Realities of IT
Our industry is seeing a convergence of policy
issues involving the global nature of the information technology
industry. With a "jobless recovery," at least to date, economic
prosperity considered synonymous with high technology, and vocal IT
workers raising concerns about their futures and careers,
policymakers are increasingly focused on something that ITAA has
raised for several years -- the global nature of our industry.
Though the US IT industry remains the world leader, its overwhelming
dominance is changing.
There are several facets to the globalization discussion:
Originally broadcast live on Tuesday, March 30, 2004
Global Sourcing and the U.S. Economy
How will the global sourcing (sometimes referred to as offshore outsourcing)
of computer software and services impact American jobs and wages? Will
this trend push the U.S. economy to a new level or weaken the nation's
competitiveness in world markets? A major new econometric study produced
for the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) by Global
Insight, Inc. will provide an unprecedented macroeconomic forecast of
the road ahead, with fresh new statistics on jobs sent overseas to date,
spending volumes, and impacts on future employment, prices, investment,
GDP, inflation and more.
Dr. Lawrence Klein, 1980 Nobel Laureate in Economics
Dr. Nariman Behravesh, Chief Economist, Global Insight
Harris N. Miller, President, ITAA
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