Outsourcing technology solutions to both onshore and offshore partners have been a conventional and regular practice for many businesses. However, the recent years have witnessed a significant shift in outsourcing trends adopted by many companies across the globe. Outsourcing the projects to offshore partners has always been a mostly uncontentious practice for many companies. Nevertheless, recent research showed that when it comes to outsourcing, companies consider the proximity of the talent pool to be a critical success factor. Outsourcing operations to another company located in the home country or region have allowed businesses to leverage the benefits of highly skilled labor with little or no language barrier. Furthermore, the increasing cost of offshore resources has reduced the merit available from a pure labor arbitrage perspective. Outsourcing operations of the company within the country also have the added advantage of probability for more frequent site visits. Besides, the proliferation of automation into working space that eliminates the need for humans to perform transactional activities has also attributed to diminishing demand for offshore/low-cost resources. The recent change in political scenarios such as the 2016 US elections and the Brexit Referendum have also influenced pre-existing outsourcing practices. This has pushed leading companies to increasingly discard their old outsourcing model and set up outsourcing centers in remote and small US cities.
The advent of revolutionizing technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, and increasing cybersecurity needs has prompted businesses to leverage these technologies to stay competitive. Companies outsourcing their operations offshore into countries such as India and Vietnam are thus increasingly investing in talents that possess these cutting-edge skills.
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