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IBM to cut thousands of jobs in the West and to shift them to China and India as these countries do these jobs at 10 % of the cost to the company from the Western employees. ie it goes to say that for IBM, a Western/American employee is just 10 % productive as an Indian employee. That is a sad state of affairs !! I am sure this is not the case with all the Industries in the west.
The productivity of industries in India and China as a whole is at least ten times that in the west. The pampered population of the west has slowly started realising where they went wrong.. or are historical wrongs being righted (corrected) now ??
Let us face facts.. If IBM wants to survive as a company then it has to shift to low cost work environments.. Else it will face the same results as General Motors / Ford / Chrysler. GM had physical capital which could not be shifted from one place to the other. IBM on the other hand has the advantage that it has only intellectual capital which can easily be shifted anywhere at short notice..
Constructive destruction, or the term for liquidating oneself and reemerging as a new entity (avatar) in the new environment is what has subsumed GM. GM with an open and heavy heart (prodded by an uncompromising Obama) has taken to it 'whole-heartedly'. The hundred year old IBM is fully aware of this contemporary reality and is trying to keep away from the inevitable as much as possible..
The Computing Tabulating Recording co turned International Business Machines corp strategy to remain afloat is bringing employment to the new wave, highly-productive, low-wage, highly-skilled employees in India and China.
A brief time-line of IBM
No one can work against the natural rhythm and cycle.. At times we have to march to its tunes, though unwillingly .. Egos, get subsumed then !!
Thursday, April 09, 2009
A very good editorial in TOI on salvaging a failing Pak from going into total anarchy and unrest..
The fear is that the Taliban ( who according to intelligence have also penetrated into Kashmir) will bring untold harm and misery to Kashmir and India, even threatening the political system here..
An effective intelligence gathering network to collect the details of movement / brainwashing / oiling of their propaganda machinery needs to be put in place.
US should stop its shadow boxing policy on India and tell Pak civilian govt that its eastern neighbour, a world power, cannot be ignored any longer and has to be taken to confidence to help itself from anarchy and arson ...
According to India, US has been playing double standards on its India Af-Pak policy. It wants to help Pak contain the growing influence of Islamic radicals like Taliban, Al-Qaeda and LET on one hand by pumping in money and armaments and on the other does not want to or give the impression that it helping India contain terrorism in the region..
Being the most stable polity in the region, it is an indisputable fact that only India can give the necessary leadership to the region to save it from anarchy and chaos. Even US understands that fact but does not want to accept it publicly, lest its influence in the region wanes away.
In the current scenario, when US has miserably failed in giving the necessary financial leadership to the world, and is being looked down upon as an economically failed state, this public acceptance of India's growing clout in the region would be the last nail in the US' coffin for world dominance..
It is not that US lacks the IQ or intelligence to understand this, rather it does not want to.. Only then can it play a big brother in the region and get away with the spoils..
It is in the better interests of US that the tensions between Pak and India continue lest its importance in the region fades away. As India continues to pay a heavy price for this US' double standards, little does US realise how unrepairable harm it can bring to itself both economically and militarily.. Pushing itself away, from an economic salvation, day by day ..
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
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