[H]e looked overseas where he could pay $6 an hour instead of $60 for programmers. He hired a large, reputable Indian outsourcing firm a few months ago, then sat back and watched his troubles mount. Not only did the offshore team produce code that was full of bugs, they ran up big bills working overtime to fix their mistakes. Bertch finally canned the offshore contractors, hired several local programmers and started preaching to industry colleagues that managing such projects across oceans is doomed to failure. —Brad Stone —Should I Stay or Should I Go? (MSNBC | Newsweek)
The fact that this is more or less exactly what I’ve been wanting to read makes me wonder… how much of the “onshoring” trend is due to PR folks fulfilling the desires of reporters looking for a fresh angle on the outsourcing story?