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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.

BRAZIL: Up-and-comer.

Geopolitical risk.

English proficiency.

Average programmer salary: (minimum wage is $US1308/year (less than Chile, Argentina and more than India, Russia))Infrastructure: GoodPros: Local companies are beginning to develop their own IT services delivery capability.

Cons: Until recently, IT activity in Brazil was limited to that being done by large, multinational companies. Insider tip: It's the outsourcing leader in Latin America.

ARGENTINA: Rookie.

Geopolitical risk.

English proficiency.

Average programmer salary: (minimum wage is $US2400/year (a little less than Korea))Infrastructure: Fair. But telephone system frequently grounds out during storms, even in Buenos Aires.

Pros: Argentina has one of the most educated populations in South America, and the devalued peso makes Argentineans very affordable employees.

Cons: Highest salaries in South America, limited access to growth capital, lack of intellectual property protection and political instability. Insider tip: Argentina has had plenty to cry about - from political corruption to economic collapse. But there is still outsourcing potential here.

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