Following my post yesterday about the latest findings of Capgemini’s Executive Outsourcing Survey about where people offshore IT here is the top five considerations when choosing where to offshore IT.
I am afraid cheap labour still leads the pack with a massive 79% of senior executives at corporates saying the cost of labour is a top consideration when choosing a destination. I presume they prefer lower cost labour.
According to the Capgemini survey the top five factors listed by executives in choosing an outsourcing destination are:
Labour costs (79%)
Technology & infrastructure capabilities (62%)
Skilled labour (61%)
Language proficiency (49%)
Economic stability (44%)
So despite constantly hearing that offshoring is not about cost it seems nothing has changed.