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    Re: Onshore/Offshore

    Except they are not in Wisconsin.

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    Re: Onshore/Offshore

    I couldn't find anything in Wisconsin, but "rural outsourcing" was brought up in a user group meeting I attended a few months ago. Seems a company, or companies, in northern MN are doing it, and www.ruralsource.com shows a handful of locations - just none in Wisconsin [img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img] .

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    Onshore/Offshore

    Does anyone have any info on the group, (I believe it's in Wisconsin), that has recently formed to compete with the offshore testing costs??

    I understand it was, or is, made up of out of work QA folk.

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    Re: Onshore/Offshore

    Any info other than they are in Wisconsin? Since I am in Milwaukee, I could do a bit of digging, if you can give us something more to go on.

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    Re: Onshore/Offshore

    Is this the company you are looking for?

    http://www.aculis.com/
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    Re: Onshore/Offshore

    I wasn't sure it was Wisconsin, actually I was thinking MN myself. I figured Jake might have something to do with it. I'll take a look see.

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    Re: Onshore/Offshore

    Originally posted by Rich W.:
    I understand it was, or is, made up of out of work QA folk.
    <font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">Out of Work QA Folk? There's no such thing! (Well not in the UK). Currently in the UK there are more testing contracts than testing contractors.

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    Re: Onshore/Offshore

    OK everybody, head for the UK. There's pounds to be had.
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    Seriously Rich, we are having a good couple of years over this side of the pond with no down-turn in sight and as they say "make hay while the sun shines" (Do people in Minnesota say that as Jake has me thinking those guys are in their 2nd Ice Age).

    The UK seems to have taken to QTP as that's the real skill shortage at the moment. But even manual testers can command 300 GBP (about $500) per day.

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    Re: Onshore/Offshore

    I heard a story about a similar company on NPR last month. It is based out of Boston, and was started by an "entrepreneur" who figured that unemployed IT professionals would be willing to go back to work for less than half of what they used to make, rather than flipping burgers at McDonald's.

    Apparently his assumption worked because he has a very large pool of IT workers who work for very low wages (by IT standards), and his company competes aggressively with outsource firms in India and Russia.

    And while his staff is making more than they would on unemployment or working as janitors and grocery baggers, he is making piles of money off of them.
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