Monday, March 23, 2009

Today's News

The Era of the Mega Outsourcing Deal Isn't Over
Business Week.Com posted a story that discusses the fact that large outsourcing deals are not a thing of the past. Even though outsourcing deals created over the past couple of years have become steadily smaller a few companies are still working on a larger scale. The article references two major outsourcing events by Readers Digest working with HCL and Kaiser Permanente setting up an arrangement with IBM. The following link will connect you with the article.

Recessions Fuel Off shoring Fears presented an article that referenced a national strike in France in protest of President Sarkozy’s economic policies. Mark Kobayashi-Hillary writes; "The relevance for those working in international sourcing is clear. People on the streets are calling for tax cuts to be reversed, for public sector jobs to be preserved, and for jobs to remain local. There is a tidal wave of nationalism sweeping Europe and the US and I have not seen anyone in the industry getting prepared for this." His point is that there is going to be a lot more unrest in the future and companies involved with outsourcing [and off shoring] need to be careful of how they present their strategy. As we have all seen it is very easy for consumers and business leaders to misunderstand what is going on.

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