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What Is Outsourcing?
What is outsourcing and why do companies outsource is explored.
What Should A School Janitor Cost?
The high cost of janitors is creating a wave of school service outsourcing.
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!
Labor Arbitrage
An article describing how labor arbitrage works.
Avoiding the Dark Side of Help Desk Outsourcing
Avoiding the Dark Side of Help Desk 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!
Six Sigma
A brief history and detailed description of the Six Sigma improvement process.
The Outsourcing of America’s Oil Production
How did America outsource it's oil production?
Drone
What is a Drone? Outsourcing.
Improve Outsourcing With Onshore Projects!
Why are firms turning towards America as a location for outsourcing?
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!
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Avoiding the Dark Side of Help Desk Outsourcing. Page 2.
Bad News Keeps Piling Up In Detroit
Detroit gets more bad financial news, making big outsourcing programs more likely.
Core (and Non-Core) Work
: Link text A critical rule of outsourcing is that a firm should not outsource "core functions." While
Disaster Planning Works Best With Outsourcing!
How to improve your disaster recovery plan with an element of outsourcing.
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!
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’s Going on in LPO?
An explanation of what Legal Process outsourcing (LPO) is, and why it's growing.
Request for Proposal
: The Request For Proposal (RFP) is a document sent to vendors by a prospective client, to solicit bids
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?
Does America Benefit from Offshoring?
Are there benefits to the US economy from offshoring?
Shared Service Model
What are the advantages and disadvantages of a shared service model?
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.
Top Six Stories About Legal Process Outsourcing
Learning the basics about Legal Services Outsourcing (LPO).
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.
Business Process
A description of business processes and how they are related to 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.
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.
School Bus Outsourcing Can Be Complex!
School Bus Outsourcing Can Be Complex!
The Next Big Cloud Service: Crowd Funding
An article describing the hot new topic of crowd funding!
How Much Can You Save With TAR Reviews?
Why you need to move from linear to Technology Assisted Reviews (TAR)!
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!
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
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.
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.
Foreign Exchange Rate (Fx)
How does foreign currency affect outsourcing programs?
IT and Business Management Changes Needed to...
Cloud computing is a new disruptive technology. Page 2.
Disruptive Technology
A description of disruptive technologies and their application to outsourcing.
The Devil, And Expertise, Is In The Details
Learn about the knowledge that is often missed when you start an outsourcing project.
7 Must Read Articles That Explain Government...
Explaining the rising trend in government outsourcing.
Schools Are Learning the ABCs of Outsourcing
Budgets are getting tight and school boards are looking for innovative ways to reduce costs.
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!
Offshore Centers NEED Improvement Programs!
Why do successful outsourcing programs use process improvement?
The Snowden Case: Why Outsource Top Secret Work?
Why did the NSA outsource top secret work?
Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
A definition of OCR, and how this type of software is used.
Lower College Costs AND Improve Education With...
A plan to cut the cost of college tuition.
Legal Process Outsourcing
A brief description of Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO).
Clothing, Outsourcing and the Poorest Workers...
The problems with textiles move with every new outsourcing project.
The Risks and Rewards of Outsourcing
The Risks & Rewards of Outsourcing Increasing the Probability & Rate of Your Success
The Maywood Experiment
Small towns across America are facing bankruptcy. Can outsourcing save small town America?
Harley-Davidson Outsources:
Learn about the outsourcing happening at iiconic American motorcycle manufacturer, Harley-Davidson.
Disaster Recovery Center
: A "Disaster-Recovery Recovery Center" is a physical or virtual center that allows a service to continue
Continuous Improvement
How continuous improvement works.
Yelp! Is Back!
Yelp! services may be the best or worst thing to happen to your business!
Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO)
A description of knowledge workers, and how KPO differs from BPO.
The Scourge Of Fake Super Bowl Tickets
Where are all of the fake NFL good coming from?
Four Factors For Choosing An Outsourcing Location
How to choose the best location for outsourcing your work.
Outsourcing: Is this the end?
Will outsourcing fade away in the next few years?
The Real “India Price”
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Robotistan: The Final Destination for Outsourcing
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McKinsey Consulting
A brief discussion of the role of General Electric in developing the concept of offshoring.
Yelp! … That’s Some Magical Database!
Is it time to use Yelp!, or time to find an alternative?
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Definition of Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Call Center
: A "Call Center" is a service-delivery center that answers and routes incoming calls from the client
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!
Statement of Work
: The statement of work is a section of the outsourcing contract that states the general business conditions,
Is Outsourcing Broken In Bangladesh?
Can the industrial accidents in Pakistan be fixed by an agreement between outsourcing clients?
Walmart Stands Alone In Bangladesh
Thre different models for dealing with safety issues in Pakistan.
Redaction
: The broader definition of "redaction" is to edit, compress or alter a document or text. In Legal Process
Fixed rate contract
How to use a fixed rate contract
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!
Reality Star Chef Gordon Ramsay on... Core...
You can learn a lot from reality star Gordon Ramsay, even how to manage core competencies.
More Outsourcing Projects for Colleges
New projects to reduce the cost of obtaining a colleges degree.
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.
Know if You're Outsourcing BPO or KPO
An article describing the difference between Business Process outsourcing and Knowledge Process Outsourcing.
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!
Five Important Issues When You Renew Your...
When it's time for your second contract, what are the most important issues to consider?
Staff Augmentation
Does Outsourcing have a new name?
China Outsources… Baby Formula!
Baby formula from other countries finds its way into China.
Total Outsourcing
: "Total Outsourcing" occurs when a firm converts an internal service into an externally managed product.
7 touch points for renewing your contract!
When your outsourcing program matures, you start to have different management concerns.
Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)
Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)
Edward Snowden, Wikileaks And The Death Of Data...
What's the big impact of the Snowden, Wikileaks, NSA security story?
India Institutes of Management
: The India Institutes of Management (IIM) is comprised of a collection of colleges in India. IIM is
Outsourcing Experiment: Labor Rights on the Rise!
Labor disputes in china re on the rise. How will this affect 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.
Obamacare: Four Rules For Government Outsourcing
Could the debacle in Washington about our heath care system have been avoided?
In Outsourcing, Small Is Beautiful!
Small firms can take advantage of the outsourcing and cloud services the big firms built.
Near Shore
: Offshore refers to locations and operations in "overseas" locations. Offshoring can take place in any
Using Best Practices In Your Outsourcing Plan
Fire rules for developing a system of best practices for your outsourcing plan.
8 Tips To Plan Your Outsourcing Program!
Useful tips when planning an outsourcing program.
India Institutes of Technology
: The India Institute of Technology (IIT) is comprised of a collection of colleges in India. IIT is counted
Co-Employment
Definition of co-employment. Outsourcing.
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.
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall… Is...
Do you know about the outsourcing cycle? Learn quickly, you only have until midnight!
Dedicated Service Model
How a dedicated service model differs from a shared model.
Technology Assisted Review (TAR)
Defining TAR, and predictive coding.
Risk
: A risk is a possibility of a negative outcome due to an activity or choice. Almost any activity imaginable
Biggest Outsourcing Project Shrinks
UK outsourcing project split between several vendors.
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.
Social Media Outsourcing
An explanation of social media outsourcing.
Linear Review
A definition of Linear, or manual, document review.
Fracking
Fracking allows for the cheap local production of petroleum, but at the cost of local pollution.
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.
Yelp!
Yelp!, one of the world's best known social marketing sites.
Will China Continue To Ignore Intellectual...
China continues to patents and steal intellectual property, endangering outsourcing and international trade.
Sourcing
Definition and evolution of sourcing in corporations.
Disaster Recovery Technology Enables Outsourcin...
Technology that helps you when a disaster strikes your office also helps you to develop an outsourcing plan.
Groupon
Groupon. Outsourcing.
Privitization
The history of outsourcing in government.
Management Report
: In outsourcing, a "Management Report" is a regularly produced (usually monthly or weekly) report that
Outsourcing Failure Mars London Olympics
Something went wrong with the security contract at the London Olympics!
Water Outsourcing Is Coming To The US!
Rising water needs and falling municipal revenues makes water outsourcing a top outsourcing priority!
Outsourcing Can Fix “No Child Left...
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Why America Wants “Just a Little”...
An update on safety issues in Bangladesh.
Outsourcing
This is to identify articles and information related to outsourcing in various fields.
Counterfeit
What is the motivation for creating fake goods, and how did China become the center of fake goods?
Responsive Documents
: In a legal document review , documents that meet the court issued instructions are "responsive." Documents
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.
Knowledge Transfer
A brief description of the Knowledge Transfer process.
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?
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!
The NLF and the “Secret Sauce”
What went wrong when the NFL outsourced its referees?
A Cloud Service with a difference... for...
Is crowd funding a bad deal for investors?
Learning From Failure
How does modern medicine find cures? Through a lot of trial and error. MOSTLY error!
Retained Staff Reaction to Outsourcing
Retained STaff Reaction to Outsourcing is explaiend
The NSA's New Target: Everyone!
The new mission of the National Security Agency is to collect information from.... EVERYONE!
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 Best Exotic Marigold… Hospital?
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Review of China Readiness for Outsourcing
A review of the potential for China to become a major source in the outsorucing market
How Do You Share Data With Your Outsourcing site?
When you outsource, your outsourced workers need data. How will you provide it?
Chinese Millionaires Are Disappearing!
What's happening to China's millionaires?
Intellectual Property (IP)
The definition of Intellectual property and its connection to counterfeits.
CEO Becomes Prisoner Of His Outsourcing Plan!
An American CEO is held captive by his outsourced workers in China.
Governance Process
: A process for managing a working program. For outsourcing, typical elements of governance are: regularly
Globalization
What is globalization? Outsourcing.
Can Outsourcing be… Shoreless?
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Slimy, Icky, Nasty, Gold From the Ocean - Glass...
When you have your next bowl of unagi, consider how hat eel may have been outsourced!
Outsourcing Goes NUCLEAR!
Nuclear power is in the news again!
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
Innovation And The Industrial Model For...
How can your outsourcing program benefit from an industrial 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.
Performance Metric
: A "performance metric" is a measure, usually a numeric measure, of the performance of an organization
Crowd Funding
A definition for crowd funding. Outsourcing.
General Electric
A brief discussion of the role of General Electric in developing the concept of offshoring.
Tracking Coolness: Social Media Outsourcing
Why is everyone outsourcing their social media campaigns?

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