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Sad but true, #1
This is why I don't mind my Consulting staff being contacted by other firms. The competition is just so unappealing 99% of the time! Below is an actual email from a Staffing Director wanting to use my .NET Architects for a project: “[company] is in process of hiring six Dot.Net Architect for Kansas City in coming months. This is a full time position with [company] and therefore will you to forward us the immigration status too. To know more about the us visit the website “ It is like ......

Posted On Thursday, July 28, 2005 1:41 PM

Offshoring - sometimes not the best choice
I get about, oh, a million inquiries a day from foreign call centers or consulting companies trying to staff their projects with my consultants. I totally understand offshoring as a model for non-interactive head-down coding type work, but for hi-level Architecture and Business Process design? I don't think so ... Here's how this works: 1) XYZ Company is looking to streamline their business processes and manage business intelligence data using BizTalk, .NET & SQL. So they call my company and ......

Posted On Thursday, July 28, 2005 1:30 PM

Why am i here? ...
... because I manage the delivery of consulting services for a Microsoft Gold Partner. Enough said. No? Well, the implied consequence of the above statement is that I have heard the following questions from customers, vendors, partners, and consultants too many times... and someone needs to do something about it. But that someone isn't me, I'm just here to vent. - CUSTOMER: Are all consultants in self-destruct mode? - CONSULTANT: Are all clients insane? - MICROSOFT REP (to my CONSULTANT): Why don't ......

Posted On Saturday, July 2, 2005 3:15 AM

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