Spotting the founder of a startup can be a fairly easy exercise. They’re the ones with the laptops that are maybe a generation too old; eyes that are a shade too red; clothes that are a bit too threadbare.
At iTexico, issues such as increasing global competition, growing shortage of IT talent, improving the cultural alignment of teams, and pressures on productivity and costs strike close to our hearts. We have been pioneers in nearshore IT development services that integrate agile work teams based in Austin, Silicon Valley and Guadalajara, Mexico, to deliver an innovative and collaborative services model for mobile, web and cloud solutions from funded start-up, to global enterprises.
Business owners looking to use analytics – or a crystal ball – to appropriately position their resources for 2017 and beyond, have much to consider; a new administration, growing competition for talent locally and globally, and demands on brands to meet the business drivers for every increasing digital transformation.
Predicting trends, in our hyper-speed, digitally-switched-on environment, can be a slippery slope. No longer is it simply appropriate to postulate what innovations will come down the pike in any given year – in reality, what we predict might happen in technology today, may already be on some enterprise’s road map, scheduled for imminent release.
iTexico’s commitment to the nearshoring model which connects resources in the U.S. and Mexico, is about to get a whole lot easier.
Several years ago, iTexico was one of the early adopters of the state of Jalisco as a center for technological innovation. By positioning resources, and eventually developing a full-fledged satellite operation, in Guadalajara, iTexico has been as much a catalyst of change in the state as it has been a beneficiary.
On the heels of our latest Inc. 5000 honor, iTexico is proud to be named Austin’s 2016 Fast 50 for the second year in a row. As one of the city’s Top 50 fastest-growing companies, this award demonstrates our commitment to our community, as well as to global innovation in nearshoring, fullstack services, and mobile development.
For the second year in a row, Inc. Magazine has ranked iTexico as one of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies in America. While it’s an absolute honor to receive the prestigious ranking for two years straight; almost a year to the date of our first appearance on the Inc. 5000 list, we acknowledge that our company’s two primary motivators remain crystal clear; our unwavering commitment to developing cutting-edge and user-engaging applications to help our clients earn ROI from their essential mobile and web activities – and the celebration of our heritage as a leader in nearshoring and our leadership in capitalizing on the amazing growth of technological resources in Guadalajara, Mexico.
The tide is again shifting in software development: A recent publication by Nearshore Americas, in partnership with nearshoring leaders like iTexico, indicates that User Experience (also known as UX) is quickly becoming a top priority for software development firms worldwide.
The concern? Despite the ability to keep up with most trends, current nearshore talent may not be 100 percent ready to meet today’s business and end-user demands. Why is there so much buzz in the nearshore community about UX resources – and how will companies like iTexico handle the Sea Change?