India still top choice for offshoring (but only in the short term)

ZDNet Asia reports that Bangalore has retained its position as the ideal global delivery location for businesses, according to a new report from IDC.

The research analyst’s Global Delivery Index (GDI) indicated that India is still the offshoring country of choice. In its second edition, IDC’s GDI ranks 35 cities in the region based on criteria such as labor and rent costs, language skills and political risk.

But China is hot on India’s heals.

Beijing made significant progress moving up three places, with the investment in Beijing’s infrastructure and the environment for the upcoming Olympic Games sharpening the city’s competitive edge.

“With prices on the rise in India, locations like Beijing with established infrastructure and lower costs will be in demand, Beijing also has a highly skilled workforce, supported by a strong education network.” Jenna Griffin, Senior Research Analyst for global delivery services research, IDC Asia-Pacific.

Here are the Top 10 Global Delivery Locations:

There is more commentary from ZDNet Asia here.

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