There was a time when outsourcing complex business requirements, most of them being critical in nature, was completely unheard of. Several factors such as time difference, lack of trust, inadequate knowledge and language barriers hindered companies from outsourcing work to service providers outside the United States.
However, this changed dramatically with internet becoming accessible to almost all major players in the market, especially in the developing nations. In view of recession, several companies in the United States looking to cut costs, viewed outsourcing as one of the best ways of getting more work done in relatively shorter time and smaller budget.
United States is one of the highest offshore services providers to countries such as China, India, Philippines, Russia and Brazil. With IT development becoming more complex and ever increasing competition, getting the work done on time has become need of the hour. Outsourcing some of this work helps distribute the workload, where all that the company needs to do is integrate the work submitted. Such a strategy has helped companies in United States tap in the tremendous talent and knowledge held by the service providers, especially in the field of IT and engineering. This also helps them focus on major business objectives, leaving the ground work to service providers.