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Paul McDougall is a former editor for InformationWeek.
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posted in November 2006

Survey: Brits Wary of Outsourcing

11/29/2006
Around 82% of Brits believe no more of the country's jobs should be sent offshore, and 32% say companies should be forced to repatriate some of the functions they've already shipped out.

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French Minister: Stop Outsourcing World Of Warcraft

11/28/2006
The French are known for guarding their culture jealously, though somewhat ineffectively. American icons McDonald's and Disney were greeted with indignation and scorn upon their arrival in Paris, but both institutions are currently thriving in the country. Now the French are ready to throw down. You can Americanize their palettes and globalize their theme parks, but no one, personne, is going to outsource their video games.

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TCS To Raise Outsourcing Prices

11/27/2006
The company will hike prices on new contracts from 5% to 10%, and will push for an increase of 3% to 5% on existing contracts that are up for renewal, a spokesman said.

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Over Thanksgiving Feasts, Frustrated Immigrants Will Mull Pilgrimages To More Welcoming Shores

11/21/2006
It's the most American of holiday seasons, and Biju Alex is living the American dream. On Thursday, the 37-year-old chemist will dine with his family on turkey and all the fixings at their expensive home in an idyllic suburb north of Cincinnati. But Alex isn't an American--he's from India. And he says a broken immigration system has him on the verge of packing up--hi-tech skills and all--and leaving the U.S. for good.

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IBM Boosts Spain's Tech Reign

11/15/2006
IBM experts will help entrepreneurial-driven software companies use a combination of IBM and open-source software to build, test, and optimize business applications.

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Why IBM Stands for India Beijing Machines

11/14/2006
If there were any doubts left about IBM no longer considering itself a U.S. company that operates internationally, but rather an international company that happens to operate in the U.S., those doubts should have been erased over the past couple of weeks.

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IBM To Help Educate China's Outsourcing Pros

11/14/2006
IBM will work with China's Ministry of Education to introduce a curriculum that will focus on case studies of real businesses and scientific programs and draw on computer science, operations research, industrial engineering, management sciences, and other disciplines.

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EDS Acquires SAP Specialist

11/13/2006
About 150 GEMS employees will join EDS, giving the outsourcer an immediate boost in SAP-qualified programmers, which are in hot demand in the tech industry.

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IBM Gets A Second Life

11/10/2006
IBM is set to invest $10 million to increase its presence in the market for technologies that enable so-called virtual worlds such as Second Life.

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CSC Czechs In To Prague

11/8/2006
Computer Sciences Corp., the nation's third-largest outsourcer, is opening a new service center in the Czech Republic to provide services primarily to customers in Western Europe.

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Wipro CEO: U.S. Needs More H-1B Tech Workers

11/1/2006
In his book Bangalore Tiger, BusinessWeek writer Steve Hamm recounts how a shortage of temporary-worker visas all but crippled the attempts of Indian outsourcer Wipro to win a bigger chunk of business at General Motors after 9/11. Last week, I dined with Wipro CEO Azim Premji. He told me things haven't changed much.

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