Both IBM and HP are big foreign outsourcers and have taken their PR lumps accordingly. But methinks Rollins was stretching the truth when he suggested Dell was following a different path. Fact is that the company has long had factories and support centers in other countries. And for good reason: Dell, which sells direct, wants to make sure it can deliver products to local markets within days of an order's placement. Why not call a spade a spade?
Dell says it's in a separate category because it's not really shipping American jobs overseas. Rather, it's building up local workforces as part of a natural global expansion by the world's leading PC comnpany.
Maybe I'm still in a fog from staying up too late on Election Day but is that not an example of outsourcing? Guess it all depends on what your definition of "is" is.