The dice is loaded against Indian H1-B visa holders
April 29, 2009

Now that the US government has tightened, screws on H1-B visa holders through TARP rules, its time to once again raise demand for repatriation of their social security deductions even if India does not have a bilateral treaty with the US on this.
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Too many cooks DO NOT always spoil the broth
April 27, 2009

….provided the head cook is good at managing his chefs.

First the good news. A U.K-headquartered business advisory firm, EquaTerra’s study of 400 outsourcing contracts reveals that last year, despite the global slowdown, there has been 9% increase in outsourcing deals, 89 per cent of which have gone to Indian service providers.
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Outsourcing by another name
April 24, 2009

We have all read about the outsourcing trend that is costing jobs to blue collar workers in the US and Europe. However how many of us have cared to voice our disapproval against the kind of outsourcing that is costing thousands of farmers, the poorest of the poor in India, their lives because of huge US farm subsidies on pesticides exported to developing countries that instead of killing bugs ends up as poison in the hands of the debt-ridden farmers.
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Offshore Outsourcing Commoditization
April 21, 2009

Today I was reading the article India Is Losing its Share of Offshoring Market, following are the main reasons quoted by the Gartner analyst for India to lose offshore outsourcing market share:
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Green Cloud Outsourcing
April 16, 2009

I did not know that IT industry is putting as much carbon as the airline industry until I read the Hardvard Business Blog on cloud computing. As you all know cloud computing is the hottest topic in IT and with its promise of reducing IT infrastructure and their by reducing energy usage will definitevely appeal to all the businesses. Also President Obama administration with green initiative will further enforce the growth of green and cloud computing in US.
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Outsourcing elections
April 14, 2009

President Obama’s ambivalent posturing again outsourcing notwithstanding, reports are that he too engaged a team of Indian strategists to work on his presidential campaign, while a bunch of techie fans in India’s IT hub Bangalore got together to raise funds for him, and worked overtime to get their friends and contacts in the US to vote for him!
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Slump hits the bride outsourcing industry
April 11, 2009

You may have read Wall Street Journal article Ineligible Bachelors: Indian Men Living in U.S. Strike Out. The piece captures the plight of non-resident Indians, who are unable to outsource suitable brides from home in the down market. Apparently, there are no takers for these men in the home country.
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The best kept secret about outsourcing…
April 8, 2009

With all this negative talk on “outsourcing” — one fact got conveniently overlooked. Mark Kobayashi-Hillary points it out in his post on Silicon.com. The director of the National Outsourcing Association and the author of ‘Who Moved My Job?’ assert that sending work offshore CAN results in a greater flow of capital back to the source country. I immediately began to Google for evidence.
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HCL ahead in infrastructure outsourcing race
April 7, 2009

HCL has won two major infrastructure outsourcing contracts straight in a row, first $350 Million with Reader’s Digest and now $100 Million with Xerox.
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Outsourcing – whose baby is it, anyway?
April 3, 2009

What are you doing? We are ideating.
You sure would have seen this IBM ad that takes a cheeky dig at companies that that brain storm in a Spartan white ‘idea room.’
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