Through yesterday and today, parts of India have been hit by what can only be described as rainfall of Biblical proportions.
The city of Mumbai received three feet of rain yesterday. Some major IT outsourcing vendors, including Infosys and Wipro, have closed development centers in the affected areas.
At least one blog out of of India is
Today's meeting between President Bush and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Washington provides an opportunity for a big picture look at India's growing importance to America. What's quickly apparent is that efforts to limit the outsourcing of IT work to that country would be damaging to U.S. interests.
OK, let's get serious, no quips about corporate ethics being an oxymoron. We all know that a lot of the recent regulatory fervor was the result of an unethical few engaging in downright illegal activities. And now we're all wearing this compliance monkey on our backs.
Last week's bombing of London's transportation system shows that the war on terror continues and that ultimate victory requires long term commitment and a long term plan. In addition to military tactics, the strategy needs to include political and economic weapons--like offshore outsourcing.
In this space ordinarily reserved for analysis and commentary on IT topics, every now and again, there comes a news event that has such an impact, that it seems inappropriate not to make mention of it regardless of any link or lack thereof to IT. That's because in these cases, what links us as readers and editors to the story is our humanity.
In its annual trade report, issued last week, the World Trade Organization concluded what many advocates of offshore outsourcing have been saying for some time: that offshoring is good for both buyers and sellers of IT and business-process services--and the countries in which they operate.
5 Top Federal Initiatives For 2015As InformationWeek Government readers were busy firming up their fiscal year 2015 budgets, we asked them to rate more than 30 IT initiatives in terms of importance and current leadership focus. No surprise, among more than 30 options, security is No. 1. After that, things get less predictable.
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