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Outsourcing: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
What Is Outsourcing?
What is outsourcing and why do companies outsource is explored.
Outsource
A glossary of common terns used in outsourcing.
China Outsources… Baby Formula!
Baby formula from other countries finds its way into China.
Is Outsourcing Broken In Bangladesh?
Can the industrial accidents in Pakistan be fixed by an agreement between outsourcing clients?
We Need to Outsource Legal Work... NOW!
Why the arrival of digital documents in the legal system requires a digital solution to legal support.
The Not So Magical Decline Of Ethanol
What is ethanol and why is it so important to American budgets?
Outsourced Matzo? Oy Vey!
How a little farm in Yuma Arizona is helping a Hassidic community in New York make a better Matzo.
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.
8 Lessons From Indiana’s Largest Failed...
Learn why Indiana's $1.4 billion outsourcing contract with IBM failed, and ended up in court!
Where’s The… ummm Horse…...
How did the horsemeat scandal start in Europe?
Labor Arbitrage
An article describing how labor arbitrage works.
Avoiding the Dark Side of Help Desk Outsourcing
Avoiding the Dark Side of Help Desk Outsourcing
7 Must Read Articles That Explain Government...
Explaining the rising trend in government outsourcing.
Globalization
What is globalization? Outsourcing.
Request for Proposal
: The Request For Proposal (RFP) is a document sent to vendors by a prospective client, to solicit bids
Core (and Non-Core) Work
: Link text A critical rule of outsourcing is that a firm should not outsource "core functions." While
Walmart Stands Alone In Bangladesh
Thre different models for dealing with safety issues in Pakistan.
Does America Benefit from Offshoring?
Are there benefits to the US economy from offshoring?
Five Important Issues When You Renew Your...
When it's time for your second contract, what are the most important issues to consider?
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Avoiding the Dark Side of Help Desk Outsourcing. Page 2.
Top Six Stories About Legal Process Outsourcing
Learning the basics about Legal Services Outsourcing (LPO).
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.
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!
Outsourcing And the Environment: 5 Trends to...
New trends in recycling will move the work to outsourcers.
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.
What Should A School Janitor Cost?
The high cost of janitors is creating a wave of school service outsourcing.
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. Page 2.
Disaster Planning Works Best With Outsourcing!
How to improve your disaster recovery plan with an element of outsourcing.
Offshore
: Offshore refers to locations and operations in "overseas" locations. Offshoring can take place in any
Six Sigma
A brief history and detailed description of the Six Sigma improvement process.
Disaster Recovery Center
: A "Disaster-Recovery Recovery Center" is a physical or virtual center that allows a service to continue
Shhh… Detroit's Quiet Outsourcing...
Detroit has very quietly attracted Chinese outsourcers!
Statement of Work
: The statement of work is a section of the outsourcing contract that states the general business conditions,
Know if You're Outsourcing BPO or KPO
An article describing the difference between Business Process outsourcing and Knowledge Process Outsourcing.
Four Factors For Choosing An Outsourcing Location
How to choose the best location for outsourcing your work.
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.
Improve Outsourcing With Onshore Projects!
Why are firms turning towards America as a location for outsourcing?
Outsourcing Experiment: Labor Rights on the Rise!
Labor disputes in china re on the rise. How will this affect outsourcing?
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!
The Counterfeiters!
Where is the capital of counterfeit goods... China!
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?
World’s Biggest Outsourcer Investigated...
Corruption in China may be on the way out!
Schools Are Learning the ABCs of Outsourcing
Budgets are getting tight and school boards are looking for innovative ways to reduce costs.
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!
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!
In Outsourcing, Small Is Beautiful!
Small firms can take advantage of the outsourcing and cloud services the big firms built.
Outsourcing: Is this the end?
Will outsourcing fade away in the next few years?
India
An article providing background information on India, and reasons why it is the world's premier location for knowledge based outsourcing.
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!
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.
Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO)
A description of knowledge workers, and how KPO differs from BPO.
The Maywood Experiment
Small towns across America are facing bankruptcy. Can outsourcing save small town America?
Reality Star Chef Gordon Ramsay on... Core...
You can learn a lot from reality star Gordon Ramsay, even how to manage core competencies.
The Real “India Price”
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Learning From Failure
How does modern medicine find cures? Through a lot of trial and error. MOSTLY error!
Fracking
Fracking allows for the cheap local production of petroleum, but at the cost of local pollution.
What are Default Passwords?
How passwords are being incorectly used in computer security.
Knowledge Transfer
A brief description of the Knowledge Transfer process.
Water Outsourcing Is Coming To The US!
Rising water needs and falling municipal revenues makes water outsourcing a top outsourcing priority!
Obamacare: Four Rules For Government Outsourcing
Could the debacle in Washington about our heath care system have been avoided?
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 3.
Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)
Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)
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!
Shared Service Model
What are the advantages and disadvantages of a shared service model?
Space Has Been Outsourced!
Now that the space shuttles are grounded, will 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?
Disruptive Technology
A description of disruptive technologies and their application to outsourcing.
An Undesirable Ratio
Understand why so many IT positions get outsourced.
The Snowden Case: Why Outsource Top Secret Work?
Why did the NSA outsource top secret work?
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.
Social Media Outsourcing
An explanation of social media outsourcing.
Outsourcing, Norwegian Style!
Where does Norway go to outsource?
Harley-Davidson Outsources:
Learn about the outsourcing happening at iiconic American motorcycle manufacturer, Harley-Davidson.
Cyber-Storms Could Be Worse Than Hurricane Sandy!
Super-Hurricanes are now in the news, but super computer attacks could do more to damage your business. Learn how outsourcing can limit your risks.
The Next Big Cloud Service: Crowd Funding
An article describing the hot new topic of crowd funding!
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?
Outsourcing Experiment: The Outsourcing of War
There have been big changes in how we wage war; today, outsourcers work on the battlefield, alongside troops!
How To Outsource and Offshore… Simplified
If you ran a start-up, how would you decide which services to outsource?
Continuous Improvement
How continuous improvement works.
The Outsourcing of Money
How cash is turning into electronic payments.
Social Media Outsourcing Crushed by... ...
The Amish enter the 21st Century.
8 Tips To Plan Your Outsourcing Program!
Useful tips when planning an outsourcing program.
Call Center
: A "Call Center" is a service-delivery center that answers and routes incoming calls from the client
Is Net Neutrality Obsolete?
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Clothing, Outsourcing and the Poorest Workers...
The problems with textiles move with every new outsourcing project.
More Outsourcing Projects for Colleges
New projects to reduce the cost of obtaining a colleges degree.
Fixed rate contract
How to use a fixed rate contract
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall… Is...
Do you know about the outsourcing cycle? Learn quickly, you only have until midnight!
The Outsourcing of America’s Oil Production
How did America outsource it's oil production?
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.
Contract Incentive
: During the contract writing process, clauses may be added to pay the outsourcing vendor additional
Crowd Funding
A definition for crowd funding. Outsourcing.
Bad News Keeps Piling Up In Detroit
Detroit gets more bad financial news, making big outsourcing programs more likely.
Legal Process Outsourcing
A brief description of Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO).
Kickstarter
Why is Kickstarter so important to crowd funding?
Yelp! … That’s Some Magical Database!
Is it time to use Yelp!, or time to find an alternative?
IT and Business Management Changes Needed to...
Cloud computing is a new disruptive technology
Drone
What is a Drone? Outsourcing.
The NLF and the “Secret Sauce”
What went wrong when the NFL outsourced its referees?
Performance Metric
: A "performance metric" is a measure, usually a numeric measure, of the performance of an organization
More Knockoffs From China!
There are counterfeits and there are knockoffs, what would you call the new Goophone from China?
Management Report
: In outsourcing, a "Management Report" is a regularly produced (usually monthly or weekly) report that
The Best Exotic Marigold… Hospital?
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Lower College Costs AND Improve Education With...
A plan to cut the cost of college tuition.
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.
Edward Snowden, Wikileaks And The Death Of Data...
What's the big impact of the Snowden, Wikileaks, NSA security story?
Multi-Shore
Multi-Shore. Outsourcing.
Have A Happily Outsourced Thanksgiving!
Overloaded at Thanksgiving? Then it's time for an outsourcing strategy at home!
Open-Book Project Helps Schools To Outsource
Why the new Open Book Project may change the way that schools work, and outsource work.
Outsourcing Shrinks College Administration
College tuition has skyrocketed, but college administration costs have risen even faster; here's five projects to shrink bloated administrative costs.
Disaster Recovery Technology Enables Outsourcin...
Technology that helps you when a disaster strikes your office also helps you to develop an outsourcing plan.
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
Responsive Documents
: In a legal document review , documents that meet the court issued instructions are "responsive." Documents
Foreign Exchange Rate (Fx)
How does foreign currency affect outsourcing programs?
Why America Wants “Just a Little”...
An update on safety issues in Bangladesh.
The Devil, And Expertise, Is In The Details
Learn about the knowledge that is often missed when you start an outsourcing project.
Retained Staff Reaction to Outsourcing
Retained STaff Reaction to Outsourcing is explaiend
The End Of An Era For College Books
The traditional college bookstore has left the selling of books to someone else!
Can Outsourcing be… Shoreless?
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Near Shore
: Offshore refers to locations and operations in "overseas" locations. Offshoring can take place in any
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Definition of Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Our Food, Our Outsourcing
New technology hits the American Farm!
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!
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!
The Pirates of China: Illegal Outsourcing On...
Long ago America outsourced most of it's fishing to China. Today, we're finding that Chinese fishing fleets are the new pirates of the high seas, over-fishing the oceans and even stealing endangered animals from other countries.
Outsourcing Experiment: Learning to Kill Projects
Don't just focus on making projects better, spend some time learning to kill outsourcing projects that just don't make any sense!
Review of China Readiness for Outsourcing
A review of the potential for China to become a major source in the outsorucing market
CEO Becomes Prisoner Of His Outsourcing Plan!
An American CEO is held captive by his outsourced workers in China.
Scanner
Definition of a scanner and it's uses.
Robotistan: The Final Destination for Outsourcing
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Technology Assisted Review (TAR)
Defining TAR, and predictive coding.
Business Process
A description of business processes and how they are related to outsourcing.
Three Dimensional (3D) Printer
A new device has the potential to be the most disruptive technology of the 21st century.
Total Outsourcing
: "Total Outsourcing" occurs when a firm converts an internal service into an externally managed product.
Outsourcing Failure Mars London Olympics
Something went wrong with the security contract at the London Olympics!
Will China Continue To Ignore Intellectual...
China continues to patents and steal intellectual property, endangering outsourcing and international trade.
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!
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.
What Will Happen To China's Outsourcing...
Newly rich Chinese millionaires are ready to leave China for the US!
Be All That You Can Build: The New Robotic Army!
Robots take over the Army! Wait a minute, those are American robots!
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?
How Much Can You Save With TAR Reviews?
Why you need to move from linear to Technology Assisted Reviews (TAR)!
Outsourcing Can Fix “No Child Left...
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Metadata Matters to Your Outsourcing Program
Understanding how Metadata hides information about your documents, how to remove this data, and why developing a metadata process is important for an outsourcing program.
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
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.
Zildjain: America’s Oldest Family-Owned...
Zildjain, a 400 year old family-owned company, has never fired an employee. What can we learn from their management model?
Location Matters When You Change Your Outsourcer!
Do you have a plan when it's time to switch vendors?

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