We’re deeply honored to be selected as the exclusive analyst advisor to the Obama administration on offshore outsourcing issues.
As part of the contract award, the Horses analyst team will be invited to quarterly white-boarding sessions at the White House to discuss the latest market dynamics in IT outsourcing and Business Process Outsourcing, in a quest to help the administration make onshore locations more competitive for white collar jobs. The contract will be ongoing until the next US general election.
Commenting on the award earlier today, the White House Press Secretary, Robert Gibbs, added, “Washington needs to be ahead of the curve when it comes to offshore outsourcing. Far too many of our jobs have been shipped off to China, India, Central Europe and the Philippines, and it’s time to do something about it. Now Healthcare Reform is assured, it’s time to turn our attention to the next burning issue on the Obama administration’s agenda: reversing offshore outsourcing and creating new jobs in the United States of America. “
In addition, the administration cites Horses for Sources social media impact as a core reason for selecting the research firm as its chosen outsourcing advisor. “We realized the importance of Facebook and Twitter when we won the last election, and are impressed with the extensiveness with which Horses for Sources uses its blog, LinkedIn group, and, most importantly, it’s prolific use of Twitter, to be the outsourcing research organization most in touch with the needs of industry.”
President Obama personally tweeted the news of the announcement to Horses for Sources CEO, Phil Fersht, this morning.
“It was most appropriate to receive this contract award via a tweet from the President”, stated Fersht earlier today. “We are deeply honored that the Obama administration has selected us as its advisors – we hope to host a guest blog from the President soon where he will succinctly set out his agenda to bring more white collar jobs back onshore. We assure all our readers that we will make every effort to avoid any grammatical errors, or spelling mistakes”.
Horses for Sources successfully beat the Black Book of Outsourcing to secure the contract in a bake-off aural that was supervised by Vice President Joe Biden and Michael Buffer.