IT Sourcing Europe highlights the findings of its recent Swedish Software Development Survey 2010 with regards to the key obstacles in the way of successful in-house software development.
IT Sourcing Europe , a UK-based nearshore IT sourcing research and advisory company, has just closed its Swedish In-House Software Development Survey, conducted in the frames of the All-European IT Research 2010. The survey was aimed to explore the key trends, challenges and best practices of the in-house software development among the Swedish companies. The survey was completed by the 232 companies representing all of the major vertical markets.
The survey finds that 23% of Swedish respondents point to high costs of application development, implementation and maintenance as well as domestic IT resources as the greatest challenge of their in-house development. Additionally, 22% of companies point to the slow time it takes to develop and market a software product, while 21% of companies mention application bugs/errors fixing that takes extra time and resources amongst their greatest challenges.
To respond to these challenges, 42% of Swedish companies take both reactive and proactive actions to improve their software development methodology, 20% encourage their IT staff to work overtime and 18% distribute development between freelancers, local IT partners and internal IT departments.
Overall, 30% of survey respondents admitted the fact that Sweden is currently facing significant shortages of domestic IT specialists as well as very high rates of software development staff turnover.
More thought-provoking findings can be found in the Swedish IT Sourcing and Software Development Intelligence Report 2010 .