HCM City and Hanoi have held their rankings among the top 100 IT
outsourcing cities of the world last year, says international market
HCM City slipped one position from 2010 while Hanoi kept its place, Tholons said.
In 2009 the two cities dropped from fifth to tenth, losing their worldwide edge.
Tholons forecasts, however, that Vietnam will emerge as one of the
major providers of information technology services outsourcing in
Southeast Asia, and could replace China and India .
The global adviser said despite experiencing a stagnant growth rate,
HCM City has a chance to boost its attractiveness of software
According to the Vietnam Software
Association, HCM City and Hanoi accounted for 90 percent of the
country's software outsourcing revenue in the last several years.
Low labour costs, improved business environment and a skilled
workforce were the main factors attracting leading technology firms such
as Intel, IBM and Siemens to set up distribution centres in Vietnam ,
the association said.
The salary for Business
Processing Outsourcing personnel in Vietnam was about 75 percent lower
than Chinese major cities such as Beijing , Shanghai and Dalien.
Meanwhile, thanks to a long period of French rule,
Vietnam has an advantage in the French language, which can attract
French firms such as ESI, Mega International, Sysun and Worketer. Some
have already visited HCM City and Hanoi to find business
Tholons said India is the top
outsourcing nation with six cities among the top 10. They are Bangalore
, Mumbai, Delhi , Chennai, Hyderabad and Pune.-VNA