Ten most dangerous places to offshore your IT


9. Dhaka, Bangladesh

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9. Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dhaka comes in at number nine just ahead of fellow Bangladeshi city Chittagong. In the centre of Bangladesh it has a poulation of more than 12 million.


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
  • Terrorism
  • Legal system
  • Weather/climate threats
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This report is a few years old, but I doubt much has changed. Our offshore outsourcing is from Brazil. I see there are three Brazilian cities in the top 20 most dangerous locations.

That is really unfortunate for the citizens of those countries, since these conditions hurt their employment opportunities and there really isn't anything that they can do about it.