Onshore Outsourcing

"Why send IT work to India when you can pay a little more and have it done in middle America or the South? The concept of providing IT services from some lower-cost regions in the United States made so much sense to Kathy White, former CIO at health-care conglomerate Cardinal Health Inc., that she took $2 million of her own money and started a business around it. 'If we can outsource to India, then we can outsource to Arkansas,' White says...

The company specializes in developing applications for vertical industries with a large presence in the locations where it operates. For instance, staffers in Greenville will focus on building applications for many of the large health-care companies based in the Raleigh, N.C., area. Staff in Jonesboro will concentrate on supply-chain and distribution applications for the retail industry."

Read more in this InformationWeek article.