I wish I had time to work on this project! We had a “Desi” that is what they call themselves, a guy named Raj or Rajeev Goyle, run for Congress here, two years ago.
He was falsely accusing his opponent of “outsourcing” -— I went on the web, found out who was contributing, then went on the various law firm websites and high tech company websites and found out of they ADVERTISED their “outsourcing” services.
I then sent my research to all of the area Labor Unions, the Machinists, all the local Media, and posted it over and over again on the Internet.
Nobody really bought into the “outsourcing” attack against Republican Mike Pompeo.
Oh? And now, Rajeev Goyle works for the United Nations OUTSOURCING JOBS!
So, not to employ Americans when there are many qualified and available?
OTOH, I heard there is a CFO job now available in Tucson.
“First, clients, who today depend on software to differentiate and grow their businesses, require contextually sophisticated developers who can communicate synchronously, interpret their fuzzy and constantly changing requirements, and build software solutions to meet those requirements. Second, clients require agility and also lightning-fast time-to-market,” Ms Moore said in the report.
Shall we play Buzz-Word Bingo?
Having been in the Software Business for some time I can say that this portion of her report: “interpret their fuzzy and constantly changing requirements,” Is probably the biggest cost multiplier along with excessive Documentation that is.
If a customer goes into a project with a software developer and ALL requirements are understood before the first line of code is written then they will receive a good to great product within their agreed upon price. If they do like the Government and continually change the design it will end up costing millions and millions of dollars and will probably turn out to be a piece of C*ap.
You can't outsource Yankee ingenuity, which is what built your business to begin with.
A company with which I am pretty familiar outsourced much of their clerical work to India, obviously because of $$$$. In little over a year everything was screwed up like a chinese fire drill. Receiveables were waaaay behind and payables were so screwed up that lawsuits were threatened....in spite of visits by US personnel to try to get the “contractors” to do it right.
No matter what was tried or threatened, or what copious promises they received from the contractors, before the US people had boarded their return flight, the Indians had figuratively flipped them the bird and gone back to their old ways.
Bottom line? The work was abruptly and much to the surprise of the “contractors” brought back to the States. The geniuses who outsourced the work in the first place were fired. And the only good part of the story.... the department that was ruined and decimated when the work went to India had to be restaffed and trained, providing a bunch of good jobs once again.