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In my current line of work, India is often associated with a lower cost labor supply. I know random statistics related to this: for each person’s work sent offshore, the receiving location often staffs 1.3 to 1.7 people to do the work until processes are stabilized. Ratios can reach as high as 1 sending FTE to 2.1 receiving FTE before process improvement occurs. If not properly managed, total costs can increase in an outsourced environment even as individual compensation decreases. These questions never come up at trivia night. Fortunately I picked up a few more anecdotes on my visit to Bangalore, India this month: Infrastructure mismatch – Components of the environment rarely develop at the same pace. Traffic congestion results. The ebbing and flowing…