Malaysia's second smallest state Penang is the third-largest economy amongst the states in Malaysia. This destination houses key outsourcing players such as IBM, Idea Capital, Intel, Motorola, MoBif, Citicorp, Agilent, JABIL Shared Service Center, DELL, Seagate, National Instruments, PMC Sierra.
Education plays a significant role in this city as it has 33 universities and private colleges. Thus, there are plenty of English speaking developers available. However, in comparison to China and India the labor cost is expensive.
Government policies -no income tax for up to 10 years, investment tax allowance, no duties on import of multimedia equipment for Malaysia Status Companies -are encouraging.
Picture perfect Perth takes pride in being placed eighth in The Economists 2010 list of Worlds Most Livable Cities. Once known as the City of Lights, it encapsulates fantastic weather, lovely beaches, grand golf courses, good infrastructure and friendly inhabitants.
The capital and largest city of Australia, Perth dominates the Western Australian economy. Also, it houses four public and one private university churning out educated workforce. Thus, there are many driving factors for outsourcing firms - access to cheap skills, cultural match between the vendor and client, English-speaking
population, and proximity to worlds top markets and Government support.
The Perth managed services sector is saturated with providers including ASG, CSC, Empired and Fujitsu, which benefit from lengthy government contracts, with still more coming in, like CSG.
The Seoul Special City, capital and largest city of South Korea, ranks 10th on the chart of top ten global cities in the Global City Index of 2010. This city accounts for only 0.6percent of South Korea's land, yet it generates 21percent of the country's GDP. Equipped with highly technological infrastructure, this destination is headquarters for Samsung, LG, Hyundai, Kia and SK.
Home to a large number of universities-Seoul National University,Korea University and Yonsei University- it produces educated resources. However, English is an issue. Outsourcing centers face difficulties in finding manpower with language compatibilities.
The future looks bright for Seoul as South Korea's IT market is projected to strengthen in 2010. Also, South Korea plans to invest $341.1M by 2013 for developing local software industry.
As the capital of Republic of China, Taipei is the nucleus of rapid economic development in the country. It is the largest city of Taiwan, that holds one of the world's largest foreign exchange reserves for over $352B. The GDP per capita of Taipei is 48,400, the second highest in Asia.
On the education front, 20 universities have campuses located in this city. These include National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) - Taiwan's oldest university,National Taiwan University (NTU),
National Taiwan Normal University, Mandarin Training Center and more. Thus, it generates a talent pool of valuable workforce.
This destination is performing well in manufacturing outsourcing space. Credit goes to its growing outsourcing orders for notebooks and PCs. In addition, Taiwan's cellphone shipment is expected to rise 23.8percent to hit 26.26 million.