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Outsorcing, CIO.com, good articles

Hi guys

I was reading the edition of CIO magazine online and found a whole lot of articles on the subject very interesting. They seem to focus on the fact that outsourcing isn't as cheap as it sounds, that in the long term outsourcing could even mean the end of the american IT department.

Please, do read it.

RP
Sunday, September 14, 2003

Also an  in-depth article on the same subject here:

http://www.baselinemag.com/article2/0,3959,1256718,00.asp

Chi Lambda
Sunday, September 14, 2003

"It's a difficult area for CIOs to manage. Work is much easier to do with offshore workers onsite, but to cut costs they must push as much overseas as possible. Conversely, the more manpower based offshore, the more project problems and delays. Barry-Wehmiller's Hergenroether says the amount of workers you can reasonably send offshore depends on the type of work being done. Industry- or company-specific system development requires more developers onsite. Legacy maintenance or simple upgrades may not require a soul."

Looks like a guide for how to stay employed in the good 'ol U.S. of A.

Jim Rankin
Monday, September 15, 2003

Also:

"Another productivity killer is high turnover at offshore vendors. Attrition rates climb as high as 35 percent in India, according to the National Association of Software and Service Companies."

More attrition means more job hopping means Indian salaries increase means savings over on-shore developers dissipate.

So if you know any developers in India, convince them they need to switch jobs and demand pay raises :).

Jim Rankin
Monday, September 15, 2003

"Looks like a guide for how to stay employed in the good 'ol U.S. of A."

I wish this was true, but those cio.com articles mentioned that work that many people said would never go offshore is starting to leave this country as well.


Monday, September 15, 2003

Our company just got into outsorcing and I already feel like a piece of beef up for auction or a slave with a chain around his neck being sold to the cheapest bidder.(because they suppressed salaries 3 years prior)What really hurts is I am 59 and with the company for 30 years and because of my health it would be hard to go anywhere else.Ah! not to worry my company said the outsorcer may offer me a job with similar benefits and if I did not take it the would sever my @ss without severence pay.Oh well just another step toward global socialism!!!!!

John
Saturday, July 31, 2004

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