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NetFlash: Outsourcing: Another voice in the din

Opinion
Mar 18, 20042 mins
Networking

As we mentioned earlier this week, the outsourcing debate is growing more political every day. Yesterday, Secretary of State Colin Powell stirred the pot a little more by saying that while outsourcing is a reality the U.S. needs to learn to deal with, the country needs to create more jobs.

Speaking at a joint press conference in Delhi with India’s external affairs minister, Yashwant Sinha, Powell said India in particular needs to open its doors a bit more to outside investments and make it easier for U.S. businesses to get into the Indian marketplace. Powell was careful to say he wasn’t looking for a “quid pro quo” relationship with India but that’s the way many observers took the comments. He pretty much managed to confuse an already confusing situation. 

If you want to read more on Powell’s comments see: https://www.nwfusion.com/news/2004/0316outsomeans.html?net

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SSL vulnerability could bring down Cisco LAN/WAN gear

Cisco warns that an implementation of Secure Sockets Layer on some of its switches, routers and firewalls could leave these devices vulnerable to a denial-of-service attack.

https://www.nwfusion.com/news/2004/0317ciscossl.html?net

New P&G deal gives HP its first BPO contract

HP has entered the business process outsourcing market with a bang, expecting to finalize a deal in April to manage Procter & Gamble’s accounts payable activities worldwide.

https://www.nwfusion.com/news/2004/0317newpgd.html?net

Vericept announces anti-fraud product aimed at identity theft problem

Vericept this week announced a software-based anti-fraud product that monitors the outbound IP-based communications of an enterprise in order to prevent loss of sensitive data that could lead to identity theft.

https://www.nwfusion.com/news/2004/0317vericept.html?net

Mgmt. matters: Ace Hardware simplifies security management

Bob Wrobel had two objectives: He wanted to secure Ace Hardware’s corporate network, and he wanted to do it using the minimum of man-hours.

https://www.nwfusion.com/news/2004/0317mm3.html?net

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