Gartner Research

Offshoring IT Services Can Cut Costs: Options for a Potential Economic Downturn

Published: 27 March 2008

ID: G00155776

Analyst(s): Helen Huntley , Ian Marriott , Allie Young


Buyers of IT services are more willing to use offshore services to reduce/control IT costs. Gartner clients are asking how an economic slowdown will influence offshore services adoption and what they can expect in terms of offshore labor rates (particularly from India) in the near term.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • India‚Äôs Rising Wage Rates
    • What You Can Expect
    • What You Need to Do
  • Economic Slowdown
    • Best-Case Scenario
    • Worst-Case Scenario

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