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!

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.
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.
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).
Six Sigma
A brief history and detailed description of the Six Sigma improvement process.
India Institutes of Technology
: The India Institute of Technology (IIT) is comprised of a collection of colleges in India. IIT is counted
China Outsources… Baby Formula!
Baby formula from other countries finds its way into China.
Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)
Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)
The Scourge Of Fake Super Bowl Tickets
Where are all of the fake NFL good coming from?
Outsourcing And the Environment: 5 Trends to...
New trends in recycling will move the work to outsourcers.
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?
7 Must Read Articles That Explain Government...
Explaining the rising trend in government outsourcing.
The Real “India Price”
class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >Everyone knows
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!
Shhh… Detroit's Quiet Outsourcing...
Detroit has very quietly attracted Chinese outsourcers!
Does America Benefit from Offshoring?
Are there benefits to the US economy from offshoring?
Five Important Issues When You Renew Your...
When it's time for your second contract, what are the most important issues to consider?
Core (and Non-Core) Work
: Link text A critical rule of outsourcing is that a firm should not outsource "core functions." While
Request for Proposal
: The Request For Proposal (RFP) is a document sent to vendors by a prospective client, to solicit bids
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!
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!
Redaction
: The broader definition of "redaction" is to edit, compress or alter a document or text. In Legal Process
Globalization
What is globalization? Outsourcing.
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?
Statement of Work
: The statement of work is a section of the outsourcing contract that states the general business conditions,
Yelp! Is Back!
Yelp! services may be the best or worst thing to happen to your business!
Avoiding the Dark Side of Help Desk Outsourcing
Avoiding the Dark Side of Help Desk 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!
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.
Drone
What is a Drone? Outsourcing.
Performance Metric
: A "performance metric" is a measure, usually a numeric measure, of the performance of an organization
What Should A School Janitor Cost?
The high cost of janitors is creating a wave of school service outsourcing.
Business Process
A description of business processes and how they are related to outsourcing.
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.
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?
Shared Service Model
What are the advantages and disadvantages of a shared service model?
The Snowden Case: Why Outsource Top Secret Work?
Why did the NSA outsource top secret work?
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.
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.
In Outsourcing, Small Is Beautiful!
Small firms can take advantage of the outsourcing and cloud services the big firms built.
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
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.
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.
Bad News Keeps Piling Up In Detroit
Detroit gets more bad financial news, making big outsourcing programs more likely.
Improve Outsourcing With Onshore Projects!
Why are firms turning towards America as a location for 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.
How To Outsource and Offshore… Simplified
If you ran a start-up, how would you decide which services to outsource?
What’s Going on in LPO?
An explanation of what Legal Process outsourcing (LPO) is, and why it's growing.
What are Default Passwords?
How passwords are being incorectly used in computer security.
More Knockoffs From China!
There are counterfeits and there are knockoffs, what would you call the new Goophone from China?
Open-Book Project Helps Schools To Outsource
Why the new Open Book Project may change the way that schools work, and outsource work.
Outsourcing: Is this the end?
Will outsourcing fade away in the next few years?
Continuous Improvement
How continuous improvement works.
Harley-Davidson Outsources:
Learn about the outsourcing happening at iiconic American motorcycle manufacturer, Harley-Davidson.
avoid page 2
Avoiding the Dark Side of Help Desk Outsourcing. Page 2.
Robotistan: The Final Destination for Outsourcing
class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >We’ve all heard
Clothing, Outsourcing and the Poorest Workers...
The problems with textiles move with every new outsourcing project.
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.
Fracking
Fracking allows for the cheap local production of petroleum, but at the cost of local pollution.
How Much Can You Save With TAR Reviews?
Why you need to move from linear to Technology Assisted Reviews (TAR)!
Fixed rate contract
How to use a fixed rate contract
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.
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Definition of Amazon Web Services (AWS).
India
An article providing background information on India, and reasons why it is the world's premier location for knowledge based outsourcing.
Linear Review
A definition of Linear, or manual, document review.
Linear Review Has Got To Go!
Why has linear document review fallen behind?
The Not So Magical Decline Of Ethanol
What is ethanol and why is it so important to American budgets?
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!
The Risks and Rewards of Outsourcing
The Risks & Rewards of Outsourcing Increasing the Probability & Rate of Your Success
Outsourcing Experiment: Labor Rights on the Rise!
Labor disputes in china re on the rise. How will this affect outsourcing?
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall… Is...
Do you know about the outsourcing cycle? Learn quickly, you only have until midnight!
Using Best Practices In Your Outsourcing Plan
Fire rules for developing a system of best practices for your outsourcing plan.
Dedicated Service Model
How a dedicated service model differs from a shared model.
Co-Employment
Definition of co-employment. Outsourcing.
Schools Are Learning the ABCs of Outsourcing
Budgets are getting tight and school boards are looking for innovative ways to reduce costs.
Yelp! … That’s Some Magical Database!
Is it time to use Yelp!, or time to find an alternative?
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?
Water Outsourcing Is Coming To The US!
Rising water needs and falling municipal revenues makes water outsourcing a top outsourcing priority!
Outsourcing Experiment: The Outsourcing of War
There have been big changes in how we wage war; today, outsourcers work on the battlefield, alongside troops!
Supply Chain
Description of a supply chain, how it operates and how it relates to 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
Lower College Costs AND Improve Education With...
A plan to cut the cost of college tuition.
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!
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.
IT and Business Management Changes Needed to...
Cloud computing is a new disruptive technology. Page 2.
Legal Process
: " Legal Processes " are the tasks and functions performed specifically by legal firms and departments.
Four Factors For Choosing An Outsourcing Location
How to choose the best location for outsourcing your work.
Social Media Outsourcing
An explanation of social media 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?
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.
The Outsourcing of Money
How cash is turning into electronic payments.
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.
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.
Edward Snowden, Wikileaks And The Death Of Data...
What's the big impact of the Snowden, Wikileaks, NSA security story?
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.
Total Outsourcing
: "Total Outsourcing" occurs when a firm converts an internal service into an externally managed product.
Kickstarter
Why is Kickstarter so important to crowd funding?
Outsourcing Failure Mars London Olympics
Something went wrong with the security contract at the London Olympics!
A Cloud Service with a difference... for...
Is crowd funding a bad deal for investors?
The New Army!
Robots join the army! Outsourcing.
Technology Assisted Review (TAR)
Defining TAR, and predictive coding.
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!
Foreign Exchange Rate (Fx)
How does foreign currency affect outsourcing programs?
Why America Wants “Just a Little”...
An update on safety issues in Bangladesh.
We Need to Outsource Legal Work... NOW!
Why the arrival of digital documents in the legal system requires a digital solution to legal support.
The Jessie James Effect: Data Thieves On The...
If the National Security Agency is scaled back, there could be some VERY unexpected consequences!
Will China Continue To Ignore Intellectual...
China continues to patents and steal intellectual property, endangering outsourcing and international trade.
The Maywood Experiment
Small towns across America are facing bankruptcy. Can outsourcing save small town America?
Reality Star Chef Gordon Ramsay on... Core...
You can learn a lot from reality star Gordon Ramsay, even how to manage core competencies.
Contract Incentive
: During the contract writing process, clauses may be added to pay the outsourcing vendor additional
Cloud Service
: The "Cloud" is a term used loosely to describe a shared virtual service or function provided on or
Onshore
: Onshore refers to locations and operations that are on the same "shore" as your firm. In the U.S.,
Disruptive Technology
A description of disruptive technologies and their application to outsourcing.
Space Has Been Outsourced!
Now that the space shuttles are grounded, will outsourcing
Still More NSA Scandals!
Now, the NSA has been disabling security protocols!
8 Tips To Plan Your Outsourcing Program!
Useful tips when planning an outsourcing program.
West Coast Dangers and Offshore Risk
How would a Tsunami impact the West Coast?
Be All That You Can Build: The New Robotic Army!
Robots take over the Army! Wait a minute, those are American robots!
Mature doesn't mean old!
Outsourcing program has more complexity when they mature,and require a new approach.
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?
India's Management Gap
How the lack of managers in India is the biggest threat to the success of outsourcing!
The Return of Privatization
In the 80's the government was focused on privatization. Now we call it government outsourcing.
Seismic Shifts In Pakistan and Bangladesh
New protests change the political landscape in Bangladesh.
Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO)
A description of knowledge workers, and how KPO differs from BPO.
Legal Process Outsourcing
A brief description of Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO).
Foreign Language Support
Definition of foreign language support and the issues it presents for outsourcing.
CEO Becomes Prisoner Of His Outsourcing Plan!
An American CEO is held captive by his outsourced workers in China.
The Rich, Full Aroma Of Fresh Roasted…...
Will your next premium cup of coffee come from a robot?
Social Media Outsourcing Crushed by......
The Amish enter the 21st Century.
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.
More Outsourcing Projects for Colleges
New projects to reduce the cost of obtaining a colleges degree.
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
Staff Augmentation
Does Outsourcing have a new name?
More on Offshoring your Health Care
Are you ready to outsource your medical care? If so, learn about medical tourism!
The Next Big Cloud Service: Crowd Funding
An article describing the hot new topic of crowd funding!
Outsource
A glossary of common terns used in outsourcing.
Outsourced Matzo? Oy Vey!
How a little farm in Yuma Arizona is helping a Hassidic community in New York make a better Matzo.
Intellectual Property (IP)
The definition of Intellectual property and its connection to counterfeits.
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!
ACT Don't REACT (continued)
The Risks & Rewards of Outsourcing Increasing the Probability & Rate of Your Success. Page 2.
Where’s The… ummm Horse…...
How did the horsemeat scandal start in Europe?
The End Of An Era For College Books
The traditional college bookstore has left the selling of books to someone else!
Sourcing
Definition and evolution of sourcing in corporations.
Learning From Failure
How does modern medicine find cures? Through a lot of trial and error. MOSTLY error!

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.