And IT (as well as finance and HR) face another job-destroying trend, Hackette says: increased automation. "Full transactional process automation and enablement of self-service options will eventually eliminate much HR, IT, finance, and procurement work altogether and will continue to be the most sustainable strategy for structural efficiency improvement," the report says. So at some point, Indian and other offshore IT workers will go through what U.S. and European ones are now.
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