Outsourcing Reaches Its Tipping Point
Author Malcolm Gladwell says a tipping point occurs when a phenomenon starts to multiply exponentially, as though it were an infectious virus. Outsourcing's tipping point occurred this week when Accenture announced it would have more workers in India than in the United States by August.
It's Not A Best-Seller, But Better Read It Anyway
It's not going to make it onto the New York Times best-seller list, but the IT Infrastructure Library just might save your job. If you've ever seen things go disastrously wrong, then come to the understanding it was going to happen again--that's the time to read the ITIL titles.
Metaphorical Cold Water In Virtual Worlds
John Kusters is an enthusiastic World of Warcraft player. Nonetheless, he poured cold water on one of the main theses of my article: That virtual worlds, like World of Warcraft and Second Life, are becoming mainstream. He says they're inherently solitary pursuits, and therefore appeal to solitary people, who are comfortable spending hours at a time alone in front of their computers.
Tech Pros Get Ready: We've Only Seen Tip Of Outsourcing Iceberg
In the United States, there's been much hue and cry about the thousands of tech jobs that have been offshored to India over the past couple of years. But viewed in football terms, outsourcing is only in the first five minutes of the first quarter. Get ready for tens of thousands more American IT jobs to head overseas in the next few years.
MySpace Lawsuits Called Losers
Four families are suing MySpace for failing to prevent adults from contacting and subsequently sexually assaulting their daughters.
The lawsuits charge MySpace and parent company News Corp. with negligence, gross negligence, fraud, fraud by nondisclosure, and negligent misrepresentation.
As InformationWeek's Antone Gonsalves reports, the assaults occurred in late 2005 and early 2006. Auth
Why Offshore Outsourcing May Pave Way For The Next Google
Corporations like IBM and GE led the charge to India and beyond. But cheaper bandwidth and new technologies mean small businesses can now get in on the savings offered by offshore outsourcing--a welcome development for the entrepreneurial minded.
Why More U.S. Tech Jobs Could Be Lost To India In 2007
Despite all the outrage over outsourcing from Lou Dobbs and other protectionists, the practice of sending jobs to low cost countries like India has to date had only minimal impact on the U.S. labor market. But that may be about to change, according to a new survey from Merrill Lynch.
What The One-Laptop-Per-Child $100 Laptop Will Look Like
The Associated Press has an intriguing description of the user interface and software that comes with the One Laptop Per Child $100 laptop. It abandons the application-document-folder-desktop metaphor that's been used for PCs since the original Apple Macintosh in 1984, instead arranging files chronologically, in a "journal."