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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.
Redaction
: The broader definition of "redaction" is to edit, compress or alter a document or text. In Legal Process
Labor Arbitrage
An article describing how labor arbitrage works.
Obamacare: Four Rules For Government Outsourcing
Could the debacle in Washington about our heath care system have been avoided?
8 Lessons From Indiana’s Largest Failed...
Learn why Indiana's $1.4 billion outsourcing contract with IBM failed, and ended up in court!
Outsource
A glossary of common terns used in outsourcing.
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.
Outsourcing And the Environment: 5 Trends to...
New trends in recycling will move the work to outsourcers.
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
Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)
Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)
Avoiding the Dark Side of Help Desk Outsourcing
Avoiding the Dark Side of Help Desk Outsourcing
Outsourcing, Norwegian Style!
Where does Norway go to outsource?
Does America Benefit from Offshoring?
Are there benefits to the US economy from offshoring?
Is Outsourcing Broken In Bangladesh?
Can the industrial accidents in Pakistan be fixed by an agreement between outsourcing clients?
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!
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Avoiding the Dark Side of Help Desk Outsourcing. Page 2.
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.
Improve Outsourcing With Onshore Projects!
Why are firms turning towards America as a location for outsourcing?
We Need to Outsource Legal Work... NOW!
Why the arrival of digital documents in the legal system requires a digital solution to legal support.
Shhh… Detroit's Quiet Outsourcing...
Detroit has very quietly attracted Chinese outsourcers!
The Maywood Experiment
Small towns across America are facing bankruptcy. Can outsourcing save small town America?
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.
Four Factors For Choosing An Outsourcing Location
How to choose the best location for outsourcing your work.
Performance Metric
: A "performance metric" is a measure, usually a numeric measure, of the performance of an organization
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!
Five Important Issues When You Renew Your...
When it's time for your second contract, what are the most important issues to consider?
Top Six Stories About Legal Process Outsourcing
Learning the basics about Legal Services Outsourcing (LPO).
How Much Can You Save With TAR Reviews?
Why you need to move from linear to Technology Assisted Reviews (TAR)!
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?
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!
Multi-Shore
Multi-Shore. Outsourcing.
The Devil, And Expertise, Is In The Details
Learn about the knowledge that is often missed when you start an outsourcing project.
Outsourcing Experiment: Labor Rights on the Rise!
Labor disputes in china re on the rise. How will this affect 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.
Fracking
Fracking allows for the cheap local production of petroleum, but at the cost of local pollution.
IT and Business Management Changes Needed to...
Cloud computing is a new disruptive technology
Legal Process Outsourcing
A brief description of Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO).
Know if You're Outsourcing BPO or KPO
An article describing the difference between Business Process outsourcing and Knowledge Process Outsourcing.
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!
Harley-Davidson Outsources:
Learn about the outsourcing happening at iiconic American motorcycle manufacturer, Harley-Davidson.
The Real “India Price”
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Outsourcing: Is this the end?
Will outsourcing fade away in the next few years?
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.
The Not So Magical Decline Of Ethanol
What is ethanol and why is it so important to American budgets?
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.
What’s Going on in LPO?
An explanation of what Legal Process outsourcing (LPO) is, and why it's growing.
Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
A definition of OCR, and how this type of software is used.
What are Default Passwords?
How passwords are being incorectly used in computer security.
Water Outsourcing Is Coming To The US!
Rising water needs and falling municipal revenues makes water outsourcing a top outsourcing priority!
More Knockoffs From China!
There are counterfeits and there are knockoffs, what would you call the new Goophone from China?
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.
Social Media Outsourcing
An explanation of social media outsourcing.
Counterfeit
What is the motivation for creating fake goods, and how did China become the center of fake goods?
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?
Shared Service Model
What are the advantages and disadvantages of a shared service model?
Continuous Improvement
How continuous improvement works.
Schools Are Learning the ABCs of Outsourcing
Budgets are getting tight and school boards are looking for innovative ways to reduce costs.
India
An article providing background information on India, and reasons why it is the world's premier location for knowledge based outsourcing.
Call Center
: A "Call Center" is a service-delivery center that answers and routes incoming calls from the client
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.
Management Report
: In outsourcing, a "Management Report" is a regularly produced (usually monthly or weekly) report that
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!
Outsourcing Failure Mars London Olympics
Something went wrong with the security contract at the London Olympics!
In Outsourcing, Small Is Beautiful!
Small firms can take advantage of the outsourcing and cloud services the big firms built.
Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO)
A description of knowledge workers, and how KPO differs from BPO.
Review of China Readiness for Outsourcing
A review of the potential for China to become a major source in the outsorucing market
Walmart Stands Alone In Bangladesh
Thre different models for dealing with safety issues in Pakistan.
Total Outsourcing
: "Total Outsourcing" occurs when a firm converts an internal service into an externally managed product.
The Counterfeiters!
Where is the capital of counterfeit goods... China!
Reality Star Chef Gordon Ramsay on... Core...
You can learn a lot from reality star Gordon Ramsay, even how to manage core competencies.
Knowledge Transfer
A brief description of the Knowledge Transfer process.
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: 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!
Learning From Failure
How does modern medicine find cures? Through a lot of trial and error. MOSTLY error!
The Risks and Rewards of Outsourcing
The Risks & Rewards of Outsourcing Increasing the Probability & Rate of Your Success
Disaster Recovery Center
: A "Disaster-Recovery Recovery Center" is a physical or virtual center that allows a service to continue
Business Process
A description of business processes and how they are related to outsourcing.
Outsourcing Experiment: The Outsourcing of War
There have been big changes in how we wage war; today, outsourcers work on the battlefield, alongside troops!
The Outsourcing of Money
How cash is turning into electronic payments.
Disruptive Technology
A description of disruptive technologies and their application to outsourcing.
Yelp! Is Back!
Yelp! services may be the best or worst thing to happen to your business!
Statement of Work
: The statement of work is a section of the outsourcing contract that states the general business conditions,
India's Management Gap
How the lack of managers in India is the biggest threat to the success of outsourcing!
Open-Book Project Helps Schools To Outsource
Why the new Open Book Project may change the way that schools work, and outsource work.
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.
Disaster Recovery Technology Enables Outsourcin...
Technology that helps you when a disaster strikes your office also helps you to develop an outsourcing plan.
Have A Happily Outsourced Thanksgiving!
Overloaded at Thanksgiving? Then it's time for an outsourcing strategy at home!
Responsive Documents
: In a legal document review , documents that meet the court issued instructions are "responsive." Documents
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.
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
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall… Is...
Do you know about the outsourcing cycle? Learn quickly, you only have until midnight!
The Jessie James Effect: Data Thieves On The...
If the National Security Agency is scaled back, there could be some VERY unexpected consequences!
Legal Process
: " Legal Processes " are the tasks and functions performed specifically by legal firms and departments.
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!
Total Outsourcing Totally Misses the Point!
Outsourcing an entire department, in one step, is raerly a good idea!
Fixed rate contract
How to use a fixed rate contract
Where’s The… ummm Horse…...
How did the horsemeat scandal start in Europe?
Social Media Outsourcing Crushed by... ...
The Amish enter the 21st Century.
Yelp! … That’s Some Magical Database!
Is it time to use Yelp!, or time to find an alternative?
8 Tips To Plan Your Outsourcing Program!
Useful tips when planning an outsourcing program.
Will China Continue To Ignore Intellectual...
China continues to patents and steal intellectual property, endangering outsourcing and international trade.
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!
Crime Has Disappeared From New York
Crime in New York drops to a new low!
Linear Review Has Got To Go!
Why has linear document review fallen behind?
Why America Wants “Just a Little”...
An update on safety issues in Bangladesh.
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.
Staff Augmentation
Does Outsourcing have a new name?
The Outsourcing of America’s Oil Production
How did America outsource it's oil production?
An Undesirable Ratio
Understand why so many IT positions get outsourced.
Scanner
Definition of a scanner and it's uses.
CYBERWAR: The Corporate Battlefront
Why the latest changes in cyber warfare matter to big corporations in America.
Groupon
Groupon. Outsourcing.
Project
: A "project" is a one-time endeavor, with a defined begining and ending. An outsourcing project might
Metadata
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Offshore
: Offshore refers to locations and operations in "overseas" locations. Offshoring can take place in any
Drone
What is a Drone? Outsourcing.
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
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.
Offshore Centers NEED Improvement Programs!
Why do successful outsourcing programs use process improvement?
Robotistan: The Final Destination for Outsourcing
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The Snowden Case: Why Outsource Top Secret Work?
Why did the NSA outsource top secret work?
McKinsey Consulting
A brief discussion of the role of General Electric in developing the concept of offshoring.
Biggest Outsourcing Project Shrinks
UK outsourcing project split between several vendors.
Lower College Costs AND Improve Education With...
A plan to cut the cost of college tuition.
Outsourced Matzo? Oy Vey!
How a little farm in Yuma Arizona is helping a Hassidic community in New York make a better Matzo.
Cloud Service
: The "Cloud" is a term used loosely to describe a shared virtual service or function provided on or
Can Outsourcing be… Shoreless?
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Yelp!
Yelp!, one of the world's best known social marketing sites.
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 Buffer Blunder!
Be careful about who has access to your social media!
What Will Happen To China's Outsourcing...
Newly rich Chinese millionaires are ready to leave China for the US!
Bad News Keeps Piling Up In Detroit
Detroit gets more bad financial news, making big outsourcing programs more likely.
Co-Employment
Definition of co-employment. Outsourcing.
How To Outsource and Offshore… Simplified
If you ran a start-up, how would you decide which services to outsource?
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!
India Institutes of Management
: The India Institutes of Management (IIM) is comprised of a collection of colleges in India. IIM is
Outsourcing Goes NUCLEAR!
Nuclear power is in the news again!
India Institutes of Technology
: The India Institute of Technology (IIT) is comprised of a collection of colleges in India. IIT is counted
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.

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