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Strategies for a discontinuous future.





Consulting & advisory, research notes, in the press, about bubblegen,
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Tuesday, October 14, 2003
 


It's not often I find a quote this classic:

"Anybody who thinks the federal government is going to do anything to reverse the outsourcing trend is smoking dope," said Mahoney."

It's from this article, about how outsourcing is a cross-industry architecture shift, rather than a short-term management fad.

I find that conclusion dubious, to say the least. Jobs will flow to where labor is the least costly - not simply the cheapest. The full costs of outsourcing have yet to be exposed - when they are, they're going to end up being a lot bigger than most people think today, because they're strategic costs, which are hard to attach to cells in Excel which are broken down per worker.

-- umair // 8:16 AM //


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