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Trump’s plan for protecting IT jobs raises hopes, fears

President-elect Trump is threatening tariffs and promising H-1B visa reform, but may be offering carrots as well, namely tax incentives.

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Major IT outsourcing acquisition will have mixed impact

Information Service Group’s purchase of competitor Alsbridge creates a larger, more well-rounded outsourcing advisory, but will also reduce competitive pricing leverage for clients.

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Trump presidency could sound death knell for offshore outsourcing

U.S.-based offshore outsourcing customers should prepare for the effects of a Trump presidency on their IT services deals.

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Sanders launches new attack on offshore outsourcing

Former presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders will introduce legislation to discourage companies from relocating jobs offshore.

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Pelosi says UC IT workers are in ‘untenable position’

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is urging the University of California to drop plans to send some IT jobs offshore.

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6 clues that you’ve outsourced software development to the right team

Here are six ways to know you’ve outsourced your software engineering to a world-class team that's ready to move quickly and get the job done.

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Possible options for Trump’s immigration reform

Once he takes office, I believe President Trump will need to choose between two scenarios for achieving his goals for job creation and immigration reform. I am not advocating that he take such actions; I’m just taking him at his word...

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On first day in office, Trump to attack visas that ‘undercut the American worker’

President-elect Donald Trump on Monday sent out the strongest signal yet that the H-1B visa program is going get real scrutiny.

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Will Trump cause a Y2K moment for outsourcing?

Today we are in a similar situation as we were at the time of Y2K (the 2000 date problem for computers). We have a set of disruptive capabilities in technologies such as automation, analytics, cloud and cognitive computing, which...

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How to integrate disruptive technologies into IT outsourcing contracts

An incumbent IT service provider may be a good option for implementing new technology solutions, but you should take these four steps to most effectively integrate disruptive technologies into your existing outsourcing deals.

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University's IT outsourcing could trigger discrimination lawsuit

Is the outsourcing of IT jobs a form of discrimination? A group of laid-off IT workers at the University of California, San Francisco may raise this very question as part of a possible lawsuit meant to fight outsourcing at the school....

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IT workers rally against offshore labor

IT employees from University of California San Francisco rallied together to voice concerns over the university's use of offshore labor.

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Laid-off IT workers fight University of California outsourcing

Audrey Hatten-Milholin has worked at the University of California, San Francisco for 17 years. But come February, her job in the IT department as a system architect will be taken over by a worker in India. Even worse, Hatten-Milholin...

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Trump's election sets stage for H-1B reform

President-elect Donald Trump gave laid-off IT workers something his rival did not during the campaign: A promise to reform the H-1B visa program.

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6 ways to add cybersecurity protections to outsourcing deals

There is growing concern about how third-party IT services providers are protecting corporate data. Here are six ways IT leaders can better negotiate cybersecurity and data privacy issues.

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What a Trump presidency could mean for healthcare IT

A Trump presidency will almost certainly result in some dramatic policy changes in healthcare. However, these will have a limited impact on IT investments and infrastructure and could boost the flow of dollars to healthcare IT.

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What will Trump do with the H-1B visa?

President-elect Donald Trump, working with Congress, may try to make it harder and more expensive to hire H-1B workers. His intent would be to change the economics of visa usage and encourage employers to hire U.S. workers.

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Trump tapped the viral anger over H-1B use

Donald Trump is the first major U.S. presidential candidate to focus on the use of the H-1B visa to displace IT workers. Hillary Clinton never mentioned the H-1B issue in this campaign, but she saw the problem.

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