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Letters to the Editor

From time to time, a commentary on the world will bubble up inside of me to the extent that I'm forced to write a letter to my local, metropolitan, daily newspaper, The Age. This is where I blow of some steam. Feel like venting too? Add your own comment or visit my homepage.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Outsourcing and IT Careers

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.



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