Strategic CIO // IT Strategy
Commentary
11/25/2013
01:00 AM
Andy Sealock
Andy Sealock
Commentary

Outsourcing: Why Onshore Vs. Offshore Isnít The Right Question

Well publicized offshore outsourcing challenges, a narrowing labor-cost gap, and political considerations have some aggressively promoting onshoring. But they're missing the point.

Percentage of Outsourced IT Operations

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cheader
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cheader,
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11/25/2013 | 11:24:16 AM
RealityCheck
With a population of 1.2 million, India does not have one university ranked in the worlds top 300 universities so in other words your outsourcing your work to Devry Institute caliber worker. This is why most outsourcing projects fail
Lorna Garey
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Lorna Garey,
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11/25/2013 | 10:18:22 AM
Sabotage?
Judging from the heated response of IT pros to any discussions of sending jobs offshore (or H1-B), there seems to be a 'fox guarding the henhouse' angle.

It must be tempting for an on-staff IT pro to at least downplay the quality of offshore partners, at worst actively seek to sandbag these relationships. Maybe it's fear their jobs will be the next to go, maybe just general prejudice. Either way, if done in a subtle way, that must be difficult for business management to detect.
RobPreston
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RobPreston,
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11/25/2013 | 9:41:50 AM
Gone Bad
There's no shortage of press on onshore outsourcing deals gone bad either. As the author suggests, problems with offshore providers can arise because of time zone and cultural/communications differences, but when outsourcing relationships fail it's usually for more complex reasons. 
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