Tuesday, September 09, 2003

OFFSHORING: IS IT A WIN-WIN GAME?
McKinsey Global Institute: PERSPECTIVE
The business practice of offshoring promises large
rewards for companies and the benefits of jobs created
for destination countries is well documented. But MGI
argues that important and tangible benefits go both ways.
http://www.mckinsey.com/knowledge/mgi/offshore/

When, Where, How, and Other Questions on Going Offshore:
http://www.mckinsey.com/knowledge/articles/going_offshore.asp

Pricing new products:
Companies habitually charge less than they could for
new products, especially with revolutionary offers.
Underestimating a product's value can be a costly mistake,
since the introductory price often fixes its worth in
the buyer's mind.
http://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/ar_g.asp?ar=1329&pagenum=1&L2=16&L3=19&srid=6&gp=1

Outsourcing War:
An inside look at Brown & Root, the kingpin of America's
new military-industrial complex
http://www.businessweek.com/print/magazine/content/03_37/b3849012.htm?mz

Don't Blame China for U.S. Job Losses:
Instead of ruffling Beijing, Treasury Secretary John
Snow should have been urging Americans to exploit the
new frontiers of innovation
http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/sep2003/nf2003095_8827_db065.htm?c=bweuropesep9&n=link5&t=email

Infosys bags $50 m order from Telstra:
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/businessline/blnus/15091500.htm

PeopleSoft Sailing Further Away From Oracle:
NEW YORK - It took PeopleSoft executives a little more
than an hour yesterday to utter the "O" word during the
company's two-hour long presentation to financial
analysts. Even when they did mention Oracle, it was
anti-climatic.
http://www.forbes.com/technology/2003/09/05/cx_ld_0905psft.html

Sun Microsystems Announces Bill Joy to Leave Company:
http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/030909/sftu077_1.html
http://biz.yahoo.com/rc/030909/tech_sunmicro_1.html

Outsourcing wagon hits home hurdle, fails to
keep India date:
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/html/uncomp/articleshow?msid=172949

Out of the ether:
An unfinished doctoral thesis and a chance encounter
with an engineering intern gave Ethernet's inventor
the inspiration for the popular computer network. But
a lot of lobbying, brainstorming and clever marketing
were needed to turn it into a global standard
http://www.economist.com/research/articlesBySubject/displayStory.cfm?story_id=2019967&subjectID=348909&emailauth=%2527%2528P%253E6KN%253FZR%2520XH%250A

SCO CEO Posts Open Letter to the Open Source Community:
http://linuxworld.com/story/34007.htm

Report: IBM Hot, Lilly Not for Workplace Privacy
http://asia.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=technologyNews&storyID=3405138

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