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A Buyer's Guide to Offshore Outsourcing

A Buyer's Guide to Offshore Outsourcing

Wondering where to send your call centres, application development and QA testing? Check the map for a worldwide comparison of prices, risks and other critical considerations.


Poland

Government support/laws: Fair.

Quality initiatives: 2622 ISO 9000 certifications.

Major providers: NA.

Major customers: NA.

Cities/Centres of outsourcing: Krakow.

National IT organisation: NA.

Size of industry: NA.

Total labour force: 17.4 million.

Areas of expertise: Application development, application maintenance.


Romania

Government support/laws: NA.

Quality initiatives: 1670 ISO 9000 certifications.

Major providers: NA.

Major customers: NA.

Cities/Centres of outsourcing: Brasov, Bucharest, Iasi.

National IT organisation: Association for Information Technology and Communications of Romania (www.atic.org.ro).

Size of industry: NA.

Total labour force: 9.9 million.

Areas of expertise: NA.


Russian Federation

Government support/laws: Poor. Byzantine business laws and tax structures hamper growth, but there are signs of improvement.

Quality initiatives/CMM/ISO: Three Russian companies currently certified to CMM standards; 1517 ISO 9000 certifications.

Major providers: Fort-Ross IT Services (consortium; www.fort-ross.ru), Luxoft (www.luxoft.com), Novosoft (www.novosoft-us.com), STAR SPB (www.star.spb.ru).

Major customers: Boeing, General Electric, US Department of EnergyMajor centres of outsourcing: Moscow, Novosibirsk (Siberia), St Petersburg.

Outsourcing organisations: Inforus (www.inforus.org), National Software Development Alliance (www.russoft.org).

Size of industry: 100 companies employ 8000 professionals; $US60 million to $US100 million.

Total labour force: 72.6 million.

Areas of expertise: Application development, migrating and porting, application maintenance, enterprise application integration, QA testing, packaged software implementation.

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