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Risk Centers

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As an addition to my rant on the dangers of outsourcing our data, I also would like to offer this list of risk centers. If you have data, programming, accounting, whatever, going out to these places please take a moment after you freak out a bit, to ponder closing those accounts.

Risk centers

These rankings are based on mean scores in 10 areas of risk as reported by The Brown-Wilson Group’s “2009: The Year of Outsourcing Dangerously.”

  • 1. Bogota, Colombia
  • 2. Bangkok, Thailand
  • 3. Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 4. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 5. Kingston, Jamaica
  • 6. Delhi/Noida/Gurgaon, India
  • 7. Manila/Cebu/Makita, Philippines
  • 8. Rio de Janeiro
  • 9. Mumbai, India
  • 10. Jerusalem
  • 11. Curitiba, Brazil
  • 12. Dalian, China
  • 13. Juarez, Mexico
  • 14. Brasilia, Brazil
  • 15. Chandigarh, India
  • 16. Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 17. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • 18. Quezon City, Philippines
  • 19. Accra, Ghana
  • 20. Pune, India
  • 21. Chennai, India
  • 22. Hanoi, Vietnam
  • 23. Bangalore, India
  • 24. Hyderabad, India
  • 25. Kolkata, India

The Worst Three Cities for …

These rankings also come from The Brown-Wilson Group’s report, “2009: The Year of Outsourcing Dangerously.”

Corruption & organized crime:

  • 1. Bogota, Colombia
  • 2. Juarez, Mexico
  • 3. Johannesburg, South Africa

Heightening transnational & geopolitical issues:

  • 1. Delhi/Noida/Gurgaon, India
  • 2. Jerusalem
  • 3. Colombo, Sri Lanka

Unsecured or unprotected networks and infrastructure:

  • 1. Bogota, Colombia
  • 2. Bangkok, Thailand
  • 3. Kingston, Jamaica

Unstable currency:

  • 1. Bangkok, Thailand
  • 2. Bogota, Colombia
  • 3. Johannesburg, South Africa

Personal crime rate/police-to-citizen ratio:

  • 1. Bangkok, Thailand
  • 2. Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 3. Rio de Janeiro

Environmental waste & pollution:

  • 1. Bangalore, India
  • 2. Chandigarh, India
  • 3. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

High terrorism/rebel target threat:

  • 1. Mumbai, India
  • 2. Delhi/Noida/Gurgaon, India
  • 3. Jerusalem

Legal system immaturity:

  • 1. Bangkok, Thailand
  • 2. Bogota, Colombia
  • 3. Kingston, Jamaica

Weather/climate threats:

  • 1. Kingston, Jamaica
  • 2. Manila/Cebu/ Makati, Philippines
  • 3. Bangkok, Thailand

Written by Krypt3ia

2009/03/04 at 01:02

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