A common critique of offshore outsourcing is that wage inflation in India is quickly shrinking the value of labor arbitrage. However, this analysis is based on three myths:
- Myth #1: All Indian IT Wage Levels are Going Up at a Dramatic Pace
- Myth #2: Increased wages in India translate directly to increased costs for U.S. buyers of IT services
- Myth #3: The cost savings from labor arbitrage in India will be lost in the very near future
This post exposes the flaws in Myth #2 and explains how outsourcing professionals can leverage the truth to improve decision making and negotiations. We explained Myth #1 here, and will explore Myth #3 in a future post.