Re: Outsourcing is a ticking time bomb
You've got a point there when it comes to intellectual property and services.
The business landscape is changing. I have to put in place not only IT contingency but also business contingency for my operations. Even established players can get bought up, and after some time they call in the administrators. Are we sure this is an isolated case? Can't also Indian and Philippine companies go out of business? We not only want to talk about the whole business, how about deterioration of service and IP, privacy and security incidents? How do then community supported products compare?
One of the most successful companies on this planet don't use outsourcing. They are developing their own software, even screwing together their own servers. Just type "Google server" in Youtube and enjoy. Building services using DIY and open source is not in the vocabulary of most of today's CIOs who learned IT on 80286s in the 1980s.
Whisper it: insourcing is the hottest ticket out there at the moment.