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Mon, April 14, 2014 - It's been business as usual for IT outsourcing providers in Ukraine, though the ongoing military and political uncertainty has had a public relations impact.
Mon, April 07, 2014 - The U.S. government said today it has reached the H-1B cap, and if this year is similar to previous years, 70% of applicants are under the age of 35, and a major portion will take jobs at offshore outsourcing companies.
Thu, April 03, 2014 - Leaders from Microsoft, Cisco and other tech players are pressing their agenda as they meet with the White House and Congress this week. Some initiatives have been years in the making -- and will take many more years to see through -- but other reforms may not be far off.
Tue, April 01, 2014 - Data from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services shows clearly that the largest users of H-1B visas are offshore outsourcing firms.
Mon, March 31, 2014 - Still building your in-house data analytics operation? External providers can supplement your capabilities -- fast.
Mon, March 31, 2014 - A leading advocate for introducing girls to computer science argues that educators must develop required programs at the K-12 level to resolve gender imbalance in the tech sector.
Fri, March 21, 2014 - The increasing threat and possibility of further violence in Ukraine is likely to impact its growing IT outsourcing industry. The current tensions threaten service delivery both in the short- and long-term.
Wed, March 19, 2014 - The high-tech industry contends that Congress' failure to raise the cap on H-1B visas is costing the U.S. an opportunity to create a new job every 43 seconds.
Mon, March 17, 2014 - Amid simmering debate in Washington over immigration reform, scholars challenge the notion that the United States faces a widespread shortage of workers educated in science, technology engineering and math.
Fri, March 14, 2014 - Bill Gates and Alan Greenspan, in separate forums, offered outlooks and prescriptions for fixing jobs and income.
Tue, March 11, 2014 - In 2008, the U.S. government changed the rules on student visas and allowed foreign STEM students to work in the U.S. for up to to 29 months without an H-1B visa. The program quickly grew in popularity.
Mon, March 10, 2014 - In 1993, a few years after immigrating to the U.S., Arkadiy Dobkin, an electrical engineer trained in Minsk, Belarus, started a company that aimed to tap the IT engineering talent developed in the former Soviet Union.
Fri, March 07, 2014 - Automation, virtualization, cloud computing -- these technology trends are transforming the data center and enabling companies to lower costs, increase flexibility and improve reliability. However, these shifts require IT, and their outsourcing providers, to rethink traditional strategies.
Wed, March 05, 2014 - Customers of outsourcing providers in Ukraine must ensure they have plans in place to move work out of the country in the event of further disruption.