The Biggest Offshoring Myth (via John Akerson’s Thoughts)

I believe the key paragraph here is this one (from the article).

I think Offshoring fails because offshored processes, deliverables and costs are almost never measured objectively. I think Offshoring fails because offshoring projects define success as “the expansion of offshoring” rather than as the “delivery of improved services, products, projects, or results for the same or less cost.” I think offshoring fails because the jobs lost to offshoring result in incredible losses for our country, our future, our tax base, and for things that are much harder to quantify.

I couldn’t have said it better.                                     James Pilant

The Biggest Offshoring Myth Eweek has an interesting article – “Outsourcing Myths have no Grounds, Says Deloitte CIO” Deloitte’s CIO does his best to debunk various offshoring myths.  The first myth that he debunks is that “Offshoring… has not been successful.”  his response is: “That’s absolutely not true,” Quinlan said. “We’re seeing significant upticking in global offshoring activity.” With the maturation of the offshoring market, there has been an accompanying decreas … Read More

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2 thoughts on “The Biggest Offshoring Myth (via John Akerson’s Thoughts)

  1. johnakerson

    Hi James,
    Thank you for the comment and compliment. I’ve written somewhere on the order of 170+ blog posts in the last several years, and that comment on the “offshoring myth” gets more traffic than anything else I’ve written. I probably need to figure out why… Best regards, -John


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