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What Is Outsourcing?
What is outsourcing and why do companies outsource is explored.
Labor Arbitrage
An article describing how labor arbitrage works.
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.
Improve Outsourcing With Onshore Projects!
Why are firms turning towards America as a location for outsourcing?
What Should A School Janitor Cost?
The high cost of janitors is creating a wave of school service 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!
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall… Is...
Do you know about the outsourcing cycle? Learn quickly, you only have until midnight!
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 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!
Disaster Planning Works Best With Outsourcing!
How to improve your disaster recovery plan with an element of outsourcing.
Request for Proposal
: The Request For Proposal (RFP) is a document sent to vendors by a prospective client, to solicit bids
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.
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!
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.
Five Important Issues When You Renew Your...
When it's time for your second contract, what are the most important issues to consider?
Top Six Stories About Legal Process Outsourcing
Learning the basics about Legal Services Outsourcing (LPO).
Biggest Outsourcing Project Shrinks
UK outsourcing project split between several vendors.
What’s Going on in LPO?
An explanation of what Legal Process outsourcing (LPO) is, and why it's growing.
Business Process
A description of business processes and how they are related to outsourcing.
Does America Benefit from Offshoring?
Are there benefits to the US economy from offshoring?
Schools Are Learning the ABCs of Outsourcing
Budgets are getting tight and school boards are looking for innovative ways to reduce costs.
Know if You're Outsourcing BPO or KPO
An article describing the difference between Business Process outsourcing and Knowledge Process 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!
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!
Groupon
Groupon. Outsourcing.
Outsource
A glossary of common terns used in outsourcing.
Linear Review Has Got To Go!
Why has linear document review fallen behind?
Avoiding the Dark Side of Help Desk Outsourcing
Avoiding the Dark Side of Help Desk Outsourcing
Outsourcing: Is this the end?
Will outsourcing fade away in the next few years?
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 Police Functions
Governments are looking for ways to outsource police and security functions. Is this a step into the future or into the past?
The Rich, Full Aroma Of Fresh Roasted…...
Will your next premium cup of coffee come from a robot?
General Electric
A brief discussion of the role of General Electric in developing the concept of offshoring.
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.
Learning From Failure
How does modern medicine find cures? Through a lot of trial and error. MOSTLY error!
Water Outsourcing Is Coming To The US!
Rising water needs and falling municipal revenues makes water outsourcing a top outsourcing priority!
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!
Legal Process Outsourcing
A brief description of Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO).
Yelp! … That’s Some Magical Database!
Is it time to use Yelp!, or time to find an alternative?
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 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)!
Outsourcing Goes NUCLEAR!
Nuclear power is in the news again!
8 Tips To Plan Your Outsourcing Program!
Useful tips when planning an outsourcing program.
India Institutes of Management
: The India Institutes of Management (IIM) is comprised of a collection of colleges in India. IIM is
Disaster Recovery Center
: A "Disaster-Recovery Recovery Center" is a physical or virtual center that allows a service to continue
The Maywood Experiment
Small towns across America are facing bankruptcy. Can outsourcing save small town America?
India's Management Gap
How the lack of managers in India is the biggest threat to the success of outsourcing!
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Avoiding the Dark Side of Help Desk Outsourcing. Page 2.
Yelp!
Yelp!, one of the world's best known social marketing sites.
Foreign Exchange Rate (Fx)
How does foreign currency affect outsourcing programs?
Open-Book Project Helps Schools To Outsource
Why the new Open Book Project may change the way that schools work, and outsource work.
School Bus Outsourcing Can Be Complex!
School Bus Outsourcing Can Be Complex!
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.
Continuous Improvement
How continuous improvement works.
Outsourcing Experiment: Labor Rights on the Rise!
Labor disputes in china re on the rise. How will this affect outsourcing?
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 Can Fix “No Child Left...
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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.
Drone
What is a Drone? Outsourcing.
Crowd Funding
A definition for crowd funding. Outsourcing.
Globalization
What is globalization? Outsourcing.
Will China Continue To Ignore Intellectual...
China continues to patents and steal intellectual property, endangering outsourcing and international trade.
Fixed rate contract
How to use a fixed rate contract
Cloud Service
: The "Cloud" is a term used loosely to describe a shared virtual service or function provided on or
What Will Happen To China's Outsourcing...
Newly rich Chinese millionaires are ready to leave China for the US!
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, Norwegian Style!
Where does Norway go to outsource?
Robotistan: The Final Destination for Outsourcing
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Six Sigma
A brief history and detailed description of the Six Sigma improvement process.
Harley-Davidson Outsources:
Learn about the outsourcing happening at iiconic American motorcycle manufacturer, Harley-Davidson.
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 Outsourcing be… Shoreless?
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Where’s The… ummm Horse…...
How did the horsemeat scandal start in Europe?
The Return of Privatization
In the 80's the government was focused on privatization. Now we call it government outsourcing.
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.
Staff Augmentation
Does Outsourcing have a new name?
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.
The Risks and Rewards of Outsourcing
The Risks & Rewards of Outsourcing Increasing the Probability & Rate of Your Success
More Knockoffs From China!
There are counterfeits and there are knockoffs, what would you call the new Goophone from China?
April 15th Surprise!
Outsourcing has made April 15th a lot easier!
How To Outsource and Offshore… Simplified
If you ran a start-up, how would you decide which services to outsource?
Total Outsourcing
: "Total Outsourcing" occurs when a firm converts an internal service into an externally managed product.
World’s Biggest Outsourcer Investigated...
Corruption in China may be on the way out!
The NSA's New Target: Everyone!
The new mission of the National Security Agency is to collect information from.... EVERYONE!
CYBERWAR: The Corporate Battlefront
Why the latest changes in cyber warfare matter to big corporations in America.
Location Matters When You Change Your Outsourcer!
Do you have a plan when it's time to switch vendors?
Virual Office
How to use a virtual office. Outsourcing.
India Institutes of Technology
: The India Institute of Technology (IIT) is comprised of a collection of colleges in India. IIT is counted
Social Media Outsourcing
An explanation of social media outsourcing.
India
An article providing background information on India, and reasons why it is the world's premier location for knowledge based outsourcing.
Tracking Coolness: Social Media Outsourcing
Why is everyone outsourcing their social media campaigns?
Shhh… Detroit's Quiet Outsourcing...
Detroit has very quietly attracted Chinese outsourcers!
Innovation
How innovation affects performance and cost.
Sequester (of the Federal Budget)
An explanation of the sequester of the 2013 Federal budget, and how it impacts outsourcing.
It’s Christmas Time!
Is Christmas time the time of year to think about how outsourced workers are paid in other countries?
Three Dimensional (3D) Printer
A new device has the potential to be the most disruptive technology of the 21st century.
Social Media Outsourcing Crushed by......
The Amish enter the 21st Century.
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Definition of Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Have A Happily Outsourced Thanksgiving!
Overloaded at Thanksgiving? Then it's time for an outsourcing strategy at home!
IT and Business Management Changes Needed to...
Cloud computing is a new disruptive technology
Siri
Siri is the best known natural language software, which may redefine human interactions.
We Need to Outsource Legal Work... NOW!
Why the arrival of digital documents in the legal system requires a digital solution to legal support.
ACT Don't REACT (continued)
The Risks & Rewards of Outsourcing Increasing the Probability & Rate of Your Success. Page 2.
How Do You Share Data With Your Outsourcing site?
When you outsource, your outsourced workers need data. How will you provide it?
Remote Access Software
How does remote access software aid outsourcing?
Kickstarter
Why is Kickstarter so important to crowd funding?
More Outsourcing Projects for Colleges
New projects to reduce the cost of obtaining a colleges degree.
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!
Space Has Been Outsourced!
Now that the space shuttles are grounded, will outsourcing
Intellectual Property (IP)
The definition of Intellectual property and its connection to counterfeits.
The Devil, And Expertise, Is In The Details
Learn about the knowledge that is often missed when you start an outsourcing project.
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?
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.
Ratcheting Up Outsourcing Success
Ensure that the progress you make in outsourcing stays with you year after year!
Four Factors For Choosing An Outsourcing Location
How to choose the best location for outsourcing your work.
An Undesirable Ratio
Understand why so many IT positions get outsourced.
Mature doesn't mean old!
Outsourcing program has more complexity when they mature,and require a new approach.
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