CAD Manager's Newsletter (#160)12 Oct, 2006 By: Robert Green
Keep in mind what you've learned from this series when you are confronted with the issue of outsourcing.
In the previous four issues of CAD Manager's Newsletter I broadly covered the overall topic of outsourcing. If you haven't had a chance to read the prior installments, I recommend that you do so (click here for archives) to understand how the topic has evolved.
I continue to marvel at the range of responses and emotions that this series of newsletters has evoked. What's clear to me is that everybody has a strong opinion on the topic, and most readers view outsourcing as a threat to their careers. In this installment I'll wrap up the series by presenting some of the hidden costs of outsourcing that most companies tend to overlook.
Hidden Outsourcing Costs
So what are some of the other hidden outsourcing costs that you should be aware of when analyzing outsourcing scenarios? Here's a list of the more common ones I've identified, along with some background information. Although this list certainly isn't comprehensive, it will lay a good foundation for the conversation on hidden costs. Read more >>
Is my company the only one that isn't using 3D design, or are there a lot more CAD managers in the same 2D boat that I'm in?
Robert Green replies: Good question! I see a lot of companies out there that are still primarily using 2D AutoCAD and Microstation. The industry hype may all be 3D, but the reality is that 2D is still alive and well and much more common that you might think. Read more >>
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