From Under the Rug - Page 88

The more sensitive it is, the more it warrants discussion

Domestic Sourcing: Overcoming the 'India of the United States' Stigma

10 Feb, 2010

Question: What happens when you depict the people doing IT work at offshore locations as brain-dead, incompetent misfits who lack any substantive talent? Answer: It might come back to bite you when ...More >

Centralized Training May Be Answer to Replace-or-Retrain Dilemma

09 Feb, 2010

One of the toughest challenges facing public companies in this country is figuring out how to satisfy Wall Street without decimating their loyal but costly workforces. I've met no one who has defined ...More >

Haiti Quake a Reminder of Need for National IT Corps/Reserve

07 Feb, 2010

As we approach the four-week mark since Haiti was devastated by the massive earthquake that killed more than 200,000 people, we can begin to reflect on the relief effort and what entities have truly ...More >

U.S. Citizen or H-1B Candidate? You Make the Call

03 Feb, 2010

After reading my "H-1B Spotlight Shines on a Distraction" post earlier this week, Kim Berry, president of the Programmers Guild, drew the conclusion that I "favor allowing employers to sponsor H-1B ...More >

H-1B Spotlight Shines on a Distraction

01 Feb, 2010

Reliant Energy in Houston is taking a lot of heat for bringing work under an outsourced IT contract back in-house, and hiring H-1B visa holders to help do the job. What's unfortunate about the outcry ...More >

Getting Gratifyingly Hard-Nosed About H-1B Compliance Enforcement

28 Jan, 2010

One of the most encouraging developments related to the ongoing fraud and abuse afflicting the H-1B visa program is the boots-on-the ground approach being taken by the administration to solve the ...More >

Is There an IT Skills Shortage in the U.S.? Well, Yes and No

25 Jan, 2010

There's probably no more hotly contested or controversial issue in IT than the question of whether there's an IT skills shortage in the U.S. One side claims adamantly that while we have plenty of IT ...More >

Women Are at a Disadvantage in Seeking Overseas Employment

25 Jan, 2010

In my post, "The American Dream Need Not Be Realized in America," last week, I suggested that unemployed and underemployed U.S. IT pros should look at opportunities overseas in their pursuit of a ...More >

The American Dream Need Not Be Realized in America

21 Jan, 2010

It's obvious that there's a great deal of resentment among many IT professionals who are either unemployed or underemployed and who are watching as growing numbers of people from other countries fill ...More >

Note to Feds: Outsourcing Hang-Ups Are So Three Years Ago

21 Jan, 2010

The IT executives who will be gathered at the IT Business Edge Midmarket CIO Forum in Orlando in March probably won't have anything higher on their agendas than figuring out ways to cut costs. ...More >

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