Upskilling is the key
It's not all doom and gloom for IT professionals. According to an article by Computing, the answer to the challenge of offshore outsourcing is upskilling Upskilling. This short article states that IT staff need to become more flexible, better skilled and quicker to spot opportunities.
Change is good
There is a theory that each techonological change creates more jobs than it destroys, which is probably true. Offshore outsourcing is here to stay. It brings lower costs, faster product development, more proto-typing (you can risk more when your cost base is lower) and also spreads the wealth around the globe a bit more.
'Upskilled' IT professional can only be good news for local economies - their clients should see more responsive and creative suppliers and partners. And that can only be a good thing.