David Friend of Carbonite on bringing Jobs Back

From: Rod-Lists 
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I listening to David Friend, founder of Carbonite, on the Thom Hartmann showtalk about his experience in firing the Indian support service and bringing it back to the US.
Here is a youtube of another interview on the same topic.

=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ the subject line invoked thoughts of a resurrection ----- Original Message ---- From: Rod-Lists To: Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group Sent: Mon, October 15, 2012 3:01:39 PM Subject: [Chugalug] David Friend of Carbonite on bringing Jobs Back I listening to David Friend, founder of Carbonite, on the Thom Hartmann showtalk about his experience in firing the Indian support service and bringing it back to the US. Here is a youtube of another interview on the same topic.

=============================================================== From: Rod-Lists ------------------------------------------------------ point taken ;P ----- Original Message -----

=============================================================== From: Ralph Edge ------------------------------------------------------ That was my first though as well. Gotta be careful how you capitalize Jobs these days eh? -ralph

=============================================================== From: Mike Harrison ------------------------------------------------------ We've had discussions with a major electrical and meter manufacturer (in India) that wanted use to write some software for them.... We ended up refusing, it was not a good fit but they were very nice people and competent electrical engineers / manufacturers. We asked them why they wanted a U.S, company doing what they wanted done. Bo$$ even said: You could get this done easily in India. Their answer was essentially: Done that, been there, don't want Indian programmers. ------------ One of our "fit" issues was trying to explain the difference between actual encryption, and just obfuscation in number formatting. They had been told if it wasn't plain text, it was not a problem by their previous PhD software types.

=============================================================== From: Rod-Lists ------------------------------------------------------ My wife before she left the art dept spent a lot of time cleaning up messes created by the Indian contractors they outsource to. So when your crew has to redo the work done by out source groups, doesn't that defeat the purpose? And they say business is always efficient. Whoever said that must have never work in in a big Corp. ----- Original Message -----

=============================================================== From: Ryan Van Dolson ------------------------------------------------------ To diverge from the topic for a minute: Apologies for "spamming" your inbox with a couple of blank e-mails last night. Not sure what happened, but now that I think about it I do remember my 2-year old on my desktop last evening and not thinking much of it at the time... Ah, the joys of learning. Now to get somewhat on topic: I've heard about quite a few companies pulling back from outsourcing to Indian contractors, but I've also noticed a recent trend towards hiring a lot of local temps for entry-level positions in this economy, and I'm guessing many of them are being hired in the kind of support positions that Thom Hartmann mentions (though this is just an assumption). Perhaps temps are a safer bet than foreign contractors.