Friday, October 22, 2004

India under the Spotlight Again

Offshore outsourcing has come under the spotlight as an antagonist because of stolen code. According to Computer World Pakistan, Australian companies have began to rethink their corporate IT strategies while outsourcing projects to India. According to Ajoy Ghosh, a IT security consultant at Jolly Technologies in Mumbai, jacked code is partly due to the lack of strict laws relating to intellectual property rights.

Would foreign confidence in India decline due to such stories, and consequently, is our industry also about to face some serious consequences? Although Pakistan has never been high on the "foreign confidence manifesto" and has always been subjected to a lethargic attitude, the recent code jacking issue in India could work in favor of Pakistan.

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