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I think that it is a little to early to proclaim the end of IT outsourcing, but I think that GM's move probably does indicate the start of a trend reversing the outsourcing trend. For one, having IT back in-house gives the company greater control, which is pretty much always a positive. In addition, the cost of outsourcing, whether to India, China or the Philippines (the major destinations of former US jobs), is going to trend towards more expensive, while the cost in the US is more likely to stay stable. Another point, which is frankly a reflection of my own bias, is that American companies SHOULD employee American workers where possible. I attended a well-known private university for grad school (new ACC member - hint, hint), and literally 50% of the grad students were foreign students that were attending gratis while I had to pay tens of thousands per year. Almost all of them intended to return to their native country, so we subsidized people who would be competing for the same positions as US students, while charging the American students tuition that resulted in massive debts. My student loan payment is more than my house payment...how am I supposed to work at a competitive wage vis a vis someone who has zero student debt thanks to their not being required to pay tuition? I'm all for intentional students, don't get me wrong, but I think the playing field should be equal.