1. Money

Your suggestion is on its way!

An email with a link to:

http://outsourcing.about.com/popular.htm

was emailed to:

Thanks for sharing About.com with others!

Most Emailed Articles

How To Fill Out Form W-4

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.
Labor Arbitrage
An article describing how labor arbitrage works.
8 Lessons From Indiana’s Largest Failed...
Learn why Indiana's $1.4 billion outsourcing contract with IBM failed, and ended up in court!
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.
Top Six Stories About Legal Process Outsourcing
Learning the basics about Legal Services Outsourcing (LPO).
Six Sigma
A brief history and detailed description of the Six Sigma improvement process.
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
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!
Avoiding the Dark Side of Help Desk Outsourcing
Avoiding the Dark Side of Help Desk Outsourcing
What Should A School Janitor Cost?
The high cost of janitors is creating a wave of school service 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!
Improve Outsourcing With Onshore Projects!
Why are firms turning towards America as a location for 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.
Does America Benefit from Offshoring?
Are there benefits to the US economy from offshoring?
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.
avoid page 2
Avoiding the Dark Side of Help Desk Outsourcing. Page 2.
Request for Proposal
: The Request For Proposal (RFP) is a document sent to vendors by a prospective client, to solicit bids
7 Must Read Articles That Explain Government...
Explaining the rising trend in government outsourcing.
Disruptive Technology
A description of disruptive technologies and their application to outsourcing.
Harley-Davidson Outsources:
Learn about the outsourcing happening at iiconic American motorcycle manufacturer, Harley-Davidson.
Fixed rate contract
How to use a fixed rate contract
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?
Know if You're Outsourcing BPO or KPO
An article describing the difference between Business Process outsourcing and Knowledge Process Outsourcing.
Schools Are Learning the ABCs of Outsourcing
Budgets are getting tight and school boards are looking for innovative ways to reduce costs.
Business Process
A description of business processes and how they are related to outsourcing.
Reality Star Chef Gordon Ramsay on... Core...
You can learn a lot from reality star Gordon Ramsay, even how to manage core competencies.
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.
Shhh… Detroit's Quiet Outsourcing...
Detroit has very quietly attracted Chinese outsourcers!
Five Important Issues When You Renew Your...
When it's time for your second contract, what are the most important issues to consider?
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?
Bad News Keeps Piling Up In Detroit
Detroit gets more bad financial news, making big outsourcing programs more likely.
The Outsourcing of America’s Oil Production
How did America outsource it's oil production?
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!
How Do You Share Data With Your Outsourcing site?
When you outsource, your outsourced workers need data. How will you provide it?
School Bus Outsourcing Can Be Complex!
School Bus Outsourcing Can Be Complex!
8 Tips To Plan Your Outsourcing Program!
Useful tips when planning an outsourcing program.
More Outsourcing Projects for Colleges
New projects to reduce the cost of obtaining a colleges degree.
India Institutes of Technology
: The India Institute of Technology (IIT) is comprised of a collection of colleges in India. IIT is counted
The Real “India Price”
class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >Everyone knows
Learning From Failure
How does modern medicine find cures? Through a lot of trial and error. MOSTLY error!
Statement of Work
: The statement of work is a section of the outsourcing contract that states the general business conditions,
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! Is Back!
Yelp! services may be the best or worst thing to happen to your business!
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.
Disaster Planning Works Best With Outsourcing!
How to improve your disaster recovery plan with an element of outsourcing.
The Maywood Experiment
Small towns across America are facing bankruptcy. Can outsourcing save small town America?
Robotistan: The Final Destination for Outsourcing
class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >We’ve all heard
Knowledge Transfer
A brief description of the Knowledge Transfer process.
Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
A definition of OCR, and how this type of software is used.
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.
Open-Book Project Helps Schools To Outsource
Why the new Open Book Project may change the way that schools work, and outsource work.
The Best Exotic Marigold… Hospital?
class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >I recently saw
Continuous Improvement
How continuous improvement works.
Foreign Exchange Rate (Fx)
How does foreign currency affect outsourcing programs?
Performance Metric
: A "performance metric" is a measure, usually a numeric measure, of the performance of an organization
Legal Process Outsourcing
A brief description of Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO).
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.
We Need to Outsource Legal Work... NOW!
Why the arrival of digital documents in the legal system requires a digital solution to legal support.
Where’s The… ummm Horse…...
How did the horsemeat scandal start in Europe?
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.
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
The Snowden Case: Why Outsource Top Secret Work?
Why did the NSA outsource top secret work?
Redaction
: The broader definition of "redaction" is to edit, compress or alter a document or text. In Legal Process
The Return of Privatization
In the 80's the government was focused on privatization. Now we call it government outsourcing.
Clothing, Outsourcing and the Poorest Workers...
The problems with textiles move with every new outsourcing project.
Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO)
A description of knowledge workers, and how KPO differs from BPO.
Offshore Centers NEED Improvement Programs!
Why do successful outsourcing programs use process improvement?
Co-Employment
Definition of co-employment. Outsourcing.
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.
Outsourcing Experiment: Labor Rights on the Rise!
Labor disputes in china re on the rise. How will this affect outsourcing?
Crowd Funding
A definition for crowd funding. Outsourcing.
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
Is Net Neutrality Obsolete?
class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >When the Internet
Obamacare: Four Rules For Government Outsourcing
Could the debacle in Washington about our heath care system have been avoided?
IT and Business Management Changes Needed to...
Cloud computing is a new disruptive technology. Page 2.
An Undesirable Ratio
Understand why so many IT positions get outsourced.
More on Offshoring your Health Care
Are you ready to outsource your medical care? If so, learn about medical tourism!
Lower College Costs AND Improve Education With...
A plan to cut the cost of college tuition.
Outsourcing, Norwegian Style!
Where does Norway go to outsource?
China Outsources… Baby Formula!
Baby formula from other countries finds its way into China.
Why America Wants “Just a Little”...
An update on safety issues in Bangladesh.
Retained Staff Reaction to Outsourcing
Retained STaff Reaction to Outsourcing is explaiend
Linear Review Has Got To Go!
Why has linear document review fallen behind?
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.
Globalization
What is globalization? Outsourcing.
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?
Multi-Shore
Multi-Shore. Outsourcing.
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.
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!
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!
Using Best Practices In Your Outsourcing Plan
Fire rules for developing a system of best practices for your outsourcing plan.
Outsource
A glossary of common terns used in outsourcing.
Total Outsourcing
: "Total Outsourcing" occurs when a firm converts an internal service into an externally managed product.
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
ACT Don't REACT (continued)
The Risks & Rewards of Outsourcing Increasing the Probability & Rate of Your Success. Page 2.
Is Outsourcing Broken In Bangladesh?
Can the industrial accidents in Pakistan be fixed by an agreement between outsourcing clients?
Location Matters When You Change Your Outsourcer!
Do you have a plan when it's time to switch vendors?
Water Outsourcing Is Coming To The US!
Rising water needs and falling municipal revenues makes water outsourcing a top outsourcing priority!
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.
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Definition of Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Utilization
Utilization. Outsourcing.
Scanner
Definition of a scanner and it's uses.
Cookie
Cookies are used to send data to your computer, that could be used by hackers.
Outsourcing: Is this the end?
Will outsourcing fade away in the next few years?
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall… Is...
Do you know about the outsourcing cycle? Learn quickly, you only have until midnight!
Technology Assisted Review (TAR)
Defining TAR, and predictive coding.
McKinsey Consulting
A brief discussion of the role of General Electric in developing the concept of offshoring.
CYBERWAR: The Corporate Battlefront
Why the latest changes in cyber warfare matter to big corporations in America.
Drone
What is a Drone? Outsourcing.
Yelp!
Yelp!, one of the world's best known social marketing sites.
Contract Incentive
: During the contract writing process, clauses may be added to pay the outsourcing vendor additional
Fracking
Fracking allows for the cheap local production of petroleum, but at the cost of local pollution.
The Marathon And A Security War Is Off And...
Security vs. freedom, it's an old question!
Project
: A "project" is a one-time endeavor, with a defined begining and ending. An outsourcing project might
Walmart Stands Alone In Bangladesh
Thre different models for dealing with safety issues in Pakistan.
Crime Has Disappeared From New York
Crime in New York drops to a new low!
India Turns to Europe for Growth
Can India make inroads outsourcing work in mainland Europe?
Intellectual Property (IP)
The definition of Intellectual property and its connection to counterfeits.
India's Management Gap
How the lack of managers in India is the biggest threat to the success of outsourcing!
Will China Continue To Ignore Intellectual...
China continues to patents and steal intellectual property, endangering outsourcing and international trade.
Responsive Documents
: In a legal document review , documents that meet the court issued instructions are "responsive." Documents
Global Weather Change And Super Tornadoes
Does weather change affect your disaster recovery plans?
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.
Edward Snowden, Wikileaks And The Death Of Data...
What's the big impact of the Snowden, Wikileaks, NSA security story?
How Much Can You Save With TAR Reviews?
Why you need to move from linear to Technology Assisted Reviews (TAR)!
Siri
Siri is the best known natural language software, which may redefine human interactions.
The Devil, And Expertise, Is In The Details
Learn about the knowledge that is often missed when you start an outsourcing project.
Social Media Outsourcing
An explanation of social media outsourcing.
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?
Onshore
: Onshore refers to locations and operations that are on the same "shore" as your firm. In the U.S.,
What are Default Passwords?
How passwords are being incorectly used in computer security.
Be All That You Can Build: The New Robotic Army!
Robots take over the Army! Wait a minute, those are American robots!
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.
How To Outsource and Offshore… Simplified
If you ran a start-up, how would you decide which services to outsource?
Slimy, Icky, Nasty, Gold From the Ocean - Glass...
When you have your next bowl of unagi, consider how hat eel may have been outsourced!
Outsourced Matzo? Oy Vey!
How a little farm in Yuma Arizona is helping a Hassidic community in New York make a better Matzo.
The End Of An Era For College Books
The traditional college bookstore has left the selling of books to someone else!
Outsourcing Experiment: The Outsourcing of War
There have been big changes in how we wage war; today, outsourcers work on the battlefield, alongside troops!
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.
Poland
Background on Poland, a popular outsourcing location in eastern Europe.
Can Outsourcing be… Shoreless?
class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >Genpact, a very
Near Shore
: Offshore refers to locations and operations in "overseas" locations. Offshoring can take place in any

©2015 About.com. All rights reserved.