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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:21 AM
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IT data 'theft' in Gurgaon leaves cops at wits' end (India)
Dipak Kumar Dash
< 9 Oct, 2006 0026hrs ISTTIMES NEWS NETWORK >

GURGAON: It has over 150 IT companies and is the cyber hub of north India, but guess how many cops Gurgaon Police have in their cyber crime cell?

Two one sub-inspector and a head constable to fight cyber crime, crack data thefts and investigate intellectual property cases.

Which is why Gurgaon Police has followed the rulebook and made DSP (traffic) head investigations in a high-profile data theft case that came to light on Friday.

According to Haryana law, only an officer of DSP rank can handle cyber crime investigations. Gurgaon has no DSP heading the cell.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/2122713....

Feel safer about your information being outsourced? 2 cyber cops........
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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:28 AM
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1. I refuse to do any buisness with any company that outsources their IT.(nt)
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Tandalayo_Scheisskopf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:45 AM
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2. They all do it.
That said, I heard some stories from a friend who works in IT: not only is data security a nightmare, but the work product is hardly of the highest quality. Also, costs for this off-shoring have been balooning.

Look for more companies to follow the lead of AT&T and start bringing IT functions back from India.
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:49 AM
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3. Guess you haven't heard this Re: AT&T
September 28, 2006
AT&T To Cut Hundreds Of U.S. Tech Jobs, Sources Say
By Paul McDougall
Company insiders claim AT&T is set to dramatically increase its use of India-based labor.
AT&T last week proudly trumpeted the fact that it would end arrangements under which it outsources certain customer service functions to low-cost, offshore providers. But company insiders claim the telecom company is shipping out significantly more U.S. jobs than it's bringing back and is set to dramatically increase its use of India-based labor.
AT&T is expanding its relationship with Indian outsourcer Tech Mahindra, which is partly owned by British Telecom, according to sources with knowledge of the company's plans. AT&T plans to drastically reduce the number of U.S.-based contract employees it uses for internal software development, they say. "AT&T is sending out far more jobs than it's bringing back," says an insider in the company's customer operations department. The source requested anonymity, as did another source with knowledge of AT&T's intentions.

An AT&T spokesman confirms the Orlando job cuts, but claims they're not part of a wider offshoring push at AT&T. "We evaluate project by project. If we determine that Tech Mahindra provides an advantage for us in terms of a specific project, then we'll look at that," the spokesman says.

The plan was unveiled to middle management earlier this month by AT&T senior executives. It calls for the company to slash the number of IT contractors in use throughout the United States and send the work to Tech Mahindra's Indian operations. For instance, at least 24 software developers at AT&T's Orlando billing center will be laid off by March as their work is gradually outsourced. The workers' current role is to write the software that lets AT&T customers pay their bills over the Internet.

http://ddj.com/dept/debug/193100354?cid=RSSfeed_DDJ_deb...
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Tandalayo_Scheisskopf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 01:05 AM
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4. I reckon...
They haven't learned their lesson.

My cousin got laid off from AT&T about 6 months ago. The stories she tells. Just all screwed up, that company.
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CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:40 PM
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6. or so you may think
I had an IP that was outsourced after I dumped them (last year in December). A charge came through on my charge account from said IP that is now outsourced to India.

I caught this and had to close out my charge card, etc. etc. etc.

So even when you seemingly walk away from the outsourced companies, they still save the information and credit card #'s on you.

Beware if you have done business with a company that is outsourced. Watch your accounts diligently.

:kick:

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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 03:03 AM
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5. I have predicted that this will Haunt Corporations
Outsourcing was STUPID and will bring Corporations down
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