You and your company consider a variety of factors in deciding whether to offshore: market location, skilled worker pool, regional risk, etc. Apparently, innovation opportunity is not high on that list.
That was an early takeaway from our most recent Velocity webinar, which we held Tuesday, Feb. 19, and which is now archived.
We asked a series of questions during Wade McDaniel's hour-long presentation, “Is Outsourcing Dead?” One of those questions: “When considering offshoring, what is your most important consideration?” Market location was the top response, followed closely by the location of skilled workers. Innovation brought up the distant rear at 3.4 percent.
What gives? Innovation usually equals savings and time-to-market advantage, and one would think that might get more of a positive response. What's your take on this? Do those response rates resonate with you?
Let us know below and take the poll we’ve posted.
In addition, I invite you to check out McDaniel’s webinar. His thorough insights on and definitions of outsourcing trends were complemented by some really thoughtful questions from the audience.