10 Best Practices for Setting Up Offshore Development Ceneter (ODC)

Lots of companies now transfer their projects to the ODC model to either save funds or shorten the development time by letting a few offices work on a project around the clock. While, technically, getting a team to work in a remote location is not a hard task for a qualified manager, there are some organizational caveats one should know to avoid problems in the future. All these issues should be covered beforehand to ensure flawless operation of an offshore development center.learn more

How Much Does It Cost to Hire Developers in 2018

Every stage of software development of any kind, be it mobile, web, embedded or desktop applications, requires programmers. Even the UX design stage may require one for consulting purposes. How much does it cost to hire programmers in 2018? The answer depends on different criteria.learn more

The Best Uses for Machine Learning and AI in FinTech

Machine learning is a computer technology that allows resolving various problems without programming the actual solving algorithm. The machine is learning on the examples and then is able to mimic or predict the results with different inputs that weren’t presented during the learning process. The use of machine learning in finance is a comparably new area but it already shows a lot of implementations, including security, prediction, and analysis.learn more

What is Good Outsourcing Service?

Nowadays, there are a lot of outsourcing companies providing a large variety of services for any industry, and the market is quite competitive. Of course, all of them try to hunt clients, include the best projects they’ve done, promote additional services for any kind of customers and undertake all imaginable measures to get hired. But how do you know that the company is actually good?learn more

Top 5 Software Development Tools and the Problems They Solve for You

The development process is quite complicated and surrounded by issues and problems that arise here and there all the times. Some problems boil down to simple human mistakes, primitive bugs and technical errors caused by the overly complicated process of development, setting up a piece of software or integrating different software development tools. But there are some problems that are so common, that special tools exist to overcome them.learn more

Outsourcing VS Outstaffing: How to Make the Right Decision

Although both outsourcing and outstaffing are not new concepts in IT, they already exist for far more than a decade and have become very popular, especially amidst companies that either are not IT-oriented, or need a project out of their usual zone of competence, or just require a bigger team.learn more

How to Hire Top Mobile App Development Company

There are literally thousands of various mobile app development companies, studios, and teams out there, and amidst all this diversity finding the most suitable one for your project is not a trivial task. Although they all want to be hired for as more projects as possible and usually are working fairly on their growth, there can be a few catches.learn more

How to Manage an Offshore Software Development Center and Do More Than Usual

Managing an offshore software development center requires almost the same approach and skill set as managing a set of collocated teams, but with a twist. There can be some different obstacles that may harm direct management, like language and cultural differences, or simply a different timezone. These obstacles may require additional flexibility from you and an ability to find ways around them to remain involved in the development process.learn more

Prostir Unites Outsourcing Community to Help Startups Find Great Programmers

A great idea for a startup is just half of the success. One would hardly argue that the team and the implementation of the initial idea ahead of the competitors are extremely important. Therefore, startups struggle to build their MVP and end product fast, cheap, and with a profound expertise.learn more

5 Best Local Cafes & Bars in Kyiv

Kyiv is full of variety and must-see places of interest. We’ve collected 5 secret places to spend this weekend as a local or surprise your friends with these hot spots on every taste.learn more

5 Best Apps to Track Your Remote Team

Working with a remote development team doesn’t differ that much from a co-located one, with the biggest difference in getting the updates, watching your project’s progress and being involved with the development process to manage it faster and easier. If you work with an in-office team, you can just walk in or run a meeting and be updated about the progress and have all your questions answered — this perk is impossible while managing remote teams.learn more

5 Outsourcing Risks Reduced by Prostir

Being applied widely outsource approach has firmly integrated in International Business strategy. Ukraine takes a stable 24th place in Global Services Location Index, GSLI – TOP-25 global rating drawn up yearly by a consulting company A.T. Kearney since 2004.

Number of countries applying to outsource business and projects needs with Ukrainian developers is growing permanently. It opens advanced technologies to startups and reduces costs for larger companies, simplifying the organization chart and optimizing business processes.learn more

Top 5 Worst Nightmares For Developers

Real or imaginary fears caused by job features, line of work and related risks, are to be a part of every single profession. In contrast to doctors, policeman or fireman, whose main fear lies behind physically hurting other people, coders professional life seem to be much more quiet and peaceful. Looks like their fears are shallow, ain’t it? That’s clearly not the case! This Halloween we’ve decided to figure out what frightens steady tech guys the most and find funny fails costumes in Internet. Time to hit a nerve!learn more

Top 10 Places to Carry a Business Meeting in Lisbon

The American television chain CNN called Lisbon the ‘coolest’ city in Europe. It praised the nightlife, as well as the fascinating streets of the historic districts. Lisbon is a city where you’ll find bars and restaurants to suit every taste, budget and requirement. And considering that sensational Web Summit is just around the cornerlearn more

How We Killed Stereotype Sales Proposals and Why They’ll Never Come Back

Outsourcing companies are great, but Prostir has gone beyond simple outsourcing. We are a service company that finds development teams and companies with diverse areas and levels of expertise. Once a new client needs a product, we start searching for a perfectly matching development team. Due to our large and constantly updated IT expertise databaselearn more

CEO-Recommended Business Books To Read in 2018

#1 Well Said!: Presentations and Conversations That Get Results

by Darlene Price

“You don’t have to be a charismatic motivational speaker to present like a pro. Whether you’re delivering a stand-up presentation, leading a sit-down conversation, conducting a webinar, closing a sale, writing an e-mail, or proposing an idea, Well Said! helps you convey confidence, communicate clearly, and connect with every audience.”
(from the back cover)learn more

5 Things People Don’t Tell You About Working In Dedicated Teams

Dedicated teams are great for long-term outsourcing projects. They offer product owners a better quality of code, invoke team member’s commitment and build an excellent cooperation around the project in the team.

Dedicated teams are also a perfect match for outsourcing companies: they guarantee workload for all employees, smoother payment history, lessen management hassle to a minimum, learn more

Top Engineering Universities in Ukraine

The job market for Computer Science and IT jobs is constantly growing and delivering a permanent stream of job offers. It gives you the opportunity to choose, innovate and change the course of events – computer technology is literally a part of everything around us. With the world changing and progressing rapidly, both professional and personal education and self-development become a mandatory part of one’s modern life. As they say, an investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. Especially when we talk about IT field.learn more

Ukrainian IT Events in October 2017

We hope you didn’t miss famous IT Arena held in Lviv at the end of September and found some inspiring ideas and useful connections there. But if you did miss it, keep calm and stay focused on events yet to visit this October. Below is the list of the best recommended by Prostir team.learn more

Why Eastern Europe is the Best Option for IT Co-Staffing

When it comes to software development, IT co-staffing is the best option for almost any company. If a business requires new software features, timing optimization or a more cost-efficient development, using outsourced specialists is the most obvious and popular way. Whether a full dedicated team or just a few engineers to augment an in-house team are required, most of the companies seek for such personnel in Eastern European countries, as those have lots of diverse IT specialists with outstanding skills available for attractive hourly rates.learn more

Offshore Software Development Hourly Rates by Country 2018

Outsourcing software development for your company is slowly becoming a must. Outsourcing has many benefits over in-house development, such as reduction of time and costs, access to latest technologies and practices, access to a large pool of talented and skilled engineers, and an overall improvement in the quality of software.learn more

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