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Outsourcing strikes again!

Seriously people when are the decision makers going to get a clue and realize that outsourcing never saves money in the long term and typically leads to something like this.

Source: MSFT/Danger's Servers Were Sabotaged

After reading this story how can you consider outsourcing your critical infrastructure? Just ask T-Mobile how this feels, if they even recover from the negative PR. Outsourcing never delivers what is promised, it's strictly for executives to enrich themselves in the short term and leaves someone else holding the bag when it hits the fan. The only time outsourcing makes sense is when its for short term project-based activities, otherwise your waiting on a potential time bomb.

Also, why is everybody hating on Microsoft? Hitachi was the "expert" vendor in this fiasco performing the upgrade. They should have made damn sure they had a working backup copy prior to this major upgrade. What is it amateur hour? Is that what platinum support buys you these days?