What’s an SLA?

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Claiming that they were scammed by Indian multinational outsourcing firms and “dazzled” by their sales pitches, some executives of Canadian companies deny accountability for poor job performance, work delays and outright project errors. Apparently, these executives prefer being characterized as incompetent managers, unaware of basic contractual countermeasures such as service level agreements (SLAs), rather than admit they made decisions to outsource work to offshore locations. This line of reasoning also extends the definition of “plausible deniability” to include practices that are intrinsic to executive decision-making. The changes introduced by the federal government will do nothing to change the fundamental problem associated with the purported skills gap.

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