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Sysadmin trained his offshore replacements, sat back, watched ex-employer's world burn

Wensleydale Cheese

Re: Not in IT...

"In my experience outsourcing has generally not been a net cost saving once you tot it up. It only provides buffers against volatile demand or fills in hard-to-find specific skills."

Or in some case, completely fails to find those hard-to-find specific skills.

I heard of one case where a particular outsourcing company couldn't find anyone out of a staff of 100,000 who had the necessary skills for a "legacy" product.

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