Originally Posted by Spanky
Outsourcing, by definition, is a process in which a company delegates some of its in-house operations/processes to a third party. Moving its operation to overseas for lower costs is not considered as outsourcing though the outcome (e.g., job loss) may be the same.
out·sourc·ing* * ( P )* Pronunciation Key* (outsôrsng, -sr-)
The procuring of services or products, such as the parts used in manufacturing a motor vehicle, from an outside supplier or manufacturer in order to cut costs.
Webster (an ancestor of mine) agrees with you however-
Pronunciation: -"sOr-si[ng], -"sor-
: the practice of subcontracting manufacturing work to outside and especially foreign or nonunion companies
Regardless, you have to admit that cost is the driving factor 99% of the time.... for a US company moving ops to India, convenience in the local isn't it. Fortunately, SeaCode
will fix all that for us.... ugh.... the whole idea pisses me off. The paradox of corporate thrift has just been ratcheted up to a whole new level.