Think Globally, But Act Locally
IT execs should reconsider offshore outsourcinggiven the current state of geopolitics.With the effects of the SQL Slammer worm still being felt last week and details of its origin still being unearthed, the fact that some of the code seems to have originated with the Honker Union of China raises questions of international geopolitics and computer security once again. There is no clear evidence of politically inspired international mischief, but with international relations in more than their usual ferment, IT execs considering sending work offshore might want to run a fresh risk analysis on the country where the work would be done.
Indeed, Gartner analyst Allie Young says global outsourcing providers are starting to look askance at India. That nation isnt directly involved in the current crisis, but theres enough possibility for disruption spilling over from the Middle East that people should think twice about sending more work there.