Intel, Motorola, and Microsoft
moving engineering and development to China
Three of the largest and former
very American companies in the technology sector are moving their
development to China. Have you given any thought about the long term
impact of our government policies that have fueled the outsourcing
(or offshoring) expansion the last decade? Have you given any
consideration about what the long term impact on your grandchildren
First lets compare the public
statements of these now multi-national - not American - companies to
actual research studies to set a level of honesty and integrity.
Public statements: they
say they have to use H-1B visas and outsource their work due to a
shortage of American engineers. Sounds like Bush, Republicans and
Democrats on the need for illegal immigrants doesn't it?
Research findings: (http://www.issues.org/23.3/wadhwa.html):
It is common in many industries to offer signing bonuses to
encourage potential employees to accept a job offer. We found,
however, that 88% of respondents to our survey did not offer signing
bonuses to potential engineering employees or offered them to only a
small percentage of their new hires. Another measure of skill supply
is the amount of time it takes to fill a vacant position.
Respondents to our survey reported that they were able to fill 80%
of engineering jobs at their companies within four months.
In other words, we found no
indication of a
shortage of engineers in the United States.
Are multi-national corporations
being less than honest? In other words to put that question in POOR
(Plain Ole Ordinary Redneck) terms:
they lying to the public?
The same Pratt School of
Engineering of Duke University study consisting of a survey of these
companies came to a conclusion about why they are sending American
jobs to foreign countries:
Reasons for going offshore.
India and China are the top offshoring destinations, with Mexico
in third place. The top reasons survey respondents cited for going
offshore were salary and personnel
savings, overhead cost savings, 24/7 continuous
development cycles, access to new markets, and proximity to new
This POOR candidate draws what
seems to be an obvious conclusion:
The multi-national corporations,
Bush Administration, leading Republicans and Democrats
are lying to
the public. There is not
a shortage of Americans who qualify for these jobs, there is an
excess of corporate greed for "cheap labor" and lying politicians!
To put this in more acceptable politically correct terms - they
are lying to the
public. Ooops - guess I will fail the politically correct test.
What does the actual transfer of
jobs data show?
If these companies, Bush
Administration, leading Republicans and Democrats are telling the
truth and these jobs are being created in China due to a lack of
Americans willing to do the work, then there would be no layoffs -
correct? You can't be laying people off here and hiring people in
China or India when because there is a shortage!
)is a web site
that maintains information about replacement of American job by
sending them to foreign countries:
So all three companies, now
setting up new engineering and development centers in China have a
record of documented elimination of American engineering jobs,
despite claiming that they can not find enough Americans to fill
The fact is - your government -
that you pay for and elect - has economic policies that promote
"cheap labor" for the exclusive benefit of multi-national
corporate greed and campaign contributions for corrupt politicians.
When they tell you that it for
your own good because there is a shortage of qualified Americans -
they are lying to you!
Back to the original issue: What
is the long term impact of outsourcing and offshoring?
decline of the international position of our country!
Our country has always taken
pride in leading the world in technology. Those days are fading
fast. A brief look at our
international trade deficit shows that for
the last few years we have been running a trade deficit on the
category defined as Advanced Technology.
Take a look at the top ten list
of outsourcing companies (http://www.techsunite.org/offshore/):
Just as the entire TV industry
step by step moved to foreign countries, imagine the impact of
engineering and product development step by step moving to foreign
countries. Just like TVs, entire future product lines will be
available only from foreign countries.
non existent facilities do not produce very much and they do not
have many employees!
The long term trend is a
decrease in standard of living for our country - this includes your
children and grandchildren.
Nothing is going to change until
- you the citizens - make changes. As long as you continue sending
the same folks back to Congress and your State Legislatures -
nothing is going to change!
Some say, "outsourcing is a good thing" -
but they say that when it is your job that is sent
to a foreign country.
Are you one of those who will
not care until it is your job?
The US economy is growing, but only with the
infusion of over a trillion dollars ($1,000,000,000.00) of debt a year. The US economy
used to grow without the infusion of large amounts of debt, in fact
the US economy grew when our country was the word's largest creditor
Coming next - Homeland Security
outsources IT development - are you feeling safer?
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|Duke University Study Reports China
Well-Positioned for Future Science and Technology
SHANGHAI, China and FOSTER CITY, Calif., April 23 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/
-- According to the report recently released in National
Academy of Sciences Magazine, based on a Duke University study
(http://www.issues.org/23.3/wadhwa.html), China is unique in
its rates of graduating engineering and technology Ph.D.s and
its ability to perform critical research and development.
Augmentum, a leading provider of value-added software
development services, headquartered in Shanghai, China and
Foster City, California with additional facilities in Beijing,
is living proof of the China success story described in this
study. With the ability to select the best and brightest
candidates from a huge Chinese talent pool, Augmentum delivers
superior business value to enterprise customers. Augmentum's
Fortune 500 and rapidly growing startup clients experience
higher quality and faster delivery at the lowest realized
total costs. Augmentum offers the entire scope of outsourced
software services, ranging from full cycle software
development and business application development, to complex
system integration and solution implementation. Augmentum is
committed to becoming the best software services provider in
the world. Fortune 500 companies,
including Intel, Motorola, and Microsoft, have relied on
Augmentum to develop and test their complex software.
Augmentum was recently acknowledged for outsourcing leadership
in the Booz Allen Hamilton book, Outsourcing Thought Leaders:
Managing Business without Borders (http://www.strategy-business.com/oasreader).
"Given the wealth of talented programmers in China,
Augmentum has created a Silicon Valley start-up culture that
allows employees to embrace projects requiring technical
know-how coupled with creativity and innovation," said Frank
Yu, President and COO of Augmentum. "Throughout 2006, more
than 10,000 people applied for the 500 positions at Augmentum,
giving us the chance to choose the most innovative talents for
our worldwide developer team. Built on differentiating factors
including managerial style, problem-solving skills, customer
focus, and an extremely disciplined culture and development
process, Augmentum's success is evident in the company's rapid
growth and world class customer list."
Augmentum is a sponsor of the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo:
Emerging Trends, in San Francisco, CA, April 23-25, located in
Augmentum provides Outsourcing Leadership for Innovation.
Augmentum engineers augment their clients' teams as an
extension, utilizing leading edge development tools and
technologies, as well as proven processes, to create
commercial-quality software. The management team has decades
of collective experience outsourcing commercial software and
solutions. Augmentum, Inc. is headquartered in Shanghai and
Beijing in China and in Foster City, California. The company
has grown to 800 people in China out of 850 worldwide in three
years since its founding and won the inaugural Red Herring
Asia Top 100 award in 2005, and the Risk Management award at
the China Outsourcing Summit in 2006. For more information,
please visit http://www.augmentum.com/ or call (650) 578-9221
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