyday. When attempting to discern this, consider the skills required for the jobs you currently handle and what has the least skills needed, yet takes up a ridiculous amount of your time. It’s usually this tasks that can be offloaded for a small, yet worthwhile price.

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Still stuck? Here are some of Outsourced’s tips on what to outsource to free up your time and increase your productivity:

Outsource Task #1: Social media

Whilst you can be particular on how to word your tweets or which filter you want to use for your Instagram posts, delegating this task to someone else frees up a lot of time. To save even more time, task the same person with writing your blog posts and manage your publication deadlines.

Outsource Task #2: Customer Service

Once you have clear company guidelines in place, there’s no reason why you need to be the first POC. Outsource this job to someone with strong personal and communication skills to handle the brunt of the calls, and allocate yourself to manage serious customer matters only.

Outsource Task #3: Book Keeping / Account Management

Cashflow and the intricate finances of your business is probably something you would want […]

By |October 14th, 2016|Offshore Outsourcing Philippines|Comments Off on Outsource Task Tips: What you should be outsourcing

Ten Common Types of Web Developers

If you’re a manager looking after a team of web developers or in the process of looking for some, you’ll find that you’re encounter particular quirks or personalities that you can group together to create a successfully dynamic group. All individual developers possess different work styles paired with a different skill set, and you can benefit for paying close attention to these, especially if you’re looking for a particular personality to join your team.

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Here are some common types of web developers that you will definitely come across:

1. The Conventionalists

These guys are stickler for rules and prefer that way when given opportunities of web development. They aren’t the most keen group of people when using diverse frameworks and libraries are they are contented with their pre-existing conventional methods and tools. As the saying goes, ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix’.

However don’t mistake this hard-t0-budge attitude for a lack of competence. They are usually the group of developers who are majorly referred to as the expert developers in their respective field and have been in the industry for quite some time. It’s good to have a few of these on your team to create stability and have a presence of expertise.

2. The Go-Getters

These people who prioritise getting the job done and encompass the saying “work smart, not hard”. They’re equipped with the latest functions, tools, strategies and workflow that help them create advanced web projects. Most of them have their own set of premade modules and libraries to simplify their workflow and maximise productivity.

3. The Perfectionists

There’s always one […]

By |August 5th, 2016|General|Comments Off on Ten Common Types of Web Developers

BPO Industry: Comparing India and the Philippines

As a business owner or manager in the BPO industry, outsourcing has the potential to be the bestest friend and ally you’ve ever had. It’s been a very common business movement, with the process saving large sums of money which can instead be invested into the overall revenue or another aspect of the company. However this lucrative outcome depends on what you outsource, how you outsource and most importantly, where you outsource. Major outsourcing providers are primarily located in Asia, particularly in India, China and the Philippines.

India: former BPO Industry King

It wasn’t long ago that it was just India that had the outsourcing for the BPO industry market cornered. Ever since it was colonised by the British empire, it had a prolonged name for being the informational technology outsourcing country – and for a good reason. Information Technology has been the most prominent source of revenue and employment, making it a popular career choice for the population to be educated in. According to IBEF, as of 2016, India is the fourth largest base for new business in the world and home to over 3,100 tech start ups which is only set to increase to 11,500 by 2020. Home to IT giants IBM, Cisco and Oracle, it has maintained its status for a successful outsourcing country.

Philippines takes the lead

Despite the accomplishing figures, India has now lost significant outsourcing ground to the Philippines over the last few years. The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry in India reported a 70% loss […]

By |August 5th, 2016|General|Comments Off on BPO Industry: Comparing India and the Philippines

Outsourced Development: The value for small and large businesses

Starting a venture and developing your product or service requires working quickly and efficiently. You need to ensure your start up offers value in terms of innovation, quality and convenience, even though you have limited resources and may be racing against the competition to be first to market. Anyone who is attempting, has attempted and failed or attempted and succeeded will know this is no easy feat – as a small business owner, you have to be an accountant, advisor, manager, event planner and PR coordinator rolled into one. With each hosting similarly important jobs, it doesn’t take long to be muddled on the playing field. This is where outsourced development comes in – if you’re the quarterback, then your remote workers  is your supportive halfback ready to be passed the ball.

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It can help even the smallest of businesses take off

Pixc provides e-commerce stores with on demand product images editing services, where product images are touched up and given a nice layer of professionalism. Founder Holly Cardew utilised outsourced development,  by deciding to hire a remote staff  to more than 200 people in 12 different countries over the last few years. This has ranged from web development, to graphic design, to media relations and content writing from people stationed at Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Australia and much more. To her, it’s put value into her business especially during its early days.

“I had done no book-keeping for six months and taxes were due. I decided to try out  Philippines […]

By |June 28th, 2016|Outsourcing Staff|Comments Off on Outsourced Development: The value for small and large businesses

IT BPO Services – In-House or Overseas?

Whether it was more beneficial to outsource BPO services or to hire an in-house team has been a perpetual debate ever since the market for software began. Many entrepreneurs praise the merits of offshore software development services whilst others have sworn off it due to horrible experiences, which doesn’t help the budding question: should I engage in an outsourcing partnership or not?

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The benefits of outsourcing BPO services overseas

Cost

It’s one of the most lucrative advantages to offshore outsourcing, especially for start-up companies with a very limited budget – and for a good reason. Why pay a local developer $150p/hr when you might be able to find an equally capable and educated person for a quarter of the cost from another country? Then the saved costs can be invested into building the company up, increasing its growth and quality rate. However you must take into consideration that more time will need to be dedicated by you when initially building that relationship with your outsourcing partner and ensure you both see eye to eye. After all, they’re not down the hall from your office door available for a quick passing chat.

Short term commitment

An underrated and underappreciated advantage, many people fail to think of the fact that outsourced jobs means that you can hire people for short term projects without any long term commitments and paying […]

By |June 28th, 2016|Business Process Outsourcing|Comments Off on IT BPO Services – In-House or Overseas?

Happy client testimonials

Extension of our company

"We have been so happy with the people they have brought on board we have decide to expand the operation. This is testament to the flexibility and determination of the Outsourced team who have been more like an extension of our company rather than a 3rd party."

Incredibly helpful

"Outsourced have been an enormous support and very patient as we progress down the outsourcing path. They have integrated perfectly into our team and with all interactions with Outsourced staff we have found them to be incredibly helpful and accommodating."

High quality

"I want to stress that we have greatly appreciated the services of Outsourced, the service has been exemplary and the work high quality; the staff have been a pleasure to work with. We would like to retain an ongoing relationship with Outsourced."