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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.
China Outsources… Baby Formula!
Baby formula from other countries finds its way into China.
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.
Labor Arbitrage
An article describing how labor arbitrage works.
Redaction
: The broader definition of "redaction" is to edit, compress or alter a document or text. In Legal Process
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
Obamacare: Four Rules For Government Outsourcing
Could the debacle in Washington about our heath care system have been avoided?
7 Must Read Articles That Explain Government...
Explaining the rising trend in government outsourcing.
Outsourcing And the Environment: 5 Trends to...
New trends in recycling will move the work to outsourcers.
Six Sigma
A brief history and detailed description of the Six Sigma improvement process.
Core (and Non-Core) Work
: Link text A critical rule of outsourcing is that a firm should not outsource "core functions." While
Does America Benefit from Offshoring?
Are there benefits to the US economy from offshoring?
Globalization
What is globalization? Outsourcing.
Shhh… Detroit's Quiet Outsourcing...
Detroit has very quietly attracted Chinese outsourcers!
Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)
Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)
Request for Proposal
: The Request For Proposal (RFP) is a document sent to vendors by a prospective client, to solicit bids
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!
Disaster Planning Works Best With Outsourcing!
How to improve your disaster recovery plan with an element of outsourcing.
Improve Outsourcing With Onshore Projects!
Why are firms turning towards America as a location for outsourcing?
The Maywood Experiment
Small towns across America are facing bankruptcy. Can outsourcing save small town America?
We Need to Outsource Legal Work... NOW!
Why the arrival of digital documents in the legal system requires a digital solution to legal support.
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Avoiding the Dark Side of Help Desk Outsourcing. Page 2.
Outsourcing, Norwegian Style!
Where does Norway go to outsource?
What Should A School Janitor Cost?
The high cost of janitors is creating a wave of school service outsourcing.
Performance Metric
: A "performance metric" is a measure, usually a numeric measure, of the performance of an organization
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?
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.
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.
India
An article providing background information on India, and reasons why it is the world's premier location for knowledge based outsourcing.
Five Important Issues When You Renew Your...
When it's time for your second contract, what are the most important issues to consider?
Multi-Shore
Multi-Shore. Outsourcing.
Four Factors For Choosing An Outsourcing Location
How to choose the best location for outsourcing your work.
Top Six Stories About Legal Process Outsourcing
Learning the basics about Legal Services Outsourcing (LPO).
Outsource
A glossary of common terns used in outsourcing.
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?
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!
School Bus Outsourcing Can Be Complex!
School Bus Outsourcing Can Be Complex!
Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
A definition of OCR, and how this type of software is used.
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 Devil, And Expertise, Is In The Details
Learn about the knowledge that is often missed when you start an outsourcing project.
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.
Statement of Work
: The statement of work is a section of the outsourcing contract that states the general business conditions,
IT and Business Management Changes Needed to...
Cloud computing is a new disruptive technology
What are Default Passwords?
How passwords are being incorectly used in computer security.
The Not So Magical Decline Of Ethanol
What is ethanol and why is it so important to American budgets?
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!
Legal Process Outsourcing
A brief description of Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO).
How Much Can You Save With TAR Reviews?
Why you need to move from linear to Technology Assisted Reviews (TAR)!
What’s Going on in LPO?
An explanation of what Legal Process outsourcing (LPO) is, and why it's growing.
Shared Service Model
What are the advantages and disadvantages of a shared service model?
Continuous Improvement
How continuous improvement works.
Fracking
Fracking allows for the cheap local production of petroleum, but at the cost of local pollution.
Outsourcing: Is this the end?
Will outsourcing fade away in the next few years?
In Outsourcing, Small Is Beautiful!
Small firms can take advantage of the outsourcing and cloud services the big firms built.
Water Outsourcing Is Coming To The US!
Rising water needs and falling municipal revenues makes water outsourcing a top outsourcing priority!
The Real “India Price”
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Reality Star Chef Gordon Ramsay on... Core...
You can learn a lot from reality star Gordon Ramsay, even how to manage core competencies.
Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO)
A description of knowledge workers, and how KPO differs from BPO.
Kickstarter
Why is Kickstarter so important to crowd funding?
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.
Clothing, Outsourcing and the Poorest Workers...
The problems with textiles move with every new outsourcing project.
More Knockoffs From China!
There are counterfeits and there are knockoffs, what would you call the new Goophone from China?
Co-Employment
Definition of co-employment. Outsourcing.
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?
Harley-Davidson Outsources:
Learn about the outsourcing happening at iiconic American motorcycle manufacturer, Harley-Davidson.
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.
Review of China Readiness for Outsourcing
A review of the potential for China to become a major source in the outsorucing market
Outsourcing Experiment: The Outsourcing of War
There have been big changes in how we wage war; today, outsourcers work on the battlefield, alongside troops!
Social Media Outsourcing
An explanation of social media outsourcing.
Is Outsourcing Broken In Bangladesh?
Can the industrial accidents in Pakistan be fixed by an agreement between outsourcing clients?
Management Report
: In outsourcing, a "Management Report" is a regularly produced (usually monthly or weekly) report that
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!
An Undesirable Ratio
Understand why so many IT positions get outsourced.
Open-Book Project Helps Schools To Outsource
Why the new Open Book Project may change the way that schools work, and outsource 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.
Yelp! Is Back!
Yelp! services may be the best or worst thing to happen to your business!
Knowledge Transfer
A brief description of the Knowledge Transfer process.
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall… Is...
Do you know about the outsourcing cycle? Learn quickly, you only have until midnight!
Walmart Stands Alone In Bangladesh
Thre different models for dealing with safety issues in Pakistan.
Have A Happily Outsourced Thanksgiving!
Overloaded at Thanksgiving? Then it's time for an outsourcing strategy at home!
Know if You're Outsourcing BPO or KPO
An article describing the difference between Business Process outsourcing and Knowledge Process Outsourcing.
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!
Fixed rate contract
How to use a fixed rate contract
Outsourcing Experiment: Labor Rights on the Rise!
Labor disputes in china re on the rise. How will this affect outsourcing?
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.
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.
Disaster Recovery Center
: A "Disaster-Recovery Recovery Center" is a physical or virtual center that allows a service to continue
The Snowden Case: Why Outsource Top Secret Work?
Why did the NSA outsource top secret work?
Drone
What is a Drone? Outsourcing.
The Outsourcing of Money
How cash is turning into electronic payments.
India's Management Gap
How the lack of managers in India is the biggest threat to the success of outsourcing!
Responsive Documents
: In a legal document review , documents that meet the court issued instructions are "responsive." Documents
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!
CYBERWAR: The Corporate Battlefront
Why the latest changes in cyber warfare matter to big corporations in America.
Disruptive Technology
A description of disruptive technologies and their application to outsourcing.
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!
Call Center
: A "Call Center" is a service-delivery center that answers and routes incoming calls from the client
Schools Are Learning the ABCs of Outsourcing
Budgets are getting tight and school boards are looking for innovative ways to reduce costs.
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.
Robotistan: The Final Destination for Outsourcing
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Total Outsourcing
: "Total Outsourcing" occurs when a firm converts an internal service into an externally managed product.
The Buffer Blunder!
Be careful about who has access to your social media!
The Jessie James Effect: Data Thieves On The...
If the National Security Agency is scaled back, there could be some VERY unexpected consequences!
Total Outsourcing Totally Misses the Point!
Outsourcing an entire department, in one step, is raerly a good idea!
Cloud Service
: The "Cloud" is a term used loosely to describe a shared virtual service or function provided on or
Groupon
Groupon. Outsourcing.
The Outsourcing of America’s Oil Production
How did America outsource it's oil production?
The Risks and Rewards of Outsourcing
The Risks & Rewards of Outsourcing Increasing the Probability & Rate of Your Success
Outsourcing Failure Mars London Olympics
Something went wrong with the security contract at the London Olympics!
Bad News Keeps Piling Up In Detroit
Detroit gets more bad financial news, making big outsourcing programs more likely.
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!
Counterfeit
What is the motivation for creating fake goods, and how did China become the center of fake goods?
Scanner
Definition of a scanner and it's uses.
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
India Turns to Europe for Growth
Can India make inroads outsourcing work in mainland Europe?
Crime Has Disappeared From New York
Crime in New York drops to a new low!
Why Crowd Funding Is Different From Shopping On...
You can get great gifts from crowd funding campaigns, but it's not the same as shopping for gadgets!
Learning From Failure
How does modern medicine find cures? Through a lot of trial and error. MOSTLY error!
Dedicated Service Model
How a dedicated service model differs from a shared model.
Metadata
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You Get What You Manage, Not What You Contract
All Rights, Microsoft Corporation The supermarket supply-chain scandal in Europe continues to spread. The horsemeat that was substituted for beef in the
Outsourcing Goes NUCLEAR!
Nuclear power is in the news again!
Offshore
: Offshore refers to locations and operations in "overseas" locations. Offshoring can take place in any
7 touch points for renewing your contract!
When your outsourcing program matures, you start to have different management concerns.
How Do You Share Data With Your Outsourcing site?
When you outsource, your outsourced workers need data. How will you provide it?
Disaster Recovery Technology Enables Outsourcin...
Technology that helps you when a disaster strikes your office also helps you to develop an outsourcing plan.
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Definition of Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Social Media Outsourcing Crushed by... ...
The Amish enter the 21st Century.
Legal Process
: " Legal Processes " are the tasks and functions performed specifically by legal firms and departments.
Linear Review Has Got To Go!
Why has linear document review fallen behind?
Offshore Centers NEED Improvement Programs!
Why do successful outsourcing programs use process improvement?
Staff Augmentation
Does Outsourcing have a new name?
Siri
Siri is the best known natural language software, which may redefine human interactions.
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.
Yelp!
Yelp!, one of the world's best known social marketing sites.
8 Tips To Plan Your Outsourcing Program!
Useful tips when planning an outsourcing program.
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.
Are Outsourced Whistle Blowers Protected?
Outsourced workers now have legal protection as whistle blowers!
General Electric
A brief discussion of the role of General Electric in developing the concept of offshoring.
The NSA's New Target: Everyone!
The new mission of the National Security Agency is to collect information from.... EVERYONE!
Biggest Outsourcing Project Shrinks
UK outsourcing project split between several vendors.
Outsourced Matzo? Oy Vey!
How a little farm in Yuma Arizona is helping a Hassidic community in New York make a better Matzo.
Outsourcing and The Oval Office
How does your position on outsourcing affect your view of the candidates for President of the United States?
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!
Foreign Exchange Rate (Fx)
How does foreign currency affect outsourcing programs?
Crowd Funding
A definition for crowd funding. Outsourcing.
The Return of Privatization
In the 80's the government was focused on privatization. Now we call it government outsourcing.
Intellectual Property (IP)
The definition of Intellectual property and its connection to counterfeits.
Will Obamacare Speed Up Outsourcing?
More unexpected changes on the way with the National Affordable Care Act?

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