From the write Robert Borden (The Drew Cary Show) comes NBC’s newest TV show “Outsourced”. This is a show about a Mid America Novelties company that is outsourced to India. This company sells products like whoopee cushions, foam fingers, and wallets made of bacon. Yes, this is the stuff upon which the American ways of life is built, but try explaining that to someone who lives on the other side of the world.
Well Todd Dempsy shows up to work his first day only to find out his department has been outsourced to India. That he is being sent to India to run the call center or be out of work himself. Then the fun begins.
Attached is a video preview of the show…
I am glad to see a show like this. Sometimes we are so politically correct in this country it makes me sick. With so much being sent offshore, there are plenty of stories good and bad to go around. This is a part of our way of life. In some ways the selfish side of me loves this show. Being the CEO of Ntirety, inc that is 100% U.S. based who competes with most of my competitors who are offshore. I see this show as being good for Ntirety’s business.
I have blogged quite a bit about the dangers of taking such a valuable part of your business the database support and shipping it offshore. Here are a few of my favorites blogs that illustrate the dangers of this.
I am Sorry All Lines to India Are Busy Right Now, Please Call Back Later! !
Does this sound Familar, it should A fifth cable has been cut severly impacting Internet capabilty to India and the Middle East.
I can hear what my off-shore competitors are saying right now “Yes I Know this has been going on for a very long time, but don’t worry. Our U.S. Based team is well equipped to handle the workload.”
I know there are only 5 of us in the U.S. and 100 in India. But really we have you covered, really we do. Those 5 Database Administrators in the U.S. all wear red capes like superman and are capable of handling anything that comes along.
I am Sorry All Lines to India Are Busy Right Now, Please Call Back Later ! !
If this is a database emergency, please call back later when service is resumed
When you are a U.S. based operation like Ntirety, this is the stuff dreams are made of. I could not have made this up if I wanted to.
To hear that yet another line that supplies Internet connections to the Middle East and India has been cut. Severely impacting the ability of those off shore teams to communicate with the rest of the world.
Undersea Cables Cut Effects Internet Europe, Middle East And Asia
Once again undersea cables have been cut. 3 out of 4 cables have been cut. This will effect Internet and phones all though Europe, Middle East & Asia. If the 4th cable gets cut this could be a total blackout. A total black out. This has happened quite a few times before. Here are some blogs I did the last time this happened….
Are You Sure You Want To Offshore Your DBA Support?
Without your database functioning in today’s information world, you are out of business. The information stored in your databases is one of the most important business assets you have. I am amazed at how many times people tell me that database administration is a commodity and should go out to the cheapest bidder. I would not be so quick to hand over one of my most valuable business assets to the cheapest bidder.
Enough of my soapbox. Its my opinion that you would be better served having your Database Administration Augmented by a team based in the U.S. That unlike application development, when your database goes down you are out of business. Always take the time to research the vendor that will support your database very carefully. We have a few great whitepaper’s I would suggest you look at.
Cost-Effective Database Administration Without Compromising Service Quality
Effectively managing databases and business applications has been a problem for more than 20 years. In the past two decades, we have seen a proliferation of business applications that leverage information from business databases. Even with the current state of the economy, we will continue to see aggressive growth of business applications that depend on the database.
Choosing A Remote DBA Instead of a Full-Time Consultant
Databases keeping getting bigger and bigger. Database Technology keeps getting more and more complex. Many companies struggle with these issue. Many times this requires you to reach outside your organization for extra help. I recently wrote a white paper on Choosing a remote DBA instead of a full time consultant.
Here is the abstract for the white paper:
Organizations that use SQL Server and / or Oracle occasionally need advanced skills to create, support, and adapt their databases. Traditionally, firms would seek consultants or temporary contracts as a means to address these needs. Now, organizations have another choice, Remote Database Administrators – database pros that can remotely work on solving difficult database issues of structure, scale, programming, and security. This white paper from (company) shows why remote database administration may be more cost effective and efficient than traditional methods. The paper also has a checklist for you to determine whether remote database administration is right for you.
If this sounds of interest to you follow the link to get a copy.
Enough of my soapbox. Its my opinion that you would be better served having your Database Administration Augmented by a team based 100% in the U.S. That unlike application development, when your database goes down you are out of business.
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