1. Karachi, Pakistan
This year's most dangerous city is Pakistan's finance hub. The city is one of the largest in the world with more than 15 million inhabitants. Growing geopolitical issues, crime and corruption, the threat of terrorism, and currency fluctuations were reasons for the port city's poor ranking.
Ten most dangerous places to offshore your IT.
A report published by the Brown-Wilson Group details which locations are the most risky places to offshore your IT in 2010.
Interestingly, none of the top 10 this year featured last year. Indian cities no longer feature, in contrast to 2009 , when Mumbai and Delhi were ranked ninth and sixth most dangerous respectively. Mumbai is now the 19th safest.
Another interesting revelation is that Rio De Janeiro in Brazil, which was the eighth most dangerous city to offshore work to, is now the 22nd safest,
The variables taken into consideration are:
- Corruption and organised crime
- Network and infrastructure security
- Currency stability
- Personal crime rate and police-to-citizen ratio
- Environmental waste and pollution
- Legal system
- Weather/climate threats