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June 18, 2013

How to Evaluate the Risk of Outsourcing Locations

There are more viable offshore outsourcing destinations than ever before -- a great boon for IT leaders seeking new sources of talent, language capabilities, nearshore support, and risk diversification. But IT organizations can no longer afford to take traditional view of outsourcing location assessment.

"The maturity of global delivery models also continues to increase, and given the demands of increasingly global businesses, this trend will only continue," says Charles Green, an analyst in the sourcing and vendor management practice of Forrester Research. "However while a geographically diverse portfolio of suppliers brings benefits it also requires clients to diligently manage the increased risk of such a portfolio."

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http://www.cio.com/article/735060/How_to_Evaluate_the_Risk_of_Outsourcing_Locations