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Editors' picks: Offshoring stories around the Web

The controversial trend of offshore outsourcing has produced a worldwide debate and become a factor in this year's presidential election. These are some of the more interesting stories on the issue, which includes business, technology, education, politics and the livelihood of workers worldwide.

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Editors' picks: Offshoring stories around the Web

June 14, 2004
The controversial trend of offshore outsourcing has produced a worldwide debate and become a factor in this year's presidential election. These are some of the more interesting stories on the issue, which includes business, technology, education, politics and the livelihood of workers worldwide. See News.com's "Digital Agenda" special series for more offshoring coverage.
Offshoring protest
Protesters demonstrate against the loss of U.S. jobs at a San Francisco offshoring conference in April.
[The bigger picture]
But workers with Linux and security skills are seeing higher wages.
The six most common outsourcing mistakes Forbes
Outsourcing a drain on America Lexington Herald-Leader
Pickup in offshore BPO CRM Daily
Sharpening debate over offshoring The Globe and Mail
Bush proposes job-training overhaul CNN.com
Offshoring jobs becomes 2-way street, some say Cox News Service
Stop blaming Bangalore for our jobs problem Fortune
Gunning for the U.S. in technology BusinessWeek

Editors' picks: Offshoring stories around the Web

June 14, 2004
The controversial trend of offshore outsourcing has produced a worldwide debate and become a factor in this year's presidential election. These are some of the more interesting stories on the issue, which includes business, technology, education, politics and the livelihood of workers worldwide. See News.com's "Digital Agenda" special series for more offshoring coverage.
Offshoring protest
Protesters demonstrate against the loss of U.S. jobs at a San Francisco offshoring conference in April.
[The bigger picture]
But workers with Linux and security skills are seeing higher wages.
The six most common outsourcing mistakes Forbes
Outsourcing a drain on America Lexington Herald-Leader
Pickup in offshore BPO CRM Daily
Sharpening debate over offshoring The Globe and Mail
Bush proposes job-training overhaul CNN.com
Offshoring jobs becomes 2-way street, some say Cox News Service
Stop blaming Bangalore for our jobs problem Fortune
Gunning for the U.S. in technology BusinessWeek
What's behind the rush
Concern about jobs moving offshore is without question on the mind of many American workers these days. But the flip side of outsourcing jobs abroad is "insourcing jobs to the U.S." by companies based abroad.
Job losses and the backlash Forbes
For many in U.S., money talks even as jobs walk Los Angeles Times
No outsourcing backlash here Forbes
Uproar over offshoring is simply politics The Sun News
Outsourcing debate tainted by myths, misconceptions Fox News
Another lure of outsourcing: job expertise The Wall Street Journal (registration required)
The great hollowing-out myth The Economist
Offshore data security fears dismissed by UK Silicon.com
Offshoring: Is it a win-win game? McKinsey Global Institute
The global realities of IT Information Technology Association of America

Related sites:
TechRepublic
The Outsourcing Institute
Outsourcing Center
IT OnShore Outsourcing

Protecting the 'secret sauce'

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The Straits Times
Outsourcing is probably the most-feared word in the labor lexicon today, but 3Com?s president and CEO Bruce Claflin says it's about handing out the job to whomever can do it best.
Outsourcing?s stumbling block InternetNews.com
Gurus of tech BusinessWeek
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U.S. is losing its dominance in the sciences The New York Times
Venture capital likely to flow to proven firms E-Commerce Times
Behind 'Eureka!'--plenty of preparation MSNBC.com
FAQ on trade IP rights World Trade Organization
R&D credit for qualified research IRS
Science and engineering indicators 2002
National Science Board
U.S. research and development projections for 2003
The National Science Foundation

Related sites:
Sunnyvale Center for Innovation, Invention and Ideas
Lemelson Center guide to online resources for inventors
National Inventors Hall of Fame
No Child Left Behind Act


Look before you leap
Offshoring isn't quite as common as the hype would suggest.But it is picking up. In a new CFO.com survey of 275 finance executives, 64 percent of those already outsourcing say they plan to use more overseas workers in the next two years.
Outsourcing: Good for U.S. economy? WGAL-TV
20 defenses of offshoring and why they are wrong American Engineering Association
What we have to fear Computerworld
We must control outsourcing to benefit us all Tucson Citizen
At risk offshore CIO
Send jobs to India? Some find it's not always best
The New York Times (registration required)

Related sites:
WashTech (Washington Alliance of Technology Workers)
TechsUnite
Exporting of America

Dispatch from India
Software exports from Karnataka have grown by over 46 per cent to record a high during 2003-04. Bangalore continued to attract more IT companies despite reservations from the West.
India's animators ride outsourcing wave Sydney Morning Herald
Low-tech or high, jobs are scarce in India's boom The New York Times
Communists from India seek the help of capitalists The New York Times
In India, a job paradox The Wall Street Journal
New rivals squeeze India software firms Dow Jones Newswires
Call me The Guardian
As a center for outsourcing, India could be losing its edge The New York Times (registration required)
Outsourcing and India Rediff

Related sites:
Confederation of Indian Industry
National Association of Software and Services Companies
Blame India Watch
CIA world factbook: India