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Amid reports on job losses, the impact of high-tech outsourcing to foreign countries remains hard to gauge. Also, the role of utility computing.

Amid reports on job losses, the impact of high-tech outsourcing to foreign countries remains hard to gauge. Also, the role of utility computing.


Research by IDC suggests that the tech services industry will continue to depend on offshore labor, but also that the overall impact will be less of a threat than thought.
November 20, 2003


As tens of thousands of service jobs flow to India from the United States and Europe, small cities like Chandigarh offer even lower labor costs than India's "first tier" technology hubs.
The New York Times November 20, 2003


Some 540,000 high-tech jobs were lost in the United States last year, according to a study from the American Electronics Association. But the research points to improvements for 2003.
November 19, 2003


Microsoft's chairman says "IT systems are your brain" and urges people thinking about outsourcing those systems to "be careful" when it comes to utility computing.
November 19, 2003


Participants in a panel discussion at Comdex agree that utility computing is more like a river than a rock, but have little luck nailing down a real definition.
November 19, 2003


The data storage company announces investments to reinforce the software development facility that it set up in India earlier this year.
November 19, 2003