simulate writes "There have been several postings about outsourcing and offshoring in the past
few weeks. Is outsourcing just a fad? In Outsourcing
Programmers is Bad Strategy for Software Companies
author Michael Bean compares offshoring to the enthusiasm for Internet startups
in the Nineties.
outsourcing programmers is bad for companies not because
of the programmer layoffs, but because technology companies lose their
Offshoring is a mistake
when technology companies confuse operational
effectiveness and strategy."
I don't think the comparasion to Dot Bombs is entirely accurate - the trend to globalization overall has been going on for decades. Still interesting piece.