Eighteen months ago, Forrester Research, Inc. (Nasdaq: FORR) predicted that 3.3 million US services jobs would go offshore by 2015. These numbers have been widely quoted as part of the ongoing national dialogue about job growth and economic trends. Constant movement on- and offshore by both vendors and end user companies are cause for further analysis.

During a press conference at the GigaWorld IT Forum, Forrester will update its offshore outsourcing projections. In addition to a closer look at the data behind the 3.3 million jobs, analysts John C. McCarthy, Stephanie Moore, and William Martorelli will present an analysis of what is hype and what is actually happening, as well as what has changed during the past 18 months. The briefing will also address the specific factors and jobs that are driving the offshore shift.


Monday, May 17, 2004, at 10 a.m. EDT


La Serena Boardroom, lower level
JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes
4040 Central Florida Parkway
Orlando, FL 32837

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