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Paul McDougall is a former editor for InformationWeek.
Articles by Paul McDougall
posted in September 2005
India's skilled labor pool and mature level of services helped the country provide $12 billion in outsourced IT services last year.
While officials at Siemens Business Services say there's no link between the non-outcome of Sunday's national elections in Germany and the company's announcement Monday that it would slash 2,400 jobs, or 16% of its German workforce, there is at least a symbolic connection that's worrisome.
Company will eliminate 2,400 jobs in Germany as part of its effort to cut operating costs by $1.82 billion by fiscal 2007.
Freddie Manint, a CIO within the Louisiana court system, is hoping to mobilize the IT community with this request for Katrina aid.
Freddie Manint, a CIO within the Louisiana court system, is hoping to mobilize the IT community with the following request for Katrina aid:
Most large companies are expected to adopt service-oriented architectures by 2007.
The United Kingdom's recent experience with outsourcing shows that the practice is just another form of trade between two countries and, in the long run, trade is always a good thing. Although a growing number of U.K. businesses are moving IT jobs offshore to the usual places--India, Eastern Europe, and Russia--IT employment in the country is increasing.
It's a bit ironic that Oracle's Larry Ellison signaled his intent to spend almost $6 billion on Siebel the very same day that eBay, in buying Skype for $2.6 billion, provided the latest evidence that CRM, along with lots of other "old IT" constructs, including telecom, is fast becoming irrelevant.
ABN Amro's move to tap five outsourcers to handle its IT needs may lead to lower costs and reduced risk, since it won't depend on a single vendor. Just add good managers.
Dutch bank expects to save more than $250 million annually; the deals represent largest contracts to date for offshore vendors.