Outsourcing: India Encounters Higher Costs and Turnover in China

An adjunct to my review of Steve Mezak‘s Software Without Borders which is published in issue #87 of Multilingual Computing and Technology:

High China staff costs prove hurdle for Tata Consultancy Services

Seems Indian outsourcing operations are outsourcing again to China and:

Executives at Tata Consultancy Services told the Financial Times that, for many senior positions, engineers can command 50-70 per cent more money in China than in India.

Still a lot cheaper than Western Europe and the US though, I’d bet. Just wait until India gets into the localization space. Combined with social translation, the cost pressures on existing big LSPs will be tremendous.

Ultan Ó Broin
Ultan Ó Broin (@localization), is an independent UX consultant. With three decades of UX and L10n experience and outreach, he specializes in helping people ensure their global digital transformation makes sense culturally and also reflects how users behave locally. Any views expressed are his own. Especially the ones you agree with.


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