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Outsourcing trends to watch in 2017

Here are 10 predictions for the year ahead in IT outsourcing.

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Facing layoff at Carnival, IT employee makes bold counteroffer

In early December, Carnival Corp. told about 200 IT employees that the company was transferring their work to Capgemini, a large IT outsourcing firm. The employees had a choice: Either agree to take a job with the contractor or leave...

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New accounting standards change the rules of IT leasing

New reporting rules could make IT equipment leasing less attractive, but lessors may be more amenable to meet client demands or offer new value-added services to win over customers.

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Resolve to improve your software estimating in 2017

Software estimating means specifying the time needed to create a software-based product or service, which in turn affects go-to-market schedules and revenue goals. Because so many moving parts make up a software estimate, some...

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Grading our 2016 IT outsourcing predictions

We predicted this was the year that security and integration challenges would become key considerations, companies would embrace robotic process automation and offshore captive models, and the IT outsourcing contracting process would...

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Disney IT workers, in lawsuit, claim discrimination against Americans

The lead plaintiff in this new case is former Disney IT employee Leo Perrero, who testified earlier this year before a Congressional subcommittee about his experience in training a replacement.

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Trump, tech executives may try to untangle relationship

U.S. president-elect Donald Trump is meeting this week in New York with top tech executives, including Oracle CEO Safra Catz, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Alphabet CEO Larry Page and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg,...

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Building a business case for offshore robotic process automation

Dwindling labor cost savings offshore are leading many captive centers to implement new robotic process automation.

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IEEE-USA wants Trump to end H-1B lottery

The IEEE-USA intends to urge President-elect Donald Trump to quickly replace the random H-1B lottery with a system that gives priority to companies that pay the best wages.

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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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