Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Outsourcing IT Jobs... to the U.S.!
Could cloud service providers help the U.S. become a destination for tech outsourcing, instead of an exporter of technology jobs? Grupo Posadas has five data centers supporting more than 100 hotels and other lines of business, but it is moving almost all of those operations to a service provider in Texas. The data center migration will be completed in November. Most of Posadas' data center equipment is leased and is due to expire this year, so it created an opportunity to make a move. Interestingly, a big obstacle to the re-patriation of IT work is that the U.S. finds itself on the receiving end of protectionist legislation in other countries that discourages use of non-domestic IT service providers, says the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation.