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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-11 11:51 AM
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IBM tries offshoring yet more jobs
July 28, 2011 - 2:48 P.M.

IBM (NYSE:IBM) has kicked off a huge research program to improve how it manages its customers' IT systems. It aims to bring scientific rigor to outsourcing. But I can't help thinking this is just about moving more jobs overseas. Let me explain, in The Long View...

I was reading an article by Joab Jackson earlier, and it struck me that this is an attempt by IBM to offshore even more jobs from high-wage economies to places where wages are lower.

In the article, Mr. Jackson does his usual professional job of reporting the facts, and staying away from commentary or personal interpretation. I, on the other hand, have no such instinct.

So let's try and dissect what IBM's actually saying here, shall we? Read on...

http://blogs.computerworld.com/18703/ibm_tries_offshori...
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daggahead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-11 11:53 AM
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1. International Business Machines ...
Should now be renamed India Business Makers.
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daa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-11 12:30 PM
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2. And now Merck is getting rid of 13,000 Americans for India and China
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