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Utility sets IT department on path to self-destruction

dcblogs (1096431) writes | about 10 months ago

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dcblogs (1096431) writes "Northeast Utilities has told IT employees that it is considering outsourcing IT work to India-based offshore firms, putting as many as 400 IT jobs at risk. The company is saying a final decision has not been made. But Conn. State Rep. and House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz, who is trying to prevent or limit the outsourcing move, says it may be a done deal. NU may be prompting its best IT employees to head to the exits. It also creates IT security risks from upset workers. The heads-up to employees in advance of a firm plan is "kind of mind mindbogglingly stupid," said David Lewis, who heads a Connecticut-based human resources consulting firm OperationsInc, especially "since this is IT of all places." The utility's move makes sense, however, if is it trying to encourage attrition to reduce severance costs."
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Will new IT dept have access to critical systems? (1)

schwit1 (797399) | about 10 months ago | (#44924749)

Any position that has admin access to electricity and gas utility systems should be required to stay in country.

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