Outsourcing - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/1962 en As IT hiring slows, freelancers are getting more work http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/it-hiring-slows-freelancers-are-getting-more-work-236257?source=rss_outsourcing <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/ITJobs440x330.jpg" alt="As IT hiring slows, freelancers are getting more work" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>Scaling up and scaling down is much of what makes the cloud so attractive. Renting capacity when needed -- and not having to pay for it when it isn't needed -- is becoming the new norm.</p> The Industry Standard IT Jobs Outsourcing Thu, 13 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Bill Snyder 236257 at http://www.infoworld.com 6 IT outsourcing lessons learned from HealthCare.gov's troubled launch http://www.infoworld.com/t/e-government/6-it-outsourcing-lessons-learned-healthcaregovs-troubled-launch-228801?source=rss_outsourcing <p>The <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/cringely/healthcaregov-heal-thyself-where-start-229170">troubled launch of the U.S. federal government's healthcare information exchange</a> is a high-profile example of outsourced IT gone wrong. The $400 million project, which was supposed to be a one-stop online shop for Americans seeking health insurance, made headlines for its bugs and glitches.</p> E-government E-health Outsourcing Tue, 22 Oct 2013 12:05:02 +0000 admin 228801 at http://www.infoworld.com Offshore IT service providers are the leading users of L-1 visas http://www.infoworld.com/t/government/offshore-it-service-providers-are-the-leading-users-of-l-1-visas-227297?source=rss_outsourcing <p>The IEEE-USA is calling for reform of the L-1 visa program following the release of a government report that identified offshore IT service providers as the biggest users of the visa.</p> <p>In the report, the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said that some of the L-1 visa program's rules are vague and the program is vulnerable to fraud and abuse.</p> Federal Regulations Outsourcing Government Mon, 23 Sep 2013 15:51:43 +0000 admin 227297 at http://www.infoworld.com IBM sells customer care outsourcing unit for $505 million http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/ibm-sells-customer-care-outsourcing-unit-505-million-226604?source=rss_outsourcing <p>Citing low profit margins, IBM has sold its customer care outsourcing business to Synnex for $505 million, the companies said Tuesday.</p><p>Synnex will combine the IBM business with its wholly owned subsidiary Concentrix, which operates in a similar field. Synnex will pay approximately $430 million in cash and $75 million in stock for the IBM business.</p> The Industry Standard IBM M&A Outsourcing Wed, 11 Sep 2013 12:08:25 +0000 ccraig 226604 at http://www.infoworld.com Are you endangered? Offshoring now targets corporate IT jobs http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/are-you-endangered-offshoring-now-targets-corporate-it-jobs-226149?source=rss_outsourcing <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/ITJobs440x330.jpg" alt="Are you endangered? Offshoring now targets corporate IT jobs" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>If you're looking for a job in corporate IT, you might want to think again.</p> The Industry Standard IT Jobs Outsourcing Thu, 05 Sep 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Bill Snyder 226149 at http://www.infoworld.com Offshoring will kill 1.5 million IT jobs by 2017 http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-jobs/offshoring-will-kill-15-million-it-jobs-2017-225951?source=rss_outsourcing <p>Approximately 1.5 million IT jobs -- about half of the number that existed in North America and Europe in 2002 -- will have been eliminated by 2017, according to new research from The Hacket Group. The mass job loss will be attributable to the combined impact of offshoring, technology-driven productivity improvements and a low-growth business environment.</p> IT Jobs Outsourcing Fri, 30 Aug 2013 14:58:05 +0000 admin 225951 at http://www.infoworld.com DIY dev: Should you build your own app? http://www.infoworld.com/d/application-development/diy-dev-should-you-build-your-own-app-225321?source=rss_outsourcing <p>Custom Web and mobile apps, once the exclusive purview of large companies with vast resources, have become a common hallmark of successful small and midsized businesses. Externally, apps can offer deeper engagement with customers through online and mobile access to useful tools and information. Internally, they can help workers communicate more effectively with highly customized real-time data on their desktop and mobile screens. But reaching the promised land of apps and money can be daunting, and not every app development adventure ends in success.</p> Application Development Mobile Technology Outsourcing Mobile Development Web Development Wed, 21 Aug 2013 11:06:31 +0000 ccraig 225321 at http://www.infoworld.com Outsourced software project with 6,000 pages of specs ends badly http://www.infoworld.com/t/outsourcing/outsourced-software-project-6000-pages-of-specs-ends-badly-224777?source=rss_outsourcing <p>A modernization of Orange County, Calif.'s tax collection system that was supposed to take three years and cost less than $8 million will cost twice that amount and take twice as long.</p> <p>Instead of pursuing completion, Orange County decided to give up. It abandoned the project, declared the software "fatally flawed," and then filed a lawsuit in April against the contractor.</p> Application Development Application Development Outsourcing Tue, 13 Aug 2013 11:23:49 +0000 admin 224777 at http://www.infoworld.com Facebook and Infosys: Working hard to perpetuate H-1B hypocrisy http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/facebook-and-infosys-working-hard-perpetuate-h-1b-hypocrisy-224422?source=rss_outsourcing <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/generic_court_legal_hp.jpg" alt="Facebook and Infosys: Working hard to perpetuate H-1B hypocrisy" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Infosys, the giant Indian outsourcing firm that's the target of an ongoing federal investigation into visa fraud, has been hit with a suit claiming it discriminates against U.S.-born job applicants -- a contention that's</p> Application Development The Industry Standard H-1B Outsourcing Thu, 08 Aug 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Bill Snyder 224422 at http://www.infoworld.com Apple supplier Pegatron slammed for alleged labor abuses in China http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/apple-supplier-pegatron-slammed-alleged-labor-abuses-in-china-223580?source=rss_outsourcing <p>Apple supplier Pegatron is facing criticism from a watchdog group for poor working conditions at its factories in China.</p> <p>The Taiwanese electronics maker came under fire for allegedly violating Chinese labor laws with the publication Monday of a new <a href="http://www.chinalaborwatch.org/news/new-459.html" target="_blank">60-page report</a> from New York-based China Labor Watch that documents conditions at the factories.</p> The Industry Standard Apple Federal Regulations Outsourcing Mon, 29 Jul 2013 13:01:38 +0000 admin 223580 at http://www.infoworld.com The vendor that was too good to be true http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-jobs/the-vendor-was-too-good-be-true-223313?source=rss_outsourcing <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/good_vs_evil_hp.jpg" alt="The vendor that was too good to be true" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>As an IT veteran, you think you can smell a rat a mile away -- and this skill is a necessity when hiring <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/adventures-in-it/how-divorce-your-tech-vendor-089">and firing vendors</a>.</p> your IT tales IT Jobs IT Management IT Training Outsourcing Wed, 24 Jul 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 223313 at http://www.infoworld.com How to evaluate the risk of outsourcing locations http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/how-evaluate-the-risk-of-outsourcing-locations-220942?source=rss_outsourcing <p>There are more viable offshore outsourcing destinations than ever before -- a great boon for IT leaders seeking new sources of talent, language capabilities, nearshore support, and risk diversification. But IT organizations can no longer afford to take traditional view of outsourcing location assessment.</p> The Industry Standard Outsourcing Tue, 18 Jun 2013 14:12:42 +0000 admin 220942 at http://www.infoworld.com Why tech manufacturing jobs are coming back to America http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-jobs/why-tech-manufacturing-jobs-are-coming-back-america-219628?source=rss_outsourcing <p>For the first time in more than a decade, <a href="http://www.us.am.joneslanglasalle.com/Pages/ResearchDetails.aspx?ItemID=11414" target="_blank">technology manufacturing jobs are on the rise in the United States</a>, according to new research from Jones Lang LaSalle. The jobs aren't surging back, per se; the research company predicts job growth at a rate of around 0.7 percent through 2018, up from around 1.1 million jobs at the end of 2012. The Industry Standard IT Jobs Outsourcing Thu, 30 May 2013 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 219628 at http://www.infoworld.com Progress at Foxconn factories, but working hours still exceed Chinese laws http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/progress-foxconn-factories-working-hours-still-exceed-chinese-laws-218808?source=rss_outsourcing <p>Employees at the Chinese factories of Apple supplier Foxconn continue to work beyond the country's legal limit of 49 hours a month, according to a report from the Fair Labor Association (FLA). But the Taiwanese manufacturer is making overall steady progress in improving the working conditions at a select group of factories in China, it said.</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Federal Regulations Outsourcing Fri, 17 May 2013 11:58:06 +0000 admin 218808 at http://www.infoworld.com Treat a cloud deployment as you would a home remodel http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-explosion/treat-cloud-deployment-you-would-home-remodel-217902?source=rss_outsourcing <p>When weighing whether to go to the cloud or <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/which-freaking-paas-should-i-use-204189">which cloud service to use</a> when you do, it's a no-brainer to make sure the service's reliability, cost effectiveness, and security track records match your requirements.</p> Cloud Computing Data Explosion IT Management IaaS Managed Services Outsourcing SaaS IDG Insider Mon, 06 May 2013 10:58:06 +0000 Matt Prigge 217902 at http://www.infoworld.com Senate's big immigration bill seeks to crack down on offshore outsourcing http://www.infoworld.com/t/federal-regulations/senates-big-immigration-bill-seeks-crack-down-offshore-outsourcing-216611?source=rss_outsourcing <p>The U.S. Senate's comprehensive immigration bill would make major changes to the <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9196738/H_1B_at_20_How_the_tech_worker_visa_is_remaking_IT_in_America" target="_blank">H-1B visa</a> that are certain to upset some and likely please others. The H-1B changes would likely most <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9238401/Senate_immigration_bill_may_push_back_on_globalization" target="_blank">upset India's offshore industry</a>.</p> Federal Regulations H-1B Outsourcing Wed, 17 Apr 2013 10:48:54 +0000 admin 216611 at http://www.infoworld.com H-1B demand this year will be fast, furious http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/h-1b-demand-year-will-be-fast-furious-215529?source=rss_outsourcing <p>The U.S. begins accepting new H-1B visa petitions on Monday, April 1, and fast demand is expected. This is going to be followed by much fury.</p> <p>Industry proponents of the H-1B visa will argue -- at megaphone strength -- that high demand is evidence of both an improving economy and need for skilled workers.</p> The Industry Standard Federal Regulations H-1B Outsourcing Mon, 01 Apr 2013 11:36:16 +0000 admin 215529 at http://www.infoworld.com Plan to hike H-1B cap to 300,000 seems dead; 130,000 cap still possible http://www.infoworld.com/t/federal-regulations/plan-hike-h-1b-cap-300000-seems-dead-130000-cap-still-possible-215053?source=rss_outsourcing <p>The U.S. Senate's comprehensive immigration bill is expected to include an H-1B cap hike and a higher fee structure aimed at offshore outsourcers.</p> <p>Work on the bill is continuing, and a snapshot of its various components were shared by three independent sources, each familiar with the discussions.</p> Federal Regulations H-1B Outsourcing Fri, 22 Mar 2013 14:36:33 +0000 admin 215053 at http://www.infoworld.com Xerox CEO to CIOs: We'll take your mess and make it beautiful http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/xerox-ceo-cios-well-take-your-mess-and-make-it-beautiful-214716?source=rss_outsourcing <p>Sometimes it takes an outsider to drive a storied tech company through a major transformation. Not so when it comes to Xerox Corp. Xerox CEO Ursula Burns is steeped in the history and culture of the 107-year-old company, having joined Xerox as a mechanical engineering intern in the summer of 1980, then working her way up through a variety of roles.</p> The Industry Standard IDGE CEO Interview Series IT Jobs IT Management Outsourcing IDG Insider Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:00:00 +0000 admin 214716 at http://www.infoworld.com Good job! You just got yourself fired http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-jobs/good-job-you-just-got-yourself-fired-214410?source=rss_outsourcing <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 190px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/finger_pointed_grey.jpg" alt="Good job! You just got yourself fired" width="243" height="182" align="right" /> <br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p></em></div> your IT tales IT Jobs IT Management IT Training Outsourcing Wed, 13 Mar 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Anonymous 214410 at http://www.infoworld.com