Bangladesh ranked among 30 countries for offshore services

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Bangladesh ranked among 30 countries for offshore services
Staff Reporter

DHAKA, DEC 23: Bangladesh has been ranked among the world’s top 30 emerging nations where IT services could be shifted in 2010-2011. Gartner Inc. the World’s leading information technology research and advisory company, has included Bangladesh for the first time along with 29 other top countries.

In its report, eight new countries have made their debut among the Top 30, reported online news portal WEBWIRE.

Eight new countries have moved into the Top 30 – five for the first time – Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Colombia, Mauritius and Peru – along with three re-entrants – Panama, Sri Lanka and Turkey.

“This year the Top 30 countries are exclusively emerging nations,” said Ian Marriott, research vice president at Gartner.

Marriott said many organizations that choose to shift IT services to lower-cost countries are daunted by the task of determining which country or countries would best host their operations.

“As the pace of change is slower in developed countries we have chosen to focus on those locations that are still maturing and developing, domestically and internationally,” the Gartner vice-president said.

Nine countries from Asia/Pacific were represented in the 30 leading countries, compared with 10 in previous years.  These included the leading country in offshore services – India – and the greatest challenger in terms of potential scale – China.

Emerging nations have placed significant emphasis on IT and business process services providing a vehicle for their economic growth, as many potential trading partners are moving from recession to tentative growth, Marriott said.

Bangladesh along with other countries in the region was rated “very good” for cost, with the exception of Malaysia, which was rated “good”.

Overall, the cost dimension for the Asia/Pacific region continues to offer an advantage over the Americans and EMEA.

In the remaining categories, however, the region is noticeably weaker. The political and economic environment remains a concern for many companies when moving work to offshore locations, and global and legal maturity is still an area of weakness for the region, with only India and Malaysia reaching a rating of “good”, Gartner said.

Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam are from Asia/Pacific region.  Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama and Peru are from Americas.

Countries from Europe, the Middle East and Africa are Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Hungary, Mauritius, Morocco, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, Turkey and Ukraine.

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