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How to evaluate your service providers in 2017

Third-party IT and business service providers also face a changing market and are taking steps to align themselves with the new business realities and new market opportunities. You need to understand the current debate in the service...

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Renewed effort begins to save Calif. university’s IT jobs

At least 10 U.S. lawmakers have written University of California officials about their plan to move IT jobs offshore; now state legislators are getting into the fight.

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6 senators say U.S. firms are hiding their offshoring

Six Democratic U.S. senators are co-sponsoring legislation that would require publicly traded companies to disclose their numbers of employees by location, in the U.S. by state, and globally, by country.

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Robotic process automation makes nearshore outsourcing more attractive

In the future, IT outsourcing success will be based not on the geographic delivery model, but on the capability to leverage digital labor.

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Maryland lawmaker seeks to unveil H-1B employers

A Maryland lawmaker wants to require businesses in Maryland to report the number of employees they have who are working on H-1B or L-1 visas.

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Why tech companies are uniting to fight Trump’s immigration ban

The Trump administration’s immigration ban has galvanized unparalleled opposition from tech leaders. However, many businesses that focus on the enterprise are still standing on the sidelines.

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Tighten security with better software development

Security threats and security solutions both depend on software. One way to safeguard your systems and data is to take a secure approach to software development that focuses on quality assurance, testing and code review.

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Attorneys predict a demanding year for IT outsourcing customers

Global politics, data demands and rapidly advancing technology needs will make 2017 a time of critical decision-making for IT leaders.

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Trump eyes end to an H-1B system that favors largest outsourcers

The companies most hurt by the random H-1B distribution system are those that submit only a few applications. Many are smaller firms.

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Trump's ban becomes an H-1B fight

The U.S. technology industry warned President Donald Trump that his immigration order will hurt the U.S. economy by making it more difficult for businesses to attract overseas workers.

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Trump at risk of 'letting down American workers,' says IEEE-USA

The H-1B lottery will be held on April 1, so if he's going to act it needs to be soon.

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Turning the ship toward automation

Today's enterprises rely on their IT service providers to help them automate processes and get to market faster. But automation requires a whole new way of delivering services, which thrusts today's service providers into the midst of...

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Trump to meet with execs from Harley-Davidson, which outsourced IT

President Trump is schedule to meet Thursday with executives from Harley-Davidson, which has shifted IT jobs to Infosys, the offshore outsourcing firm based in India.

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Facing visa issues, Indian outsourcers have strength in numbers

Indian outsourcing companies deliver services ranging from software coding to running business process for customers in the U.S., Europe and other countries by taking advantage of low-cost, highly-skilled staff in their home turf.

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5 tech battles facing Trump

Major battles loom between the tech industry and the Trump administration over issues including climate change, air quality, support for federal research and trade policy.

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IT service providers prepare for potential H-1B visa changes

Indian providers prepare for possible H-1B visa reforms that could increase onshore costs by 20 percent for IT outsourcing companies who depend on the temporary worker visa program.

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N.Y. okays largest U.S. offshore wind farm off Long Island

The South Fork Wind Farm will be the second offshore wind farm in America -- and the largest, with 90 megawatts of capacity when completed off the east and of Long Island.

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Digital disrupts traditional outsourcing market in 2016

The value of traditional outsourcing engagements have fallen to levels not seen since the recession, but as-a-service arrangements continue to grow.

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