Advice for anyone considering outsourcing projects, whether at home or offshore, to reduce costs and increase competitiveness.
The advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing software development projects to India, an insider's view. The primary advantage is cost. The cost of resources is up to 30% of an IT resource in the United States or Europe, and probably better qualified. The salary of a developer is a mere $9000 USD per year. The resources that you are using are likely to incur lower expenses and promise to be more flexible.
Today, many organisations have decided to move their IT development offshore to reduce costs and increase competitiveness. They send work to places such as India, China and Russia. The cost savings in these countries is significant, but the headline saving is only a small part of the equation.