Offshore Outsourcing to India is about quality and value addition
at a reduced cost. The shift in motivation is already apparent. The
fact that so many companies continue to outsource is proof of this.
Along with the sheer volume of work that is pouring into the country
comes recognition of the talent and expertise possessed by Indian
In an article featured in COMPUTERWORLD on India's prowess in the outsourcing domain, several analysts and outsourcing parties believed that cost was no longer the only reason why outsourcing to India is an attractive option. Companies in countries such as Russia and China
have begun offering better rates than Indian companies.
Already many companies are outsourcing with quality rather than cost in mind. Google's recent announcement about setting up an R&D center in Bangalore reflects this new mindset. In an article featured in the E- Commerce Times, the author comments on Google's hiring practices as legendary, with the company "...reportedly selecting only graduates of the nation's top schools to be considered for employment". The company's move is motivated by the vast engineering talent pool in India and is not a cost cutting move. ("Google Eyes India R&D Facility for 2004", by Keith Regan, E Commerce Times, December 12, 2003)
There are three broad areas of IT expertise