Ukraine in Top 30 Gartner’s Countries for Offshore and Nearshore
- Business and Technology
Ukraine has joined Gartner’s list of TOP 30 outsourcing destinations since 2007. In its annual reports world’s leading research organization looks at the credentials of 72 countries as offshore locations, and lists the top 30 destinations.
Gartner used ten criteria that it determined important for organizations to consider when looking at a potential location for offshore or nearshore IT operations or business process services. They were: language, government support, labor pool, infrastructure, educational system, cost, political and economic environment, cultural compatibility, global and legal maturity, and data and intellectual property security and privacy.
Considering EMEA, locations such as Ireland, Israel, Northern Ireland, and South Africa rated well for language skills, because of the quality and quantity of English-language speakers. However, other countries such as the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, and Romania gave credit for the availability of alternative languages that address the needs of an increasing number of continental European buyers.
Recent EU entrants Slovakia and Romania, together with Russia and Ukraine are scored well on cost grounds. Increasingly, companies are choosing offshore providers in Eastern European countries such as Ukraine, where language skills are better and outsourcing providers appear to have a more in-depth understanding of their clients than competitors further east. Ukrainian offshore outsourcing companies have been providing software development services since the early 1990s, one of them Mirasoft Group started to provide outsourcing software development services since 1989, and today the company already exists for more than 20 years.
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