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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!
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.
Schools Are Learning the ABCs of Outsourcing
Budgets are getting tight and school boards are looking for innovative ways to reduce costs.
Open-Book Project Helps Schools To Outsource
Why the new Open Book Project may change the way that schools work, and outsource work.
What Should A School Janitor Cost?
The high cost of janitors is creating a wave of school service outsourcing.
Outsourcing And the Environment: 5 Trends to...
New trends in recycling will move the work to outsourcers.
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.
Disaster Planning Works Best With Outsourcing!
How to improve your disaster recovery plan with an element of outsourcing.
Top Six Stories About Legal Process Outsourcing
Learning the basics about Legal Services Outsourcing (LPO).
Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)
Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)
The Real “India Price”
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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!
7 Must Read Articles That Explain Government...
Explaining the rising trend in government 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!
Avoiding the Dark Side of Help Desk Outsourcing
Avoiding the Dark Side of Help Desk Outsourcing
Core (and Non-Core) Work
: Link text A critical rule of outsourcing is that a firm should not outsource "core functions." While
Five Important Issues When You Renew Your...
When it's time for your second contract, what are the most important issues to consider?
Does America Benefit from Offshoring?
Are there benefits to the US economy from offshoring?
The Outsourcing of America’s Oil Production
How did America outsource it's oil production?
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.
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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.
Six Sigma
A brief history and detailed description of the Six Sigma improvement process.
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.
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.
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!
Reality Star Chef Gordon Ramsay on... Core...
You can learn a lot from reality star Gordon Ramsay, even how to manage core competencies.
The Risks and Rewards of Outsourcing
The Risks & Rewards of Outsourcing Increasing the Probability & Rate of Your Success
Improve Outsourcing With Onshore Projects!
Why are firms turning towards America as a location for outsourcing?
What’s Going on in LPO?
An explanation of what Legal Process outsourcing (LPO) is, and why it's growing.
Fracking
Fracking allows for the cheap local production of petroleum, but at the cost of local pollution.
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall… Is...
Do you know about the outsourcing cycle? Learn quickly, you only have until midnight!
Bad News Keeps Piling Up In Detroit
Detroit gets more bad financial news, making big outsourcing programs more likely.
Edward Snowden, Wikileaks And The Death Of Data...
What's the big impact of the Snowden, Wikileaks, NSA security story?
The Next Big Cloud Service: Crowd Funding
An article describing the hot new topic of crowd funding!
We Need to Outsource Legal Work... NOW!
Why the arrival of digital documents in the legal system requires a digital solution to legal support.
Co-Employment
Definition of co-employment. Outsourcing.
Clothing, Outsourcing and the Poorest Workers...
The problems with textiles move with every new outsourcing project.
Shared Service Model
What are the advantages and disadvantages of a shared service model?
Outsourcing: Is this the end?
Will outsourcing fade away in the next few years?
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.
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?
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,
Harley-Davidson Outsources:
Learn about the outsourcing happening at iiconic American motorcycle manufacturer, Harley-Davidson.
Four Factors For Choosing An Outsourcing Location
How to choose the best location for outsourcing your work.
More Outsourcing Projects for Colleges
New projects to reduce the cost of obtaining a colleges degree.
Learning From Failure
How does modern medicine find cures? Through a lot of trial and error. MOSTLY error!
Review of China Readiness for Outsourcing
A review of the potential for China to become a major source in the outsorucing market
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!
China Outsources… Baby Formula!
Baby formula from other countries finds its way into China.
The Snowden Case: Why Outsource Top Secret Work?
Why did the NSA outsource top secret work?
Is Outsourcing Broken In Bangladesh?
Can the industrial accidents in Pakistan be fixed by an agreement between outsourcing clients?
Request for Proposal
: The Request For Proposal (RFP) is a document sent to vendors by a prospective client, to solicit bids
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.
Lower College Costs AND Improve Education With...
A plan to cut the cost of college tuition.
IT and Business Management Changes Needed to...
Cloud computing is a new disruptive technology
Knowledge Transfer
A brief description of the Knowledge Transfer process.
School Bus Outsourcing Can Be Complex!
School Bus Outsourcing Can Be Complex!
How To Outsource and Offshore… Simplified
If you ran a start-up, how would you decide which services to outsource?
Have A Happily Outsourced Thanksgiving!
Overloaded at Thanksgiving? Then it's time for an outsourcing strategy at home!
Fake Medicine Arriving From India
There's a growing tide of fame medicine coming from India!
Yelp! … That’s Some Magical Database!
Is it time to use Yelp!, or time to find an alternative?
The Maywood Experiment
Small towns across America are facing bankruptcy. Can outsourcing save small town America?
Fixed rate contract
How to use a fixed rate contract
Offshore Centers NEED Improvement Programs!
Why do successful outsourcing programs use process improvement?
Legal Process Outsourcing
A brief description of Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO).
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.
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?
Know if You're Outsourcing BPO or KPO
An article describing the difference between Business Process outsourcing and Knowledge Process Outsourcing.
World’s Biggest Outsourcer Investigated...
Corruption in China may be on the way out!
Will China Continue To Ignore Intellectual...
China continues to patents and steal intellectual property, endangering outsourcing and international trade.
Innovation And The Industrial Model For...
How can your outsourcing program benefit from an industrial model?
Total Outsourcing
: "Total Outsourcing" occurs when a firm converts an internal service into an externally managed product.
The Not So Magical Decline Of Ethanol
What is ethanol and why is it so important to American budgets?
Multi-Shore
Multi-Shore. Outsourcing.
Our Food, Our Outsourcing
New technology hits the American Farm!
Retained Staff Reaction to Outsourcing
Retained STaff Reaction to Outsourcing is explaiend
Groupon
Groupon. Outsourcing.
How Much Can You Save With TAR Reviews?
Why you need to move from linear to Technology Assisted Reviews (TAR)!
Business Process
A description of business processes and how they are related to outsourcing.
Outsourcing Experiment: Labor Rights on the Rise!
Labor disputes in china re on the rise. How will this affect 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.
Staff Augmentation
Does Outsourcing have a new name?
CYBERWAR: The Corporate Battlefront
Why the latest changes in cyber warfare matter to big corporations in America.
Disaster Recovery Center
: A "Disaster-Recovery Recovery Center" is a physical or virtual center that allows a service to continue
Obamacare: Four Rules For Government Outsourcing
Could the debacle in Washington about our heath care system have been avoided?
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
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.
Location Matters When You Change Your Outsourcer!
Do you have a plan when it's time to switch vendors?
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!
More on Offshoring your Health Care
Are you ready to outsource your medical care? If so, learn about medical tourism!
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
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.
Yelp!
Yelp!, one of the world's best known social marketing sites.
Yelp! Is Back!
Yelp! services may be the best or worst thing to happen to your business!
Outsourcing, Norwegian Style!
Where does Norway go to outsource?
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.
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 Counterfeiters!
Where is the capital of counterfeit goods... China!
Biggest Outsourcing Project Shrinks
UK outsourcing project split between several vendors.
Foreign Exchange Rate (Fx)
How does foreign currency affect outsourcing programs?
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 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.
Where’s The… ummm Horse…...
How did the horsemeat scandal start in Europe?
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?
Can Outsourcing be… Shoreless?
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7 touch points for renewing your contract!
When your outsourcing program matures, you start to have different management concerns.
Why America Wants “Just a Little”...
An update on safety issues in Bangladesh.
8 Tips To Plan Your Outsourcing Program!
Useful tips when planning an outsourcing program.
What are Default Passwords?
How passwords are being incorectly used in computer security.
Crime Has Disappeared From New York
Crime in New York drops to a new low!
Outsourcing and The Oval Office
How does your position on outsourcing affect your view of the candidates for President of the United States?
Outsourcing Goes NUCLEAR!
Nuclear power is in the news again!
The Outsourcing of Money
How cash is turning into electronic payments.
Drone
What is a Drone? Outsourcing.
An Undesirable Ratio
Understand why so many IT positions get outsourced.
The NSA's New Target: Everyone!
The new mission of the National Security Agency is to collect information from.... EVERYONE!
Shhh… Detroit's Quiet Outsourcing...
Detroit has very quietly attracted Chinese outsourcers!
CEO Becomes Prisoner Of His Outsourcing Plan!
An American CEO is held captive by his outsourced workers in China.
Total Outsourcing Totally Misses the Point!
Outsourcing an entire department, in one step, is raerly a good idea!
Outsourcing Failure Mars London Olympics
Something went wrong with the security contract at the London Olympics!
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!
Disruptive Technology
A description of disruptive technologies and their application to outsourcing.
Chinese Millionaires Are Disappearing!
What's happening to China's millionaires?
Water Outsourcing Is Coming To The US!
Rising water needs and falling municipal revenues makes water outsourcing a top outsourcing priority!
In Outsourcing, Small Is Beautiful!
Small firms can take advantage of the outsourcing and cloud services the big firms built.
Management Report
: In outsourcing, a "Management Report" is a regularly produced (usually monthly or weekly) report that
Be All That You Can Build: The New Robotic Army!
Robots take over the Army! Wait a minute, those are American robots!
A Cloud Service with a difference... for...
Is crowd funding a bad deal for investors?
Will Obamacare Speed Up Outsourcing?
More unexpected changes on the way with the National Affordable Care Act?
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.
Mature doesn't mean old!
Outsourcing program has more complexity when they mature,and require a new approach.
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.
Linear Review Has Got To Go!
Why has linear document review fallen behind?
Risk
: A risk is a possibility of a negative outcome due to an activity or choice. Almost any activity imaginable
The Jessie James Effect: Data Thieves On The...
If the National Security Agency is scaled back, there could be some VERY unexpected consequences!
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 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 Future Of New York?
New York City plans for teh next big flood after Hurricane Sandy.
The Best Exotic Marigold… Hospital?
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India's Management Gap
How the lack of managers in India is the biggest threat to the success of outsourcing!
Are Outsourced Whistle Blowers Protected?
Outsourced workers now have legal protection as whistle blowers!
Drone Cargo Ships… Advantage Outsourcing!
Cargo ships become automate, making offshoring easier.

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