For those that think outsourcing has reached its pinnacle, think again. There are still plenty of ways that prove that anything that can be outsourced will be outsourced.
Please take a look at SeaCode.
For SeaCode, offshoring means three miles off the coast. Seacode founders promise the price of India with the proximity of the United States.
What San Diego-based start-up SeaCode Inc. plans to do is nothing if not novel: anchor a cruise ship three miles off the coast of Los Angeles, fill it with up to 600 programmers from around the world, eliminate visa restrictions and make it easy for customers to visit the site via water taxi. The two men behind the venture — Roger Green, who describes himself as an IT and outsourcing veteran, and IT consultant David Cook, whose job history includes a stint as a ship captain — recently discussed their plan in an interview with Computerworld.
PAST on my board on Silicon Investor had this to say: “Ten years ago, while in Washington State and after observing logs being loaded on an ocean-going barge, I was told that the logs were destined for a Japanese factory ship that was located 3 miles at sea where Japanese labor would turn the logs into plywood for immediate return to American markets at American prices. Very profitable way of doing business.”
For interested parties, I run discussion boards on both Silicon Investor and the Motley Fool. Here is a synopsis of my discussion board on Silicon Investor. It should be no surprise that the name is similar to my blog name Mish’s Global Economic Trend Analysis. If anyone is interested, browsing is free. I have been running discussion boards since 2000.
I can also recommend The Epic American Credit and Bond Bubble board on SI even though Russ Winter, the board’s creator and I have differing views on inflation. If you are looking for bond bear discussions, look no further. For the record, Russ and I agree about many things (including the bubble in junk bonds) but we are most often night and day different when it comes to long term treasuries.
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