Outsourcing Slideshow: 9 Alternatives to Indian Outsourcing

By Ericka Chickowski  |  Posted 03-23-2009

9 Alternatives to Indian Outsourcing

 

9 Alternatives to Indian Outsourcing

Midwestern U.S.

Onshore outsourcing may be the way to go in today's political and economic climate.

Midwestern U.S.

Midwestern U.S.
Strengths: Public relations, culture and language compatibility, infrastructure, North American proximity
Weaknesses:

Cost  

Midwestern U.S.</b><br/><b>Strengths:</b> Public relations, culture and language compatibility, infrastructure, North American proximity<br/><b>Weaknesses:

Canada

Nearshore markets such as Canada are also another attractive option.

Canada

Canada
Strengths: culture and language compatibility, infrastructure, North American proximity
Weaknesses:

Cost  

Canada</b><br/><b>Strengths:</b> culture and language compatibility, infrastructure, North American proximity<br/><b>Weaknesses:

Singapore

One of the most mature IT outsourcing countries in the bustling Southeast Asian market.

Singapore

Singapore
Strengths: Political and economic climate, infrastructure
Weaknesses:

Cost, time zone difficulties

Singapore</b><br/><b>Strengths:</b> Political and economic climate, infrastructure<br/> <b>Weaknesses:

Brazil

This nearshore option is heating up as a business process outsourcing destination.

Brazil

Brazil
Strengths: Cultural compatibility, infrastructure, North American proximity
Weaknesses:

Educational system, security and privacy

Brazil</b><br/><b>Strengths:</b> Cultural compatibility, infrastructure, North American proximity <br/><b>Weaknesses:

Argentina

Another strong contender in South America, Argentina boasts a strong contingent of engineers.

Argentina

Argentina
Strengths: Cost, skilled labor pool, North American proximity
Weaknesses:

Political and economic climate

Argentina</b><br/><b>Strengths:</b> Cost, skilled labor pool, North American proximity<br/><b>Weaknesses:

The Philippines

The Philippines is known for strong BPO and call center offerings.

The Philippines

The Philippines
Strengths: Cost, language skills, cultural compatibility
Weaknesses:

Security and privacy, political and economic climate

The Philippines<br/><b>Strengths:</b> Cost, language skills, cultural compatibility<br/><b>Weaknesses:

China

China has become a viable sourcing country and is poised for growth.

China

China
Strengths: Lower costs, skilled labor pool
Weaknesses:

Security and privacy, political and economic climate, language skills

China</b><br/><b>Strengths: </b>Lower costs, skilled labor pool<br/><b>Weaknesses:

Egypt

Egypt is leading the charge in Africa's bid to become the newest IT outsourcing up-and-comer.

Egypt

Egypt
Strengths: Cost, European proximity
Weaknesses:

Infrastructure, political and economic climate

Egypt</b><br/><b>Strengths:</b> Cost, European proximity<br/><b>Weaknesses:

Poland

Poland offers good opportunities for companies with a strong European presence looking for affordable partners in close proximity.

Poland

Poland
Strengths: Skilled labor pool, European proximity, political and economic climate
Weaknesses:

Inadequate government support and subsidies.

Poland</b><br/><b>Strengths:</b> Skilled labor pool, European proximity, political and economic climate<br/><b>Weaknesses: