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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.
Is Outsourcing Broken In Bangladesh?
Can the industrial accidents in Pakistan be fixed by an agreement between outsourcing clients?
Outsource
A glossary of common terns used in outsourcing.
China Outsources… Baby Formula!
Baby formula from other countries finds its way into China.
8 Lessons From Indiana’s Largest Failed...
Learn why Indiana's $1.4 billion outsourcing contract with IBM failed, and ended up in court!
Top Six Stories About Legal Process Outsourcing
Learning the basics about Legal Services Outsourcing (LPO).
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.
Outsourced Matzo? Oy Vey!
How a little farm in Yuma Arizona is helping a Hassidic community in New York make a better Matzo.
Core (and Non-Core) Work
: Link text A critical rule of outsourcing is that a firm should not outsource "core functions." While
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.
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.
Six Sigma
A brief history and detailed description of the Six Sigma improvement process.
avoid page 2
Avoiding the Dark Side of Help Desk Outsourcing. Page 2.
Avoiding the Dark Side of Help Desk Outsourcing
Avoiding the Dark Side of Help Desk Outsourcing
Five Important Issues When You Renew Your...
When it's time for your second contract, what are the most important issues to consider?
Open-Book Project Helps Schools To Outsource
Why the new Open Book Project may change the way that schools work, and outsource work.
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.
Disaster Planning Works Best With Outsourcing!
How to improve your disaster recovery plan with an element of outsourcing.
Disaster Recovery Center
: A "Disaster-Recovery Recovery Center" is a physical or virtual center that allows a service to continue
Request for Proposal
: The Request For Proposal (RFP) is a document sent to vendors by a prospective client, to solicit bids
Harley-Davidson Outsources:
Learn about the outsourcing happening at iiconic American motorcycle manufacturer, Harley-Davidson.
Walmart Stands Alone In Bangladesh
Thre different models for dealing with safety issues in Pakistan.
How To Outsource and Offshore… Simplified
If you ran a start-up, how would you decide which services to outsource?
Improve Outsourcing With Onshore Projects!
Why are firms turning towards America as a location for outsourcing?
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 Experiment: Labor Rights on the Rise!
Labor disputes in china re on the rise. How will this affect outsourcing?
Reality Star Chef Gordon Ramsay on... Core...
You can learn a lot from reality star Gordon Ramsay, even how to manage core competencies.
Fracking
Fracking allows for the cheap local production of petroleum, but at the cost of local pollution.
Globalization
What is globalization? Outsourcing.
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!
Does America Benefit from Offshoring?
Are there benefits to the US economy from offshoring?
Outsourcing And the Environment: 5 Trends to...
New trends in recycling will move the work to outsourcers.
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 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.
Disruptive Technology
A description of disruptive technologies and their application to outsourcing.
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.
Shhh… Detroit's Quiet Outsourcing...
Detroit has very quietly attracted Chinese outsourcers!
Where’s The… ummm Horse…...
How did the horsemeat scandal start in Europe?
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!
Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO)
A description of knowledge workers, and how KPO differs from BPO.
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.
The Not So Magical Decline Of Ethanol
What is ethanol and why is it so important to American budgets?
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?
What are Default Passwords?
How passwords are being incorectly used in computer security.
The Outsourcing of America’s Oil Production
How did America outsource it's oil production?
Performance Metric
: A "performance metric" is a measure, usually a numeric measure, of the performance of an organization
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
Social Media Outsourcing
An explanation of social media outsourcing.
Kickstarter
Why is Kickstarter so important to crowd funding?
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall… Is...
Do you know about the outsourcing cycle? Learn quickly, you only have until midnight!
Learning From Failure
How does modern medicine find cures? Through a lot of trial and error. MOSTLY error!
Continuous Improvement
How continuous improvement works.
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!
The Scourge Of Fake Super Bowl Tickets
Where are all of the fake NFL good coming from?
Water Outsourcing Is Coming To The US!
Rising water needs and falling municipal revenues makes water outsourcing a top outsourcing priority!
Schools Are Learning the ABCs of Outsourcing
Budgets are getting tight and school boards are looking for innovative ways to reduce costs.
In Outsourcing, Small Is Beautiful!
Small firms can take advantage of the outsourcing and cloud services the big firms built.
Social Media Outsourcing Crushed by... ...
The Amish enter the 21st Century.
Shared Service Model
What are the advantages and disadvantages of a shared service model?
The Counterfeiters!
Where is the capital of counterfeit goods... China!
We Need to Outsource Legal Work... NOW!
Why the arrival of digital documents in the legal system requires a digital solution to legal support.
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.
What’s Going on in LPO?
An explanation of what Legal Process outsourcing (LPO) is, and why it's growing.
Drone
What is a Drone? Outsourcing.
School Bus Outsourcing Can Be Complex!
School Bus Outsourcing Can Be Complex!
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?
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!
Legal Process Outsourcing
A brief description of Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO).
The Real “India Price”
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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.
Fixed rate contract
How to use a fixed rate contract
India
An article providing background information on India, and reasons why it is the world's premier location for knowledge based outsourcing.
Robotistan: The Final Destination for Outsourcing
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IT and Business Management Changes Needed to...
Cloud computing is a new disruptive technology. Page 2.
The Maywood Experiment
Small towns across America are facing bankruptcy. Can outsourcing save small town America?
Outsourcing Can Fix “No Child Left...
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The Next Big Cloud Service: Crowd Funding
An article describing the hot new topic of crowd funding!
A Cloud Service with a difference... for...
Is crowd funding a bad deal for investors?
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?
Co-Employment
Definition of co-employment. Outsourcing.
Bad News Keeps Piling Up In Detroit
Detroit gets more bad financial news, making big outsourcing programs more likely.
Cloud Service
: The "Cloud" is a term used loosely to describe a shared virtual service or function provided on or
How Do You Share Data With Your Outsourcing site?
When you outsource, your outsourced workers need data. How will you provide it?
Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
A definition of OCR, and how this type of software is used.
Outsourcing Experiment: The Outsourcing of War
There have been big changes in how we wage war; today, outsourcers work on the battlefield, alongside troops!
Innovation And The Industrial Model For...
How can your outsourcing program benefit from an industrial model?
Tracking Coolness: Social Media Outsourcing
Why is everyone outsourcing their social media campaigns?
Yelp! … That’s Some Magical Database!
Is it time to use Yelp!, or time to find an alternative?
Tacit Knowledge
Why do we forget to document certain types of processes?
Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)
Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)
How Much Can You Save With TAR Reviews?
Why you need to move from linear to Technology Assisted Reviews (TAR)!
Location Matters When You Change Your Outsourcer!
Do you have a plan when it's time to switch vendors?
Outsourcing: Is this the end?
Will outsourcing fade away in the next few years?
Dedicated Service Model
How a dedicated service model differs from a shared model.
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.
Foreign Exchange Rate (Fx)
How does foreign currency affect outsourcing programs?
Redaction
: The broader definition of "redaction" is to edit, compress or alter a document or text. In Legal Process
Remote Access Software
How does remote access software aid outsourcing?
How The NSA Destroyed The Internet
The ongoing spying by the National Security Agency has far reaching implications for how the Internet works, and how we pay for Cloud Services.
Responsive Documents
: In a legal document review , documents that meet the court issued instructions are "responsive." Documents
Are Outsourced Whistle Blowers Protected?
Outsourced workers now have legal protection as whistle blowers!
Obamacare: Four Rules For Government Outsourcing
Could the debacle in Washington about our heath care system have been avoided?
Business Process
A description of business processes and how they are related to outsourcing.
India Turns to Europe for Growth
Can India make inroads outsourcing work in mainland Europe?
Offshore
: Offshore refers to locations and operations in "overseas" locations. Offshoring can take place in any
Have A Happily Outsourced Thanksgiving!
Overloaded at Thanksgiving? Then it's time for an outsourcing strategy at home!
Call Center
: A "Call Center" is a service-delivery center that answers and routes incoming calls from the client
McKinsey Consulting
A brief discussion of the role of General Electric in developing the concept of offshoring.
Clothing, Outsourcing and the Poorest Workers...
The problems with textiles move with every new outsourcing project.
Yelp! Is Back!
Yelp! services may be the best or worst thing to happen to your business!
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!
World’s Biggest Outsourcer Investigated...
Corruption in China may be on the way out!
Siri
Siri is the best known natural language software, which may redefine human interactions.
Seismic Shifts In Pakistan and Bangladesh
New protests change the political landscape in Bangladesh.
Cookie
Cookies are used to send data to your computer, that could be used by hackers.
Four Factors For Choosing An Outsourcing Location
How to choose the best location for outsourcing your work.
India Institutes of Technology
: The India Institute of Technology (IIT) is comprised of a collection of colleges in India. IIT is counted
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Definition of Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Linear Review
A definition of Linear, or manual, document review.
Our Food, Our Outsourcing
New technology hits the American Farm!
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!
Outsourcing Failure Mars London Olympics
Something went wrong with the security contract at the London Olympics!
Disaster Recovery Technology Enables Outsourcin...
Technology that helps you when a disaster strikes your office also helps you to develop an outsourcing plan.
A "Smaller Military" May Not Mean Fewer People!
The rise of robots on the battlefield!
Is Net Neutrality Obsolete?
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An Undesirable Ratio
Understand why so many IT positions get outsourced.
The Outsourcing of Money
How cash is turning into electronic payments.
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.
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.
Risk
: A risk is a possibility of a negative outcome due to an activity or choice. Almost any activity imaginable
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?
The Return of Privatization
In the 80's the government was focused on privatization. Now we call it government outsourcing.
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!
Management Report
: In outsourcing, a "Management Report" is a regularly produced (usually monthly or weekly) report that
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.
Poland
Background on Poland, a popular outsourcing location in eastern Europe.
Privitization
The history of outsourcing in government.
The Risks and Rewards of Outsourcing
The Risks & Rewards of Outsourcing Increasing the Probability & Rate of Your Success
The Devil, And Expertise, Is In The Details
Learn about the knowledge that is often missed when you start an outsourcing project.
Outsourcing and The Oval Office
How does your position on outsourcing affect your view of the candidates for President of the United States?
CEO Becomes Prisoner Of His Outsourcing Plan!
An American CEO is held captive by his outsourced workers in China.
Review of China Readiness for Outsourcing
A review of the potential for China to become a major source in the outsorucing market
The Rich, Full Aroma Of Fresh Roasted…...
Will your next premium cup of coffee come from a robot?
Crime Has Disappeared From New York
Crime in New York drops to a new low!

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