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Recommended Citation: Lopez, A M.  Outsourcing? Offshore? Students Need to Know.  In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2004, v 21 (Newport): §3453. ISSN: 1542-7382. (A later version appears in Information Systems Education Journal 3(45). ISSN: 1545-679X.)

Outsourcing? Offshore? Students Need to Know

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Antonio M. Lopez, Jr.    [a1] [a2]
Computer Sciences and Computer Engineering Department
Xavier University of Louisiana    [u1] [u2]
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA    [c1] [c2]

Since the collapse of the "dot com" boom, there has been significant media attention given to outsourcing and the migration of information technology jobs offshore. Unfortunately, the story headlines and news sound bites have, for the most part, been less than precise. Some believe that this is contributing to the enrollment drops in the computing disciplines. This paper seeks to put overused terms such as outsourcing and offshore into proper perspective with respect to computing disciplines. It is intended to help faculty guide prospective U. S. college students to the realization that a degree in a computing discipline is very advantageous in many different career fields.

Keywords: outsourcing, offshore, computing discipline, career fields

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