Offshore Storm: The Global Razor's Edge

Fast Company

The defining political issue for America in the next decade has arrived now, courtesy of India, China, and any number of aspiring developing nations. That issue is offshore outsourcing–not of blue-collar factory guys, but of well-paid knowledge workers. It is a question that will get traction in November’s elections. It will only grow bigger and more divisive.


“You go wherever you need to go to get the job done in the best and cheapest way,” says Kramlich. “Here we are, we’ve been trying to export capitalism and democracy, it’s been one of our national goals, and now that we’ve succeeded at it, we’re awed and even afraid of it! That is the greatest irony of all this.”

If this is true, what are the implications for ACS? Should we prepare for changes some way? Will it affect, say, Relay?