It would be a shame if young Australians reading your report on outsourcing/offshoring (The Age, 21/8/2006) concluded that there are no longer careers in IT. On the contrary, when an input to business (like the IT function) gets cheaper, businesses will buy more.
Writing software and monitoring hardware can be done overseas, but the analysis, project management, design, integration and other high-value work will continue to be close to the client, right here. Further, Australia is paid to educate thousands of Indian IT professionals. The global trade in services is not a zero-sum game but an opportunity to bring people together and enrich lives.