Question: 1 Search for information about software outsourcing generally using the

1. Search for information about software outsourcing generally, using the search techniques described in Part D of the Systems Analyst’s Toolkit.
2. Visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics site at and search for information about employment trends affecting systems analysts, computer programmers, and software engineers.
3. Does the Bureau of Labor Statistics offer any comments or insights into the subject of outsourcing generally? What conclusions does it reach?
4. In your report, comment on whether the offshore outsourcing of IT jobs is just another step in the progression that began with manufacturing jobs, or represents a whole new trend. Be sure to cite Web research sources and your own reasons.

You are a staff writer at IT News and Views, a popular online newsletter aimed at IT professionals. Your editor has asked you to prepare a special report for next week’s edition. Specifically, she wants you to research the subject of software outsourcing, and other significant trends that might affect software development in the future. She wants you to cite specific sources for your information, including current IT employment statistics and employment forecasts from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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