Outsourcing used to be something that was only available to the largest corporations in the world. When outsourcing was exclusively performed in manufacturing, it meant global companies building a factory somewhere else in the world and manufacturing offshore. Later, it meant big corporations that perhaps went a bit too far in building their own operations, and invited outsourcers into their corporate headquarters to take over IT and copy centers. Today, outsourcing can mean just picking up your smart phone.
It still takes a big company to move a factory from one country to another. However, as more and more of all work becomes knowledge-based work, or work that can be performed on a computer, it's getting easier and easier to outsource. In recent years, when we talk about services that we reach on the Internet or through our smart phones or tablets, we call it a "Cloud-Service." These cloud services allow you to outsource a massive number of services, quickly and cheaply.
Today, you don't have to be a giant corporation to make use of outsourcing; you just need to have a phone, tablet or computer. Luckily, almost all of us do!