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IT Execs Say Outsourcing Poses Network Security Risk

by: Karen Cayamanda

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 | Outsourcing News |

Many IT executives and network administrators felt that outsourcing technology jobs to offshore locations poses risk on network security. This finding is based on a recent survey commissioned by secure file transfer solutions provider VanDyke Software and conducted by Amplitude Research, an independent mail and online survey company.

Outsourcing tech jobs a network security risk

Of the 350 respondents, 69% said that outsourcing tech jobs offshore has a negative impact on network security. Nine percent (9%) said it has a positive impact while 22% felt that outsourcing has no impact.

"The survey results indicate there is sentiment, as well as initial data, that suggests outsourcing tech jobs offshore is a matter that needs greater scrutiny in the area of network security," said Jeff Van Dyke, VanDyke Software's president and founder.


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