Six Outsourcing Stories to Challenge Your Opinion

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Our story about Harley-Davidson’s decision to outsource a number of IT jobs to Infosys has generated quite a discussion, as evidenced by the comments people have added to it. The story represents a perfect storm on the subject of outsourcing: Not only are jobs being lost, but they’re being lost from a company that many people regard as All-American. That hurts. (In fairness, I should point out that as part of the deal, Infosys committed to hiring some of the… continue…

Outsourcing Firm Ameritas Technologies to Hire 300 in Louisiana

Ameritas Technologies, a domestic outsourcing firm, is setting up an IT center in downtown Baton Rouge, La., creating about 300 jobs. It’s the first of an unspecified number of centers planned for targeted metropolitan markets. The company believes some IT work is done better in the United States, saying it’s more convenient, allows local quality control and contextual familiarity of clients’ business needs. Massachussetts-based Ameritas , founded by industry veteran Brian Keane, specializes in application development, Agile, application outsourcing, QA and… continue…

Harley-Davidson Cuts IT Staff; Shifts Some to Infosys

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Harley-Davidson Factory Sign
Harley-Davidson is cutting 125 IT positions as part of a restructuring, though those impacted can apply for other jobs within the company, or with outsourcer Infosys. The iconic motorcycle maker just signed a five-year deal with Infosys that includes applications management, infrastructure support and hosting services. It reportedly insisted that Infosys set up shop in Milwaukee — where Harley-Davidson is based — if it wanted the contract. The facility will be Infosys’ 18th tech center in the United States. The… continue…

GM Will Internalize 90 Percent of Outsourced Jobs [DiceTV]

Cat Miller
General Motors CIO Randy Mott is planning to move almost all of GM’s IT services in-house, bringing everything from data centers to software development back into the fold — and taking work away from outsourcing companies such as HP/EDS, IBM, Capgemini and Wipro.

GM Bailout More Palatable With Cuts to IT Outsourcing

Money in Mouth
General Motor’s plan to slash its outsourcing and bring 90 percent of its IT services jobs in-house is a great thing for IT workers based in the U.S.  And there’s also the added bonus of potentially taking a bite out of the nation’s unemployment rate. But there’s even more potential upside. It could make the billions of dollars U.S. taxpayers loaned to financially strapped companies like GM, Citigroup and American International Group (AIG) more palatable. Remember the GM bailout? The… continue…

Outsourcing Providers Need U.S. Tech Professionals

Wide area network design, server virtualization, data center design and cloud infrastructure design — especially hybrid cloud strategies. Those are among the skills several very big companies are looking for. These companies are all involved in outsourcing, and that’s a growing business. Worldwide IT outsourcing revenue totaled $246.6 billion in 2011, a 7.8 percent increase from 2010, says Gartner. IBM remains in the driver’s seat, accounting for 10.9 percent of all worldwide outsourcing revenue. HP is growing more slowly. CSC… continue…

Future IT Jobs Will Focus on Customer, Business Context

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Internet World
Corporate IT departments in North America and Europe will shed about 1.8 million jobs between 2002 and 2016 due to the wave of offshoring that has occurred during that period, according to research by The Hackett Group. What can IT workers do to retain positions in the U.S. over the next several years? Share your comments below.   The Hackett Group surveyed 4,700 companies with more than $1 billion revenue in 2010. It found that of the 8.2 million jobs… continue…

WaveCreste Keeps Remote Operations On-Shore

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Welcome to Texas
WaveCreste, a Plymouth, Mass., provider of corporate systems services, uses a remote data center, but not offshore. By maintaining a facility in Abilene, Texas, the company takes advantage of a low cost of living, and the resulting lower cost of labor. Though “rural-sourced” IT services aren’t quite as cheap as overseas outsourcing, WaveCreste CEO Chris Burton said the model comes with certain advantages. On average, WaveCreste’s hourly rates are about 30 to 40 percent higher than its foreign counterparts’ rates,… continue…

Startups Are Looking for These Skills

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Cat - Feb. 23, 2012
The skills startups want… outsourcing declines… Connecticut invests in tech.. all on this week’s DiceTV Job Minute.

More Tech Jobs Come Back Onshore

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DiceTV: IT Jobs are coming home … Linux pros are in demand… and some engineers hope to clean up with a vacuum cleaner in space. All on this week’s DiceTV Update.