Gartner Research

Tutorial for Defining Key Offshore Services and Global Delivery Terms

Published: 06 August 2008

ID: G00159395

Analyst(s): Allie Young, Ian Marriott , Frances Karamouzis


This research defines key terms and concepts associated with the global delivery of IT-enabled services, commonly referred to as "offshore services."

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Context
  • Analysis
  • Definition of Terms
    • Offshore Services
    • "On-site," "Onshore," "Nearshore" and "Offshore"
    • Global Delivery and Global Delivery Model
    • Sourcing Options for Offshore Services
    • Provider Types
  • Key Facts

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