RE: Reversal of the outsourcing trend?

Subject: RE: Reversal of the outsourcing trend?
From: "Claire Conant" <Claire -dot- Conant -at- Digeo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2005 07:29:13 -0700

Maybe I'm an armchair quarterback or something, but after reading the
first part of that article, all I can say is "Like, DUH!" =)

I was in the HR field for almost twenty years and saw the outsourcing
trend (usually benefits administration) come and go, and come and go
again. So it isn't surprising to me to hear that this software
development trend seems to be turning around also.

Some corporate leaders seem (IM-not so-HO) to take a hare-brained idea
and run with it, failing to look at what corporations have done before
and then are surprised that they get the same results. It's like the
definition of insanity -- doing the same thing over and over and
expecting different results.

Anyway, thanks for playing nicely. =))


>>>I've seen this "trend" occurring for a couple of years now. The
"trend" is mainly due to a blind move to outsource without fully
comprehending the costs involved. In some cases it made sense, and in
others it was more overhead than a savings. I'll argue that overseas
talent is useful to have, though, especially when collaborating on a
project... imagine a 24 hour a day project schedule...

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