Sunday, January 07, 2007

Waste of time...

Just a word to those that think it’s a good idea…Offshoring (or Outsourcing) sucks…..it takes far too long to get anything done…..people are way too remote from the business/end users……language barriers cause delays and errors…..it requires too much documentation…….time zones add additional delays……applications take longer to develop and are expensive……the quality of work leaves a lot to be desired…...local technicians disappear but higher paid staff are engaged to manage the outsource suppliers……there seems to be a lack of ownership….. I appreciate shareholders have a right to demand the company is efficient, streamlined and effective BUT it's not all about cost. If it was all about cost we'd be driving Kia's, buying ALL our food from Coles or Low Cost, clothes from WalMart (Asda for the UK readers!) or the Pound Shop and just watching black and white TVs. But we don't!!! Do we!!?? NO! Rant over.



2 comments:

Abi said...

are we alittle unhappy with the cheap labour element?! Don't forget though, we don't always outsource, sometimes we bring cheaper labour in to do the jobs too!

Captain Pugwash said...

It's rubbish and I have yet to see a good argument for it.

Close the borders, ban imports, lets go back to Colonial days ;)