IT Management Slideshow: What Your CFO Thinks About Outsourcing NowBy Dennis McCafferty | Posted 02-28-2011
35 percent of U.S. tech companies are currently outsourcing services or manufacturing to other nations— down from 62 percent in 2009.
Among those U.S. tech companies that are currently not outsourcing, 38 percent say they wouldn't consider outsourcing beyond Canada, which they consider "their own backyard."
20 percent of those companies currently not outsourcing say they have no plans to outsource at all.
Respondents who currently outsource choose these locations (percent respondents)
China (35 percent)India (29 percent)Southeast Asia (24 percent)Western Europe (24 percent)Latin America (9 percent)
Top country for future outsourcing considerations (percent of all respondents):
India (24 percent).
Nearly a third of respondents say uncertain business or political climates are the greatest challenges for international growth.
Other challenges for international growth include (percent respondents):
Global business/tax regulations (19 percent)Intellectual property risk and exploitation (19 percent)Training needs (17 percent)Currency risk (14 percent)
More than seven in 10 respondents say the Obama administration's proposal of permanent research and development tax credits would positively affect their organizations.
More than two thirds of respondents say proposed regulations that allow organizations to quickly recognize revenue will positively impact their organizations.