Vietnam City Named in World’s Top-ten Outsourcing Destinations
Ho Chi Minh City, the biggest city of Vietnam has been named as one of the world’s top ten emerging locations for outsourcing, according to the Tholon’s survey on global service for 2008.
According to the survey, outsourcing to HCM City, which came in fourth place, generally falls into application development and maintenance, product development and testing.
Key outsourcing service providers in the city include FPT Software Outsourcing. The outsourcing companies are drawing most of their staff from graduates of HCM City National University and the University of Technical Education.
Cebu City in the Philippines took first place, which China cities Shanghai and Beijing placed second and third, the survey said.
From the fifth to ten places were Krakow ( Poland ) Kolkata ( India ), Cairo ( Egypt ), Sao Paulo ( Brazil ), Buenos Aires ( Argentina ) and Shenzhen ( China ).
Hanoi ranked eleventh in the top 50 Emerging Global Outsourcing Cities, up one place from 2007.
The Global Services-Tholons Study combines results from surveys and interviews with key providers to identify which cities are set to be the next hotspots for the outsourcing industry. The survey examines a wide range of criteria, including scale and quality of the workforce, education, cost, infrastructure, risk profile and quality of life.
Tholons is a leading full-service Strategic Advisory firm for Global Outsourcing and Investments. It offers a full range of services related to developing and executing outsourcing and globalization strategies. (VNA)