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What Is Outsourcing?
What is outsourcing and why do companies outsource is explored.
Six Sigma
A brief history and detailed description of the Six Sigma improvement process.
Schools Are Learning the ABCs of Outsourcing
Budgets are getting tight and school boards are looking for innovative ways to reduce costs.
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.
The Best Exotic Marigold… Hospital?
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The Rich, Full Aroma Of Fresh Roasted…...
Will your next premium cup of coffee come from a robot?
Labor Arbitrage
An article describing how labor arbitrage works.
Improve Outsourcing With Onshore Projects!
Why are firms turning towards America as a location for outsourcing?
8 Lessons From Indiana’s Largest Failed...
Learn why Indiana's $1.4 billion outsourcing contract with IBM failed, and ended up in court!
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.
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!
Top Six Stories About Legal Process Outsourcing
Learning the basics about Legal Services Outsourcing (LPO).
Our Food, Our Outsourcing
New technology hits the American Farm!
Outsourcing And the Environment: 5 Trends to...
New trends in recycling will move the work to outsourcers.
Core (and Non-Core) Work
: Link text A critical rule of outsourcing is that a firm should not outsource "core functions." While
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.
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?
What Should A School Janitor Cost?
The high cost of janitors is creating a wave of school service outsourcing.
Request for Proposal
: The Request For Proposal (RFP) is a document sent to vendors by a prospective client, to solicit bids
8 Tips To Plan Your Outsourcing Program!
Useful tips when planning an outsourcing program.
Business Process
A description of business processes and how they are related to outsourcing.
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?
Shared Service Model
What are the advantages and disadvantages of a shared service model?
Avoiding the Dark Side of Help Desk Outsourcing
Avoiding the Dark Side of Help Desk 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!
7 Must Read Articles That Explain Government...
Explaining the rising trend in government outsourcing.
China Outsources… Baby Formula!
Baby formula from other countries finds its way into China.
Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)
Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)
The Risks and Rewards of Outsourcing
The Risks & Rewards of Outsourcing Increasing the Probability & Rate of Your Success
Yelp! Is Back!
Yelp! services may be the best or worst thing to happen to your business!
More Knockoffs From China!
There are counterfeits and there are knockoffs, what would you call the new Goophone from China?
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.
Four Factors For Choosing An Outsourcing Location
How to choose the best location for outsourcing your work.
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 Next Big Cloud Service: Crowd Funding
An article describing the hot new topic of crowd funding!
Continuous Improvement
How continuous improvement works.
We Need to Outsource Legal Work... NOW!
Why the arrival of digital documents in the legal system requires a digital solution to legal support.
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.
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.
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall… Is...
Do you know about the outsourcing cycle? Learn quickly, you only have until midnight!
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.
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Definition of Amazon Web Services (AWS).
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.
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 Outsourcing of America’s Oil Production
How did America outsource it's oil production?
The Counterfeiters!
Where is the capital of counterfeit goods... China!
Edward Snowden, Wikileaks And The Death Of Data...
What's the big impact of the Snowden, Wikileaks, NSA security story?
What’s Going on in LPO?
An explanation of what Legal Process outsourcing (LPO) is, and why it's growing.
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 5.
Reality Star Chef Gordon Ramsay on... Core...
You can learn a lot from reality star Gordon Ramsay, even how to manage core competencies.
Clothing, Outsourcing and the Poorest Workers...
The problems with textiles move with every new outsourcing project.
Water Outsourcing Is Coming To The US!
Rising water needs and falling municipal revenues makes water outsourcing a top outsourcing priority!
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
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!
Total Outsourcing
: "Total Outsourcing" occurs when a firm converts an internal service into an externally managed product.
Legal Process Outsourcing
A brief description of Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO).
Statement of Work
: The statement of work is a section of the outsourcing contract that states the general business conditions,
Outsourcing: Is this the end?
Will outsourcing fade away in the next few years?
Fixed rate contract
How to use a fixed rate contract
How Much Can You Save With TAR Reviews?
Why you need to move from linear to Technology Assisted Reviews (TAR)!
Will China Continue To Ignore Intellectual...
China continues to patents and steal intellectual property, endangering outsourcing and international trade.
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?
The Snowden Case: Why Outsource Top Secret Work?
Why did the NSA outsource top secret work?
Disaster Planning Works Best With Outsourcing!
How to improve your disaster recovery plan with an element of outsourcing.
Knowledge Transfer
A brief description of the Knowledge Transfer process.
Is Outsourcing Broken In Bangladesh?
Can the industrial accidents in Pakistan be fixed by an agreement between outsourcing clients?
Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO)
A description of knowledge workers, and how KPO differs from BPO.
A Cloud Service with a difference... for...
Is crowd funding a bad deal for investors?
Disaster Recovery Center
: A "Disaster-Recovery Recovery Center" is a physical or virtual center that allows a service to continue
The Outsourcing of Money
How cash is turning into electronic payments.
Staff Augmentation
Does Outsourcing have a new name?
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?
Performance Metric
: A "performance metric" is a measure, usually a numeric measure, of the performance of an organization
Location Matters When You Change Your Outsourcer!
Do you have a plan when it's time to switch vendors?
School Bus Outsourcing Can Be Complex!
School Bus Outsourcing Can Be Complex!
Open-Book Project Helps Schools To Outsource
Why the new Open Book Project may change the way that schools work, and outsource work.
IT and Business Management Changes Needed to...
Cloud computing is a new disruptive technology
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!
Drone
What is a Drone? Outsourcing.
Outsource
A glossary of common terns used in outsourcing.
Robotistan: The Final Destination for Outsourcing
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General Electric
A brief discussion of the role of General Electric in developing the concept of offshoring.
Slimy, Icky, Nasty, Gold From the Ocean - Glass...
When you have your next bowl of unagi, consider how hat eel may have been outsourced!
Biggest Outsourcing Project Shrinks
UK outsourcing project split between several vendors.
7 touch points for renewing your contract!
When your outsourcing program matures, you start to have different management concerns.
Obamacare: Four Rules For Government Outsourcing
Could the debacle in Washington about our heath care system have been avoided?
ACT Don't REACT (continued)
The Risks & Rewards of Outsourcing Increasing the Probability & Rate of Your Success. Page 2.
The Real “India Price”
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The Return of Privatization
In the 80's the government was focused on privatization. Now we call it government outsourcing.
Responsive Documents
: In a legal document review , documents that meet the court issued instructions are "responsive." Documents
Fracking
Fracking allows for the cheap local production of petroleum, but at the cost of local pollution.
Dedicated Service Model
How a dedicated service model differs from a shared model.
More Outsourcing Projects for Colleges
New projects to reduce the cost of obtaining a colleges degree.
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.
Shhh… Detroit's Quiet Outsourcing...
Detroit has very quietly attracted Chinese outsourcers!
Drone Cargo Ships… Advantage Outsourcing!
Cargo ships become automate, making offshoring easier.
Are Outsourced Whistle Blowers Protected?
Outsourced workers now have legal protection as whistle blowers!
Bad News Keeps Piling Up In Detroit
Detroit gets more bad financial news, making big outsourcing programs more likely.
The Not So Magical Decline Of Ethanol
What is ethanol and why is it so important to American budgets?
More on Offshoring your Health Care
Are you ready to outsource your medical care? If so, learn about medical tourism!
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.
Counterfeit
What is the motivation for creating fake goods, and how did China become the center of fake goods?
Robotistan... And The 21st Century... Arrives...
Robots are arriving in America in all shapes and sizes!
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!
Outsourcing Experiment: The Outsourcing of War
There have been big changes in how we wage war; today, outsourcers work on the battlefield, alongside troops!
Review of China Readiness for Outsourcing
A review of the potential for China to become a major source in the outsorucing market
India's Management Gap
How the lack of managers in India is the biggest threat to the success of outsourcing!
How To Outsource and Offshore… Simplified
If you ran a start-up, how would you decide which services to outsource?
Outsourcing Experiment: Labor Rights on the Rise!
Labor disputes in china re on the rise. How will this affect outsourcing?
Linear Review Has Got To Go!
Why has linear document review fallen behind?
Offshore
: Offshore refers to locations and operations in "overseas" locations. Offshoring can take place in any
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
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!
Where’s The… ummm Horse…...
How did the horsemeat scandal start in Europe?
Yelp! … That’s Some Magical Database!
Is it time to use Yelp!, or time to find an alternative?
Know if You're Outsourcing BPO or KPO
An article describing the difference between Business Process outsourcing and Knowledge Process Outsourcing.
Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
A definition of OCR, and how this type of software is used.
Contract Incentive
: During the contract writing process, clauses may be added to pay the outsourcing vendor additional
Co-Employment
Definition of co-employment. Outsourcing.
Metadata
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Onshore
: Onshore refers to locations and operations that are on the same "shore" as your firm. In the U.S.,
Near Shore
: Offshore refers to locations and operations in "overseas" locations. Offshoring can take place in any
It’s Christmas Time!
Is Christmas time the time of year to think about how outsourced workers are paid in other countries?
The Jessie James Effect: Data Thieves On The...
If the National Security Agency is scaled back, there could be some VERY unexpected consequences!
Social Media Outsourcing Crushed by......
The Amish enter the 21st Century.
Total Outsourcing Totally Misses the Point!
Outsourcing an entire department, in one step, is raerly a good idea!
The New, New Avengers... Of The Internet!
The new attacks on the Internet and Cloud services requires a new kind of hero to protect us!
Legal Tech 2013 Wrap-Up
A quick overview of LegalTech 2013 in New York City.
Walmart Stands Alone In Bangladesh
Thre different models for dealing with safety issues in Pakistan.
Disruptive Technology
A description of disruptive technologies and their application to outsourcing.
Yelp!
Yelp!, one of the world's best known social marketing sites.
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.
Crime Has Disappeared From New York
Crime in New York drops to a new low!
Innovation And The Industrial Model For...
How can your outsourcing program benefit from an industrial model?
Outsourcing Sometime Goes Too Far
Will outsourcing repeat last year's mistakes in 2014?
Fracture
: A "Fracture" refers to a situation where there are one or more negative consequences in the delivery
Lower College Costs AND Improve Education With...
A plan to cut the cost of college tuition.
Outsourced Matzo? Oy Vey!
How a little farm in Yuma Arizona is helping a Hassidic community in New York make a better Matzo.
Quick Reference Guide to Accelerating Change
Change Management is a key element of Outsourcing. Page 11.
Intellectual Property (IP)
The definition of Intellectual property and its connection to counterfeits.
Here's the Beef!
What is crowd funding? Outsourcing.
Is Net Neutrality Obsolete?
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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.
April 15th Surprise!
Outsourcing has made April 15th a lot easier!
Ratcheting Up Outsourcing Success
Ensure that the progress you make in outsourcing stays with you year after year!

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