Aussie smartcard vendor ERG has decided to outsource to Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), and you can't help but think of the Qantas example.
We covered the ERG decision exclusively on ZDNet Australia this week. The company will use TCS's software development services in India to either complement or replace (ERG won't tell us) its existing developers in Perth. If you're a software developer, or are looking to employ some in WA, or even Australia for that matter, this can't be good news for you.
You have to wonder whether ERG is taking a leaf out of Qantas's book from last year. TCS was involved there too.
TCS scored the largest outsourcing contract by an Indian vendor in Australia when the airline decided to hand it a AU$120 million contract for application support. Along with a contract to Satyam, more than 200 Qantas IT jobs were offshored.