Indian cities dangerous for offshore outsourcing

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Washington, Mar 2: A report released by The Brown-Wilson Group, an outsourcing research firm cites 25 most dangerous cities for offshore outsourcing.  "Interruptions to US business customers have upset the sense of security that made Indian offshoring, in particular, an uncomplicated buying decision, " said Doug Brown co-author of the report '2009: The Year of Outsourcing Dangerously'.

He further said that infrastructure development is weak in Tier II Indian cities to alot offshore projects. Brown said that India's track record does not 'bode well for fast development', which is allowing other locations such as Latin America and central and eastern Europe to leap ahead.

"Further risk factors for offshore outsourcing like terrorism, potential war, disaster, network breaks, environmental disregards, crime and disease make contingency plans a 2009 necessity," says Brown. The trend emerging today, he says, is for IT outsourcing customers to seek out solutions closer to home—near shore or in the same country—where potential problems can be more closely managed.

Below is the list of 25 riskiest outsourcing destinations in the world:

1. Bogota, Columbia
2. Bangkok, Thailand
3. Johannesburg, South Africa
4. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
5. Kingston, Jamaica
6. Delhi/Noida/Gurgaon, India
7. Manila/Cebu/Makita, Philippines
8. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
9. Mumbai, India
10. Jerusalem, Israel
11. Curitiba, Brazil
12. Dalian, China
13. Juarez, Mexico
14. Brasilia, Brazil
15. Chandigarh, India
16. Colombo, Sri Lanka
17. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
18. Quezon City, Philippines
19. Accra, Ghana
20. Pune, India
21. Chennai, India
22. Hanoi, Vietnam
23. Bangalore, India
24. Hyderabad, India
25. Kolkata, India

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