In every case, however, these pioneering U.S. companies stress that the key to creating a high-performing far offshore unit: work with a good, trustworthy partner.
One issue in going to an exotic location: its not easy to scale up staff swiftly. In Hanoi, for instance, Moss thinks the human resources are there for him to bump up to perhaps 200 software engineers. After that, it gets questionable. Similar caps apply to all the newly emerging outsourcing hotbeds, from Chile to Pakistan. Only India has what appears to be inexhaustible human resources.
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