Volume 3

Volume 3, Number 45

August 12, 2005

9 pages687 K bytes

Outsourcing? Offshore? Students Need to Know

Antonio M. Lopez, Jr.
Xavier University of Louisiana
New Orleans, LA 70125, USA

Abstract: Since the collapse of the "dot com" boom, there has been significant media attention given to outsourcing and the migration of information technology jobs offshore. Unfortunately, the story headlines and news sound bites have, for the most part, been less than precise. Some believe that this is contributing to the enrollment drops in the computing disciplines. This paper seeks to put overused terms such as outsourcing and offshore into proper perspective with respect to computing disciplines. It is intended to help faculty guide prospective U. S. college students to the realization that a degree in a computing discipline is very advantageous in many different career fields.

Keywords: outsourcing, offshore, computing discipline, career fields

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Recommended Citation: Lopez (2005). Outsourcing? Offshore? Students Need to Know. Information Systems Education Journal, 3 (45). http://isedj.org/3/45/. ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2004: §3453. ISSN: 1542-7382.)