Selecting offshore destination just got easier – Gartner has its new list now. While I am often skeptical about info you can get from Gartner reports, in particular in its application to small to medium sized businesses, I believe in its value as long as it’s taken with a grain of salt. “Determining the country or countries that are best placed to host offshore IT operations is a daunting task for many organizations, according to Gartner, Inc. This year, Gartner has assessed the suitability of 72 countries as offshore locations, and has announced its ‘Top 30’*. The analysis showed that the dynamic nature of the market has seen a number of countries position themselves as credible alternatives to the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China)…”
“In 2008, Gartner’s top 30 locations for offshore services, by region, were:
- Americas: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico and Panama
- Asia/Pacific: Australia, China, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam
- Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA): the Czech Republic, Egypt, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Morocco, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain and Ukraine
Although only seven countries from the Americas appeared in the final list of 30, these countries are becoming an attractive proposition for the largest buying market for offshore services – the US. ”
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