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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.
Six Sigma
A brief history and detailed description of the Six Sigma improvement process.
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!
Labor Arbitrage
An article describing how labor arbitrage works.
Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)
Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)
Outsourcing And the Environment: 5 Trends to...
New trends in recycling will move the work to outsourcers.
Core (and Non-Core) Work
: Link text A critical rule of outsourcing is that a firm should not outsource "core functions." While
7 Must Read Articles That Explain Government...
Explaining the rising trend in government outsourcing.
Globalization
What is globalization? Outsourcing.
Disaster Planning Works Best With Outsourcing!
How to improve your disaster recovery plan with an element of outsourcing.
What Should A School Janitor Cost?
The high cost of janitors is creating a wave of school service outsourcing.
The Real “India Price”
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Request for Proposal
: The Request For Proposal (RFP) is a document sent to vendors by a prospective client, to solicit bids
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.
Statement of Work
: The statement of work is a section of the outsourcing contract that states the general business conditions,
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Avoiding the Dark Side of Help Desk Outsourcing. Page 2.
Four Factors For Choosing An Outsourcing Location
How to choose the best location for outsourcing your work.
Does America Benefit from Offshoring?
Are there benefits to the US economy from offshoring?
Top Six Stories About Legal Process Outsourcing
Learning the basics about Legal Services Outsourcing (LPO).
Continuous Improvement
How continuous improvement works.
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.
Avoiding the Dark Side of Help Desk Outsourcing
Avoiding the Dark Side of Help Desk 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?
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!
Shared Service Model
What are the advantages and disadvantages of a shared service model?
Fracking
Fracking allows for the cheap local production of petroleum, but at the cost of local pollution.
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.
CYBERWAR: The Corporate Battlefront
Why the latest changes in cyber warfare matter to big corporations in America.
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!
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.
Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
A definition of OCR, and how this type of software is used.
The Maywood Experiment
Small towns across America are facing bankruptcy. Can outsourcing save small town America?
What are Default Passwords?
How passwords are being incorectly used in computer security.
Disaster Recovery Center
: A "Disaster-Recovery Recovery Center" is a physical or virtual center that allows a service to continue
Foreign Exchange Rate (Fx)
How does foreign currency affect outsourcing programs?
The Snowden Case: Why Outsource Top Secret Work?
Why did the NSA outsource top secret work?
Harley-Davidson Outsources:
Learn about the outsourcing happening at iiconic American motorcycle manufacturer, Harley-Davidson.
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.
Reality Star Chef Gordon Ramsay on... Core...
You can learn a lot from reality star Gordon Ramsay, even how to manage core competencies.
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 Outsourcing of America’s Oil Production
How did America outsource it's oil production?
Three Dimensional (3D) Printer
A new device has the potential to be the most disruptive technology of the 21st century.
Know if You're Outsourcing BPO or KPO
An article describing the difference between Business Process outsourcing and Knowledge Process Outsourcing.
Outsourcing, Norwegian Style!
Where does Norway go to outsource?
Outsourcing Experiment: The Outsourcing of War
There have been big changes in how we wage war; today, outsourcers work on the battlefield, alongside troops!
Improve Outsourcing With Onshore Projects!
Why are firms turning towards America as a location for outsourcing?
Shhh… Detroit's Quiet Outsourcing...
Detroit has very quietly attracted Chinese outsourcers!
Clothing, Outsourcing and the Poorest Workers...
The problems with textiles move with every new outsourcing project.
Knowledge Transfer
A brief description of the Knowledge Transfer process.
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.
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.
Learning From Failure
How does modern medicine find cures? Through a lot of trial and error. MOSTLY error!
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 Institutes of Technology
: The India Institute of Technology (IIT) is comprised of a collection of colleges in India. IIT is counted
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.
School Bus Outsourcing Can Be Complex!
School Bus Outsourcing Can Be Complex!
Total Outsourcing
: "Total Outsourcing" occurs when a firm converts an internal service into an externally managed product.
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?
Co-Employment
Definition of co-employment. Outsourcing.
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.
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!
Responsive Documents
: In a legal document review , documents that meet the court issued instructions are "responsive." Documents
Five Important Issues When You Renew Your...
When it's time for your second contract, what are the most important issues to consider?
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!
We Need to Outsource Legal Work... NOW!
Why the arrival of digital documents in the legal system requires a digital solution to legal support.
Performance Metric
: A "performance metric" is a measure, usually a numeric measure, of the performance of an organization
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!
Legal Process Outsourcing
A brief description of Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO).
Is Net Neutrality Obsolete?
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Walmart Stands Alone In Bangladesh
Thre different models for dealing with safety issues in Pakistan.
The Risks and Rewards of Outsourcing
The Risks & Rewards of Outsourcing Increasing the Probability & Rate of Your Success
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!
How Do You Share Data With Your Outsourcing site?
When you outsource, your outsourced workers need data. How will you provide it?
Outsource
A glossary of common terns used in outsourcing.
IT and Business Management Changes Needed to...
Cloud computing is a new disruptive technology. Page 2.
Outsourcing Experiment: Labor Rights on the Rise!
Labor disputes in china re on the rise. How will this affect outsourcing?
Drone
What is a Drone? Outsourcing.
More Knockoffs From China!
There are counterfeits and there are knockoffs, what would you call the new Goophone from China?
What’s Going on in LPO?
An explanation of what Legal Process outsourcing (LPO) is, and why it's growing.
Outsourcing: Is this the end?
Will outsourcing fade away in the next few years?
Call Center
: A "Call Center" is a service-delivery center that answers and routes incoming calls from the client
Staff Augmentation
Does Outsourcing have a new name?
Our Food, Our Outsourcing
New technology hits the American Farm!
The Return of Privatization
In the 80's the government was focused on privatization. Now we call it government outsourcing.
Outsourcing Failure Mars London Olympics
Something went wrong with the security contract at the London Olympics!
Crowd Funding
A definition for crowd funding. Outsourcing.
Business Process
A description of business processes and how they are related to outsourcing.
Offshore Centers NEED Improvement Programs!
Why do successful outsourcing programs use process improvement?
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Definition of Amazon Web Services (AWS).
The Next Big Cloud Service: Crowd Funding
An article describing the hot new topic of crowd funding!
What Will Happen To China's Outsourcing...
Newly rich Chinese millionaires are ready to leave China for the US!
Robotistan: The Final Destination for Outsourcing
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India's Management Gap
How the lack of managers in India is the biggest threat to the success of outsourcing!
Poland
Background on Poland, a popular outsourcing location in eastern Europe.
Bad News Keeps Piling Up In Detroit
Detroit gets more bad financial news, making big outsourcing programs more likely.
Obamacare: Four Rules For Government Outsourcing
Could the debacle in Washington about our heath care system have been avoided?
Open-Book Project Helps Schools To Outsource
Why the new Open Book Project may change the way that schools work, and outsource work.
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.
Innovation And The Industrial Model For...
How can your outsourcing program benefit from an industrial model?
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!
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!
Location Matters When You Change Your Outsourcer!
Do you have a plan when it's time to switch vendors?
Review of China Readiness for Outsourcing
A review of the potential for China to become a major source in the outsorucing market
More on Offshoring your Health Care
Are you ready to outsource your medical care? If so, learn about medical tourism!
Disaster Recovery Technology Enables Outsourcin...
Technology that helps you when a disaster strikes your office also helps you to develop an outsourcing plan.
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?
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.
How To Outsource and Offshore… Simplified
If you ran a start-up, how would you decide which services to outsource?
An Undesirable Ratio
Understand why so many IT positions get outsourced.
Supply Chain
Description of a supply chain, how it operates and how it relates to outsourcing.
Schools Are Learning the ABCs of Outsourcing
Budgets are getting tight and school boards are looking for innovative ways to reduce costs.
The Outsourcing of Money
How cash is turning into electronic payments.
8 Tips To Plan Your Outsourcing Program!
Useful tips when planning an outsourcing program.
Management Report
: In outsourcing, a "Management Report" is a regularly produced (usually monthly or weekly) report that
Redaction
: The broader definition of "redaction" is to edit, compress or alter a document or text. In Legal Process
McKinsey Consulting
A brief discussion of the role of General Electric in developing the concept of offshoring.
Multi-Shore
Multi-Shore. Outsourcing.
Is Outsourcing Broken In Bangladesh?
Can the industrial accidents in Pakistan be fixed by an agreement between outsourcing clients?
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.
Can Outsourcing be… Shoreless?
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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.
The Not So Magical Decline Of Ethanol
What is ethanol and why is it so important to American budgets?
Total Outsourcing Totally Misses the Point!
Outsourcing an entire department, in one step, is raerly a good idea!
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!
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?
7 touch points for renewing your contract!
When your outsourcing program matures, you start to have different management concerns.
In Outsourcing, Small Is Beautiful!
Small firms can take advantage of the outsourcing and cloud services the big firms built.
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?
How Much Can You Save With TAR Reviews?
Why you need to move from linear to Technology Assisted Reviews (TAR)!
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.
TUPE
Description of U.K. laws for changing vendors
The Best Exotic Marigold… Hospital?
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Drone Cargo Ships… Advantage Outsourcing!
Cargo ships become automate, making offshoring easier.
Offshore
: Offshore refers to locations and operations in "overseas" locations. Offshoring can take place in any
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?
Tracking Coolness: Social Media Outsourcing
Why is everyone outsourcing their social media campaigns?
Intellectual Property (IP)
The definition of Intellectual property and its connection to counterfeits.
Siri
Siri is the best known natural language software, which may redefine human interactions.
Lower College Costs AND Improve Education With...
A plan to cut the cost of college tuition.
Technology Assisted Review (TAR)
Defining TAR, and predictive coding.
Where’s The… ummm Horse…...
How did the horsemeat scandal start in Europe?
India Institutes of Management
: The India Institutes of Management (IIM) is comprised of a collection of colleges in India. IIM is
Legal Process
: " Legal Processes " are the tasks and functions performed specifically by legal firms and departments.
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.
Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO)
A description of knowledge workers, and how KPO differs from BPO.

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