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Marianne Kolbasuk McGee is a former editor for InformationWeek.
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posted in January 2009

Satyam's Crisis Will Spawn New Outsourcing Models

1/28/2009
In the past, IT services vendors often resisted terms clients tried to include in their offshoring contracts. But in the aftermath of Satyam's financial fraud mess, outsourcers will be more willing to bend on client demands, especially if they're anxious to pick up work from Satyam's ex-customers.

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Senator Quizzes Microsoft On Layoffs

1/26/2009
Microsoft's plans to lay off 5,000 workers have ruffled the feathers of Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), a long-time critic of the U.S. H-1B visa program. Microsoft, a top 10 employer of H-1B visa holders, has been among the most vocal tech companies over the last several years urging Congress to raise the cap on H-1B visas. Now Grassley is urging Microsoft to furlough those temporary foreign workers first before handing out pink slips to Americans and permanent U.S. residents.

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Outsourcing Clients More Carefully Weighing Risk And Rewards

1/21/2009
Satyam's financial fraud mess is undoubtedly supplying an extra dash of drama to the Indian IT outsourcing marketplace lately. However, the economy is still the dominant factor fueling change in what clients expect these days from their IT services providers, says an Infosys executive.

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