Software Outsourcing to Nepal
Nepal would like to be an outsourcing destination of choice and feels much of its future lies there. However, on-going guerilla warfare hampers the development of business infrastructure and adds to the risk of project delays.
Members of the Accelerance Global Partner Network (GPN) from Nepal have been thoroughly screened and vetted. References have been carefully checked as well as proficiency in spoken and written English. The GPN member has agreed to strict intellectual property protection requirements.
Working with outsourcers in Nepal – Pluses
Nepalese outsourcers specialize primarily in Internet-based applications for clients in North America and Europe.
The Nepalese government’s Information Technology Policy, released in 2000, made a commitment that Nepal would become a player in global information technology by 2005. They have not reached this goal, but they are trying.
Deregulation in the telephony and ISP sectors has improved some of the communication infrastructure. However, Internet access speed is hampered due the latency caused by satellite Internet access.
Working with outsourcers in Nepal – Minuses
The outsourcing vendors in Nepal are creative in finding ways to keep business moving in this country where the army and rebels are battling outside of Kathmandu. For example, many companies hire people who live within walking distance from work. Others have invested heavily in power backup systems. Many vendors in Kathmandu have guards for added protection of staff.