Touring the exhibit hall at OutsourceWorld New York this morning, I was struck by the number of booths touting services from vendors in countries beyond the usual suspects. Outsourcing, and IT jobs, is truly going global.
Offshore outsourcing and India have been virtually synonymous for some time now. And, of late, China has become a more prominent player in the conversation. But it's not just the big two vying for IT work originating in the U.S., and the jobs that go with it.
At OutsourceWorld, a conference that's operating in conjunction with Interop this week at New York's Javits Center, the vendor booths added up to a virtual UN of offshoring.
Beyond India and China, there were vendors from Brazil, Australia, Costa Rica, Canada, and Hungary. And even tiny Mauritius was represented.
It's a nice travelogue, but here's what this really adds up to:
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