Interesting take on our northern neighbor's quiet emergence as a popular destination for outsourced U.S. jobs -- especially for call centers. I was particularly struck by the quote from Keane's managing director for Canada saying American customers have fewer qualms about moving jobs because "they tend to view Canada as the next … Read more
Computerworld: "Educators and IT industry executives are warning that a crisis is looming in the IT job market. Only this time, it's not that there are too many job hunters seeking too few positions. To the contrary, they say that the U.S. isn't producing IT experts in the quantity and quality that it needs to remain the leader of the global IT market."
Also, read the insightful op-ed column by Harvard's Joseph Nye in this morning'… Read more
"India is the fastest growing market in Asia Pacific and from that standpoint it's a very critical market for Dell," said Paul-Henri Ferrand, vice president and general manager for South Asia at Dell Asia.
That's the sort of `whoa brother' number that should make policy makers sit up and notice. Like so many issues, offshore outsourcing was politicized to the point of trivialization during the presidential election season. Neither George Bush nor John Kerry ever engaged business and labor leaders in a serious dialogue. But if the Gartner figures are on target, both sides have a urgent interest in … Read more
India hasn't anything to worry about but U.S. firms have long been adding jobs in Ireland for the same reason they've opened up branches in places like Bangalore: They can tap a less expensive, English-speaking work force. Of course one should note that when it comes to Scotland, there's the extra bonus of being within a bar stool's reach of the greatest whiskey this side of heaven.
The Independent writes that Reuters' London office is on the verge of mutiny over the company's decision to outsource jobs to India. Truth be told, journalists do sometimes see conspiracies where none exist. But in this instance, the suspicion that management wants to relocate all the bureau's reporting jobs is not fired purely by paranoia.
Reuters has been on a cost-cutting jihad for quite some time now. The only difference is that reporters currently occupy some of the jobs … Read more
Over the weekend, Congress's lame duck session passed an omnibus spending bill that -- oh, by the way -- added another 20,000 H1-B visas for foreigners who receive advanced degrees in the United States.
"In its latest report, published last week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics could say only that 16,091 workers were laid off because of job relocations in the third quarter. It couldn't say how many jobs had shifted within the U.S. or were shipped overseas."
Your government tax dollars at work, folks.
So says Atul Vashistha, CEO of neoIT, whose San Ramon, Calif. consultancy just finished a survey of the most desirable locations for outsourcing in India. The big surprise was that New Delhi dropped from its perch as a top IT outsourcing destination in the early 1990??s to finish number twenty out of a possible twenty seven.
The top five finishers were Gurgaon, Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad and … Read more
At a certain point, it's got to be about a lot more than squeezing a few more cents in cost savings. So it is that some former bigwigs from the likes of Ernst & Young, BankOne International and Citicorp have linked up to start an IT consultancy in India. The idea here being to help mature outsourcing ventures better manage their organizations. … Read more