I just want to comment a little on this part:
Originally Posted by tecsys
[*]I have always been amazed with "Indian" side of things when it comes to the outsourcing business. Outsourcing has been tagged as Indian by people who have the illusion that any work going to India is outsourcing. The facts are a bit different. India is indeed a big IT hub. Every major global IT giant has a considerable work force in India. Apart from that every major IT giant has considerable Indian origin people as part of their top leadership. Do we call that outsourcing? If yes, the microsoft and google are also outsourcing in today's world and this statement would indeed sound very ironic. I believe it is just the skills that are getting paid in this era of globalization.
I think you cannot escape such generalizations. They have always existed and people love to generalize things. Canadians are famous for being very polite - but do you think they are ALL polite? Russians are famous for drinking excessive amounts of vodka but do you think they are all drunks and fight with bears?
Same is with Indians and IT services. Sure, there are geniuses like Amit Singh from Google or Neil Patel, there are a lot of indians who excel in computers but the general fact is that MOST of the services coming from indian freelancers and companies are often very cheap and low quality. That goes out to all areas. Content writers who will spin and give you low quality and non-unique gramatically incorrect content. Webmasters who claim to be 10+ years in business and don't know jack about a cPanel. SEO gurus who turn to forums to solve their simple client issues... I have seen all of those and plenty more.
So I believe its certainly no negativity to a certain race or heritage. Its not something that other people like to do to undermine the quality of service just because it comes from a certain geolocation. It is just the general percentage of the quality services compared to all the services provided all around.
Apart from that I think you made a great post and presented valuable points that were overlooked so far in the thread