I would like to start a debate of pros and cons of having a back office in a low cost of living place like Karachi, Pakistan. The cost of hiring a mid level developer here is $550/month and there is plenty of great resources available. Wondering why would a company chose not to build an office here?
Cost of operation is probably the only pro I can think of at the moment.
Cons, however, are slightly easier to list.
In my line, I've set up a few back office operations and the drawback is always lack of eduction, training, mid level guidance and connectivity.
the cost savings are worth it for me though, save nearly 50-100k per annum.