Sneak is always prepared to hear both sides of any argument; so when the naysayers and the poo-pooers talk about the perils of outsourcing, you can be rest assured to get a fairly balanced reaction from yours truly. The arguments against IT offshoring usually go along the lines of, "Don't do business over there because: the transport infrastructure is terrible, and/or the economy is unstable, and/or the workforce is unreliable”. But these have always seemed outdated arguments to Sneak.
That was until one of Sneak’s colleagues recently found himself on the wrong end of the Indian High Commission. Said colleague was offered the chance to visit one of the country’s premier offshore IT firms. He duly handed over his passport to receive the necessary entry documents – but unfortunately it failed to materialise long after the flights departed.
Sneak reckons the best way to publicise the country's credentials as a reliable and credible destination for your IT outsourcing needs, might not be to lose the passports of those due for a visit to be reassured that the location is in fact fully set up to cope with the demands of 21st century commerce. In the meantime, Sneak's colleague plans to replicate the trip that never was by sitting at home with a takeaway, a box of Imodium and the central heating on full.
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