How Can Staff Augmentation Help Your Business Grow?

How Can Staff Augmentation Help Your Business Grow?

22. September 2021|In Technology|ayushi goyalBy ayushi goyal|6 Minutes

Business leaders often look for technological solutions to make their business grow and scale. When it comes to software development or ecommerce website development, outsourcing the project can be a good idea. If you wish to have complete control over your project, consider staff augmentation. Is staff augmentation the right solution? How can one find an ecommerce development company to help you provide the best resources? Is outsourcing software development the best option?

Recruiting one or two or multiple qualified additional employees to meet the diverse business objectives. Companies of all sizes can leverage staff augmentation to add fresh talents or minimize expertise with minimal costs and time.

01. What is Staff Augmentation?

Staff augmentation is a business strategy that involves integration of skilled resources into your established workflow. Instead of hiring new employees and bearing the additional overhead costs, you can choose to hire dedicated resources to solve the immediate business requirements. Small agencies and startups prefer to augment their workforce along with a small team of permanent staff.

02. Why choose IT staff augmentation?

Staff augmentation bridges the gap between the talent pool with extensive skills and the availability of short-term open positions in an organization. Staff augmentation helps businesses enjoy numerous benefits such as faster time-to-market, reduced training costs, flexibility of managing projects, and saving on overhead costs. IT staff augmentation is considered to be a cost-effective method to gain huge business benefits.

Here are some common scenarios where staff augmentation can play a major role:

Case 1: Your in-house team is working on different projects for your clients, and a new project comes in. Your workforce doesn’t have the bandwidth to work on the new project.

Case 2: A new project won by your company needs specialized skills and your current employees don’t possess those skills and expertise. As you do not have enough time to train your employees for the new technology, you choose to hire dedicated resources.

Case 3: One of your employees takes a long absence due to some reasons such as illness or maternity leave, etc., and you do not want this to affect the project deadlines.

Case 4: You have grabbed the opportunity to obtain new projects, and you want to add resources to your team. You can find the right people for the job with staff augmentation and meet the rising needs of your enterprise.

Staff augmentation is all about hiring specialists on part-time or on a full-time basis for shorter long-term projects to ensure the best results and timely delivery. You can get new talents onboard much faster than hiring new employees to train the existing ones.

Team augmentation services involve allocating resources offshore, as an extension of a development team. The client company (the agency that hires such persons) gets complete control to manage the employees and their tasks on a regular basis.

03. Benefits of Staff Augmentation:

  • Adding new skills and expertise
  • Reducing cost of hiring
  • Save training costs
  • Meeting the project deadlines
  • Full control over hired resources
  • Reduce overhead costs
  • How does IT Staff Augmentation work?

Bellurbis offers highly flexible engagement models to help enterprises maintain the right staffing levels for different technological expertise. It takes the following steps to hire dedicated resources.

04. Identify the required skills and number of resources

First, you need to determine your exact requirements before you start searching for the right candidates to join your team. Define the qualifications and skills you need and find out how many people you need to hire for the projects. Identify the skills and expertise so that you can find the most suitable resources.

05. Review and selection

Bellurbis has a large pool of developers working on different technologies. We can share the resumes and portfolio of the available developers so that you can review them and make the right choice.

06. Interview

Clients can interview the available candidates and hire the suitable one to match your exact business requirements.

07. Continuous support and transparent communication

Once the agreement is signed, you’ll be able to communicate with the hired developers on a daily basis. The hired resources would send regular reports to the clients to update them about the progress of their project.

08. Closing Words

Whether you want to hire resources for an existing project or are looking to expand your horizons, staff augmentation can help you with successful execution of the projects.

Bellurbis has a large pool of talented and experienced professionals to help you achieve your business objectives. Hire our experts and ensure timely delivery of the projects at affordable prices.


AWS or Google Cloud: Which is better?

AWS or Google Cloud: Which is better?

22. September 2021|In Technology|ayushi goyalBy ayushi goyal|6 Minutes

Google Cloud Platform vs AWS? – This has been a question of debate for years.

Google Cloud Platform and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are competing clouds worldwide and most business owners get confused as to which provider should they pick. The fact is that both Google Cloud and AWS have been popular enterprise choices.

01. Why do enterprises choose AWS?

Businesses often look for new ways to reduce costs and cloud computing is a great way to save money. There is an ongoing war between Google Cloud and AWS over several parameters. It is a known fact that Google Cloud provides more affordable rates than its leading competitors. Though there are several advantages to choosing Google Cloud, eCommerce giant Amazon was the pioneer of cloud services. It offers scalable and flexible cloud computing services to organizations.

Amazon Web Services is the most mature enterprise-ready service provider offering the best capabilities that direct a large number of resources for various applications.

02. AWS offers flexibility

AWS has a dominant market position as it provides greater flexibility. As it offers numerous data centers all over the world, it also adds new data centers at a higher rate as compared to Google, it beats the Google Cloud platform.

03. Immediate Procurement

Amazon Web Services is considered to be a far better choice for most businesses. AWS can provide provision resources rapidly. Procuring a new server may take around 8-10 days. Organizations that need a server quickly can choose AWS and set up servers in a few minutes only. All you need to do is select the most suitable option and get started. You don’t have to call someone to discuss the requirements and wait for several days or a few weeks to hear back from them! AWS Tools and Elastic Load Balancing can be selected as per your exact business needs.

04. Security

AWS Cloud solutions provide an option to scale up and innovate while helping you maintain a safe and secure environment. You can pay for the services you use. As it offers an end-to-end approach, it helps to secure your infrastructure. Amazon Web Services offer your business more security at a lower cost as compared to an on-premise environment.

05. Google Cloud Platform

As a new player in the market with its data centers in 20 geographical regions, Google Cloud offers over 50 different services and provides a wide range of features to meet the diverse needs of businesses.

06. Better pricing plans

Google Cloud offers better pricing plans than its competitors given its per second billing plans. Users need to sign up and provide details for eligibility. The major benefit of using Google Cloud platform is that the user is not bound by its subscription to the pricing plan. If the user can get a better pricing plan, he/she can switch to another one. Google Cloud hosting monthly plans are cheaper compared to that of Amazon Web services.

07. Live Migration

“Live Migration’ is a top advantage of the Google Cloud platform. Amazon Web Services does not provide this feature. Live Migration allows the users to migrate their machines virtually. It enables the engineers to address the issues such as repairing, updating, and patching the hardware and software, without worrying about machine reboots.

08. Improved Performance

Google Cloud machines can handle more than 60,000 users without any hassles. Hence, you will not have to worry about a decrease in load times when you have a high number of visitors on your website. Clients who move to Google cloud platform experience great advantages.

09. Free Trials

Both Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services provide 12-month free trials. Users can avail of the AWS free trial with 750 hours monthly compute on Amazon EC2 Instance, 5GB storage, or Amazon S3. It also provides 750 hours on the Amazon RDS managed database service whereas Google Cloud offers a $300 credit trial that lasts for 12 months.

10. Which one is better? – Amazon Web Services or Google Cloud

Google Cloud is more generous than AWS, but each platform has its pros and cons. There is no clear winner. Business owners need to make the right choice depending on their exact business requirements and budget. AWS Cloud Solutions can be selected by large enterprises, especially multinational companies that have a presence at multiple locations across the globe. Google Cloud can be chosen for greater flexibility and speed.

Of course, there is no compulsion to choose any one of the two as you can take advantage of both of them by adopting a multi-cloud strategy. This will help you create the right environment to meet your business needs and pick the most suitable resources from the top cloud providers. Get in touch with our experts to know how we can help you.


What is the Future of Oracle JD Edwards?

What is the Future of Oracle JD Edwards?

22. September 2021|In Technology|ayushi goyalBy ayushi goyal|3 Minutes

Recently Oracle JD Edwards announced a new release strategy for the current Enterprise One 9.2 version.

Although this announcement is great news for Oracle JD Edwards users, however it is sometimes misunderstood. In this blog, we will clarify this major change which is easily misunderstood.

01. The Past

In recent years, Oracle JD Edwards issued a new major release of the product more or less every three years. So after 9.0 update 2, 9.1 it was followed by 9.2 in 2015. Every release had its own support horizon: 5 years for premier support and 3 years for extended support. Therefore release 9.2 was supported till 2020 on premier support, and until 2023 on extended support.

In parallel, Oracle JD Edwards practiced an agile working model resulting in a number of functionality and tools releases in between the main releases . In fact, releases 9.1 and 9.2 were more a roll-up of everything already delivered in previous years, primarily for the sake of the existing support model.

02. The Future

Now a major change materializes: Oracle JD Edwards announced it will stop delivering point releases purely for the benefit of the support model. So while everyone was expecting a release of 9.3 in 2018, Oracle JD Edwards extended the support of 9.2 till 2025 for premier support and to 2028 for extended support. In addition to this (and this is the strong part of the message): every year it will be decided if support for release 9.2 will be extended within another year.

So the fact there won’t be a 9.3 release is definitely not the end of the product roadmap, but the start of a new and better release strategy, one which exists already for years in cloud products.
Most of the more recent enhancements have been focused on things like an improved user interface, streamlined processes, and other incremental changes.

Now, how will it benefit you?

  • you have a longer support horizon

  • you get continuous product improvements

  • you can decide to apply new features and functions

Bellurbis helps a large number of JDE and Oracle customers to navigate all your decisions. It is important to objectively assess and define your path forward in order to be successful.

Please feel free to contact us to brainstorm ideas and discuss your options and path forward. We’re happy to be a sounding board as you continue your digital transformation journey!