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Articles by Paul McDougall
posted in May 2005
For a country where unemployment is north of 10%, France seems unduly anxious to ensure that well paying, white collar jobs forsake its shores for foreign soil.
Sales for the entire fiscal year at the third-largest provider of IT and business-process-outsourcing services increased 5% to $14.06 billion.
IBM has developed an extensive IT and business-services curriculum based on its own internal knowledge and experience and is making it available to the schools free of charge.
Regardless of who is right or wrong in Sears' courtroom battle with Computer Sciences Corp., the case shows why a solid prenuptial agreement is necessary when crafting an outsourcing deal.
Rift between Sears and CSC shows the need to plan an exit strategy
CSC charges that Sears' reasons for ending the $1.6 billion outsourcing deal are related to its merger with Kmart.
In an SEC filing, Sears says CSC failed to perform as required under the 10-year contract.
The authors of a new book argue that IT outsourcing will come full circle and that U.S. workers will ultimately benefit from the practice. Douglas Brown and Scott Wilson, in The Black Book of Outsourcing, note that rising costs in countries like India and China, combined with the management headaches presented by offshoring, will combine to limit the number of U.S. jobs that ultimately end up offshore.
U.S. workers at Boeing who log some overtime over the next year helping to fulfill the company's $7 billion aircraft order from Air India might have offshore IT outsourcing to thank for their fatter paychecks-indirectly, at least.
With high-tech executives predicting a domestic IT labor shortage and workers' groups adamantly opposing the use of offshore workers and H-1B immigrants, middle America is emerging as, well, middle ground in the debate.
Most job cuts are expected in IBM's European operations.
Company will cut 200 jobs and close 19 offices in an effort to make its North American operations profitable.
The IT services company says it might sell off its A.T. Kearney consulting group.
Any serious debate-on religion, politics, sports, the outcome of American Idol-inevitably breeds extreme positions and behavior. It's hardly surprising, therefore, that this holds true for offshore outsourcing.
On one side, representing the "My Job Went to India" camp, is Steve Relles. A family man from Delmar, NY, Relles is now known as the Delmar Dog Butler. He told Reuters over the weekend that his programming job was offshored and that stooping for dog poop is now the best he can do. He ma
IBM and Lenovo made minor modifications to the terms of the sale to win U.S. government approval.