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Disadvantages with outsourcing information systems work

What are some of the disadvantages with outsourcing information systems work overseas? How can U.S. based I.T. firms effectively compete with low-cost software development performed overseas?

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Some of the major potential disadvantages to outsourcing include poor quality control, decreased company loyalty, a lengthy bid process, and a loss of strategic alignment. All of these concerns can be addressed and minimized, however, by companies who go about the outsourcing process in an informed and deliberate fashion.

The demand for software services has historically outpaced the supply of people who perform them. As microcomputers and controllers proliferate, the demand for software continues to increase at a faster pace than the supply.

Today, many ...

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The solution discusses the disadvantages with outsourcing information systems work overseas. It also discusses how U. S. based I. T firms effectively compete with low cost software development performed overseas.

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