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Outsourcing and Offshoring – Now Insourcing and Reshoring

– There have been hints about the recent movement towards “insourcing” and “reshoring,” along with the usual confusion regarding terms used. In the December 2012 issue of The Atlantic magazine (pages 45-52), there was a noteworthy article by Charles Fishman called “The Insourcing Boom,”…

Will Cloud Security Drive You Insane?

– First, the transparency … I have known Jim Reavis, co-founder of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), for a dozen years or so. He is a true visionary. He met with me before creating the CSA and asked me what I thought. I told him to go for it. He did and has had remarkable success […] …

Satyam – A Hot (not Sweet) Potato

– It seems that the “big one” in outsourcing has happened in the form of Satyam’s chairman cooking the books to the tune of over $1 billion. Another “black swan” raises its ugly head (no offense to swans intended). While the impact on Satyam of the admission of…

Embedded Exploits

– Two major Y2K security and safety concerns were:  embedded systems (such as control systems in elevators, power plants, automobiles, etc. would fail to operate properly when the date changed from December 31, 1999 to January 1, 2000, and computer applications that had been outsourced,…