Benefits in outsourcing IT closer to home
Western companies wanting to outsource their IT services
might benefit from a supplier close to home, rather than automatically
looking to Eastern Europe or Asia.
Speaking to Computer Weekly, Isban Juan Jose Kuntz, the
chief executive of Santander's technology division, noted the benefits
Spain has to offer. A high number of IT professionals, knowledge of
retail banking and competitive rates were some of the benefits
Working with IT outsourcing companies in Spain could be a
way of accessing cost-effective services in South America, as countries
such as Brazil and Argentina have been establishing themselves as IT
offshoring destinations for the past ten years or so.
Another Computer Weekly article stated that IT
outsourcing firms in India are looking to expand their client base
beyond Europe and the US to places such as Brazil, Russia and China in
order to stay competitive.
Mark Raphael, an IT sourcing expert at PA Consulting,
comments: "Over the last five years the number of viable offshore
locations available to UK companies looking to outsource IT services has
increased significantly. This is not only because of local investment
in countries such as Spain, South Africa and Ireland but also the
realisation from buyers of these services that price is not the only
determinant of value when selecting an offshore location. "Factors such
as accessibility, cultural fit, language capability and political
stability also play important roles in selecting the right location for
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