Author: Michał Sztanga

Is it a culture thing? Finding a cultural match with suppliers.

At the recent CIO Watercooler LIVE in Leeds event, delegates enjoyed a discussion on how to maximise the relationship between a client and a development provider. CIO Mark Aikman and Future Processing’s Michal Sztanga outlined their experiences and gave their insights – which were sometimes quite radical for our industry – into how a true partnering relationship can work brilliantly.

Top 5 qualities to look for in a strategic IT partner

The IT market continues to evolve and shifts away from the traditional, towards the disruptive. Some of the trends I’ve noticed is that IT outsourcing firms have become more focused on long-term cooperation and becoming a client’s partner for years.

Requirements specification for building new software

If you want your software developers to create an app that perfectly addresses the needs of its users, proper requirements gathering is inescapable. The more attention you spend on defining...

Focus on Digital Transformation

Digital transformations are hard to get right. McKinsey Global Survey on digital transformation has shown low success rates of transformation efforts with around eight in ten respondents saying their organisations...

How to Write an Effective RFI to Evaluate Your Potential IT Suppliers?

Since establishing Future Processing nearly 20 years ago, we have responded to countless requests for proposal – some better written than others. But what we have found is that often companies worry about their RFIs and many ask for feedback. For companies making their first foray into offshore development, writing the RFI can be daunting, and understandably so. Bearing this in mind, here are a few tips I have picked up over the years on what makes a good RFI to understand to a supplier.

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