Portugal is in the list of best worldwide locations for IT services outsourcing1. According to the Portugal Outsourcing Association2:
- Based on testimonies from companies with shared services centres in Portugal, IT professionals community is amongst the most skilled, creative and committed people when compared with other locations;
- Portugal has a competitive cost/value environment among its competitors within the European Context;
- Top performer in Language skills and innate ability to work effectively in multicultural, cross-border working environments;
- According to the World Economic Forum, Portugal is amongst the best in Europe in terms of infrastructures and utilities, the 21st out of 133 World economies and 12th within Europe.
1 Marriot, Ian (2012), Gartner’s 30 Leading Locations for Offshore Services, Gartner, Inc.
2 Portugal’s Outsourcing Association (2010), Portugal, a nearshore outsourcing location