I am Nuno Campos of Nearshore Portugal and this is our Blog!
Being the inaugural post of Nearshore Portugal, it makes a lot of sense that the topic should be: what is Nearshore and what exactly we do?
We can find several Nearshore IT Services definitions everywhere. For example, Wikipedia defines it as: “Nearshoring is the outsourcing of business processes, especially information technology processes, to companies in a nearby country, often sharing a border with the target country. These expect to benefit from one or more of the following dimensions of proximity: geographic, temporal (time zone), cultural, social, linguistic, economic, political, or historical linkages. The service work that is being sourced may be a business process or software development”.
We think these definitions are a bit simplistic and we go way beyond, creating our own model and definition.
At Nearshore Portugal, we offer a complete TAAS (Team as a Service), which gives our clients the best of solutions for their software development. With our TAAS model the client hires a remote team of experts to work with him directly. We handle recruitment, salary negotiations, payroll, workstations etc., but the client has a final say over who gets hired and what profile they should have.
“The client is in control! Teams created, are fully dedicated to their project.”
On top of this, we offer our Training Academy to all our staff completely free and more important, our clients benefit from our Internal Tech Community.
TaaS model is flexible and contrary to the traditional outsourcing model, it allows companies to create the model that works best for them.
They define the tech stack, the working methodology, the team size, allowing also for scaling up and scaling down within certain rules. Again, this is their team, as if they were their employees, but without all the hassle inherent to HR management.
Nearshore Software development allows companies to cut the risks and cultural barriers involved in offshore outsourcing and come with language and time zone proximity, as well as cost efficiency, making companies more agile and focused on what is important: Their business.
So, in the Nearshore Portugal blog we’re going to explore a little bit this nearshore world, as well as create a space to talk and debate about what we love most: technology.
Want to know more about Nearshore Portugal? Drop us a line! We will be glad to help.
From Lisbon to the World, we are here for you!