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Don’t just survive, thrive

Two years ago, the world completely changed and companies in every industry had to adapt to a new economy. From Zoom meetings to outdoor dining tents, business leaders relied on their survival instincts to come up with crucial and creative solutions in order to keep their doors open and ride out the storm.

Today, we have a different mountain to climb. Regardless of your definition of a recession, it is clear that we are in one of the most challenging economies we have seen in decades. Survival instincts are once again rising to the surface among companies in every industry. While some solutions may be obvious, others might not be. Labor costs are obviously high, but offshoring that labor to Asia might not be as straightforward as it once was. 


This is where nearshoring comes in. With the US inflation rate hovering around 9%, companies that can reduce costs without sacrificing quality will have a stark advantage over those that can’t (or won’t) reduce costs. In the software industry, the talent pool in Latin America is rich. Back in the early 2000s, Mexico began to improve their higher education system and within a few years, their universities were churning out well educated graduates in software engineering. Fast forward to 2022, these graduates now have several years of experience under their belt and even have some significant experience working for large American companies such as Venmo and Shopify. Mexico isn’t the only country that has used this strategy. Brazil, Chile, Argentina, and Colombia are all among the top 50 countries with the best software talent. This is no small feat.


Reducing costs while maintaining high quality standards with a team that shares your cultural values and works in a similar time zone? Sounds like a pretty obvious decision. In the words of the great Jack Sparrow, “The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Do you understand?” Once we understand how we can position ourselves to beat out the competition, we will not just survive in a tough economy, we will thrive!

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The new IT outsourcing industry scenario

The challenges of IT outsourcing in the face of the political conflict between Ukraine and Russia.

Disruptions caused by the conflict endanger organizations that outsource IT support to Ukraine. Unfortunately, there have been communication blackouts that threaten security and productivity. Additionally, reduced operational capacity can mean fewer bug fixes, less customer support, and fewer security patches. These will force organizations to go back to the blackboard, devise contingency plans and, if possible, find a way to continue with their Ukrainian service providers but at the same time protect against interruptions.

The reality is that it’s not just about quickly switching providers to fill the gap. Switching IT vendors takes months of planning and discussion, and usually can’t be done in the blink of an eye.

For that reason, in the short term, organizations have to act fast and take simple actions like monitoring the situation 24/7 to mitigate immediate risk, as well as more complex actions like preparing for the cyber risk presented by the conflict or reviewing the “force majeure” clause in all contracts to analyze the risks if the execution is hindered, delayed or prevented in the event of war.

In the longer term, business leaders should establish new relationships with different outsourcing providers. Some factors to consider before taking any decisions are the following:

  • Partner with IT service providers with a convenient geographic presence and solid business continuity or expansion plans, avoiding over-reliance on one country.

In this sense, Nearshore service providers with a presence in Latin America have a great advantage since they give you the possibility of having resources in North American countries with Mexico, Central America, and South America, thus allowing you to not be pigeonholed in a single region. Another benefit of having a team in Latin America is the possibility of working in the same or a similar time zone, which allows you to increase productivity and improve communication between teams.

  • Establish network, application, database, and platform security measures that include firewalls and intrusion detection/prevention systems that identify and block unauthorized activity with continuous monitoring for malicious activity and policy violations.

In the face of uncertainty, companies must remain flexible to change and generate strategies to stay afloat. However, today more than ever we must keep our values in mind and never ignore the human suffering that is taking place in Ukraine in the name of “The Business”.

If you’re in need of outsourcing support, temporary or long-term, we’re here to help with amazing Software Engineers in Latin America ready to join your team. Go to our Talent Portal to find out amazing candidates or get in touch with us to receive personal support.

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Efficient & Effective Networking

Any successful company knows that there are certain resources they’ll need that would be produced better and cheaper by someone else. For example, companies that design and engineer innovative products might hire another company to manufacture those products because the manufacturer specializes in that service. Anything that improves the bottom line while also increasing the quality of the final product should be considered and ultimately implemented.

Recruiting software talent takes time and money. Recruiting high-quality software talent takes even more time and sometimes more money. Fortunately, there are companies that have established networks that enable them to identify and recruit quality talent efficiently and effectively. Crossbridge has established such a network where there is a deep pool of talent in a relatively local area. Mexico has been rising in the ranks of the software industry thanks to an education system and a business culture that has produced top-notch and experienced software talent.

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Don’t Offshore, Nearshore.

According to Statista, 64% of companies utilize offshore outsourced development teams. The large majority of those developers are from countries that have no time zone similarities, are culturally distant, and leave the organization with a surplus of maintenance issues.

When nearshoring your development team, these problems disappear. Organizations that adopt nearshoring get ahead of the curve, cutting costs while still maintaining the highest standard for development team members.

Our clients reap the immense benefits of our nearshore model, and we want you to experience the same.

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Mexico’s Growing Electronic Commerce Industry

Forbes México predicts that COVID will speed up Mexico’s full adoption of electronic commerce to two years. This means that in just two years time, Mexico’s e-commerce industry will be just as robust as that of the United States’s. With this rapid growth, universities across the country are expanding as the rate of increase in STEM students this year is over 50%.

Mexico’s rapidly growing pool of technology talent has been characterized as the most intellectually proficient and professional group of developers and engineers in North America, even having a higher literacy rate than the United States!

US companies are quickly realizing that adding Mexican team members is a permanent solution. If you or your organization is in need of senior-level developers or engineers, Crossbridge can help.

Come join our Crossbridge family,

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Team Synergy with Nearshore Augmentation

It’s evident that one of the largest challenges with hiring is finding candidates that fit your company culture. Organizations that choose to outsource overseas find themselves unsatisfied as the differences in company and employee culture bash, amplifying minute issues into large-scale problems.

Thankfully, there is a way for US organizations to get culturally parallel, senior-level, and cost-effective technology talent- and it’s through Nearshore outsourcing to Mexico and Latin America.

If your business has ever struggled in adding the perfect technology talent to your team, Crossbridge is here to help.

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Grappling with Hiring Challenges? Nearshore Outsource

A study done by  HubSpot  showed that one of the largest challenges facing small businesses is hiring talented people. Small and midsize organizations don’t have the time, capital, or resources to fully invest in the process of recruiting IT professionals. Even further, key decision makers within these organizations should not be spending their valuable time and effort that’s required to attain their top-tier talent.

This realization is why more and more organizations are partnering with nearshore outsourcing companies like Crossbridge.

Crossbridge handles every step of the recruiting process with maximal care, ensuring that your team is stacked with cost-effective, senior-level developers, meeting every business need with precision.

Let us take the weight of IT staffing off your shoulders, and join our Crossbridge family
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COVID-19: Rapidly Growing Need for Technology Services

Since the peak of COVID-19 news on March 23rd, no economic sector has grown more than technology services. The leading Information Technology Index, VGT, has grown over 42% over the past two months, displaying the forced realization that businesses can and should incorporate segments of remote working into their culture.

This can be an overwhelming transition; thankfully, organizations like Crossbridge are here to seamlessly adapt your business model into a more technologically efficient, user-friendly way. We are prepared to staff any and all technology needs, whether it be short-term projects or long-term dedicated resources.

Take the next step, and join our Crossbridge family
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Why Staff Augmentation is the Best Option

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Let’s start, first of all, do you know what staff augmentation is? Well here we’ll tell you.

Staff augmentation is defined as the process of addition of resources to a particular team or business process in order to meet the project demand and timely delivery. 

Staff Augmentation is for companies seeking flexibility, is a simple hiring at a rate of one developer to the whole fully equipped team into the in-house office.

Rather than hiring new full-time employees to fulfill temporary increases in work, a business can instead use staff augmentation. Through staff augmentation, businesses can use temporary workers to fill needed positions, completing tasks and projects at a fraction of the cost and without the need for long-term employment. Here are some of the core benefits of staff augmentation.


Some of the benefits of using staff augmentation:

  1. A larger talent pool of qualified and specialist staff with extensive expertise
  2. Scalability widens your chances to finding the best staff to hire
  3. Reduction in labor overhead costs
  4. Meeting each and every project deadline
  5. Management control over staff
  6. Saving time and staying focused
  7. Execution of utmost operational efficiency


Staff augmentation is a convenient and effective staffing method that can be used in a variety of situations to sustain positive company performance and output.

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7 Top Technology Trends for 2019

Welcome to the first blog from our new website, we appreciate your visit. In this blog we will talk about the 7 Top Technology Trends we are expecting for 2019. Are you ready? Let’s first talk about how fast technology is growing and changing, sometimes it’s even hard to keep track of all the technological advances it makes because you were trying to figure out how the past technology trends worked. But don’t worry, you’ll get better and soon you will be updated with all these unexpected new changes. 1. Robotic Process Automation RPA, is another technology that is automating jobs. RPA is the use of software to automate business processes such as interpreting applications, processing transactions, dealing with data, and even replying to emails. RPA automates repetitive tasks that people used to do. 2. Cyber security You might think this is not something new, it has been around since a while but it has been evolving as other technologies are. hackers are trying to illegally access data are not going to give up any time soon, and they will continue to find ways to get through even the toughest security measures. It’s also in part because new technology is being adapted to enhance security. 3. Artificial Intelligence As you may know, Artificial Intelligence has already received a lot of buzz in previous years, and it continues to be a trend to keep an eye on it because its effects on how we live, work and play are only in the early stages. AI refers to computers systems built to simulate human intelligence and perform tasks such as recognition of images, speech or patterns and decision making. AI can do these tasks faster and more accurately than humans. 4. Virtual Reality and augmented reality Virtual Reality (VR) immerses the user in an environment while Augment Reality (AR) enhances their environment. Although VR has primarily been used for gaming thus far, it has also been used for training. 5. Internet of things The internet of thing is the future, many “things” are now being built with WiFi connectivity, meaning they can be connected to the Internet—and to each other.  businesses also have much to gain now and in the near future. The IoT can enable better safety, efficiency and decision making for businesses as data is collected and analyzed. It can enable predictive maintenance, speed up medical care, improve customer service, and offer benefits we haven’t even imagined yet. 6. Machine learning With Machine Learning, computers are programmed to learn to do something they are not programmed to do: They literally learn by discovering patterns and insights from data. In general, we have two types of learning, supervised and unsupervised. 7. Edge computing The adoption of cloud computing is still growing, as more and more businesses migrate to a cloud solution. But it’s no longer the emerging technology. Edge is. Move over, cloud computing, and make way for the edge.