IT Management Slideshow: What Your CFO Thinks About Outsourcing Now

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 02-28-2011

35 percent

35 percent of U.S. tech companies are currently outsourcing services or manufacturing to other nations&#151 down from 62 percent in 2009.

35 percent

38 percent

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."

38 percent

20 percent

20 percent of those companies currently not outsourcing say they have no plans to outsource at all.

20 percent

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)

Respondents who currently outsource choose these locations (percent respondents)

Top country for future outsourcing considerations (percent of all respondents):

India (24 percent).

Top country for future outsourcing considerations (percent of all respondents):

31 percent

Nearly a third of respondents say uncertain business or political climates are the greatest challenges for international growth.

31 percent

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)

Other challenges for international growth include (percent respondents):

71 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.

71 percent

68 percent

More than two thirds of respondents say proposed regulations that allow organizations to quickly recognize revenue will positively impact their organizations.

68 percent