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Mexican Hotel Chain Outsources IT To US 125

cweditor writes "Grupo Posadas has five data centers supporting more than 100 hotels and other lines of business, but it's moving almost all of those operations to a service provider in Texas. Could cloud service providers help the U.S. become a destination for tech outsourcing instead of an exporter of tech jobs? One stumbling block: The U.S. finds itself on the receiving end of protectionist legislation in other countries that discourages use of non-domestic IT service providers, says the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation."
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Mexican Hotel Chain Outsources IT To US

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  • by Keruo (771880) on Monday July 30, 2012 @04:01PM (#40822277)
    Todays offer, host in USA, get free backup from NSA.
    Only problem is getting back the copies once the cloud service crashes/vanishes underneath.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 30, 2012 @04:19PM (#40822449)

    Top 5 reasons not to outsource to US:

    5. Can't trust those Americans with your data.
    4. You'll lose control over your infrastructure.
    3. Low prices are temporary and will increase as the global economy continues to balance
    2. Perceived cost savings are more than offset by the additional cost of having to spec everything out to the point where you're better off doing it yourself.
    1. You won't be able to understand them when you call for support.

    5. Gringos ladrones.
    4. Gringos ladrones.
    3. Gringos ladrones.
    2. Gringos ladrones.
    1. Gringos no hablan español.

  • by drkim (1559875) on Monday July 30, 2012 @04:26PM (#40822501)

    Of course this get better when they call the support number and hear:

    "Hello... I.T. support center. This is Joe-Bob, uh, I mean, uh, Pedro. How can I help ya'all?"

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