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Outsourcing: Most Popular Articles

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Kill Email & Take Back Time
Email is the big time killer at work, and it remains a big time killer even if you outsource. Its time to understand how to tackle this problem!
What Is Outsourcing?
What is outsourcing and why do companies outsource is explored.
8 Lessons From Indiana’s Largest Failed...
Learn why Indiana's $1.4 billion outsourcing contract with IBM failed, and ended up in court!
Avoiding the Dark Side of Help Desk Outsourcing
Avoiding the Dark Side of Help Desk Outsourcing
How to Develop a Plan for Outsourcing
Before you start your outsourcing plan, you need a plan to identify the right projects. Developing criteria for outsourcing is critical to a successful program.
Top Six Stories About Legal Process Outsourcing
Learning the basics about Legal Services Outsourcing (LPO).
Improve Outsourcing With Onshore Projects!
Why are firms turning towards America as a location for outsourcing?
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Avoiding the Dark Side of Help Desk Outsourcing. Page 2.
Labor Arbitrage
An article describing how labor arbitrage works.
8 Things to Understand About Co-Employment and...
The relationship between a worker and employer is important for legal and other reasons. In some outsourcing programs we confuse the role of the employer, having both the vendor and the client playing some manager roles. Learn about the risks of co-employment, and how to avoid liability!
7 Must Read Articles That Explain Government...
Explaining the rising trend in government outsourcing.
What Should A School Janitor Cost?
The high cost of janitors is creating a wave of school service outsourcing.
Core (and Non-Core) Work
: Link text A critical rule of outsourcing is that a firm should not outsource "core functions." While
Five Important Issues When You Renew Your...
When it's time for your second contract, what are the most important issues to consider?
Fracking
Fracking allows for the cheap local production of petroleum, but at the cost of local pollution.
Request for Proposal
: The Request For Proposal (RFP) is a document sent to vendors by a prospective client, to solicit bids
Disaster Planning Works Best With Outsourcing!
How to improve your disaster recovery plan with an element of outsourcing.
Statement of Work
: The statement of work is a section of the outsourcing contract that states the general business conditions,
Harley-Davidson Outsources:
Learn about the outsourcing happening at iiconic American motorcycle manufacturer, Harley-Davidson.
What are Default Passwords?
How passwords are being incorectly used in computer security.
Shhh… Detroit's Quiet Outsourcing...
Detroit has very quietly attracted Chinese outsourcers!
Business Case Development
Outsourcing, either IT or BP, parts of the organization’s IT or business processes is a major organizational decision that, in most organizations, required board approval. For most enterprises, the main vehicle for these decisions is a business case
Municipalities Need to Outsource in 2013
A growing number of municipalities have gone bankrupt, and more are in trouble; aggressively outsourcing antiquated and under-performing services might fix their financial and service problems.
Outsourcing Experiment: Labor Rights on the Rise!
Labor disputes in china re on the rise. How will this affect outsourcing?
Outsourcing Police Functions
Governments are looking for ways to outsource police and security functions. Is this a step into the future or into the past?
Globalization
What is globalization? Outsourcing.
Outsourcing And the Environment: 5 Trends to...
New trends in recycling will move the work to outsourcers.
Why America Wants “Just a Little”...
An update on safety issues in Bangladesh.
Performance Metric
: A "performance metric" is a measure, usually a numeric measure, of the performance of an organization
Know if You're Outsourcing BPO or KPO
An article describing the difference between Business Process outsourcing and Knowledge Process Outsourcing.
Continuous Improvement
How continuous improvement works.
Social Media Outsourcing
An explanation of social media outsourcing.
Outsourcing Pitfalls
IT outsourcing is now well into its third decade, having passed through generations of technology and platforms: mainframe, client/server, personal and now into the cloud.
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Definition of Amazon Web Services (AWS).
IT and Business Management Changes Needed to...
Cloud computing is a new disruptive technology. Page 2.
Open-Book Project Helps Schools To Outsource
Why the new Open Book Project may change the way that schools work, and outsource work.
Does America Benefit from Offshoring?
Are there benefits to the US economy from offshoring?
Disruptive Technology
A description of disruptive technologies and their application to outsourcing.
Schools Are Learning the ABCs of Outsourcing
Budgets are getting tight and school boards are looking for innovative ways to reduce costs.
Water Outsourcing Is Coming To The US!
Rising water needs and falling municipal revenues makes water outsourcing a top outsourcing priority!
What’s Going on in LPO?
An explanation of what Legal Process outsourcing (LPO) is, and why it's growing.
Disaster Recovery Center
: A "Disaster-Recovery Recovery Center" is a physical or virtual center that allows a service to continue
Law Firms Get An “F” For Document...
The cost of legal document review is too high and the quality is too low; law firms are failing at document review!
Reality Star Chef Gordon Ramsay on... Core...
You can learn a lot from reality star Gordon Ramsay, even how to manage core competencies.
Responsive Documents
: In a legal document review , documents that meet the court issued instructions are "responsive." Documents
The (Supercomputer) Power of Outsourcing
The arrival of Cloud Services has created inexpensive virtual supercomputers that can aid complex scientific, biological and computational intensive projects.
Obamacare: Four Rules For Government Outsourcing
Could the debacle in Washington about our heath care system have been avoided?
Total Outsourcing
: "Total Outsourcing" occurs when a firm converts an internal service into an externally managed product.
Where’s The… ummm Horse…...
How did the horsemeat scandal start in Europe?
Onshore and Offshore Compensation Trends
The cost of offshore labor is impacted by multiple factors such as: the skills of workers, their seniority, and location. Since most clients pay a single fee rather than individual costs, changes in wages may not have the expected impact when you write or renew a contract.
How to Communicate with Your Outsourcer
Once your outsourcing program has started, you need to have regular meetings with your vendor. If you don't, your program may not meet all goals. You need to commit to a regular and ongoing communications process to make outsourcing successful.
Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
A definition of OCR, and how this type of software is used.
Outsourcing Pitfalls (continued)
IT outsourcing is now well into its third decade, having passed through generations of technology and platforms: mainframe, client/server, personal and now into the cloud. Page 2.
Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)
Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)
Planning a BPO Strategy
Preparing and implementing a BPO strategy can take as long as six months, depending on the scope of the project. No two deals are exactly alike. However the basic steps are the same.
Outsource
A glossary of common terns used in outsourcing.
Lessons in Outsourcing: Waste Management
For years garbage has been flowing from the US to China, now we may have to find new ways to deal with our own trash.
The Top Labor Issues Are Changing!
Labor is back in the news. Around the world, labor issues are on the rise. Political theory tells us that when the economy gets better, and workers feel more secure, they begin to ask for more. The long economic downturn has been preceded by a big upturn in corporate profitability, but wages have been flat or falling, in onshore and offshore countries. How will major changes in labor impact the way that we work and that work is outsourced?
The Real “India Price”
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Innovative Outsourcing Ideas for Education
Schools face tremendous financial pressure, but well planned and innovative outsourcing projects may just the right solution for your school board or college!
The Not So Magical Decline Of Ethanol
What is ethanol and why is it so important to American budgets?
The Maywood Experiment
Small towns across America are facing bankruptcy. Can outsourcing save small town America?
California's Hyperloop and the Art of Estimation
How can Elon Musk's $6 billion estimate for the Hyperloop transportation system be so far off from the $100 billion transportation experts believe his idea will really cost?
How Do You Share Data With Your Outsourcing site?
When you outsource, your outsourced workers need data. How will you provide it?
Cloud Service
: The "Cloud" is a term used loosely to describe a shared virtual service or function provided on or
8 Tips To Plan Your Outsourcing Program!
Useful tips when planning an outsourcing program.
Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO)
A description of knowledge workers, and how KPO differs from BPO.
Edward Snowden, Wikileaks And The Death Of Data...
What's the big impact of the Snowden, Wikileaks, NSA security story?
Yelp! … That’s Some Magical Database!
Is it time to use Yelp!, or time to find an alternative?
Fixed rate contract
How to use a fixed rate contract
Bad News Keeps Piling Up In Detroit
Detroit gets more bad financial news, making big outsourcing programs more likely.
Dedicated Service Model
How a dedicated service model differs from a shared model.
Knowledge Transfer
A brief description of the Knowledge Transfer process.
Crowd Funding
A definition for crowd funding. Outsourcing.
The NLF and the “Secret Sauce”
What went wrong when the NFL outsourced its referees?
School Bus Outsourcing Can Be Complex!
School Bus Outsourcing Can Be Complex!
Knowledge Process Outsourcing
: Knowledge Process Outsourcing ( KPO ) is the process of identifying and moving work functions that
Outsourcing: Is this the end?
Will outsourcing fade away in the next few years?
Review of China Readiness for Outsourcing
A review of the potential for China to become a major source in the outsorucing market
Outsourcing Experiment: Don’t Just Move,...
When you outsource, you always run into problems; every outsourcing program needs process improvement process to increase the value of your program , and offset the cost of unplanned problems.
Six Sigma
A brief history and detailed description of the Six Sigma improvement process.
Foreign Exchange Rate (Fx)
How does foreign currency affect outsourcing programs?
India
An article providing background information on India, and reasons why it is the world's premier location for knowledge based outsourcing.
More Knockoffs From China!
There are counterfeits and there are knockoffs, what would you call the new Goophone from China?
Groupon: Powerful Outsourcing, But Use With...
Groupon is a powerful tool for outsourced marketing, but you always need to be sure that YOU are in charge!
Offshore
: Offshore refers to locations and operations in "overseas" locations. Offshoring can take place in any
Tacit Knowledge
Why do we forget to document certain types of processes?
Four Factors For Choosing An Outsourcing Location
How to choose the best location for outsourcing your work.
Cyber-Spies, Security Risks and Unnatural...
If your business is dependent on the Internet or on Cloud Services, then you need to know about the cyber-threats to your data, and your firm!
Privitization
The history of outsourcing in government.
Shared Service Model
What are the advantages and disadvantages of a shared service model?
India Institutes of Technology
: The India Institute of Technology (IIT) is comprised of a collection of colleges in India. IIT is counted
Outsourcing and the Government: Looking at...
When you choose a location for outsourcing, do you think about the services that the government provides? You should!
Learning From Failure
How does modern medicine find cures? Through a lot of trial and error. MOSTLY error!
Outsourcing the American Home
Remember when we all took care of our own homes? Here's an article about the change in American culture, and how we've outsourced the American Home!
General Electric
A brief discussion of the role of General Electric in developing the concept of offshoring.
Can Legal Process Outsourcing Save Democracy?
The legal system has become so expensive that citizens cannot afford to use their own court system. Can outsourcing save democracy?
Drone
What is a Drone? Outsourcing.
Disaster Recovery Technology Enables Outsourcin...
Technology that helps you when a disaster strikes your office also helps you to develop an outsourcing plan.
Is Net Neutrality Obsolete?
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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall… Is...
Do you know about the outsourcing cycle? Learn quickly, you only have until midnight!
Outsourcing Experiment: The Frontiers of Space
Our work environment can determine how productive we are, but how much time did you spend on ergonomics when you outsourced?
Outsourcing Experiments: Baxter, the Face of...
Can a new generation of robots change the way we outsource? The designers of the new Baxter robot think they can!
The Outsourcing of America’s Oil Production
How did America outsource it's oil production?
More Outsourcing Projects for Colleges
New projects to reduce the cost of obtaining a colleges degree.
Co-Employment
Definition of co-employment. Outsourcing.
Merriam Webster Says, “Outsourcing is...
Outsourcing has many different names, and many different definitions. Merriam Webster, the publishing house, thinks that there are too many definitions for outsourcing and is eliminating the word from their dictionaries! This article examines the history of outsourcing and the words we've used.
Metadata
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Yelp!
Yelp!, one of the world's best known social marketing sites.
Lower College Costs AND Improve Education With...
A plan to cut the cost of college tuition.
Staff Augmentation
Does Outsourcing have a new name?
Robotistan: The Final Destination for Outsourcing
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Business Process
A description of business processes and how they are related to outsourcing.
How Much Can You Save With TAR Reviews?
Why you need to move from linear to Technology Assisted Reviews (TAR)!
Outsourcing Keeps Gaming Going for Another...
Nintendo's new plans for outsourcing updated version of Mario games will deliver big dividends for the Mario franchise!
An Undesirable Ratio
Understand why so many IT positions get outsourced.
CYBERWAR: The Corporate Battlefront
Why the latest changes in cyber warfare matter to big corporations in America.
The Snowden Case: Why Outsource Top Secret Work?
Why did the NSA outsource top secret work?
Rising Flood Waters Will Reshape Outsourcing
The changing global environment will make a location's history of floods and storms as important as the wages that workers earn. This article provides
Management Report
: In outsourcing, a "Management Report" is a regularly produced (usually monthly or weekly) report that
Can Outsourcing be… Shoreless?
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The Counterfeiters!
Where is the capital of counterfeit goods... China!
Kickstarter
Why is Kickstarter so important to crowd funding?
Outsourced Matzo? Oy Vey!
How a little farm in Yuma Arizona is helping a Hassidic community in New York make a better Matzo.
Can the "Power of Asking" Find Malaysia Flight...
Can the power of asking... plus a good cloud service... outsource the search for Malaysia Flight 370?
Rupee
The importance of the Rupee to an offshoring contract.
Technology Assisted Review (TAR)
Defining TAR, and predictive coding.
McKinsey Consulting
A brief discussion of the role of General Electric in developing the concept of offshoring.
Using Best Practices In Your Outsourcing Plan
Fire rules for developing a system of best practices for your outsourcing plan.
Outsourcing To India Will Get More Difficult
Modern outsourcing in India swept away barriers to doing work, but old rues and problems may be coming back.
The Return of Privatization
In the 80's the government was focused on privatization. Now we call it government outsourcing.
CEO Becomes Prisoner Of His Outsourcing Plan!
An American CEO is held captive by his outsourced workers in China.
Outsourcing Experiment: The Outsourcing of War
There have been big changes in how we wage war; today, outsourcers work on the battlefield, alongside troops!
Contract Incentive
: During the contract writing process, clauses may be added to pay the outsourcing vendor additional
World’s Biggest Outsourcer Investigated...
Corruption in China may be on the way out!
Groupon
Groupon. Outsourcing.
Social Media Outsourcing Crushed by... ...
The Amish enter the 21st Century.
We Need to Outsource Legal Work... NOW!
Why the arrival of digital documents in the legal system requires a digital solution to legal support.
Slimy, Icky, Nasty, Gold From the Ocean - Glass...
When you have your next bowl of unagi, consider how hat eel may have been outsourced!
Total Outsourcing Totally Misses the Point!
Outsourcing an entire department, in one step, is raerly a good idea!
The Next Big Cloud Service: Crowd Funding
An article describing the hot new topic of crowd funding!
Outsourcing Experiment: Values and The Vendor...
Do outsourcing vendors follow your values when you're not around? Here are some tips to know to make sure that what your vendor does matches your values.
India's Management Gap
How the lack of managers in India is the biggest threat to the success of outsourcing!
Multi-Shore
Multi-Shore. Outsourcing.
The Rich, Full Aroma Of Fresh Roasted…...
Will your next premium cup of coffee come from a robot?
Legal Process Outsourcing
A brief description of Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO).
Foreign Language Support
Definition of foreign language support and the issues it presents for outsourcing.
Will China Continue To Ignore Intellectual...
China continues to patents and steal intellectual property, endangering outsourcing and international trade.
Is Outsourcing Broken In Bangladesh?
Can the industrial accidents in Pakistan be fixed by an agreement between outsourcing clients?

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