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While the downturn in the economy may mean the culling of a growing number of corporate deals, the corporate techniques themselves are being hijacked by companies to deal with debt.I am, of course, referring to outsourcing. Take Dublin-based computer manufacturer Gateway – which has just signed a deal with Dublin-based multinational firm ClientLogic – agreeing […]

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