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Outsourcing: Most Popular Articles

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What Is Outsourcing?
What is outsourcing and why do companies outsource is explored.
Outsourcing And the Environment: 5 Trends to...
New trends in recycling will move the work to outsourcers.
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!
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
Is Outsourcing Broken In Bangladesh?
Can the industrial accidents in Pakistan be fixed by an agreement between outsourcing clients?
What Should A School Janitor Cost?
The high cost of janitors is creating a wave of school service outsourcing.
Does America Benefit from Offshoring?
Are there benefits to the US economy from offshoring?
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!
Groupon. 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?
Five Important Issues When You Renew Your...
When it's time for your second contract, what are the most important issues to consider?
India Price
: The " India Price" is a colloquialism for, "The lowest price to pay a vendor to outsource work." Because
Avoiding Poor Choices for Help Desk Outsourcing
Avoiding the Dark Side of Help Desk Outsourcing
Schools Are Learning the ABCs of Outsourcing
Budgets are getting tight and school boards are looking for innovative ways to reduce costs.
Disaster Planning Works Best With Outsourcing!
How to improve your disaster recovery plan with an element of 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!
Top Six Stories About Legal Process Outsourcing
Learning the basics about Legal Services Outsourcing (LPO).
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.
: A "project" is a one-time endeavor, with a defined begining and ending. An outsourcing project might
Foreign Exchange Rate (Fx)
How does foreign currency affect outsourcing programs?
School Bus Outsourcing Can Be Complex!
School Bus Outsourcing Can Be Complex!
Seismic Shifts In Pakistan and Bangladesh
New protests change the political landscape in Bangladesh.
What is globalization? 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 3.
Reality Star Chef Gordon Ramsay on... Core...
You can learn a lot from reality star Gordon Ramsay, even how to manage core competencies.
Siri is the best known natural language software, which may redefine human interactions.
How innovation affects performance and cost.
Definition of a scanner and it's uses.
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!
Supply Chain
Description of a supply chain, how it operates and how it relates to 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!
The Maywood Experiment
Small towns across America are facing bankruptcy. Can outsourcing save small town America?
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.
Open-Book Project Helps Schools To Outsource
Why the new Open Book Project may change the way that schools work, and outsource work.
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.
Legal Process
: " Legal Processes " are the tasks and functions performed specifically by legal firms and departments.
An article providing background on outsourcing in China.
Business Process
A description of business processes and how they are related to outsourcing.
Intellectual Property (IP)
The definition of Intellectual property and its connection to counterfeits.
The Next Big Cloud Service: Crowd Funding
An article describing the hot new topic of crowd funding!
The Risks and Rewards of Outsourcing
The Risks & Rewards of Outsourcing Increasing the Probability & Rate of Your Success
McKinsey Consulting
A brief discussion of the role of General Electric in developing the concept of offshoring.
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?
Definition of efficiency and how efficiency changes over time.
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.
What are Default Passwords?
How passwords are being incorectly used in computer security.
Yelp! … That’s Some Magical Database!
Is it time to use Yelp!, or time to find an alternative?
The Real “India Price”
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Know if You're Outsourcing BPO or KPO
An article describing the difference between Business Process outsourcing and Knowledge Process Outsourcing.
The Return of Privatization
In the 80's the government was focused on privatization. Now we call it government outsourcing.
More Outsourcing Projects for Colleges
New projects to reduce the cost of obtaining a colleges degree.
Fixed rate contract
How to use a fixed rate contract
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 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!
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.
Knowledge Transfer
A brief description of the Knowledge Transfer process.
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Outsourcing Failure Mars London Olympics
Something went wrong with the security contract at the London Olympics!
CYBERWAR: The Corporate Battlefront
Why the latest changes in cyber warfare matter to big corporations in America.
The Outsourcing of Money
How cash is turning into electronic payments.
Clothing, Outsourcing and the Poorest Workers...
The problems with textiles move with every new outsourcing project.
Harley-Davidson Outsources:
Learn about the outsourcing happening at iiconic American motorcycle manufacturer, Harley-Davidson.
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.
Three Dimensional (3D) Printer
A new device has the potential to be the most disruptive technology of the 21st century.
Multi-Shore. Outsourcing.
Cookies are used to send data to your computer, that could be used by hackers.
Lower College Costs AND Improve Education With...
A plan to cut the cost of college tuition.
IBM's Watson, is the world's most advanced expert system.
What’s Going on in LPO?
An explanation of what Legal Process outsourcing (LPO) is, and why it's growing.
India Turns to Europe for Growth
Can India make inroads outsourcing work in mainland Europe?
Outsourcing Experiment: The Frontiers of Space
Our work environment can determine how productive we are, but how much time did you spend on ergonomics when you outsourced?
Water Outsourcing Is Coming To The US!
Rising water needs and falling municipal revenues makes water outsourcing a top outsourcing priority!
Staff Augmentation
Does Outsourcing have a new name?
The Counterfeiters!
Where is the capital of counterfeit goods... China!
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.
General Electric
A brief discussion of the role of General Electric in developing the concept of offshoring.
Outsourced Matzo? Oy Vey!
How a little farm in Yuma Arizona is helping a Hassidic community in New York make a better Matzo.
Knowledge Process
: A "Knowledge Process" is a task or function in a corporation or organization that requires a degree
Linear Review Has Got To Go!
Why has linear document review fallen behind?
Total Outsourcing
: "Total Outsourcing" occurs when a firm converts an internal service into an externally managed product.
Fracking allows for the cheap local production of petroleum, but at the cost of local pollution.
The Rich, Full Aroma Of Fresh Roasted…...
Will your next premium cup of coffee come from a robot?
The Perfect Storm of Christmas Shipping
Will the Christmas failure at UPS happen again?
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.
More Knockoffs From China!
There are counterfeits and there are knockoffs, what would you call the new Goophone from China?
What is the motivation for creating fake goods, and how did China become the center of fake goods?
CEO Becomes Prisoner Of His Outsourcing Plan!
An American CEO is held captive by his outsourced workers in China.
Six Sigma
A brief history and detailed description of the Six Sigma improvement process.
Outsourcing Sometime Goes Too Far
Will outsourcing repeat last year's mistakes in 2014?
Review of China Readiness for Outsourcing
A review of the potential for China to become a major source in the outsorucing market
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.
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Definition of Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Outsourcing Experiment: Labor Rights on the Rise!
Labor disputes in china re on the rise. How will this affect outsourcing?
Outsourcing: Is this the end?
Will outsourcing fade away in the next few years?
Improve Outsourcing With Onshore Projects!
Why are firms turning towards America as a location for outsourcing?
The Not So Magical Decline Of Ethanol
What is ethanol and why is it so important to American budgets?
The NLF and the “Secret Sauce”
What went wrong when the NFL outsourced its referees?
How new employees become part of your center in an offshore outsourcing center.
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.
Definition of a Request for Proposal (RFP)
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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.
Space Has Been Outsourced!
Now that the space shuttles are grounded, will outsourcing
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!
Social Media Outsourcing
An explanation of social media 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!
Slimy, Icky, Nasty, Gold From the Ocean - Glass...
When you have your next bowl of unagi, consider how hat eel may have been outsourced!
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?
We Need to Outsource Legal Work... NOW!
Why the arrival of digital documents in the legal system requires a digital solution to legal support.
How Much Can You Save With TAR Reviews?
Why you need to move from linear to Technology Assisted Reviews (TAR)!
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!
Robotistan... And The 21st Century... Arrives...
Robots are arriving in America in all shapes and sizes!
The Jessie James Effect: Data Thieves On The...
If the National Security Agency is scaled back, there could be some VERY unexpected consequences!
Outsourcing and The Oval Office
How does your position on outsourcing affect your view of the candidates for President of the United States?
Cloud Service
: The "Cloud" is a term used loosely to describe a shared virtual service or function provided on or
Management Report
: In outsourcing, a "Management Report" is a regularly produced (usually monthly or weekly) report that
It’s Christmas Time!
Is Christmas time the time of year to think about how outsourced workers are paid in other countries?
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.
The NSA's New Target: Everyone!
The new mission of the National Security Agency is to collect information from.... EVERYONE!
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.
Is Net Neutrality Obsolete?
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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.
Can the "Power of Asking" Find Malaysia Flight...
Can the power of asking... plus a good cloud service... outsource the search for Malaysia Flight 370?
Zildjain: America’s Oldest Family-Owned...
Zildjain, a 400 year old family-owned company, has never fired an employee. What can we learn from their management model?
: An ongoing process, with no defined end. In outsourcing, the completion of an outsourcing project (to
Governance Process
: A process for managing a working program. For outsourcing, typical elements of governance are: regularly
Contract Incentive
: During the contract writing process, clauses may be added to pay the outsourcing vendor additional
Outsourcing Can Fix “No Child Left...
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Robotistan: The Final Destination for Outsourcing
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Background on Poland, a popular outsourcing location in eastern Europe.
Learning From Failure
How does modern medicine find cures? Through a lot of trial and error. MOSTLY error!
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!
7 touch points for renewing your contract!
When your outsourcing program matures, you start to have different management concerns.
Open-Source Book Project
A short history of the Open-Source Book project and the movement to make free textbooks.
Utilization. Outsourcing.
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!
Mature doesn't mean old!
Outsourcing program has more complexity when they mature,and require a new approach.
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