A few opinions on why outsourcing to Romania is a good deal:
For a country the size of Romania (21 million inhabitants), having more than 300 software developers working for Bill Gates in Redmond, WA is a remarkable achievement.
"Bill Gates once told me that he is very satisfied with the quality of the Romanian programmers and that he is already used to hearing English with a Romanian accent on campus. Moreover, other people from Microsoft share Bill Gates's opinion on the high level of expertise the Romanian speciaists have brought to Microsoft” said Mr. Silviu Hotaran, General Manager Microsoft Romania.
Source: “Banii nostri”, September 17, 2003
The Eastern European Translators Association classed Romanians as the best speakers of foreign languages in Europe. A study conducted by this organization shows that 60% of the Romanians speak a foreign language (usually English), 25% of them speak 2 foreign languages (usually English and French), while 4% of them speak more than 2 foreign languages. These figures clearly outdo the ones from countries with higher standards of living. For example, only 40% of the Germans, 35% of the French and 25% of the English speak a foreign language.