Yesterday, our CIO announced to IS that we are starting an endeavor to outsource some of our projects overseas. Now, I think this is the third project that I’m aware of that’s been sent abroad, but I guess the news is starting to hit the streets, and that’s why we were informed officially of this move.
I have opinions about this. Imagine that. 🙂
I think that, in chasing after the almighty dollar, American businesses are setting themselves up for future problems as they try to bring higher profits to shareholders. Anything that can be done remotely — programming, system administration, system performance — can be sent overseas, and be done at a fraction of the cost of doing the same work here.
Our CIO tells us that we are doing this for legacy projects, and there will not be project design efforts perfomed overseas. That may be.
Then again, this could just be the beginning of the end for folks doing programming or system work for our company. Either way, it’s a sad state, to me anyway, for a company that so prides itself on its strong American heritage to begin giving work away, rather than keeping it here in the US.
Yeah, so this is probably a firing offense to disapprove of this sort of thing, but I just can’t support it.