1. Study lists Longmont as alternative to offshoring IT, other services

    LONGMONT — Longmont is listed among a number of midsize U.S. cities that make attractive alternatives to offshore locations in India and elsewhere for information technology and business process services, according to research released Friday. The study was done by The Hackett Group ( ), a Miami-based intellectual-property-based strategic consultancy and best-practices implementation firm.

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    1. Wage increases in certain offshore countries has shrunk the cost gaps with many U.S. cities.
    2. Customer-facing activities are most typically brought onshore, (such as) service-desk and end-user support, business analysis, agile development groups, user acceptance testing, infrastructure engineering and operations work.
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