The AOPN president Dr. Obiora Madu in his opening remarks stressed the need for private and public organizations to employ the right members of staff to increase efficiency and in return boost the nation’s economy. He stated that most developing countries depend on outsourcing for rapid growth. He encouraged the outsourcing providers to always play by the rule and collaborate with one another to raise outsourcing standard in Nigeria. Dr. Madu told the participants that the event was organised as part of the Association’s annual program that brings services providers, buyers, and government agencies together to deliberate on issues and outlook for the coming year. According to him, “The industry is a baby that is growing and is not likely to stop growing but our concern is how to make it grow at the rate it is supposed to grow”. He stated that within the first quarter of 2020, the outsourcing industry will have a policy that will proceed into a bill.

What software development outsourcing trends will matter in 2021?

The four major software development outsourcing trends expected for 2021.

Digital advancement continues to shape the pace of innovation as technology is evolving rapidly and the need for efficient software development increases year on year. This increase has led to organizations increasing their use of software development outsourcing.

The year 2020 presented the technology industry with unforeseen challenges that reshaped its expected future software development outsourcing trends. This article focuses on the predicted software development outsourcing trends forecasted for 2021.

Outsourcing 2021: A Year of Projected Growth and Our Top Five Challenges

A lot has happened and changed in the last 12 months since January 2020. There have been significant and unprecedented changes in the way our companies do business, the way we engage and interact with colleagues, and the way we interact with external parties, including how our companies and each of us leverage technology to market, process transactions, and otherwise communicate.

Outsourcing solutions and relationships have evolved – or perhaps adapted – over the past year to scale to increases and decreases in demand, to respond to different work models (include remote working) and to facilitate and implement new technologies at a rapid pace. Outsourcing has shifted from a primarily cost savings mechanism to an important part of many companies’ multifaceted ecosystem, enabling diverse sources of supply and delivery locations, resiliency, scalability, speed to implementation, and innovation.