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The Global Realities of IT

ITAA President Harris N. Miller
Harris Miller
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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