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Outsourcing: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
Why Do Companies Outsource?
What is outsourcing and why do companies outsource is explored.
8 Lessons From Indiana
Learn why Indiana's $1.4 billion outsourcing contract with IBM failed, and ended up in court!
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!
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?
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.
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
Does America Benefit from Offshoring?
Are there benefits to the US economy from offshoring?
Request for Proposal
: The Request For Proposal (RFP) is a document sent to vendors by a prospective client, to solicit bids
What Should A School Janitor Cost?
The high cost of janitors is creating a wave of school service outsourcing.
7 Must Read Articles That Explain Government...
Explaining the rising trend in government outsourcing.
Understanding Co-Employment and Outsourcing
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!
Top Six Stories About Legal Process Outsourcing
Learning the basics about Legal Services Outsourcing (LPO).
Five Important Issues When You Renew Your...
When it's time for your second contract, what are the most important issues to consider?
Outsourcing And The Environment: Five Trends to...
New trends in recycling will move the work to outsourcers.
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Avoiding the Dark Side of Help Desk Outsourcing. Page 2.
Globalization
What is globalization? Outsourcing.
Harley-Davidson Outsources:
Learn about the outsourcing happening at iiconic American motorcycle manufacturer, Harley-Davidson.
Shared Service Model
What are the advantages and disadvantages of a shared service model?
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.
Core (and Non-Core) Work
: Link text A critical rule of outsourcing is that a firm should not outsource "core functions." While
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.
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!
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.
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.
Four Factors For Choosing An Outsourcing Location
How to choose the best location for outsourcing your work.
Continuous Improvement
How continuous improvement works.
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.
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.
Review of China Readiness for Outsourcing
A review of the potential for China to become a major source in the outsorucing market
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.
Lower College Costs AND Improve Education With...
A plan to cut the cost of college tuition.
Slimy, Icky, Nasty, Gold From the Ocean - Glass...
When you have your next bowl of unagi, consider how hat eel may have been outsourced!
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall… Is...
Do you know about the outsourcing cycle? Learn quickly, you only have until midnight!
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.
Passwords (Default)
How passwords are being incorectly used in computer security.
More Knockoffs From China!
There are counterfeits and there are knockoffs, what would you call the new Goophone from China?
Fracking
Fracking allows for the cheap local production of petroleum, but at the cost of local pollution.
Shhh… Detroit's Quiet Outsourcing...
Detroit has very quietly attracted Chinese outsourcers!
Dedicated Service Model
How a dedicated service model differs from a shared model.
IT and Business Management Changes Needed to...
Cloud computing is a new disruptive technology. Page 2.
The Outsourcing of America’s Oil Production
How did America outsource it's oil production?
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!
Reality Star Chef Gordon Ramsay on... Core...
You can learn a lot from reality star Gordon Ramsay, even how to manage core competencies.
Knowledge Process Outsourcing
: Knowledge Process Outsourcing ( KPO ) is the process of identifying and moving work functions that
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.
Disaster Recovery Center
: A "Disaster-Recovery Recovery Center" is a physical or virtual center that allows a service to continue
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?
We Need to Outsource Legal Work... NOW!
Why the arrival of digital documents in the legal system requires a digital solution to legal support.
Statement of Work
: The statement of work is a section of the outsourcing contract that states the general business conditions,
Schools Are Learning the ABCs of Outsourcing
Budgets are getting tight and school boards are looking for innovative ways to reduce costs.
Six Sigma
A brief history and detailed description of the Six Sigma improvement process.
7 touch points for renewing your contract!
When your outsourcing program matures, you start to have different management concerns.
The Risks and Rewards of Outsourcing
The Risks & Rewards of Outsourcing Increasing the Probability & Rate of Your Success
Know if You're Outsourcing BPO or KPO
An article describing the difference between Business Process outsourcing and Knowledge Process 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?
Bad News Keeps Piling Up In Detroit
Detroit gets more bad financial news, making big outsourcing programs more likely.
The Real “India Price”
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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.
Legal Process Outsourcing
A brief description of Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO).
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!
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?
Outsourcing Failure Mars London Olympics
Something went wrong with the security contract at the London Olympics!
Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)
Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)
Is Outsourcing Broken In Bangladesh?
Can the industrial accidents in Pakistan be fixed by an agreement between outsourcing clients?
India Institutes of Technology
: The India Institute of Technology (IIT) is comprised of a collection of colleges in India. IIT is counted
Performance Metric
: A "performance metric" is a measure, usually a numeric measure, of the performance of an organization
School Bus Outsourcing Can Be Complex!
School Bus Outsourcing Can Be Complex!
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.
Poland
Background on Poland, a popular outsourcing location in eastern Europe.
Disruptive Technology
A description of disruptive technologies and their application to outsourcing.
Mature doesn't mean old!
Outsourcing program has more complexity when they mature,and require a new approach.
An Undesirable Ratio
Understand why so many IT positions get outsourced.
Clothing, Outsourcing and the Poorest Workers...
The problems with textiles move with every new outsourcing project.
The Next Big Cloud Service: Crowd Funding
An article describing the hot new topic of crowd funding!
Retained Staff Reaction to Outsourcing
Retained STaff Reaction to Outsourcing is explaiend
Disaster Planning Works Best With Outsourcing!
How to improve your disaster recovery plan with an element of outsourcing.
Total Outsourcing
: "Total Outsourcing" occurs when a firm converts an internal service into an externally managed product.
How Do You Share Data With Your Outsourcing site?
When you outsource, your outsourced workers need data. How will you provide it?
8 Tips To Plan Your Outsourcing Program!
Useful tips when planning an outsourcing program.
Outsourcing Experiment: Labor Rights on the Rise!
Labor disputes in china re on the rise. How will this affect outsourcing?
Optical Character Recognition (OCR)
A definition of OCR, and how this type of software is used.
Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO)
A description of knowledge workers, and how KPO differs from BPO.
The Return of Privatization
In the 80's the government was focused on privatization. Now we call it government 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!
Outsource
A glossary of common terns used in outsourcing.
Business Process
A description of business processes and how they are related to outsourcing.
Amazon Web Services Grows Up
Amazon Web Services (AWS), the world's largest cloud data service, is now 8 years old!
More Outsourcing Projects for Colleges
New projects to reduce the cost of obtaining a colleges degree.
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
Where’s The… ummm Horse…...
How did the horsemeat scandal start in Europe?
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 NLF and the “Secret Sauce”
What went wrong when the NFL outsourced its referees?
Drone
What is a Drone? Outsourcing.
The NSA's New Target: Everyone!
The new mission of the National Security Agency is to collect information from.... EVERYONE!
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Definition of Amazon Web Services (AWS).
The Best Exotic Marigold… Hospital?
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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.
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
Is Net Neutrality Obsolete?
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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!
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.
Outsourcing Can Fix “No Child Left...
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Knowledge Transfer
A brief description of the Knowledge Transfer process.
Total Outsourcing Totally Misses the Point!
Outsourcing an entire department, in one step, is raerly a good idea!
Kickstarter
Why is Kickstarter so important to crowd funding?
Robotistan: The Final Destination for Outsourcing
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Call Center
: A "Call Center" is a service-delivery center that answers and routes incoming calls from the client
Obamacare: Four Rules For Government Outsourcing
Could the debacle in Washington about our heath care system have been avoided?
Counterfeit
What is the motivation for creating fake goods, and how did China become the center of fake goods?
The Counterfeiters!
Where is the capital of counterfeit goods... China!
Offshore Centers NEED Improvement Programs!
Why do successful outsourcing programs use process improvement?
Utilization
Utilization. Outsourcing.
Space Has Been Outsourced!
Now that the space shuttles are grounded, will outsourcing
More on Offshoring your Health Care
Are you ready to outsource your medical care? If so, learn about medical tourism!
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.
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!
Quick Reference Guide to Accelerating Change
Change Management is a key element of Outsourcing. Page 5.
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!
India
An article providing background information on India, and reasons why it is the world's premier location for knowledge based outsourcing.
What’s Going on in LPO?
An explanation of what Legal Process outsourcing (LPO) is, and why it's growing.
Siri
Siri is the best known natural language software, which may redefine human interactions.
Learning From Failure
How does modern medicine find cures? Through a lot of trial and error. MOSTLY error!
The Not So Magical Decline Of Ethanol
What is ethanol and why is it so important to American budgets?
The End Of An Era For College Books
The traditional college bookstore has left the selling of books to someone else!
How To Outsource and Offshore… Simplified
If you ran a start-up, how would you decide which services to outsource?
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?
Linear Review Has Got To Go!
Why has linear document review fallen behind?
How Much Can You Save With TAR Reviews?
Why you need to move from linear to Technology Assisted Reviews (TAR)!
TUPE
Description of U.K. laws for changing vendors
Open-Book Project Helps Schools To Outsource
Why the new Open Book Project may change the way that schools work, and outsource work.
Multi-Shore
Multi-Shore. Outsourcing.
World’s Biggest Outsourcer Investigated...
Corruption in China may be on the way out!
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.
Crowd Funding
A definition for crowd funding. Outsourcing.
Co-Employment
Definition of co-employment. Outsourcing.
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?
Outsourcing Sometime Goes Too Far
Will outsourcing repeat last year's mistakes in 2014?
The Maywood Experiment
Small towns across America are facing bankruptcy. Can outsourcing save small town America?
ACT Don't REACT (continued)
The Risks & Rewards of Outsourcing Increasing the Probability & Rate of Your Success. Page 2.
The Jessie James Effect: Data Thieves On The...
If the National Security Agency is scaled back, there could be some VERY unexpected consequences!
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.
Improve Outsourcing With Onshore Projects!
Why are firms turning towards America as a location for outsourcing?
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?
Outsourcing and The Oval Office
How does your position on outsourcing affect your view of the candidates for President of the United States?
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.
Sourcing
Definition and evolution of sourcing in corporations.
China
An article providing background on outsourcing in China.

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