Any time a company explores offshoring instead of onshoring, the stakeholders should carefully analyze the different aspects that come into play in offshoring. A long-distance collaboration has the potential of letting the customer save money, but other risks may become too important to neglect and perhaps may even endanger the project. This Discussion is designed to help you evaluate a situation to establish if offshoring is the correct move.
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• Read articles about reasons for selecting the offshoring option. Discuss the reasons that push for offshoring.
• If you were managing the production of an IT-related piece of hardware that was contracted offshore, what do you envision to be some of the factors that influence the project?