Category Archives: Nearshoring

I speak to many people about offshoring and nearshoring. One of the central themes that come up is the move from ‘providing people’ to ‘R&D offshoring’ and ‘collaborative innovation’. Instead of providing people for specific customer projects, companies look at joint innovation.

Products that are developed for a customer, can be sold in the local market of the offshore provider. Software that is developed by the offshore provider for the local market or another customer in another country, can be sold in the country of the customer.

Hugo Messer 23 July 2014

It is no secret that call center outsourcing is a well known industry; as a matter of fact, there are so many people who know of the many advantages of offshore outsourcing and plan to explore it. There are a lot of jargons used in the “offshore outsourcing” business, which are known to be quite confusing.

Daven Michaels 4 September 2013

Last week, one of my colleagues from Kiev pointed me to a very interesting article on the real reason why outsourcing fails. The main point made in the article is that the underlying (failure) factor in all offshoring relationships is the …

Hugo Messer 27 June 2013

A few weeks back I wrote an article about What makes global teamwork, offshoring, nearshoring and remote cooperations so interesting. I have a critical father in law who told me that I described some pitfalls that I walked into and asked …

Hugo Messer 12 March 2013
negative stories around offshoring

I started in the offshoring/nearshoring/outsourcing market in 2005 and in that year, I already heard people share negative stories about offshoring. Today, in 2012, this is still the case, maybe even more, as more people have experience. It surprises me …

Hugo Messer 16 November 2012