I used to be vice president and chief information officer for engineering and construction company Washington Group International. But last August, the company told me it had decided to eliminate the CIO position and outsource IT infrastructure operations to Perot Systems Corp. While the news did upset me at first, this decision has ultimately become a pearl in an oyster for me. You see, just prior to this event, my wife had been offered a fabulous position in Singapore, and we were in the midst of deciding how to handle that fortuitous event.
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