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IT Outsourcing and the "Unemployable" US Tech Professional

Apr 21, 2010, 15:33 (11 Talkback[s])
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"A remark by Vineet Nayar, CEO of Indian outsourcer HCL Technologies, encapsulated this attitude. Speaking in New York City in 2009, he opined that the majority of US college grads are "unemployable." They're focused only on getting rich, and have less patience than their global counterparts on learning critical IT processes.

"His attitude is echoed from within the US. Robert Dewar, a professor emeritus in Computer Science at New York University, told me in 2008 that college CS programs have been dumbed down to the point that graduates are essentially incompetent. Bjarne Stroustrup, designer of the C++ language and a professor at Texas A&M University, said to me that he's heard of employers – from Microsoft to Apple to IBM – bemoaning the poor quality of CS grads."

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