are some links and select articles on Offshoring and
Outsourcing that may be of interest:
the Offshoring Challenge
- The number of service sector jobs that have gone overseas
is actually relatively small. But the fears engendered by offshoring
have a valid basis. Since January 2001, the U.S. economy has lost
almost 2 million jobs. Even now, with the economy (GDP) growing
at over 3 percent a year, job creation has been surprisingly weak
this far past the recession.
introduction to offshoring- Offshoring of white-collar
work remains relatively modest when measured in aggregate employment
flows. In some key industries, however, (software, for example)
this employment impact is likely quite significant. Furthermore,
the overall economic impact of offshoring
is potentially enormous.
IBM's Insider in Outsourcing -Big Blue's head
of outsourcing for Asia-Pacific says it's no longer just about
saving money, it's about adding talent, too.
to Move Offshore? Selecting IT Activities for Offshore Locations
- Going offshore has become less a strategic advantage and more
a competitive necessity. Pioneering firms are adopting more
aggressive plans and the followers are struggling to keep up.
are IT' Debate and Discussion : Australia v's Offshore
how can Australia win?-
Im pleased to get a chance to speak to the issue of ICT
Offshoring. Its obviously an important topic, and its
not going away, but it has achieved special relevance with Telstra
announcing a new $75 million deal with Infosys just last month.
This deal could see up to 180 Australian jobs lost as Infosys
moves this work overseas. Australia has a choice: if we are
complacent, or if we resign ourselves to this phenomenon, it
will be just the beginning. I don't accept it is inevitable
that somehow Australia must be relegated to being minor, limited
contributor to a global production process for IT products and
services. The truth is, we cant simply give up, we must
take steps to combat this trend.
on China's Software Employees - China's software employees
have been suffering from rigid education at universities and
lack of training at enterprises, a survey on the existence of
software workers by a committee of China Youth Software Promotion
Project (CYSPP) found recently.
engineering in China: The next big thing - China is
gearing up to become a serious contender for American and European
software development outsourcing contracts. This column reports
on what the Chinese government -- and the country's universities
and businesses -- are doing to train professionals and upgrade
domestic software development practices.
Work If You Can Get It - It's hard to listen to a politician
or pundit these days without hearing that America is "losing
jobs" to poorer nations -- manufacturing jobs to China,
back-office work to India, just about every job to Latin America.
This lament distracts our attention from the larger challenge
of preparing more Americans for better jobs.
The Mexican Information Technology (IT) outsource software services
sector is a USD $30 million1 industry. Although the industry
is quite small compared to behemoths such as India and Russia,
Mexico has unique advantages which it can exploit to vault it
into serious consideration for offshore software outsourcing.
opens second development facility in China-
BearingPoint Inc. is opening its second offshore development
facility in China, a move analysts see as part of a trend by
U.S. firms to expand offshore development operations in that
India jobs timebomb
Outsourcing `middle-class jobs' to India is set to become a
a real threat to the Irish economy, according to trade unions,
policymakers and analysts. The warning was sounded last weekby
David Begg,the general secretary of the Irish Congress Of Trade
Unions. Begg told the Tanaiste's Enterprise Strategy Group that
outsourcing high-skilled jobs in financial services, IT and
engineering to countries such as India was now ``a considerable