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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.
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Definition of Amazon Web Services (AWS).
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.
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.
Outsourced Matzo? Oy Vey!
How a little farm in Yuma Arizona is helping a Hassidic community in New York make a better Matzo.
India
An article providing background information on India, and reasons why it is the world's premier location for knowledge based outsourcing.
Top Six Stories About Legal Process Outsourcing
Learning the basics about Legal Services Outsourcing (LPO).
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.
8 Lessons From Indiana’s Largest Failed...
Learn why Indiana's $1.4 billion outsourcing contract with IBM failed, and ended up in court!
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.
Request for Proposal
: The Request For Proposal (RFP) is a document sent to vendors by a prospective client, to solicit bids
Edward Snowden, Wikileaks And The Death Of Data...
What's the big impact of the Snowden, Wikileaks, NSA security story?
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!
Cloud Service
: The "Cloud" is a term used loosely to describe a shared virtual service or function provided on or
Core (and Non-Core) Work
: Link text A critical rule of outsourcing is that a firm should not outsource "core functions." While
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Avoiding the Dark Side of Help Desk Outsourcing. Page 2.
7 Must Read Articles That Explain Government...
Explaining the rising trend in government outsourcing.
The Next Big Cloud Service: Crowd Funding
An article describing the hot new topic of crowd funding!
Avoiding the Dark Side of Help Desk Outsourcing
Avoiding the Dark Side of Help Desk Outsourcing
Five Important Issues When You Renew Your...
When it's time for your second contract, what are the most important issues to consider?
What are Default Passwords?
How passwords are being incorectly used in computer security.
Does America Benefit from Offshoring?
Are there benefits to the US economy from offshoring?
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!
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.
Outsourcing And the Environment: 5 Trends to...
New trends in recycling will move the work to outsourcers.
Shhh… Detroit's Quiet Outsourcing...
Detroit has very quietly attracted Chinese outsourcers!
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!
Disaster Recovery Center
: A "Disaster-Recovery Recovery Center" is a physical or virtual center that allows a service to continue
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.
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.
Know if You're Outsourcing BPO or KPO
An article describing the difference between Business Process outsourcing and Knowledge Process Outsourcing.
Statement of Work
: The statement of work is a section of the outsourcing contract that states the general business conditions,
What Should A School Janitor Cost?
The high cost of janitors is creating a wave of school service 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!
Continuous Improvement
How continuous improvement works.
Disaster Planning Works Best With Outsourcing!
How to improve your disaster recovery plan with an element of 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?
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.
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. Page 2.
Schools Are Learning the ABCs of Outsourcing
Budgets are getting tight and school boards are looking for innovative ways to reduce costs.
Foreign Exchange Rate (Fx)
How does foreign currency affect outsourcing programs?
More on Offshoring your Health Care
Are you ready to outsource your medical care? If so, learn about medical tourism!
Where’s The… ummm Horse…...
How did the horsemeat scandal start in Europe?
Shared Service Model
What are the advantages and disadvantages of a shared service model?
Social Media Outsourcing
An explanation of social media outsourcing.
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.
We Need to Outsource Legal Work... NOW!
Why the arrival of digital documents in the legal system requires a digital solution to legal support.
Four Factors For Choosing An Outsourcing Location
How to choose the best location for outsourcing your work.
Globalization
What is globalization? Outsourcing.
Fixed rate contract
How to use a fixed rate contract
What’s Going on in LPO?
An explanation of what Legal Process outsourcing (LPO) is, and why it's growing.
Legal Process Outsourcing
A brief description of Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO).
Review of China Readiness for Outsourcing
A review of the potential for China to become a major source in the outsorucing market
Performance Metric
: A "performance metric" is a measure, usually a numeric measure, of the performance of an organization
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!
The Outsourcing of America’s Oil Production
How did America outsource it's oil production?
Technology Assisted Review (TAR)
Defining TAR, and predictive coding.
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!
CYBERWAR: The Corporate Battlefront
Why the latest changes in cyber warfare matter to big corporations in America.
Outsourcing Failure Mars London Olympics
Something went wrong with the security contract at the London Olympics!
Retained Staff Reaction to Outsourcing
Retained STaff Reaction to Outsourcing is explaiend
Lower College Costs AND Improve Education With...
A plan to cut the cost of college tuition.
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.
Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO)
A description of knowledge workers, and how KPO differs from BPO.
India Institutes of Technology
: The India Institute of Technology (IIT) is comprised of a collection of colleges in India. IIT is counted
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.
The Snowden Case: Why Outsource Top Secret Work?
Why did the NSA outsource top secret work?
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!
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!
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!
Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)
Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)
Kickstarter
Why is Kickstarter so important to crowd funding?
Linear Review Has Got To Go!
Why has linear document review fallen behind?
Six Sigma
A brief history and detailed description of the Six Sigma improvement process.
Outsourcing: Is this the end?
Will outsourcing fade away in the next few years?
Disaster Recovery Technology Enables Outsourcin...
Technology that helps you when a disaster strikes your office also helps you to develop an outsourcing plan.
Knowledge Transfer
A brief description of the Knowledge Transfer process.
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?
Clothing, Outsourcing and the Poorest Workers...
The problems with textiles move with every new outsourcing project.
Is Outsourcing Broken In Bangladesh?
Can the industrial accidents in Pakistan be fixed by an agreement between outsourcing clients?
Call Center
: A "Call Center" is a service-delivery center that answers and routes incoming calls from the client
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
Outsource
A glossary of common terns used in outsourcing.
Linear Review
A definition of Linear, or manual, document review.
Offshore Centers NEED Improvement Programs!
Why do successful outsourcing programs use process improvement?
The Maywood Experiment
Small towns across America are facing bankruptcy. Can outsourcing save small town America?
Robotistan... And The 21st Century... Arrives...
Robots are arriving in America in all shapes and sizes!
Open-Book Project Helps Schools To Outsource
Why the new Open Book Project may change the way that schools work, and outsource work.
Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
A definition of OCR, and how this type of software is used.
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!
Mature doesn't mean old!
Outsourcing program has more complexity when they mature,and require a new approach.
School Bus Outsourcing Can Be Complex!
School Bus Outsourcing Can Be Complex!
How Much Can You Save With TAR Reviews?
Why you need to move from linear to Technology Assisted Reviews (TAR)!
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall… Is...
Do you know about the outsourcing cycle? Learn quickly, you only have until midnight!
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 Not So Magical Decline Of Ethanol
What is ethanol and why is it so important to American budgets?
Dedicated Service Model
How a dedicated service model differs from a shared model.
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.
Disruptive Technology
A description of disruptive technologies and their application to outsourcing.
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.
Outsourcing Experiment: Labor Rights on the Rise!
Labor disputes in china re on the rise. How will this affect outsourcing?
The Devil, And Expertise, Is In The Details
Learn about the knowledge that is often missed when you start an outsourcing project.
Management Report
: In outsourcing, a "Management Report" is a regularly produced (usually monthly or weekly) report that
How To Outsource and Offshore… Simplified
If you ran a start-up, how would you decide which services to outsource?
The Real “India Price”
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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.
Yelp! … That’s Some Magical Database!
Is it time to use Yelp!, or time to find an alternative?
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.
8 Tips To Plan Your Outsourcing Program!
Useful tips when planning an outsourcing program.
Responsive Documents
: In a legal document review , documents that meet the court issued instructions are "responsive." Documents
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 Best Exotic Marigold… Hospital?
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India Turns to Europe for Growth
Can India make inroads outsourcing work in mainland Europe?
The Return of Privatization
In the 80's the government was focused on privatization. Now we call it government outsourcing.
Is Net Neutrality Obsolete?
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How Do You Share Data With Your Outsourcing site?
When you outsource, your outsourced workers need data. How will you provide it?
Drone
What is a Drone? Outsourcing.
March of the Lobsters Or... Learning to Read Data
Species extinction has wiped out many finfish, but has benefited lobster harvests, and dramatically dropped the price of lobster meat. Will the return of the lobster destroy the New England lobster industry?
Robotistan: The Final Destination for Outsourcing
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Crowd Funding
A definition for crowd funding. Outsourcing.
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!
CEO Becomes Prisoner Of His Outsourcing Plan!
An American CEO is held captive by his outsourced workers in China.
Legal Process
: " Legal Processes " are the tasks and functions performed specifically by legal firms and departments.
Outsourcing And The Environment Are Evolving
The environment is changing in unexpected ways, and over the last couple of decades outsourcing has been part of that change. Learn how outsourcing and the environment have changed together.
India Institutes of Management
: The India Institutes of Management (IIM) is comprised of a collection of colleges in India. IIM is
Utilization
Utilization. Outsourcing.
Knowledge Process Outsourcing
: Knowledge Process Outsourcing ( KPO ) is the process of identifying and moving work functions that
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.
Learning From Failure
How does modern medicine find cures? Through a lot of trial and error. MOSTLY error!
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.
Foreign Language Support
Definition of foreign language support and the issues it presents for 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?
Business Process
A description of business processes and how they are related to outsourcing.
7 touch points for renewing your contract!
When your outsourcing program matures, you start to have different management concerns.
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!
Governance Process
: A process for managing a working program. For outsourcing, typical elements of governance are: regularly
Total Outsourcing
: "Total Outsourcing" occurs when a firm converts an internal service into an externally managed product.
Staff Augmentation
Does Outsourcing have a new name?
Siri
Siri is the best known natural language software, which may redefine human interactions.
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
Innovation And The Industrial Model For...
How can your outsourcing program benefit from an industrial model?
Outsourcing Can Fix “No Child Left...
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Multi-Shore
Multi-Shore. Outsourcing.
Redaction
: The broader definition of "redaction" is to edit, compress or alter a document or text. In Legal Process

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