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  • blue_devil_ninetynine blue_devil_ninetynine Nov 20, 2006 11:21 AM Flag

    I don't get it

    That statement is factually correct, while at the same time being misleading. A lot of perfectly healthy companies are offshoring their development in order to minimize costs and maximize profits. The company that I work for is a highly profitable market leader, but will also likely be doing the same thing.

    Therefore, I think this is something they should have done whether or not they were in trouble. I don't want to get into an argument about whether or not this is in the best long term interests of the U.S. economy, but it's certainly in the best interests of shareholders.

    We should be encouraged by the fact that they expect to be back at 550+ employees in 3-6 months. This means that they want to take development offshore in order to save costs, but they don't want to cut the overall level of R&D, and that's a good thing. I'd be very concerned if they had to cut their R&D in order to stay afloat, as that can really be a death spiral.

    In closing, I don't know if their strategy will work. But I am saying that they're saying and doing the right things, and I am saying that they are sending out positive signals. Who the heck knows how this will end up...

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