In what seems like a contradiction in terms, Gartner, a research analyst, is forecasting that even though outsourcing tends to get stronger during a recession, prices for outsourcing services will decline by a 5% to 20% margin.

Several Internet news sources quote Claudio Da Rold, a Gartner VP, as stating that there will be a reduction of prices in the next two years based on the current economic downturn. The reports cite increased competition in the market between traditional and new providers, as well as between emerging and traditional outsourcing destinations.

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