18 Mar Domestic Outsourcing Versus Offshore Outsourcing
More and more businesses are migrating from in-house applications and infrastructure, to remote desktop servers, off-site server farms, and remote application hosting. As organizations try to keep up with the competition, increase efficiency and cost control, and take advantage of new technology, this trend will continue to grow. Another trend is the increased use of domestic outsourcing over offshore outsourcing.
Why Domestic Outsourcing?
– The number one reason given for hesitancy to embrace cloud outsourcing is a concern over security. In today’s increasingly hacker-aware environment, offshore outsource providers, fairly or not, are coming under closer scrutiny and suspicion. Going with an on-shore, or domestic, ASP, allays security fears somewhat.
– Cultural differences and language barriers can affect communications and efficiency when outsourcing offshore. Domestic outsource providers will better understand the economics and goals of the company operations.
– Legal issues, particularly with regard to compliance, may be better understood and followed by domestic providers. In some cases, it may be illegal to outsource offshore.
– One side effect of domestic outsourcing may seem minor, but it can dramatically affect business reputation and customer loyalty. Companies that outsource off-shore often receive bad press and negativity for being perceived as taking jobs away from domestic workers and contributing to unemployment rates. Outsourcing domestically provides a company with many opportunities for positive public relations.
CyberlinkASP Is Your Choice
While we have offices in Chicago and London, CyberlinkASP is located in Dallas, Texas and provides IT solutions operating from the U.S. To further discuss the advantages of a domestic ASP, call us at 972-262-5200 today!