Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Cloud is global, Print Output Nodes are local

Ricoh/IBM (Infoprint) are big time global corporations. That's the good news for the printernet. But it's bad news for American economic sustainability. The reality is that anything that is digital can draw from the best workers around the world. Nobody's fault. It's just the way it is.

On the other hand, Print Output Nodes, are physical facilities that serve local communities. As they succeed, local economies grow.

Free Advice to Ricoh/IBM
Before you get swept in the populist move that is sweeping the globe, get involved in jump starting local economic development. The good news is that you're in just right place to do it.

IBM to Cut U.S. Jobs, Expand in India - "International Business Machines Corp. plans to lay off about 5,000 U.S. employees, with many of the jobs being transferred to India, according to people familiar with the situation.

The technology giant has been steadily building its work force in India and other locations while reducing the number of workers based in the U.S. Foreign workers accounted for 71% of Big Blue's nearly 400,000 employees at the start of the year, up from about 65% in 2006."

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