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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.
8 Lessons From Indiana’s Largest Failed...
Learn why Indiana's $1.4 billion outsourcing contract with IBM failed, and ended up in court!
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.
Top Six Stories About Legal Process Outsourcing
Learning the basics about Legal Services Outsourcing (LPO).
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Definition of Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Labor Arbitrage
An article describing how labor arbitrage works.
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.
Obamacare: Four Rules For Government Outsourcing
Could the debacle in Washington about our heath care system have been avoided?
Harley-Davidson Outsources:
Learn about the outsourcing happening at iiconic American motorcycle manufacturer, Harley-Davidson.
Bad News Keeps Piling Up In Detroit
Detroit gets more bad financial news, making big outsourcing programs more likely.
Avoiding the Dark Side of Help Desk Outsourcing
Avoiding the Dark Side of Help Desk Outsourcing
Request for Proposal
: The Request For Proposal (RFP) is a document sent to vendors by a prospective client, to solicit bids
India
An article providing background information on India, and reasons why it is the world's premier location for knowledge based outsourcing.
7 Must Read Articles That Explain Government...
Explaining the rising trend in government outsourcing.
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!
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.
Five Important Issues When You Renew Your...
When it's time for your second contract, what are the most important issues to consider?
The Next Big Cloud Service: Crowd Funding
An article describing the hot new topic of crowd funding!
Edward Snowden, Wikileaks And The Death Of Data...
What's the big impact of the Snowden, Wikileaks, NSA security story?
Outsourcing And the Environment: 5 Trends to...
New trends in recycling will move the work to outsourcers.
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Avoiding the Dark Side of Help Desk Outsourcing. 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.
What are Default Passwords?
How passwords are being incorectly used in computer security.
What Should A School Janitor Cost?
The high cost of janitors is creating a wave of school service outsourcing.
Know if You're Outsourcing BPO or KPO
An article describing the difference between Business Process outsourcing and Knowledge Process Outsourcing.
Does America Benefit from Offshoring?
Are there benefits to the US economy from offshoring?
Outsource
A glossary of common terns used in outsourcing.
Fracking
Fracking allows for the cheap local production of petroleum, but at the cost of local pollution.
Disaster Planning Works Best With Outsourcing!
How to improve your disaster recovery plan with an element of 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.
Statement of Work
: The statement of work is a section of the outsourcing contract that states the general business conditions,
Reality Star Chef Gordon Ramsay on... Core...
You can learn a lot from reality star Gordon Ramsay, even how to manage core competencies.
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!
The Outsourcing of America’s Oil Production
How did America outsource it's oil production?
Location Matters When You Change Your Outsourcer!
Do you have a plan when it's time to switch vendors?
Six Sigma
A brief history and detailed description of the Six Sigma improvement process.
What’s Going on in LPO?
An explanation of what Legal Process outsourcing (LPO) is, and why it's growing.
Where’s The… ummm Horse…...
How did the horsemeat scandal start in Europe?
Outsourced Matzo? Oy Vey!
How a little farm in Yuma Arizona is helping a Hassidic community in New York make a better Matzo.
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!
Cloud Service
: The "Cloud" is a term used loosely to describe a shared virtual service or function provided on or
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.
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!
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?
Disaster Recovery Center
: A "Disaster-Recovery Recovery Center" is a physical or virtual center that allows a service to continue
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.
Kickstarter
Why is Kickstarter so important to crowd funding?
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.
Schools Are Learning the ABCs of Outsourcing
Budgets are getting tight and school boards are looking for innovative ways to reduce costs.
Lower College Costs AND Improve Education With...
A plan to cut the cost of college tuition.
Continuous Improvement
How continuous improvement works.
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 and the Government: Looking at...
When you choose a location for outsourcing, do you think about the services that the government provides? You should!
Total Outsourcing
: "Total Outsourcing" occurs when a firm converts an internal service into an externally managed product.
IT and Business Management Changes Needed to...
Cloud computing is a new disruptive technology
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.
Open-Book Project Helps Schools To Outsource
Why the new Open Book Project may change the way that schools work, and outsource work.
Performance Metric
: A "performance metric" is a measure, usually a numeric measure, of the performance of an organization
Yelp! … That’s Some Magical Database!
Is it time to use Yelp!, or time to find an alternative?
An Undesirable Ratio
Understand why so many IT positions get outsourced.
The Real “India Price”
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The Best Exotic Marigold… Hospital?
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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?
Outsourcing Experiment: Labor Rights on the Rise!
Labor disputes in china re on the rise. How will this affect outsourcing?
The Not So Magical Decline Of Ethanol
What is ethanol and why is it so important to American budgets?
Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO)
A description of knowledge workers, and how KPO differs from BPO.
Four Factors For Choosing An Outsourcing Location
How to choose the best location for outsourcing your work.
Clothing, Outsourcing and the Poorest Workers...
The problems with textiles move with every new outsourcing project.
How Much Can You Save With TAR Reviews?
Why you need to move from linear to Technology Assisted Reviews (TAR)!
Responsive Documents
: In a legal document review , documents that meet the court issued instructions are "responsive." Documents
Is Net Neutrality Obsolete?
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Management Report
: In outsourcing, a "Management Report" is a regularly produced (usually monthly or weekly) report that
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!
Review of China Readiness for Outsourcing
A review of the potential for China to become a major source in the outsorucing market
Shhh… Detroit's Quiet Outsourcing...
Detroit has very quietly attracted Chinese outsourcers!
Retained Staff Reaction to Outsourcing
Retained STaff Reaction to Outsourcing is explaiend
Water Outsourcing Is Coming To The US!
Rising water needs and falling municipal revenues makes water outsourcing a top outsourcing priority!
Social Media Outsourcing
An explanation of social media outsourcing.
Redaction
: The broader definition of "redaction" is to edit, compress or alter a document or text. In Legal Process
Foreign Exchange Rate (Fx)
How does foreign currency affect outsourcing programs?
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.
Learning From Failure
How does modern medicine find cures? Through a lot of trial and error. MOSTLY error!
Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
A definition of OCR, and how this type of software is used.
Crowd Funding
A definition for crowd funding. 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?
Fixed rate contract
How to use a fixed rate contract
Shared Service Model
What are the advantages and disadvantages of a shared service model?
Outsourcing Can Fix “No Child Left...
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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 Failure Mars London Olympics
Something went wrong with the security contract at the London Olympics!
The Maywood Experiment
Small towns across America are facing bankruptcy. Can outsourcing save small town America?
Is Outsourcing Broken In Bangladesh?
Can the industrial accidents in Pakistan be fixed by an agreement between outsourcing clients?
Legal Process Outsourcing
A brief description of Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO).
What Will Happen To China's Outsourcing...
Newly rich Chinese millionaires are ready to leave China for the US!
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
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!
More Knockoffs From China!
There are counterfeits and there are knockoffs, what would you call the new Goophone from China?
India Institutes of Technology
: The India Institute of Technology (IIT) is comprised of a collection of colleges in India. IIT is counted
Space Has Been Outsourced!
Now that the space shuttles are grounded, will outsourcing
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall… Is...
Do you know about the outsourcing cycle? Learn quickly, you only have until midnight!
How Do You Share Data With Your Outsourcing site?
When you outsource, your outsourced workers need data. How will you provide it?
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.
Tacit Knowledge
Why do we forget to document certain types of processes?
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 Rich, Full Aroma Of Fresh Roasted…...
Will your next premium cup of coffee come from a robot?
School Bus Outsourcing Can Be Complex!
School Bus Outsourcing Can Be Complex!
CEO Becomes Prisoner Of His Outsourcing Plan!
An American CEO is held captive by his outsourced workers in China.
Multi-Shore
Multi-Shore. Outsourcing.
Offshore
: Offshore refers to locations and operations in "overseas" locations. Offshoring can take place in any
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.
Robotistan... And The 21st Century... Arrives...
Robots are arriving in America in all shapes and sizes!
More on Offshoring your Health Care
Are you ready to outsource your medical care? If so, learn about medical tourism!
Knowledge Process Outsourcing
: Knowledge Process Outsourcing ( KPO ) is the process of identifying and moving work functions that
Slimy, Icky, Nasty, Gold From the Ocean - Glass...
When you have your next bowl of unagi, consider how hat eel may have been outsourced!
The Counterfeiters!
Where is the capital of counterfeit goods... China!
The Outsourcing of Money
How cash is turning into electronic payments.
CYBERWAR: The Corporate Battlefront
Why the latest changes in cyber warfare matter to big corporations in America.
The End Of An Era For College Books
The traditional college bookstore has left the selling of books to someone else!
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!
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: Is this the end?
Will outsourcing fade away in the next few years?
8 Tips To Plan Your Outsourcing Program!
Useful tips when planning an outsourcing program.
India Turns to Europe for Growth
Can India make inroads outsourcing work in mainland Europe?
Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)
Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)
Linear Review Has Got To Go!
Why has linear document review fallen behind?
Disruptive Technology
A description of disruptive technologies and their application to outsourcing.
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.
Offshore Centers NEED Improvement Programs!
Why do successful outsourcing programs use process improvement?
Business Process Outsouricng
: Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) is the process of identifying and moving work functions that were
How To Outsource and Offshore… Simplified
If you ran a start-up, how would you decide which services to outsource?
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?
The Return of Privatization
In the 80's the government was focused on privatization. Now we call it government outsourcing.
Technology Assisted Review (TAR)
Defining TAR, and predictive coding.
Robotistan: The Final Destination for Outsourcing
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Innovation And The Industrial Model For...
How can your outsourcing program benefit from an industrial model?
Linear Review
A definition of Linear, or manual, document review.
Near Shore
: Offshore refers to locations and operations in "overseas" locations. Offshoring can take place in any
Knowledge Transfer
A brief description of the Knowledge Transfer process.
Poland
Background on Poland, a popular outsourcing location in eastern Europe.
Drone
What is a Drone? Outsourcing.
The NLF and the “Secret Sauce”
What went wrong when the NFL outsourced its referees?
Utilization
Utilization. Outsourcing.
Using Best Practices In Your Outsourcing Plan
Fire rules for developing a system of best practices for your outsourcing plan.
Business Process
A description of business processes and how they are related to outsourcing.
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.

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