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Advantages of Hiring Remote Developers for Cloud Infrastructure

Unlike the earlier information age when companies invested heavily in hardware and physical infrastructure to store, manage and maintain centralized data, they are fast turning to cloud technology for flexible cloud infrastructure for obvious reasons. Some of these benefits are lower storage unit cost and increased data safety. A 2019 IDC study shows that investment in cloud services is expected to increase by over 100 percent by 2023. This growing trend for cloud technology has led to a surge in recruitment for developers to build and manage private cloud infrastructure. But companies are torn between keeping their developer teams in-house or employing remote developers. Across our intercontinental market experience at Midland Digital Solutions, there are compelling benefits companies with remote workforce enjoy which outweighs having full-time tech teams; many times having direct impact on bottom lines.

Innovative Solutions

By the very nature of remote work, outsourced cloud employees possess rich and wide experience having worked on several projects and with different companies across the globe. This amorphous portfolio and clientele blesses them richer exposure than conventional in-house developers. Consequently they are able to proffer new ideas to infrastructure challenges.

Improved Productivity

The quirky character of most technology nerds is that they work best at their own pace, time and environment. Boxing them into a conventional 9 to 5 work time may not get the best productivity out of them. Many developers are nocturnal, preferring to code in the quiet of the dark all night long while the rest of the world sleeps. This way, they are more inspired and enthusiastic about their work. It is emotional intelligence to try building a team of remote developers who take different time stretches convenient for them. Especially, since the cloud is still an evolving and improving technology requiring constant attention to avoid downtimes and displeasing users.

Access to Talent

With an outsourcing recruitment policy, companies enjoy the opportunity to recruit beyond their local markets and tap into the global market for the best talents possible. This naturally increases the chances of filling the development role with the right cloud employee and eases the recruitment stress of finding scarce talent since the candidate pool has been widened.

Lower recruitment costs and hassles

Full time employment packages often come with health insurance, retirement, leave allowance, annual bonuses etc, especially for competitive roles such as those of the cloud employee. But the outsourcing and gig economy work with a different hiring dynamic which currently favors employers, primarily because labor regulations have not caught up with the system.

Compensation for remote employees are only on hourly rates or on project basis without much expectation for other benefits. It is at the prerogative of companies with remote workforce to decide if they want to include benefits to their cloud employee’s remuneration. 

Also outsourcing cloud roles means the employer can hire from another country with quality talents but lower currency power and labor wages to save on recruitment costs.

Savings on office cost

In this millenial workforce era, attracting the best developer talents also means investing in silicon valley-styled and appealing workplaces with great perks and in a great location. Snoozing cubicles, in-house chefs, relaxation rooms with video games, pool and all the works. This adds a significant cost on capital expenditure which can be avoided by hiring remote cloud employees instead.  On the flip side, employing remote developers means they get to decide the environment they prefer to work in, whether it is a co-working space, at a friend’s office or at home. So the arrangement works for both sides.

Remote developers have helped some companies achieve the top spot in the business market. These companies include: Buffer (even the CEO of Buffer operates remotely as they don’t have a permanent space), Basecamp (provides an all-in-one cloud-based platform for businesses in the United states. Other companies include Github, Moz, Mozilla, Skillshare, Spotify, Salesforce to mention a few. With the Current COVID-19 chaos, the benefits of hiring remote developers for companies has become even more compelling and too strong to ignore.

For more tips or strategies pertaining to staff augmentation and remote employees, check out our Cloud Remote Developers dedicated page or send an email to info@midlanddigitalsolutions.com

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