It's time to think outside the box when assessing offshoring risk

06/18/2013 | CIO.com

Enterprises have more options than ever for outsourcing IT services overseas, but experts say many continue to limit their opportunities by applying outdated risk assessments that consider geography above all other variables. According to Charles Green, an analyst at Forrester Research, while geopolitics and business environments play an important role in determining offshoring suitability, those factors need to be weighed with other concerns such as vendor viability. "For example, if a location is evaluated as having high risk, there may be mitigating factors such as whether you already have a local presence in the country," Green said.

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