Microsoft to Outsource IT Department

In a move that a lot of IT professionals in the USA are a bit upset about, Microsoft is outsourcing it’s internal IT department to India based Infosys. The people in Redmond develop and market the applications, but when they go down, they call to the other side of the world to fix it. When, it used to be just next door? Very efficient. Although, I guess Indian workers are a much better economic choice. No sense in boosting the US economy, anymore, right Microsoft?

The pact will involve the transition of work now performed by other partners and is not intended at displacing work done by Microsoft, according to Nataraj. “There is no job loss for Microsoft per se,” he said. Microsoft for years has used offshore service providers to manage its infrastructure, applications, help desk and desktop support.