India or Eastern Europe for Outsourcing?

October 27, 2007

In Bablion we trust… no one:

India and Eastern Europe are touted as low cost, high quality providers for outsourced software and web development. This is old news. The bargain that was once true became less true when the multinationals went there and the press started talking about these moves. Although cost savings can still be had and for a few more years; the risks increase proportionate to the expected savings.

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India or Eastern Europe for Outsourcing?

When Western Europeans ask my opinion about whether India or Eastern Europe is better for outsourcing software and web development, my preference is for the often ill-mannered Eastern Europeans. And, yes, Indian manners can be impeccable. But it’s better to suffer frequent complaints, bad attitude, and grumbling than meet with unexpectedly unsolved problems as the deadlines come and go- twice.
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