Gartner Research

The Demand for Agile Mobile and Digital Application Development Will Drive the Sourcing of Onshore Talent

Published: 12 June 2015

ID: G00272669

Analyst(s): Gilbert van der Heiden, Kris Doering, Frances Karamouzis

Summary

The demand for mobile and digital application development is driving new sourcing options to support client proximity requirements. Sourcing executives should build competencies to explore, evaluate and manage new types of providers using nontraditional criteria to ensure success.

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  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • The increased demand for experienced application development skills in emerging digital and mobile technologies far outstrips supply, adding time pressure to the sourcing team to obtain resources to avoid being bypassed by the business
  • The iterative nature of digital and mobile application development work will force sourcing teams to update their sourcing process for application service providers
    • Case Study Demonstrates How an Onshore Delivery Model Delivered Essential Digital Business Skills and Business Benefit
  • Newer types of mobile and digital application service providers require a different, more collaborative mode of vendor management from sourcing teams to build an effective relationship to ensure success

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